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James W. Cooper Fellows Essay Contest

Provided by: Connecticut Bar Foundation


Up to $2,000


February 24, 2017

The James W. Cooper Fellows Essay Contest is available to Connecticut high school students. To be considered, you must address the following topic: "Taking a Knee or Taking a Stand." Students are to assume the role of the lawyer for the School Board, who has been tasked with preparing a 1000 - word memorandum with a recommendation on what is or is not an acceptable form of protest by a high school athlete's refusal to stand for the national anthem, and a fellow student's reaction to his protest.