2018 Law Day Art Contest Theme Announced!
The U.S. Constitution sets out a system of government with distinct and independent branches—Congress, the Presidency, and a Supreme Court. It also defines legislative, executive, and judicial powers and outlines how they interact. These three separate branches share power, and each branch serves as a check on the power of the others. “Ambition must be made to counteract ambition,” James Madison explained in Federalist 51. Why? Madison believed that the Constitution’s principles of separation of powers and checks and balances preserve political liberty. They provide a framework for freedom. Yet, this framework is not self-executing. We the people must continually act to ensure that our constitutional democracy endures, preserving our liberties and advancing our rights. The Law Day 2018 theme enables us to reflect on the separation of powers as fundamental to our constitutional purpose and to consider how our governmental system is working for ourselves and our posterity.
2017 Law Day Art Contest
2017 Statewide Winners Art Gallery
2017 Statewide Winners: These students' artwork will appear at the MS State Capitol May 1st – 5th.
2017 Winners by School
2017 Winners by Grade
Each year the legal community and people across the nation celebrate Law Day USA on May 1. Law Day provides an opportunity for all Americans to celebrate and learn about our country's court system. The theme for The Mississippi Bar's 2017 Law Day Art Contest is: The 14th Amendment: Transforming American Democracy
As we approach the 150th anniversary of the Fourteenth Amendment, the theme explores how the Citizenship, Due Process and equal Protection clauses of this transformative amendment served as the cornerstone of landmark civil rights legislation, the foundation for court decisions protecting fundamental rights, and a source of inspiration for those who advocate for equal justice under law.
2017 Entry Form Flyer - Deadline has passed
For more information, please contact Krissa Dobbins Easley at firstname.lastname@example.org
2016 Statewide Winners
2016 Winners By Grade
2016 Winners By School