Due to budgetary reasons, the Douglas County Legal Essay Contest is indefinitely suspended.
The Douglas County Legal Essay Contest is an annual competition for high school seniors who attend high school in Douglas County. Up to three cash prizes are awarded for the top essays written on the legal or law related topic chosen for that year's competition. The contest is sponsored by the Douglas County Law Library and the Douglas County Bar Association. The first contest was held in the spring of 2008.
Copies of all winning essays are available in the Law Library. Most winning essays are also available on this website. To access an essay, click on the essay author's name and follow the link.
Topic: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Discuss and analyze why the American justice system is or is not the fairest in the world.
Topic: Does the Second Amendment Allow Ownership of Assault Weapons?
Topic: Constitutional Limits of Search and Seizure in Public Schools: What Should They Be?
Topic: The Significance of Separation of Church and State in our Government.
Topic: The Importance of an Independent Judiciary.
The author of each year's first place essay will have his or her name added to a plaque in the Law Library. In addition, a copy of each year's first place essay is kept in the Law Library.
For more information, contact the Law Library at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comments to: Webmaster: Kerry Altenbernd, Law Librarian, Douglas County Law Library, Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, 111 East 11th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.
Created: February 20, 2008; Revised: January 18, 2013