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Law Day

The Idaho Law Foundation joins the nation in celebrating Law Day each year in May. The Foundation’s Law-Related Education Program can provide assistance to any school or organization wishing to conduct Law Day activities. For more information contact Carey Shoufler.

What is Law Day?

Established in 1958 by President Eisenhower, Law Day is celebrated every year on the first day of May. It’s designed to help people better understand the law and our legal system and is centered on a different theme each year to spotlight important aspects of the law.

The Law Day theme for 2024 is Voices for Democracy, recognizing that in democracies the people rule. For nearly 250 years, Americans have expressed their political views by speaking their minds and voting. In 2024, the United States will hold its 60th presidential election and Americans will address fundamental questions about democracy and the rule of law. For more information about Law Day 2024, visit the American Bar Association.

Law Day Podcast Contest

About the Contest

To celebrate Law Day, the Idaho Law Foundation’s Law Related Education Program sponsors a podcast contest for Idaho students in grades 9 to 12. The contest offers students and schools an opportunity to win cash prizes while exploring the importance of the rule of law in the United States.

More information about the Podcast Contest will be available soon.

Podcast Guidelines

Podcast submissions must meet the following parameters:

  • Participating students are in grades 9 to 12.
  • Students may develop their podcasts as school-sponsored projects or as independent non-school projects.
  • Podcasts are created individually or in groups of 2 or 3 students.
  • Each submission must be between 5 and 10 minutes.
  • Entries must address all the elements of the podcast prompt and adhere to the Idaho Law Day Podcast Rubric, which judges entries on purpose, point of view, research, flow, delivery, and production.
  • Podcasts are submitted using the online submission form which requires entrants to certify that the podcasts are original work, follow the Fair Use Doctrine, include a release form for everyone involved with the podcast, and list sources used in the podcast (show notes).
Contest Prizes
  • First Place: $600
  • Second Place: $300
  • Third Place: $150
  • Educator Award (for school or teacher of the first place student): $500
Recent Podcast Contest Entries

Check out the incredible submissions from out most recent Law Day Podcast Contest. Congratulations to the contest winners!

Previous Years’ Entries

Podcast Sponsorship

The Law Related Education Program is looking for attorneys, law firms, and other organizations interested in sponsoring the Law Day Podcast Contest. Sponsorship funds are used to provide awards to the top three students and the teacher or school of the first-place student. Each year the Law Related Education awards a total of $1,550 in awards.

Sponsors are recognized on our website, through social media, and in The Advocate. For more information about becoming a Podcast Contest sponsor, contact Carey Shoufler.

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