Law Day


The 14th Amendment: Transforming American Democracy is the 2017 Law Day theme chosen by the American Bar Association. The ABA's Law Day Planning Guide and resources are available on their website at http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_education/initiatives_awards/law-day/law_day_guide_2017.html

The ABA notes the following about the 2017 theme, "The 2017 theme provides the opportunity to explore the many ways that the 14th Amendment has reshaped American law and society. Through its Citizenship, Due Process and Equal Protection clauses, this transformative amendment advanced the rights of all Americans. It also played a pivotal role in extending the reach of the Bill of Rights to the states. Ratified during Reconstruction a century and a half ago, the 14th Amendment serves as the cornerstone of landmark civil rights legislation, the foundation for numerous federal court decisions protecting fundamental rights, and a source of inspiration for all those who advocate for equal justice under law." To learn more, visit http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_education/initiatives_awards/law-day.html

Pennsylvania takes a slightly different approach to observing Law Day by focusing on children. Through classroom visits by lawyers and judges and an outstanding set of free law-related lesson plans prepared for K-College classrooms, the Pennsylvania Bar Association and county bar associations across the commonwealth work with schools to educate children about their legal rights and responsibilities in the new millennium. The free lessons and materials are designed to be informative and engaging for all students. Law Day provides Pennsylvania lawyers and judges with a wonderful opportunity to become involved in their local communities. Law Day is funded by the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation.

Please click on the following links to learn more about how you can get involved in this program.

Law Day 2016 Program Information

Law Day 2015 Program Information

Law Day 2014 Program Information

Law Day 2013 Program Information

Law Day 2012 Program Information

Law Day 2011 Program Information

Law Day 2010 Program Information

Law Day 2009 Program Information

Law Day 2008 Program Information

Law Day 2007 Activities
Law Day 2007 Law-Related K-College Lesson Plans

Law Day 2006 Activities
Law Day 2006 Law-Related K-College Lesson Plans

Law Day 2005 Activities
Law Day 2005 Law-Related K-College Lesson Plans

Law Day 2004
Law Day 2004 Law-Related K-College Lesson Plans

Law Day 2003
Law Day 2003 Law-Related K-College Lesson Plans

Law Day 2002
Law Day 2002 Law-Related K-College Lesson Plans

Law Day 2001
Law Day 2001 Law-Related K-College Lesson Plans

Law Day 2000
Law Day 2000 Law-Related K-College Lesson Plans

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Send all Law Day inquiries to lawday@pabar.org