Virginia State Bar Law in Society Essay Competition
The Virginia State Bar and its Litigation Section sponsor an essay contest each year. Virginia high school students are invited to submit essays in response to the posted hypothetical, for a chance of winning prize money and and other recognition. All Virginia students aged 19 or younger and enrolled in grades 9-12 or a home-school equivalent are eligible to submit an essay. Essays are limited to 700 to 1,000 words, and are judged on how well they demonstrate the student’s understanding of the role and value of the legal system in everyday life. Entries will be judged by attorneys, judges, and educators.