Law Day 2019

March 22nd, 2019 by MCCE Admin

Participate in all of the Law Day 2019 festivities.

Law Day Essay Contest

Students are invited to think, research, write, reflect and rewrite! Enter the 2019 Law Day Essay Contest by submitting a 500 word essay.  An award will given to both a middle school and a high school student.

Topics to be considered include:  

  • In what ways might a free society depend on free speech and a free press?
  • Identify, discuss, and evaluate challenges to and triumphs of free speech and free press.
  • In what ways might you be a champion of a free society utilizing free speech and free press.

Due April 18, 2019. Submit essay via email:

Cover page: Please include student name, teacher and course name (if enrolled in a course), grade, school, principal name, school district, school address, student/parent/guardian email, student/parent/guardian phone, school contact email, school contact phone.

* Please keep you name only on the cover page and not on the essay pages.
**Turning in an essay permits the Michigan Center for Civic Education to post names, photos, and essays online.

Tinker Tours Michigan for Law Day Festivities

Join Mary Beth Tinker as she tours Michigan to celebrate students and teachers who  work toward a more free society through speech and the press.  Plus – celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Tinker decision! The case involved Des Moines, Iowa, students who planned to wear black armbands at school as a silent protest against the Vietnam War.

  • April 29 – Detroit
  • April 30 – Flint and Lansing
  • May 1 – Grand Rapids

Law Day Trivia Event – Test Your Knowledge of Civic Related Topics

Play trivia with your colleagues from across the branches and across the aisles! Reserve Tuesday, April 30 to join us in Lansing for an amazing evening of fun filled legal, political, and Constitutional game play. Celebrate Law Day with your trivia emcee Mary Beth Tinker and support MCCE. Become an event sponsor or purchase a ticket to attend. Event will take place on Tuesday, April 30 at 5:30 p.m., Michigan Room, Lansing Community College.  The cost for an individual ticket is $100; sponsorship levels start at $250 through $5,000.

Become an event sponsor or purchase a ticket to attend. Event will take place on Tuesday, April 30 at 5:30 p.m., Michigan Room, Lansing Community College.  Spread the word by downloading our Trivia Night 2019 Flyer.

Get Involved with Civic Education in Michigan!