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Mondale-Quie Essay Contest

2017-2018 Essay Information

The 2017-2018 Essay Packet is now available.  Click Here to download.

Essay Question: The question of whether, and how, to regulate hate speech continues to be a challenge. In the education context, many college campuses face the question of whether they should allow speakers whose views might be considered offensive to some. Looking at the United State Supreme Court’s opinion in R.A.V., how do you reconcile free speech rights under the First Amendment with the desire to promote respect for all? 

Online Contest Registration Begins:  November 17, 2017
Online Essay Submission Deadline:   February 20, 2018
Announcement of Winners:                 March 30, 2018
Awards Luncheon:                                  May 4, 2018 (tentative)

Rules, resources, and other information are all available in the Essay Packet.  Please use the link above to download.

To register for the contest, click here.

2016-17 Contest Winners

Congratulations to the students whose essays were selected by a panel of judges to receive a $500 scholarship.  Thank you to our sponsorship partners, ABOTA and the MSBA Civil Litigation Section. 

The winning essays are:

Carly Dammann - Chanhassen High School  Essay
John (Campbell) Morrison - The Blake School  Hand It Over:Exploring the Danger Of Power In an Age of Technological Advancement
Marie Nalan - Grand Rapids High School  Reasonable Suspicion in the Digital Age
Grace Seeley - The Blake School  The Fourth Amendment Strikes Back: When Can Student Phones Lawfully Be Searched?
Cole Woerner - The Blake School  The Court Should Clarify, and do so with Care
Elena Stanley - Duluth East High School  Expectation of Privacy

2015-16 Contest Winners

Congratulations to the students whose essays were selected by a panel of judges to receive a $500 scholarship.  Thank you to our sponsorship partners, ABOTA and the MSBA Civil Litigation Section. 

      

The names of the winning authors are:

Ken Han – Eden Prairie High School    A Day in the Life of the Magna Carta
Grant Kleiman – Hutchinson High School    Magna Carta Matters Today
Celina Ough – East Ridge High School       Protesting the Patriot Act
Katherine Yan – Eden Prairie High School        Pay Discrimination, the Lilly Ledbetter Act, and the Magna Carta


2014-15 Essay Contest Winners

Five essays were selected by a panel of judges to receive a $500 scholarship.  Thank you to our sponsorship partners, ABOTA and the MSBA Civil Litigation Section. 

The names of the winning authors are:

Aaron Shoemaker - Saint Peter High School   Social Media Ethics: The Rights of the Student in Public Schools
Julia Rock - The Blake School
Edwina King - Park Center Int’l Baccalaureate  The Reality of Students in the Digital Age 
Hannah Magarian - The Blake School
Weston Nelson - Roseau Homeschool  Free Speech Comes With a Cost: Responsibility

2013-14 Essay Contest Winners

Five essays were selected by a panel of judges to receive a $500 scholarship.  Thank you to our sponsorship partners, ABOTA and the MSBA Civil Litigation Section. 

The names of the winning authors are:

Cade Zacharias - Hermantown
Christopher Hofstadter - Blake School
Kate Gross - Hawley Secondary
Andrew Magnuson - Chisago Lakes
Alex Long - Bryon High School in Rochester


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