AABA Celebrates Law Day
On Wednesday, May 27, students at seven Anne Arundel County public schools participated in activities to observe Law Day, a nationwide event to commemorate the rule of law, the judiciary and its place in American society.
The AABA arranged for local attorneys and judges to deliver Law Day presentations to students in several Anne Arundel County middle and high schools. Law Day programs are designed to help students understand how law keeps us free and how our legal system strives to achieve justice.
In 1961, the U.S. Congress issued a joint resolution making May 1 the official Law Day. After discussing school schedules with Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) staff, the AABA planned activities for May 27 in schools across the county.
Each year, Law Day activities are based on the theme determined by the American Bar Association. This year, the theme was “Magna Carta:Symbol of Freedom Under Law.” The presenting attorneys encouraged students to reflect on the importance of this symbol of the rule of law, which was the inspiration for many basic rights Americans hold dear today, including due process, habeas corpus, trial by jury, and the right to travel.
For more details on the Law Day theme, visit http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_education/initiatives_awards/lawday_2015.html