The Minnesota Supreme Court Historical Society in conjunction with the Minnesota State Bar’s Civil Litigation Section, the American Board of Trial Advocates and Minnesota Lawyer is sponsoring an essay contest that is open to all high school seniors in the state. Students will be competing for up to nine $500 scholarships. This year’s contest asks students to address the following:
In your opinion, should schools be allowed to discipline or suspend students based on something they posted on Facebook or some other social networking site? Or for something they said in an e-mail?
To learn more about important deadlines, obtain essay contest guidelines, and register to participate in the contest please visit the Essay Contest Page.
“Team Reversal Outduels Team Affirmance for first Justice Jeopardy Green Robe.”
In a back-and-forth battle of supreme knowledge, Team Reversal (C.J. Eric Magnuson, Judge John P. Smith, Justice Esther Tomljanovich, and Tom Boyd) sustained a narrow majority win over Team Affirmance (Justice G. Barry Anderson, Judge Joan Ericksen, Allen Saeks, and Tom Tinkham) in the first Justice Jeopardy event on September 18 at Kieran’s Pub in Minneapolis. Team Reversal took home the coveted Green Robe.
Click here to see and answers and questions for Justice Jeopardy this year!
Five essays were selected by a panel of judges to receive a $500 scholarship. Thank you to our sponsorship partners, ABOTA and the MSBA Civil Litigation Section.
View the 2014 essay winners.