The September 30 deadline is almost here, and the CATA has not received any entries! The competition is open to all full and part-time students enrolled in a JD program during the 2019-2020 academic year at either Cleveland-Marshall College of Law or Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

The 2019 Topic: The Seventh Amendment and the Ohio state constitution require that the right to a civil jury trial be “preserved” and “remain inviolate”, yet the number of civil jury trials is at an all-time low in our state. Is the right to civil jury trial still important in modern society? Why or why not?

CATA will announce the first- and second-place winners no later than December 1, 2019. CATA will notify only the winners of the contest by email.

The first-place winner shall receive an award of $1,500.00. The second-place winner shall receive an award of $1,000.00. In the sole discretion of CATA, one or both essays may be published in an upcoming edition of the CATA News Magazine.

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