The Douglas County Legal Essay Contest was an annual competition held in the spring for high school seniors attending high school in Douglas County, Kansas. Up to three cash prizes were awarded for the top essays written on the legal or law related topic chosen for that year's competition. The contest was sponsored by the Douglas County Law Library and the Douglas County Bar Association. The contest was held between 2008 and 2012.
Copies of all the 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, Michael J. Malone Douglas County Law Library, Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, 111 East 11th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.
Created: February 20, 2008; Revised: September 2, 2014