High School Students Encouraged to Submit Short Videos to _ Law Day Contest

Four finalists to win trip to Washington, DC

CHICAGO, Jan. 25, 2011—Do you know a high school student who loves history? Or a teen who loves recording and editing video?  The _ Young Lawyers Division is inviting high school students to participate in its Law Day Video Contest for a chance to win a trip to Washington, D.C., to celebrate Law Day. This is the first year of the contest and the division plans to host it annually. The contest is the perfect opportunity for teenage history buffs and aspiring producers alike to put their skills to work.

The 2011 contest theme is “The Legacy of John Adams: From Boston to Guantanamo.” Students are asked to showcase how John Adams, America’s first “lawyer president,” influenced our nation. Video entries should be as creative as possible in conveying President Adams’ legacy and its effects throughout history. The contest deadline is March 1. The Young Lawyers Division has posted this video to inspire ideas and provide further details.

Four finalists will receive a free trip to Washington, D.C., for the ABA Law Day celebration, including roundtrip airfare for two people (if necessary for a guardian to travel), hotel accommodations and a $100 per diem for two days. The winner will be announced during the Law Day celebration.

Complete contest rules and details can be found here.

For contest questions, contact Renee Lugo at or 312/988-5626.

For media inquiries regarding the contest, contact Tamiko M. Lee at .

With nearly 400,000 members, the _ is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world.  As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.

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