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Law Day 2008

LAW DAY 2008
"Growing Strong Citizens"

This year we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Law Day. In 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower proclaimed Law Day to strengthen our great heritage of liberty, justice, and equality under the law. The theme for Pennsylvania's 2008 celebration is "Growing Strong Citizens."

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary this year of Law Day, we are delighted to celebrate the collaboration of the Pennsylvania Bar Association with Third Circuit Court of Appeals Judge and Pennsylvania First Lady Marjorie O. Rendell in the Pennsylvania Coalition for Representative Democracy (PennCORD). This initiative, founded by Judge Rendell, the PBA, the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the National Constitution Center, is a unique union of educational, advocacy, and governmental organizations that are committed to improving civic learning for students in grades K-College. The PennCORD mission underscores the 50-year history of Law Day as we celebrate the Rule of Law.

The Pennsylvania Bar Association and local bar associations across the state will sponsor Law Day activities throughout the month of May. In addition, schools, lawyers and judges are encouraged to work together to arrange for classroom visits and to use the PBA's new, free law-related lesson plan guide book in all schools. A copy of the lesson plan book and planning guide is available as a PDF document for you to download or copies are available and will be mailed to you upon request.

Law Day Activities throughout Pennsylvania
Stories, Publicity and News Releases
Senate Resolution 298 - May 2008 is Law Month in Pennsylvania
Law Day 2008 Registration Form
2008 K-College Law Day Lesson Plan Guide (pdf)
Additional Resources

Pennsylvania's Law Day 2008 celebration is coordinated by the PBA Law-Related Education Committee and funded by the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation.

Law Day 2008 Planning Schedule

February - May
Law Day 2008 K-College Lesson Plan Guide Available
May 1, 2008 50th Anniversary of Law Day
May 2, 2008 PBA Law Day Celebration, State Capitol Rotunda, Harrisburg
May 1 - 31, 2008 Schools, Judges & Lawyers Celebrate the Law

Please call the PBA Law Day Hotline at 1-877-329-7621 with any questions. You may also e-mail your questions to lawday@pabar.org.