Law Day 2015


Law Day 2015

Magna Carta: Symbol of Freedom Under Law

Perhaps more than any other document in human history, Magna Carta has come to embody a simple but enduring truth: No one, no matter how powerful, is above the law. In the eight centuries that have elapsed since Magna Carta was sealed in 1215, it has taken root as an international symbol of the rule of law and as an inspiration for many basic rights Americans hold dear today, including due process, habeas corpus, trial by jury, and the right to travel. As we mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, join us on Law Day, May 1, 2015, to commemorate this “Great Charter of Liberties,” and rededicate ourselves to advancing the principle of rule of law here and abroad.

Magna Carta Video Competition

The American Barr Association invites high school students and youth groups to participate in a video contest celebrating Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary. Click here for details.

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