Law Student Video Contest

The Tennessee Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission is sponsoring the second annual video contest for Tennessee law students to increase participation in pro bono work and raise awareness of pro bono efforts, programs, and providers throughout Tennessee. The theme of the contest is Why Pro Bono Matters. Please save and share our promotional video, contest rules, and flyer with student groups and interested students below!

  

Official ink to Dropbox, Submission Survey, and Releases will be available here starting April 1, 2019. Must be a current law student in the state of Tennessee to participate.

Congratulations to our 2018 Winners!

Congratulations to Curtis Campbell, M. Elizabeth Patton, and Alexandra Bloodworth Rogers for winning the inaugural Tennessee Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission Law Student Video Contest.  The Belmont Legal Aid Society took home the $1,000 cash prize, which was put towards stipends for students to do public interest work over the summer of 2018. 

Law students were asked to submit videos on "Why Pro Bono Matters" and the winners were announced during the 2018 #Help4TNDay celebration in April 2018.  The Access to Justice Commission hosted the students at the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services Equal Justice Conference, where they were celebrated in front of the Tennessee Supreme Court, leaders of the Tennessee Bar Association, and hundreds of legal aid attorneys, advocates, and pro bono volunteers.  Justice Connie Clark presented the students in attendance with small tokens of appreciation. 

Pictured left to right:  Anne-Louise Wirthlin, Access to Justice Director; Justice Connie Clark, Tennessee Supreme Court; Alexandra Bloodworth Rogers, Belmont College of Law 2018 Graduate; M. Elizabeth Patton, Belmont College of Law 2018 Graduate; Chief Justice Jeffrey Bivins, Tennessee Supreme Court; Kimi deMent, Pro Bono Coordinator; and Professor Jeffrey Usman, Belmont College of Law.