May 16, 2011 - Top Lawyer in Training

Bhargav Tarpara, a freshman at Belleville High School, won the national round of competition in this year’s Law Day YouTube video contest, sponsored on the state level by the New Jersey State Bar Association and the NJSBA Young Lawyers Division. Tarpara collected his trophy in early May during the event in Washington, D.C., during which he and the three other finalists toured the Supreme Court and met President Barack Obama’s attorney, who told them about becoming a lawyer. The NJSBA theme for this year's contest was “The Legacy of John Adams, from Boston to Guantanamo.” In Tarpara's animated video, a student in detention is instructed to write about John Adams. When the student falls asleep at his desk, John Adams appears in a dream to offer autobiographical insight.