Easy Essay Contests

The Easy Essay allows students to articulate their feelings on the topic in only 100 words. Each question can be assigned daily or over the course of five weeks. During Nevada’s Law Month, a total of $500 in prizes was awarded to the top three essays submitted during the contest. Teachers can choose to award prizes or use this exercise to encourage written expression on the topic.

Law Day Live Cyberbullying, Piracy, and Sexting 1

Appropriate Use of Social Media: Cyberbullying, Internet Piracy, and Sexting

Social media makes it possible to share personal things quickly with others. It also allows for the quick sharing of copyrighted materials or sending inappropriate or offense materials to others. It also opens the door to cyberbullying or hate speech.

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 Law Day Live Relief from Unlawful Imprisonment

The Great Writ: Relief from Unlawful Imprisonment 

A core American principle – fiercely advocated by President John Adams – is that America is a nation of laws, not men, and criminal defendants deserve due process and legal representation, whether or not they can afford an attorney.

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 Law Day Live Government, Privacy, and You

Government, Privacy, and You 

Privacy is not mentioned directly in the Constitution. However there are several suggestions in the Bill of Rights that establish privacy as a protected right. Other sources include law that has been passed down through the ages called common law, special laws called torts that give people the right to sue if they believe their privacy has been violated, laws passed by the state legislature, and school district policy protecting the right of privacy.

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 Law Day Live Equality for All

Realizing the Dream: Equality for All 

The legacy of the Civil Rights Movement can be seen in the strides that have been made against discrimination based on race, gender, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, disability, and sexual orientation.

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Law Day Live Why Every Vote Matters

American Democracy and the Rule of Law Why Every Vote Matters

The right to vote is the very foundation of government by the people. For this reason, striving to establish and protect every citizen’s right to vote has been a central theme of American legal and civic history.

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