- The Barry Sullivan Law Cup is a province-wide public speaking competition. The Barry Sullivan Law Cup honours the memory of Barry Sullivan and his contributions to both the legal and educational professions. The competition is sponsored by the CBABC. Finalists will be judged by esteemed legal professionals; in previous years, judges have been representatives of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Provincial Court of British Columbia, and the University of British Columbia.
- Students in Grades 10, 11 and 12 from all regions of B.C. are encouraged to compete. This year’s competition will be held on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 beginning at 4:00 p.m. in the heritage courtrooms at the Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC.
- The topic for 2017 is: What limits should be placed on police use of undercover operations when investigating crimes and national security threats?
- The CBABC will cover certain transportation costs for students travelling from outside the Lower Mainland. Students from outside the Lower Mainland who are unaccompanied by a parent or guardian will be chaperoned while in Vancouver. Overnight accommodation will be provided at a local hotel. The Law Week Committee retains the right to limit the number of contestants in order to ensure regional representation and to satisfy budgetary constraints.
- Due the popularity of this event, we respectfully request that schools limit their registrants to a maximum of four students.
- Prizes: 1st Place – cash scholarship of $1,500 and presentation of the Barry Sullivan Law Cup
- 2nd Place – cash scholarship of $250
- 3rd Place – cash scholarship of $150
Approximately 34 students compete in this public speaking competition - that's a 1 in 34 chance of winning $1500 Cash!!
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