2018 Hon. Francis J. Darigan, Jr. Rhode Island Law Day Essay Contest

06/04/2018 - The Rhode Island Law Day (RILD) Committee, with particular help from Rhode Island Bar Association, the Rhode Island Judiciary, Roger Williams University School of Law, and the Rhode Island Police Chiefs’ Association, sponsored the 2018 Hon. Francis J. Darigan, Jr. Rhode Island Law Day Essay Contest. Open to all Rhode Island 10th and 11th grade students, the contest focused on Separation of Powers: Framework for Freedom, the same topic offered through this year’s RILD Classroom Programs.

Alison McCadden, a student at Narragansett High School, won first place in this year’s contest. Alison will receive a $1,000 scholastic award made possible through the combined generosity of the Rhode Island Bar Association and the Rhode Island Police Chiefs’ Association. She also will receive a personalized engraved trophy cup, and her school will receive the Hon. Francis J. Darigan, Jr. Rhode Island Law Day Essay Contest trophy cup for a one-year display, and a permanent plaque commemorating Alison’s achievement. And, thanks to the generosity of the Edward P. Gallogly Family Law Inns of Court, a second place winner, Trinity Reitzell, another Narragansett High School student, will be awarded a $250 scholastic award and a personalized engraved trophy cup.