Law in Society Award

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is currently hosting its own essay contest. Please see here for more information.

The Virginia State Bar's Law In Society Award has been discontinued. Thank you for your interest and participation over the last 25 years.

For 25 years, the Law in Society competition was sponsored by the Virginia State Bar and its Litigation Section and Communications Committee, in cooperation with the Virginia State Department of Education, to increase awareness and appreciation of our legal system among high school students. The criterion for the competition was an essay in response to a hypothetical on a predetermined topic of trending legal interest. Awards were given to students whose essays best demonstrated a superior understanding of the role and value of our legal system in our everyday lives. 

For a list of prior winners through 2009, please see here.

Updated: Mar 07, 2018