SALT LAKE CITY - High school students in Davis County are being encouraged to write an essay for the 9th annual “Judge for a Day,” program, that pairs a student with a judge for one day in April or May.
Students are selected to participate based on the essay, civic involvement resume or teacher nomination letter.
This year’s essay theme is “American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters.” Application forms are due by March 7, 2014 and are available on the court’s website at www.utcourts.gov/media/lawday, along with additional information.
The program is in recognition of Law Day celebrated on May 1, according to a press release from the Utah State Courts.
On May 1, 1958. President Dwight D. Eisenhower proclaimed the first Law Day as a national day dedicated to the principle of government under law.