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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on May 7, 2012

Students explore concept of "rule of law"

The YLD has announced the winners of the 2008 Tennessee Law Day Art and Essay Competitions.

Each May, the American Bar Association, in conjunction with state and local bar associations, sponsors Law Day programs around the country. The purpose of celebrating Law Day is two-fold: (1) to instill in students an appreciation for the law and foster a greater understanding of the American judicial system, and (2) provide an opportunity for attorneys to serve their local communities.

The theme of this year’s contest was: "The Rule of Law: Foundation for Communities of Opportunity and Equity." The theme focused on the law's effect on daily life, helping young people understand that the rule of law is essential for personal safety, access to education and employment, and economic opportunity.

Students receive cash prizes for their winning entries. Look for a display of winning entries at the TBA Convention in Gatlinburg this June.

The YLD would like to thank Knoxville lawyer Kelli Guinn with Howard & Howard in Chattanooga for serving as this year's Law Day Art and Essay Contest coordinator.

Essay Competition Winners


First Place
Monte Cole Flowers
12th Grade
Memphis Catholic High School

link to PDF of essay

Second Place
Makeshia Welch
12th Grade
Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet High School

link to PDF of essay

Third Place
Shelton Campbell
11th Grade
Hendersonville Christian Academy
link to PDF of essay

Art Competition Winners

First Place
Justin Carrasco

5th Grade
Cedar Bluff Elementary, Knoxville


Second Place
Ryan Elmerick

4th Grade
Julia Green Elementary, Nashville


Third Place
Jessie Robertson

2nd Grade
Grahamwood Elementary, Memphis