TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on May 1, 2013

Students challenged to produce videos on the importance of a fair and impartial judiciary are being honored by the Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) as a part of the national Law Day celebration. Middle and high school students from across Tennessee produced three-minute videos exploring the role of the judiciary, with a focus on issues related to separation of powers and protection of individual rights. The 2013 theme, “The Least Dangerous Branch: The Importance of a Fair & Impartial Judiciary,” centered on Alexander Hamilton’s premise in Federalist Paper No. 78 that judiciary is “the least dangerous” branch of government because it “has no influence over either the sword or the purse.”

First place in the Middle School category goes to Alyssa Neuhoff of Signal Mountain, who was sponsored by Walden Home School. First place in the high school category goes to Jeff Carter from Memphis, who was sponsored by White Station High School. Neuhoff, Carter and their sponsoring groups each will receive a cash award of $500. The first-place winning videos also will be shown during the Lawyers Lunch at the TBA Convention in Nashville this June.