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Previous Essay Contest Winners

The State Bar has administered the Student Essay Contest since 1997. Below are recent winners and essay topics. For more archives, contact Celeste Valencia at 505-797-6075.

2018 Essay Contest: Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society

2017 Essay Contest: Due Process Dilemma: To Camp or Not to Camp?

2016 Essay Contest: To Mirandize or Not

2015 Essay Contest: A "Right" to Privacy?

2014 Essay Contest: American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Counts

2013 Essay Contest: Passwords, please!

2012 Essay Contest: The Search

Additional Resources

• Essay Contest Tutorial
• Standards and Benchmarks
• Public Schools Generic Essay Scoring Rubric