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LawForKids.org is hosting a statewide “Create A Law” Competition in celebration of Law Day 2014!!!  Follow these steps for a chance to win a $250 Amazon.com giftcard for your classroom as well as a $10 Target giftcard for each student (maximum of 30 students).

Teacher Instructions:

  1. Have your students work individually or in small groups to create a NEW LAW or change an EXISTING LAW!  This law should be relevant and meaningful to their lives.  Have the students brainstorm ideas for a new law or a law they would like changed in Arizona.  If students are unsure as to whether the law exists, have them research it on www.LawForKids.org.
  2. Once students have created a law (either individually or in groups), have them vote on their top 5 classroom laws.
  3. Submit your classroom’s top 5 favorite laws (5 laws are required per classroom).
  4. Each classroom’s top 5 favorite laws will be posted on LawForKids.org for the week of May 5th to allow students, parents, family and the community to vote on their favorite law submitted.
  5. Three classrooms (one from each level - Elementary, Middle & High) who have the highest votes will receive a $250 Amazon.com giftcard and the students from that class will each receive a $10 Target giftcard (maximum of 30 students in a class).
  6. Teachers can submit 5 laws for multiple classrooms.
  7. All classroom laws must be submitted online by Friday, May 2nd.
  8. The Laws will be posted online for voting May 5th (click here).  Voting will close on Friday, May 10th.  Students, parents, teachers, etc. can vote as many times as they prefer!!!
  9. Giftcards will be mailed the following week.
  10. To submit your classroom laws, click here!

Student Instructions: Share this page and site with your teachers.  All laws must be submitted by a classroom teacher.

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On Saturday, March 22, 2014 sixteen high school teams competed at the Sandra Day O’Connor U.S. Courthouse in Phoenix, Arizona. University High School Team 4 took first place and will be going to the National Mock Trial Tournament held this year in Madison, Wisconsin. Brophy Team 3 took second place in the tournament followed by St. Gregory and Xavier Team 2 in fourth place.

 

To see pictures or to learn more about Mock Trial please click here.

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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.

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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.

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