FSM National Law Day

The FSM National Law Day is one of the court's annually sponsored programs that features high school students representing their states of Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei and Yap in debates on issues of national significance.

 

The purpose of the Law Day when it was first organized and held in 1991 was to involve high school students and the general public in discussion of issues important to the Federated States of Micronesia as a developing nation. The FSM National Lay Day has become an important activity of the court. Since its inception on July 12, 1991, over 150 high School students from the four states have already been involved in the event and over $150,000 in scholarship funds has been issued. For the past nineteen years, the Federated States of Micronesia, through the Supreme Court, has been providing the opportunity to high school students to participate in the development of our nation through debates on issues important to the FSM, and the same opportunity to the general public to be involved in these discussions as well.A coordinating committee is appointed each year by the Chief Justice to organize the law day. The committee selected its chairman after the appointment and decides on the topic of the debate.

 

Each year, the court pays to send the student debaters to the venue of the debates and provides scholarship money for their post-secondary education to attend colleges and universities of their choice including the College of Micronesia-FSM. The scholarship money is given to the student debaters upon their submission of letters of acceptance to the colleges or universities of their choice to the court.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Debate Tournament Rules
Press Release

July 3, 2009                                                    

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2009 FSM National Law Day        

July 5, 2010

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2010 FSM National Law Day

 

​July 25, 2011

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2011 FSM National Law Day

 

July 25, 2012

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2012 FSM National Law Day

 

July 17, 2013

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2013 FSM National Law Day

 

July 12, 2014

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2014 FSM National Law Day

2014 NLD Booklet

July 9, 2015

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2015 FSM National Law Day

July 12, 2016

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2016 FSM National Law Day

July 4, 2017

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 2017 FSM National Law Day

Feb. 16, 2018

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 2018 FSM National Law Day

 

Feb. 25, 2019

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 2019 FSM National Law Day