Fourth Circuit Essay Contest

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit


Up to $2,000

awards available



May 31, 2023


The Fourth Circuit Essay Contest is open to high school students residing in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. To be considered, you must submit a 1000 - word essay on the following topic: "In light of Meyer and later cases, may a state, consistent with the protections afforded by the First and Fourteenth Amendments, prohibit the teaching of certain subjects?"

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