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The third annual Law Day creative contest is now open for entries. Participants should submit a creative entry illustrating the 2014 Law Day theme, "Democracy: Why Every Vote Matters," using content from one or more Michigan Legal Milestones.

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 38 milestones have been placed throughout the state. Participants may utilize any Michigan Legal Milestone in their submission, but here are four suggested milestones:

To participate in the Law Day contest, contestants should tie one or more milestones to the 2014 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.

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. April 4, 2014.


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.


Law Day 2013: View Last Year's Winning Entries

First Place: Cranbrook Girls Middle School Entry


Second Place: Davis Dunnings Bar Association and The Turning Point of Lansing Entry

What Else Can I Do to Celebrate Law Day in 2014?

 

Previous Law Day Celebrations

     

 

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