The annual essay and video documentary contest for Pennsylvania college students focusses on the importance of state and local policies to the protection of civil and equal rights.
Eligible college students will submit an essay or short video documentary analyzing a Pennsylvania state/local law or lawyer/judge implicating civil rights. Examples of topics include a biography or oral history of a trailblazing individual in the law such as a county’s fi rst African-American judge, or an examination of a law, such as a history of the PA ERA law or a current local housing ordinance disproportionately affecting people of color.
The top entrants will receive monetary prizes and will have their winning entries posted on the PBA website. They also will present their submissions at a future PBA meeting.
The Pennsylvania Bar Foundation will assist the endeavor by creating a fund within the Foundation to accept charitable contributions that will be used to underwrite the monetary prizes to the contest winners and fund winners’ travel costs.
Join the PBA Civil & Equal Rights Committee, the PBA Young Lawyers Division, the PBA Law-related Education Committee and the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation in supporting this educational program. Mail your contribution check or contribute online