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Law Student Haiku Contest

Format: Contest

Dates: 11/15/2018

List Price: Free

ABA Member Price: Free

Sponsor Member Price: Free


Did you peak in your 5th grade poetry unit? Prove it and write a haiku about a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision or the U.S. Constitution.

You’ve probably heard this before, but a haiku is an unrhymed Japanese-style poem that consists of three lines and a total of 17 syllables. The first line has five syllables, the second seven, and the third five. Or, visually …

Syllables, first: five.
Syllables, second: seven.
Syllables, last: five.

And if you’re the epitome of the form, you’ll win a $300 Apple Store gift card. Two runners up will win $100 Apple Store cards.

You’re eligible to enter if you’re a part- or full-time ABA Law Student Division member at any of our ABA-Accredited law schools. And the winners will be announced on or about January 15, 2019 and posted on the Haiku Contest webpage and on social media.