Sunday, March 26, 2017

New Jersey State Bar Foundation's 2nd Annual mock trial courtroom art competition 2016-2017

On Wednesday, March 22nd New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner presented awards to this year's winners of the New Jersey State Bar Foundation's Courtroom Artist Contest.

The contest invited students from around the state to enter their courtroom drawings from competition rounds of mock trial sessions. The winners and their teachers, along with family and friends, attended the award ceremony, which took place before the foundation's statewide mock trial finals.

MATES teacher Jennifer Hudak is being awarded a Teacher Merit Award for encouraging a significant amount of participation in the contest among her students.

Third place went to Erein James Ruiz, of New Milford High School

Second place was awarded to Olivia Zhou, of Marshall Academy in Princeton Junction

First place went to Michaela Lozada, of Marine Academy of Technology & Environmental Science (MATES) in Manahawkin

Student winners with their artwork at the Law Center

Brian Neary member of the New Jersey Bar Foundation (who is a big supporter of the program) and courtroom artists Aggie Kenny and Elizabeth Williams attended to honor the winning students and their work.

The winning artists also drew the state mock trial finals that included the two state mock trial finalist teams: Noor-Ul-Iman School from Middlesex County and West Morris Mendham High School from Morris County.

Student team from Noor-Ul-Iman School from Middlesex County
Artwork by Miya Preyer from Point Pleasant Beach High School

In addition, the New Jersey Law Center will host a juried show of the courtroom art beginning on May 1 Law Day, and running through the end of the month.

Looking forward to seeing you  in May!