SPEECH COMPETITION 2017

Each spring, Bailey & Oliver Law Firm sponsors and hosts a speech competition for area high school students.  The law firm selects the topic and students prepare a four-to-six-minute supportive or opposition speech.  Students are limited to the use of one notecard during their speech.  A panel of judges selected from the community evaluates each speech based on content, thought leadership, and presentation.

Cash prizes are awarded to the top three students.

Past topics have included:

  • Should the U.S. Constitution be rewritten and modernized?  Why or why not?
  • Do Pardons, Paroles, and Commutations Undermine the Judicial System?
  • Should the U.S. Constitution be rewritten and modernized? Why or why not?

To learn more about the competition, fill out the online form or call our office at 479.202.5200

2018 COMPETITION VIDEO

2018 COMPETITION RESULTS VIDEO

Speech competition group photo

(Photo top of page: 2017 competitors and judges. Top left: Speech Competition t-shirt; Top Right: 2015 competition winners and judges.)

 

SPEECH COMPETITION VIDEOS