2008-04-03 / News

Legal topics essay contest open to HS students

The Rhode Island Bar Association and the Rhode Island Judiciary, with support from Roger Williams University School of Law, Rhode Island Department of Education and the Rhode Island Police Chief's Association, are sponsoring the 2008 Annual Rhode Island Law Day Essay Contest.

Open to all Rhode Island students in grades 10 and 11 in Rhode Island. The essay contest topics are: Downloading copyrighted music; Posting personal information on the Web; or Trying or using intoxicants (alcohol and/or drugs). Students must have a teacher as a sponsor and submit an 800-word maximum essay on the topic. Members of the Roger Williams University School of Law review and judge the essay contest entries.

The winning essay author will receive a $1,000 scholastic award in addition to an internship opportunity with a Rhode Island state court judge, and an engraved trophy cup. The winner's school receives a permanent plaque and the annual Law Day Essay Award Trophy to display until the next contest.

The submission deadline is May 2. For contest guidelines and entry forms, contact Frederick D. Massie at the RI Bar Association at 421- 5740 or by e-mail fmassie@ribar.com.

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