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For Immediate Release

Barbara S. Straczynski
Director, New Media & Promotions

Young Lawyers Division celebrates New Jersey’s 350th Anniversary for Law Day 2014

Students invited to submit videos celebrating Garden State history

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Young Lawyers Division of the New Jersey State Bar Association will join in the celebration of the 350th anniversary of the birth of New Jersey for this year’s Law Day 2014 YouTube Video Contest.

Students in grades 6 through 12 from throughout the state are invited to create a 3-minute video clip based on the NewJersey350 theme. Videos may be submitted from Dec. 1 to March 1. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top high school and middle school winners. Winners will be announced in April.

“Students are encouraged to use all of the creative tools within their command in creating and finalizing their submissions,” said Michael J.P. Schewe, Esq., chair of this year’s contest. “We would like to see as many students as possible become involved with the creative and learning processes that accompany involvement in the Law Day YouTube Video Contest.”

The New Jersey Historical Commission designated three themes for guidance in celebrating the 350th Anniversary of New Jersey: innovation, diversity and liberty. 

Click here for complete Law Day 2014 YouTube Video Contest rules.

Click here for the Law Day 2014 page

To find out more about NewJersey350, visit the New Jersey Historical commission at

The New Jersey State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division has conducted the Law Day YouTube Video Contest for high school and middle school students since 2009. The Young Lawyers Division organizes and promotes activities, including continuing legal education seminars, that are of assistance to new lawyers in the practice of law and encourages pro bono and community service involvement by all new lawyers.