Wednesday, January 11, 2017

9th Cir. Civics Contest

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals sponsors an annual Civics Contest for high school students.  This year’s is topic is “Not to Be Forgotten: Legal Lessons of the Japanese Internment.”  Students can write a short essay (500-1000 words), or make a short video (3-5 minutes), or do both.  Entries accepted starting February 1, and there are cash prizes for the contest winners—in the Central District of California at both the District- and Circuit-wide level.  The Central District is also offering incentives for teachers if they have the most qualifying student entries or a winner among their students. You can find more information here:

This is a worthwhile contest about an important part of our history that resonates today.
(This outreach notice brought to you by GMSR's Jon Eisenman, who notes that an entrant from the C.D. Cal. won last year.)