Williamson County — Participants of Judge Staudt’s Teen Court program swept the local Law Day competition, with participants being given numerous awards for their entries. The Law Day competition is an annual competition, hosted by the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas and the Texas Young Lawyers Association, that invites students to submit essays, photographs, and posters to “celebrate the importance of law and its impact on our nation and local communities” (Texas Young Lawyer’s Association). This year is the 60th anniversary of the celebration of Law Day and the theme is Separation of Powers: Framework for Freedom.
All first-round winners of the Law Day Competition, as well as local winners of the statewide competition, will be honored during the Teen Court Awards Ceremony, held May 14, 2018, and local winners will receive cash prizes from the Williamson County Bar Association. Entries of first place winners from each category advance to the state level of the Law Day Competition, where they compete with other winning students for first, second, and third place. In addition to our many local winners, the Williamson County Bar Association is incredibly proud to announce two of our local finalists were awarded third place prizes in the statewide competition! First, second, and third place statewide winners in each category are invited to the State Bar of Texas Law Day Luncheon on May 1, 2018.
The contest winners and the names of their entries appear below. (Photos of the winning poster and photography entries are available upon request).
• First Place: Joshua Legg, Separation of Powers, Freedom by Design
• Second Place: Lisbeth Britt, A Government that Controls Itself
• Third Place: William Armbruster, The Separation of Powers
• Honorable Mention: Hope Britt, The Constant Strive for Freedom
• First Place: Emma McAndrews, Freedom Framed – Separate Powers – One Flag (click HERE to see)
• First Place: Kristina Hoskins, Powering America’s Freedom (click HERE to see)
• Second Place: Emma McAndrews, The Puzzle of Government
STATEWIDE WINNERS from Williamson County
• Third Place: Joshua Legg, Separation of Powers, Freedom by Design
• Third Place: Kristina Hoskins, Powering America’s Freedom
The Williamson County Bar Association would like to thank all the participants who submitted entries to this year’s Law Day Competition, and congratulations to all!