Law Day 2015
New Magna Carta Site Launched!
The ABA Division for Public Education, with support from the Magna Carta Trust, has launched a new website, "Magna Carta: Icon of Liberty." The site, http://iconofliberty.com, tells the story of the significance of Magna Carta through images and multimedia components, including an interactive timeline.
To view the winning video, click here.
To read the ABA Journal article on the winning entry, click here.
Note: This competition was administered by the ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division to commemorate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. A separate Law Day Art Contest highlighting the 2015 Law Day theme ("Magna Carta: Symbol of Freedom"), sponsored by the ABA Young Lawyers Section, is accepting entries (including video submissions) until March 31. Click here for info on that contest.
Are you looking for ideas on how to implement the 2015 Law Day theme, "Magna Carta: symbol of Fredom Under Law?" Download our comprehensive 36-page guidebook specially written and designed with the needs of Law Day planners and organizers in mind.
Included inside are Magna Carta talking points, a timeline, programing ideas, lesson plans for elementary-, middle-, and high-school students, and much more. Download yours today!
Our Law Day Toolkit Is Available! Get Yours Today!
Teachers: Get a free packet full of handy materials to help you engage your students in Law Day 2015, "Magna Carta: Symbol of Freedom." Included are:
- The 2015 Law Day Planning Guide;
- The Magna Carta edition of Insights on Law & Society teachers' magazine;
- A list of 10 things teachers should know about Magna Carta;
- A guide for dialogues on Magna Carta;
- the Magna Carta 800 Traveling Exhibit brochure;
- An annotated Magna Carta resource list;
- a Pocket Guide to the U.S. Pocket Constitution;
- A list of Magna Carta-related essay, video, and art contests; and
- a Magna Carta-themed Law Day Poster.
To get your free packet, delivered to you in a handsome Magna Carta 800 folder, just click here and provide us with your mailing information. Happy Law Day!
In celebration of the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, the National Association of Women Judges Informed Voters Project has launched new materials for Law Day programs being held throughout the United States. The Law Day program is an interactive PowerPoint presentation that is designed to both educate our citizenry on the historical influence of Magna Carta on our judiciary and also educate voters on the importance of a fair and impartial judiciary and how to exercise an informed vote. Click here for more and to download the materials.