State - Deadline March 3 in essay contest

In 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower designated May 1 as Law Day. To commemorate this, the State Bar of Michigan and the Michigan Lawyers Auxiliary offer an essay contest for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. Each winner receives a $100-$200 savings bond, a trophy, and an award proclamation from the governor. State level awards will be presented at the Law Day luncheon in Lansing at the Michigan Hall of Justice, where winners, parents, teachers, and principals are guests.

Students are encouraged to participate in local Law Day essay contests or submit an essay directly to the state level if there is no local contest.

To participate, each student answers a public policy "should" question. These questions can be found online at /www.michbar.org/programs/lawday/ shouldquestions.cfm.

The deadline has been extended to March 3. New this year is the option to e-mail essays and cover sheets to lawday@mail.michbar.org. Send entries in Microsoft Word format (preferred); PDFs are also accepted. Paper entries can also be mailed to Joyce Nordeen, State Bar of Michigan, 306 Townsend Street, Lansing, 48933-2021.

Published: Mon, Feb 22, 2010