Law Day Essay Contest

DO YOU KNOW OF A STUDENT WHO NEEDS $500 TO $1,000?

The SC Bar Senior Lawyers Division is hosting the 2020 Statewide Law Day Essay Contest

Open to all High School Students

The theme of the essay contest is “Advancing the Rule of Law NOW

Awards range in $500 – $1,000!!!

All mailed entries are due June 4, 2021 @ Noon.

Detailed Information As Follows:

DO YOU KNOW OF A STUDENT WHO NEEDS $500 TO $1,000?

The annual Senior Division of the S.C. Bar Association’s Law Day Essay Contest provides a wonderful opportunity to learn about our legal system, justice, get creative, and win money simply by writing an essay of 1,000 words or less.

The Law Day 2021 theme is “Advancing the Rule of Law NOW”.  The rule of law is a set of principles, or ideals, for ensuring an orderly and just society. Many countries throughout the world strive to uphold the rule of law where no one is above the law, everyone is treated equally under the law, everyone is held accountable to the same laws, there are clear and fair processes for enforcing laws, there is an independent judiciary, and human rights are guaranteed for all.

Eligibility: The Law Day Essay Contest is open to all students attending a public or private high school, or being home schooled, within South Carolina who are in grades 9-12.

Entry Deadline: June 4, 2021, by noon.

STATEWIDE AWARDS

Statewide Best 9th Grade Essay       $500
Statewide Best 10th Grade Essay      $500
Statewide Best 11th Grade Essay      $500
Statewide Best 12th Grade Essay    $500
Statewide Best Overall Essay          $1,000

CLICK BELOW TO DOWNLOAD PACKET/INSTRUCTIONS:

Cynthia H. Cothran SC Bar Law Related Education Director

Post Office Box 608 Columbia, SC 29202-0608

Office: (803) 252-5139 Direct: (803) 576-3788 Fax: (803) 771-0419

ccothran@scbar.org

www.scbar.org/lre

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