The Law Day essay contest encourages young people to give thought to current social and legal issues and to express their views on the issues. The essay topics for 2017 included:
Two of the last three presidents were elected without winning the popular vote. Does the Electoral College serve a valid purpose today? Please explain your answer.
The residents of the District of Columbia are subject to the same responsibilities and tax burdens as the residents of the fifty states but are not represented in the US Senate and have a non-voting delegate in the House of Representatives. Should this change and if so, how? Please explain your position.
Do curfew laws violate the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment? Please explain your answer.
The US Supreme Court has held that neither the due process clause nor the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment entitle youth in the juvenile justice system to a jury trial. Would you have decided that issue differently? Please explain your reasoning.