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Law Day 2015

The fourth annual Law Day creative contest is now open for entries. Participants should submit a creative entry illustrating the 2015 Law Day theme, "Symbols of Freedom Under Law."

Contestants are encouraged to tie one or more Michigan Legal Milestones to the 2015 theme in a creative project. Examples of creative projects include essays, debates, mock trials, podcasts, dramatic or musical plays, re-enactments, short documentaries, board games, video games, and more. Electronic submissions are highly encouraged.

The Michigan Legal Milestones program was created in 1986 to highlight the state's important cases, laws, and individuals. Bronze plaques commemorating the history of each of the 39 milestones have been placed throughout the state. Participants may utilize any Michigan Legal Milestone in their submission, but here are five suggested milestones:

Contest Rules & Entry Form

    Read the contest rules and submit a signed contest entry form and permission forms for each minor involved in your project.

    Contest Rules, Entry Form, & Permission Form PDF

    Entries must be received by 5 p.m. May 15, 2015.


Law Day Events
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    Date Event
    5/15/15 Law Day Contest Entries Due
    Sponsor: State Bar of Michigan
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What is Law Day?

In 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower designated May 1 as Law Day. This day is an opportunity to strengthen our great American heritage of liberty, justice, and equality under the law. The State Bar of Michigan joins various local bars, businesses, schools, and other organizations in conducting programs associated with improving the public's understanding of our justice system.

What Else Can I Do to Celebrate Law Day in 2015?

Law Day 2014 Winning Entries

First Place: Cranbrook Girls School Entry

Second Place: Carolyn Gracey Entry: Women's Suffrage

In April 1888, Eva Belles was denied her vote in a Flint school board election. Understanding her rights, Belles did not go without a fight. Retaining former Flint governor and first president of the Genesee County Bar Association, as her attorney, Belles fought this denial of her vote all the way up to the Michigan Supreme Court.

Previous Law Day Celebrations

2014 Winning Entries | Events
Winning Entries
Winning Entry
2011 The Legacy of John Adams (no contest)
2010 Winning Essays
2009 Winning Essays
2008 Winning Essays
2007 Winning Essays
2006 Winning Essays
2005 Winning Essays
2004 Winning Essays
2003 Winning Essays
2002 Winning Essays










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