(WXIA) -- The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association is holding a scholarship essay competition for high school seniors.
The contest focuses on the 7th Amendment, which is an American's right to a trial by jury.
To enter, a college-bound senior must write an essay in response to this question:
Since the ratification of the Bill of Rights in 1791, the 7th Amendment Right to Trial by Jury has been the cornerstone of the Civil Justice System. And yet, in the two-plus centuries since, the Right to Trial by Jury has been under near-constant assault. In your opinion, what role does the 7th Amendment play in the 21st Century, and why do you believe that it is important to safeguard this right?
All essays must be submitted to the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association no later than Monday, Apr. 7. One grand prize winner will receive a $1,000 college scholarship. The runner-up will get $500.