Law Day

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In 1958, President Dwight Eisenhower established the first Law Day to recognize the role of courts in the United States. In 1961, Congress passed a joint resolution designating May 1st as the official date of Law Day. 

Since 2002, the Tempe Municipal Court has celebrated Law Day every year by sending a City Judge and staff to various elementary schools throughout the City of Tempe to present an interactive program for 4th and 5th graders exploring a theme chosen by the American Bar Association.  The goal of the Judge and staff is to educate students on the law day theme and to teach them about the judicial process.  Each year the program includes an art competition that allows each student to draw, paint, sketch, or make a collage depicting the law day theme.  All entries are displayed at the Tempe History Museum and are judged to determine winners who are invited to attend a city council meeting to have their picture taken with the City of Tempe Mayor.  

Resources:

2018 Law Day Flyer PDF

2018 PowerPoint of Submitted Artwork

American Bar Association

Tempe History Museum

 

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