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2018 High School Essay Contest

"All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws." - Fourteenth Amendment, ratified in 1868

2018 High School Essay Contest
 
Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment

The lawyers and judges of the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, through the Middle District Bench Bar Fund and the members of the Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, are pleased to invite students currently in grades 10 through 12 in counties in the Jacksonville Division of the Middle District of Florida (Baker, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Duval, Flagler, Hamilton, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns, Suwannee, and Union) to participate in an essay contest.

Prompt

THE FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT WAS RATIFIED 150 YEARS AGO AND COMMANDED, IN PART, THAT NO PERSON SHALL BE DENIED “EQUAL PROTECTION OF THE LAWS.” CONGRESS AND THE COURTS HAVE APPLIED THIS EQUAL PROTECTION CLAUSE TO OUR RIGHT TO EQUAL EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES. HOW DOES THE PHRASE, "EQUAL PROTECTION OF THE LAWS," IMPACT YOU AS A STUDENT?

FIRST PLACE: $2,000

SECOND PLACE: $1,000

THIRD PLACE: $500

 

ENTRIES MUST BE
SUBMITTED ONLINE

WWW.FLMD.USCOURTS.GOV

 
 

 

Questions?

Contact Mary Margaret Giannini at (904) 301-6754
or 2018_essay_contest@flmd.uscourts.gov
 

DEADLINE

NOON, OCTOBER 15, 2018

 

2018 High School Essay Contest Resources

Contest Rules

Contest Winners Press Release 

Essay Prompt