A Law Day Winning Essays

The Anne Arundel County Bar Foundation encourages local youth to expand their interest in and knowledge of the law by sponsoring an annual Essay Contest, which is open to public and private high school students.

Over the past 20 years, more than 3,000 students from 11 county high schools have submitted essays.

An annual essay and artwork contest is the highlight of the annual celebration.

Entries are received from hundreds of Lycoming County school students.

View the photographs by clicking on the link on the individual Law Day pages.

Participation in the Law Day events has grown in the years since Congress first proclaimed Law Day in 1961. It is set aside as a special day of celebration by the American people in appreciation of their liberties and the reaffirmation of their loyalty to the United States of America; of their rededication to the ideals of equality and justice under law in their relations with each other as well as with other nations; and for the cultivation of that respect for law that is so vital to the democratic way of life.

Each team receives a casebook with a common fact pattern and then presents either the defense case or the prosecution case using three lawyers and three witnesses.

The competition is supported by the Anne Arundel Bar Association, which schedules and coordinates the volunteer judges for the trials in this county.

De Kalb CEO Burrell Ellis issued a proclamation declaring the month of May as law month in De Kalb County.

Law Day was established in 1958 by the American Bar Association to bring attention to the principles and practice of American law and justice.

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