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In 1982, four Black attorneys filled a void in the New Mexico legal community.

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Are you a high school junior or senior who will attend college when you graduate? Win up to $5,000 for college and a free 3 day/2 night trip to Toronto, Canada!

Region X of the National Bar Association invites you to participate in the 2017 MLK Jr. Drum Major for Justice Competition. Students will compete in a written and oral competition. The Regional Award is up to $1,000. The local winner will receive a chance to compete nationally for up to $5,000!

On November 8, 2016, Donald Trump won the 2017 Presidential election. In the days after the election, several media outlets, including The Los Angeles Times, Fox News, The Washington Post, and the Christian Science Monitor reported that a number of high school students across the country protested the election by walking out of their classes stating that they want their voices heard and they want to show they are united. Explaining why she was involved in the protests, Suzanne Rueda, a high school sophomore told the LA Times. "We can't vote. This is all we can do."

Submit an essay no longer than 1000 words, answering the following question:

What would Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. say about the students’ response to the election?

(see attached Student Handbook for further specifications)

Important Dates

April 22, 2017

Deadline to submit essay to: regionxnba@gmail.com

May 27, 2017

Region X MLK Jr. Drum Major for Justice Regional Oral Competition at the University of New Mexico School of Law. Regional winners (1st, 2nd, and 3rd) will receive a scholarship.

August 2, 2017

National NBA Competition in Toronto, Canada. Regional winner will have an opportunity to compete for a national scholarship (up to $5,000!) in addition to the regional scholarship!

2017 Crump Law Camp

The Crump Law Camp offers African American high school students a remarkable experience to practice public speaking skills. Students practice these skills through participating in a Mock Trial. The Event L. Simmons Mock Trial allows for effective communication, persuasion for well-reasoned arguments and an exciting challenge to develop public speaking skills. By providing incentive, motivation and direction to aspiring law students of color, the National Bar Association Crump Law Camp helps prepare the nation’s future lawyers, judges and protectors of the judicial system. This program has been in session since the summer of 2001 and has graduated over 500 students.

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