The Minorities in the Profession Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association is pleased to announce its annual BLACK HISTORY MONTH CONTEST for New Jersey high school students. This is an opportunity for students to showcase their knowledge and to encourage excellence in writing. We also aim to keep an open dialogue to educate our youth about the importance of Black History through this program.
To participate, students are asked to submit and essay (1500 words or less) in response to these questions:
a) Whether or not reparations are appropriate given the history and legacy of slavery. Why or why not?
b) If reparations are not appropriate, is there any remedial actions, which would be appropriate? Why or why not?
c) If reparations are deemed appropriate, what form should it take?
Next, essay finalists and runners-up will have the opportunity to compete in a trivia contest on Thursday, Feb. 20 at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick.
First Place - $250.00 Gift Card
Second Place - $150.00 Gift Card
Third Place - $100.00 Gift Card
Runners-up - $25.00 Gift Card
to download the official contest rules.
• Qualifying essays must be received by midnight January 21
• Essay finalists/runners-up will be notified by mail, email or phone on February 11
• Students must confirm their attendance and participation in the trivia contest by February 18
• Students will compete in a trivia contest and receive awards on February 20 during the Black History Month Program
BLACK HISTORY MONTH PROGRAM
Thursday, Feb. 20
New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick
This is a FREE event featuring…
• Trivia contest
featuring essay winners
• Keynote address
by The Honorable Michael A. Shipp
• Art Exhibit
by Les Floyd and Casseia Lewis
by the Trenton High School Orchestra
• Award presentations
Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey
Association of Black Women Lawyers of NJ
Bressler Amery & Ross, PC
Burrell Dispute Resolution
Garden State Bar Association
Law Office of Cesar Martin Estela
McCusker Anselmi Rosen & Carvelli, PC
New Jersey Muslim Lawyers Association
Schenck Price Smith & King LLP
South Asian Bar Association of NJ
Szaferman Lakind Blumstein & Blader, PC
The Wolf Law Firm, LLC
Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer, PA
Yonta Law, LLC
To become a sponsor of this event, download the sponsor form here.