Law For Kids News
The ABA Young Lawyers Division is accepting entries for its Law Day Art Contest. The annual contest provides U.S. students grades 9 -12 the chance to get creative and win prizes worth up to $750! Students are encouraged to submit art pieces on this year’s theme, "American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters." The deadline for entry is March 7, 2014.
The We the People State competition was held Saturday, January 11. The students had a long day of simulated congressional hearings but in the end it was Corona Del Sol who took first place and will be traveling to Washington D.C. to represent Arizona. Marcos de Niza placed second in the competition followed by Hamilton and then Skyline.
To learn more about the We the People program and other state competitions view the "Competitions" tab.
Two under-aged Arizona youth took police on a joyride across Safford in a stolen car. The two 14, and 15-year-old boys found the car with the keys inside and could not pass up the opportunity. They stole the car and later picked up three 15-year-old girls. Police became suspicious when the car made an improper left turn. The stolen car soon began to pick up speed reaching over 100 mph.
The officer eventually lost sight of the car which was later found abandoned in the desert. Police found the three girls who had only minor bumps and bruises and were later released to their parents. The boys turned themselves in the next morning after spending the night in the dugouts at a local school. Both teenagers were arrested, booked into juvenile detention and may be charged with theft of means of transportation. The 14-year-old who admitted to driving the car may also be charged with reckless driving, unlawful flight from law enforcement, endangerment and criminal damage.
Phoenix’s Mountain Ridge High School took first place at the Arizona High School State Mock Trial Tournament on Saturday, March 23rd at the Sandra Day O’Connor Federal Courthouse. Xavier College Preparatory took 2nd , with Arizona School for the Arts taking 3rd place and University High School (Tucson) taking 4th place. As the State Champion, Mountain Ridge High School represented Arizona at the National High School Mock Trial Championship in Indianapolis, IN, May 9-12. They placed 15th in the nation!
Individual award winners (nominated by tournament judges for outstanding performance as an attorney) of the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel’s scholarships were as follows:
Heidi Artigue (Chaparral)--$500
Alexis Carter (South Mountain)--$300
Madison Dodge (University)--$200
Sarah Molinaro (Mountain Ridge)
Margo Evilsizor (ASA)
Victoria Wisthoff (Xavier)
Jay Lusk (Basis Flagstaff)
Courtroom Artist Contest Winners
- State & Region 3 Winner: Haley McCormick, Mountain Ridge High School
- State Runner Up: Sarah Wang, Mountain Ridge High School
- Region 6 Winner: Sarah Knight, Tanque Verde High School
- Region 7 Winner: Dakota Phelps, Northland Preparatory School
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