Each year we encourage Colorado high school seniors from across the state to write a 1,500 word essay about the importance of the civil jury system as the guardian of American rights and liberties.
Partnering with the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) over the past 6 years, we have awarded $67,500 in scholarships to college-bound students.
THE JURY SYSTEM AS THE PROTECTOR OF RIGHTS
In an effort to teach the next generation about the importance of the civil jury system, the law firm of Burg Simpson is sponsoring our fifth annual essay competition for high school seniors. Write an original essay of 1,500 words or less that describes:
A) How the civil jury system in the United States is being threatened;
B) How the civil jury system protects your rights as a citizen; and
C) The importance of preserving the civil jury system for future generations.
DID YOU KNOW?
Civil and criminal law are two separate legal systems with different rules, laws and standards. Essay submissions about the criminal justice system will not be considered. Not sure what the difference is between the civil justice system and the criminal justice system? Start Here.
One scholarship of $2,500 and nine scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded to graduating seniors to attend the college of their choice. All 10 winners, their families, and a teacher of their choice will be invited to a dinner held in their honor. Winners will also appear at center court during half-time of the Colorado State Boys Basketball Championship game at the Denver Coliseum Denver, Colorado on March 9, 2019.
Any graduating high school senior enrolled in a Colorado accredited school can enter.