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Tulsa County Bar Association Law Week

 

Join us for a celebration of the law in Tulsa. Our Ask a Lawyer and Lawyer in the Library programs team the public up with lawyers for legal advice with no charge. Students from pre-K to 12th grade can take part in coloring, art, and writing contests. 

 

LAW DAY HISTORY

Law Day was conceived by the late Hicks Epton, a Wewoka attorney and past president of the Oklahoma Bar Association. In 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower established Law Day nationally by presidential proclamation, and the first of May was set aside in 1961 by a joint resolution of Congress.

 

STUDENT CONTESTS

To celebrate Law Day, the Oklahoma Bar Association and Tulsa County Bar Foundation conduct annual art and writing contests for students. The 2021 theme is “Advancing the Rule of Law, Now.” This reminds all of us that we the people share the responsibility to promote the rule of law, defend liberty, and pursue justice. 

The U.S. Constitution sets out a system of government with distinct and independent branches: Congress, the presidency, and a Supreme Court. It also defines legislative, executive, and judicial powers and outlines how they interact. These three separate branches share power, and each branch serves as a check on the power of the others.

“Ambition must be made to counteract ambition,” James Madison explained in Federalist 51. Why? Madison believed that the Constitution’s principles of separation of powers and checks and balances preserve political liberty. They provide a framework for freedom. Yet this framework is not self-executing. We the people must continually act to ensure that our constitutional democracy endures, preserving our liberties and advancing our rights.

 

CONTEST FORMS

The TCBA Law Day contest is open to all Oklahoma students in pre-K through 12th grade. More info here to explain how the contest works, how the contest is judged, what the winning students receive, and when the winners are announced.

For Downloadable Contest Forms please select from options below.

We know this year is filled with unique challenges and opportunities for students, but we hope you will still choose to participate in the annual TCBA Law Day Art and Writing Contest. The 2021 theme is “Advancing the Rule of Law, Now.” The TCBA Law Day contest is open to all Oklahoma students in Pre-K through 12th grade.

2021 Law Day Coloring, Art & Writing Contest Rules

2021 Law Day Entry Form

2021 Law Day Coloring Pages

2021 Writing Prompts

2021 Ruberic for Elementary Students

2021 Ruberic for Middle School Students

2021 Ruberic for High School Students

Previous (2020) Student Contest

Deadline for Submissions: April 09, 2021

Mail Entries to: Tulsa County Bar Association, 1601 S Main St, Ste 300, Tulsa, OK 74119

*source: OBA Public Outreach. For more information please click HERE.