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Law Day

Lively, civil discussion is the hallmark of Law Day, which is celebrated every year on May 1 and throughout the month. The 2013 Law Day theme for the federal courts is Realizing the Dream: Equality for All. Law Day is recognized by the federal courts with a focus on the role of courts, the rule of law, and the rights of minorities.

Materials are available to celebrate Law Day for a classroom activity or courtroom event. Use the resources to set the stage for creative presentations and analysis of landmark Supreme Court decisions.

The landmark Supreme Court case summaries highlight the Law Day theme as examples of how courts protect the rule of law and the rights of minorities, including those who express unpopular views or religious practices; and those who have been excluded from the judicial process or from public schools.