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Law Day 2009

LAW DAY 2009
"By the People, For the People"

Law Day began in 1958 when President Dwight D. Eisenhower proclaimed Law Day to strengthen our great heritage of liberty, justice, and equality under the law. This year the Pennsylvania Bar Association is celebrating our 10th year of Law Day activities. The theme for Pennsylvania's 2009 celebration is "By the People, For the People."

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 free law-related lesson plan guide book in all schools. A copy of the lesson guide plan book is available as a PDF document for you to download.

Pennsylvania's Law Day 2009 celebration is coordinated by the PBA Law-Related Education Committee and funded by the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation.

The Pennsylvania Bar Association is proud of our ongoing collaboration 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 Law Day Program is just one example of this work.

2009 K-College Law Day Lesson Plan Guide
Additional Resources

Please call the PBA at 1-800-932-0311 x 2256 with any questions. You may also e-mail your questions to lawday@pabar.org.

Click here for information on 2009 and the PBA's previous years' Law Day celebrations.