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Law Day - May 17

Since 1958, the U.S. President has annually recognized Law Day, and in 1961, Congress passed a joint resolution designating May 1 as the national day set aside to celebrate the rule of law.

2016 Law Day - Miranda: More than Words. This year, we recognize the 50th anniversary of the Landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in Miranda v. Arizona.

  • Click HERE for curriculum materials and lesson plans for elementary, middle, and high school teachers.
  • Click HERE to visit the U.S. Courts national outreach page for additional resources on Miranda.
  • Learn more about the Law Day theme at the ABA's website - www.LawDay.org

2015 Outstanding Activity Award Recipient

We are pleased to announce that the American Bar Association has selected the Eagleton Courthouse and Judicial Learning Center as a 2015 award winner for “Best Student Program”!  Our Law Day activities included school outreach and a courthouse field trip for students which culminated in a mock evidentiary hearing.  The students were coached by attorneys and judges as they prepared to argue about the admissibility of evidence collected from a student cell phone without a warrant.

Please feel free to use the curriculum materials available HERE to continue exploring the 2015 theme – “Magna Carta: Symbol of Freedom Under Law.”

Information on all 2015 award recipients can be found on the ABA’s website by clicking HERE.

2014 Outstanding Activity Award Recipient

We are pleased to announce that the American Bar Association has selected the Eagleton Courthouse and Judicial Learning Center as a 2014 award winner!  Our Law Day activities included extensive school outreach, a traveling exhibition, a courthouse field trip for students, and a public lecture featuring several historical figures.

Please feel free to use the curriculum materials available HERE to continue exploring the 2014 theme – “Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters.”