Law Day 2017 Dialogue
The ABA Dialogue program provides lawyers, judges and teachers with the resources they need to engage students and community members in discussion of fundamental American legal principles and civic traditions.
The 2017 Law Day Dialogue is composed of three parts:
Part I - Equal Protection and Civil Rights: In this portion of the Dialogue, participants discuss the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, and consider how Congress, through federal legislation, has worked to help realize its constitutional promise.
Part 2 - Incorporating the Bill of Rights examines the concept of incorporation. Using a case study of Gitlow v. New York (1925), this section will provide a guide to how courts have applied the Bill of Rights, selectively, to the states using the Fourteenth Amendment. This discussion assumes participants have familiarity with the Fourteenth Amendment and its text.
Part 3 - Ensuring Equality and Liberty explores how the Fourteenth Amendment has been interpreted by courts to protect fundamental freedoms, including individuals’ right to marry. Participants will also consider the relationship between equality and liberty under the Fourteenth Amendment and within a democratic society
Equal Protection and Civil Rights
Incorporating the Bill of Rights
Ensuring Equality and Liberty