The Tulsa County Bar Foundation, Inc. and the Tulsa County Bar Foundation is sponsoring student essay contests and this year’s theme is, “The Constitution and the rights of the accused.”
The Bill of Rights adopted with the Constitution by the United States in 1789 is respected throughout the world for its protections for persons accused of crime. These historic innovations in law guaranteed: due process of law for the accused; the right against self-incrimination; the right against double jeopardy; the right to a fair and speedy trial; the right to receive notice of the accusations; the right to confront witnesses against the accused; the right to obtain and compel the attendance of witnesses for the accused at trial; and the right to obtain counsel to represent the accused.
There is a coloring contest for prekindergarten and kindergarten students. Free-form art and writing contests are open to students from the first to 12th grades. Prizes range from $35 to $100.
Examples of entries might be used to document student community service project (digital or DVD format preferred), a video production, mixed media artwork, original music, creative writing, poetry, photography,
collage and anything else that relates to the contest theme
High school students can enter a video contests and submit a video no longer than 10 minutes related to the Law Day theme.
For more information, go to www.tulsabar.com.