2014 Black History Month Celebration
The Minorities in the Profession Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association is pleased to announce its annual BLACK HISTORY MONTH CONTEST. The purpose of this competition is to showcase and share the knowledge of our youth and encourage excellence in writing by New Jersey high school students.
This year, New Jersey high school students were asked to draft a memo as the attorney representing a school board in response to an alleged bias incident involving bullying and possible racial bias.
Entries are closed.
97 essays were received. Click here to read the winning essays.
Students who submit an essay will qualify for the opportunity to compete in a Black History Trivia Contest on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at the New Jersey Law Center to compete for the following cash prizes:
First Place $250.00 Visa Gift Card
Second Place $150.00 Visa Gift Card
Third Place $100.00 Visa Gift Card
Each contestant will also receive a certificate of merit for their participation. All prizes will be presented to the students on February 19, 2014 at the New Jersey Law Center.
Black History Month
2014 Program and Trivia Contest
Wednesday, February 19
6 - 9 p.m.
New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick
Hon. Sheila Y. Oliver
New Jersey State Assemblywoman
Featured Visual Artist
Phillip R. Dowdell, Esq.
Deputy Attorney General
Legal Affairs and Employee Relations Section
Trivia Contest Host
Steven G. Hockaday, Esq., president-elect, Garden State Bar Association, housing attorney, Essex-Newark Legal Services