2019 RHODE ISLAND LAW DAY STUDENT ESSAY CONTEST OFFERS $1,000 AND $250 SCHOLASTIC AWARDS

03/21/2019 - The Rhode Island Bar Association, the Rhode Island Judiciary, and the Rhode Island Police Chiefs’ Association, with support from the Rhode Island Department of Education and Roger Williams University School of Law, are sponsoring the annual, 2019 Hon. Francis J. Darigan, Jr. Rhode Island Law Day Essay Contest open to 10th and 11th grade Rhode Island resident students attending school in Rhode Island. The winning essay author receives a $1,000 scholastic award and an engraved trophy cup. A second place essay author receives a $250 scholastic award donated by the Edward P. Gallogly Family Law Inns of Court.

This year’s essay topic is Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society. This topic will allow students to explore how free speech and free press are prominent topics in public discourse and litigation, as historical and current debates continually challenge us to consider their boundaries and resilience. Changes in technology have reshaped how free speech and free press work in the everyday world.

Background information on this topic, Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society, can be found on the Bar Association website ribar.com under: For The Public –2019 Law Day. 

The entry deadline is Monday, May 13, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.  Please direct questions to: Kathleen Bridge at the Rhode Island Bar Association: telephone: (401) 421-5740 email: kbridge@ribar.com