Spring 2024 High School Essay Competition – NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS!

Central to the PLJ’s mission is to provide opportunities for students to explore their own legal interests and to develop their personal editing and writing skills. As a result, the PLJ runs a writing competition for high school students to extend this engagement and accessibility to the law.

The 2024 Competition Topic will be: The First Amendment in Public Life

Click here for the rules and guidelines.

Click here to submit your essay.

The deadline has been extended to Sunday, April 14th, 2024 at 11:59 PM ET. Winners will be announced in late April.


Spring 2023:

Topic: Emerging Issues in Law and Technology

Winners: Beatrice Neilson, Caroline Quirk, and Kaylee Yang.

Honorable Mentions: Deirdre Chau, Carson Loveless, Erica Yip, and Yike Zhang.