2023 National Bar Association MLK Oratorical Competition

April 10, 2023

The National Bar Association Region 4, We invite you to participate in the MLK Oratorical Competition and submit a candidate. If you have any questions, please reach out to me at sashby@msa.law or the regional director Shawn McGruder at McGruder, Shawn shawnmcgruder@aol.com

The National Bar Association was founded in 1925 and is the nation’s oldest and largest national network of predominantly African-American attorneys and judges. It represents the interests of approximately 66,000 lawyers, judges, law professors, and law students. The NBA is organized around 23 substantive law sections, 10 divisions, 12 regions, and over 80 affiliate chapters throughout the United States and around the world.

I. Who is Eligible?
Current high school juniors and seniors. All students will receive a prize for participating in the National Competition. To receive the prize, seniors must submit a proof of enrollment letter from their college or university within 90 days after their participation in the National Competition. Juniors will receive their prize when they matriculate for college. Juniors must also submit proof of enrollment letter from their college or university by September 30, 2023. Region IV participants must be residents of MD, VA, WV, NC, or SC.

View all Eligibity and Rules Here

View Handbook

View Submission Cover Sheet

Submit essays to shawnmcgruder@gmail.com, which is the email address for the Regional Director.