Law Day is a national day set aside (May 1) to celebrate the rule of law. In 1957, the American Bar Association (ABA) envisioned a special day for celebrating our legal system and it was further established by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. This annual day was created to strengthen our great heritage of liberty, justice, and equality under law.
Law Day Contests:
In celebration of Law Day, the Dallas Bar Association holds fun, educational contests for students within Dallas ISD to participate in each winter/spring. Classrooms are encouraged to dive into the theme and discover our great heritage of liberty, justice, and equality under law.
For 2012-2013, the Law Day theme is “Realizing the Dream: Equality for All." The theme will provide an opportunity to explore the movement for civil and human rights in America and the impact it has had in promoting the ideal of equality under the law. The year 2013 marks both the 150th anniversary of the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement when Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood in front of the Lincoln Memorial and called upon our nation to live up to the great promise, enshrined in its founding documents, of equality for all.
Click below for more information and the entry forms.
2012-2013 Photography Contest (Grades 6-12)
2013 Art Contest (Elementary)
Questions? Email Amy Smith
For more information about Law Day, click here.