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Law Day - May 1

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.”

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.”