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2017 LAW DAY CONTESTS:
In celebration of Law Day, the Dallas Bar Association encourages all Dallas ISD schools to participate in this fun, education contest. Classrooms are encouraged to dive into the theme and discover our common heritage of freedom under the rule of law. Winners receive awards and prizes and first place winners will be invited to the Dallas Bar Association Law Day Luncheon. The contest deadline is Friday, March 10, 2017. The contest categories are as follows:
2017 Law Day Contest Forms
Art Poster Contest – Grades K-5
Essay Contest – Grades 6-8
Photography Contest – Grades 6-12
MOCK VOIR DIRE (JURY SELECTION):
Date: 2017 date TBD, 10:00 a.m.-Noon at the George Allen, Sr. Courthouse
The Mock Voir Dire is an interactive legal activity that familiarizes students with their 7th Amendment right to jury trial in certain civil cases. It allows children to see the roles of judges, lawyers and juries in the justice system. Impressing on citizens the importance of service through the process of jury duty;
Most importantly, it provides insight into what a career in law might be like. Giving the children the opportunity to see what being a lawyer or a judge would be like.
The Mock Voir Dire fulfills the ideals of Law Day at its core. Sign up to help your students better understand the legal issues surrounding jury selection, today!
RSVP your classroom! Click here for the 2017 RSVP Form.
Congratulations Law Day 2016 Winners!
The Law Day Contest is open to Dallas ISD students only. All entries will be displayed at the Dallas Bar Association 2016 Law Day Luncheon.
2016 1st Place Art & Photography Winners:
Michelle Perez Negron, R.C. Burleson Elementary
1st Place, Art, K-3rd
Valerie Delarosa, Obadiah Knight Elementary
1st Place, Art, 4th-6th
Ester Marroquin, H. Grady Spruce High School
1st Place, Photography, High School
Jh'mia Spencer, WH Atwell Law Academy
1st Place, Essay Contest, Grade 6
Rebecca Alvarado, Benjamin Franklin Middle School
1st Place, Essay Contest, Grade 8
Click here to see the full list of 2016 Law Day winners.
Past Contest Winners