Law Day 2016



In 2016, the nation marks the 50th anniversary of perhaps the nation’s best-known U.S. Supreme Court case, Miranda v. Arizona. The Miranda Warning has become ingrained in law enforcement and has permeated popular consciousness through countless recitations in films and television shows. Yet Miranda is only part of the story when it comes to the procedures for ensuring justice. The 2016 Law Day theme — Miranda: More than Words — will explore the procedural protections afforded to all of us by the U.S. Constitution, how these rights are safeguarded by the courts, and why the preservation of these principles is essential to our liberty.




WHAT IS LAW DAY?

Law Day is held on May 1st every year to celebrate the role of law in our society and to cultivate a deeper understanding of the legal profession. Learn more about the history of Law Day and past themes here.


MIRANDA v. ARIZONA

Click here to learn more about the U.S. Supreme Court landmark case pertaining to the 2016 theme -- Miranda v. Arizona -- that led to the Miranda Warning.


SIGN UP FOR LAW DAY UPDATES

Click here to sign up for updates and announcements as we gear up for the 2016 Law Day theme. Be the first to know when Law Day planning guides, teaching resources, products, and other useful items become available.


LAW DAY PRODUCTS

Law Day products from past themes are still available in the ABA Webstore. Sign up for updates or check back to this website to find out when the 2016 theme products are available.


LOOKING FOR PAST LAW DAY THEMES?

Magna Carta

You can still explore the 2015 Law Day theme — Magna Carta: Symbol of Freedom Under Law — by visiting the 2015 Law Day website. An archive of all past themes is also available here.

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CONTACT

 

For inquiries about Law Day or if you wish to report a Law Day event or activity, please contact:

 

Chandra Fitzpatrick
312.988.5720
chandra.fitzpatrick@americanbar.org
Outreach Manager, Division for Public Education

 

For inquiries about Law Day products and merchandise, please contact:

 

Robin Washington
312-988-5773
robin.washington@americanbar.org
Business Manager, Division for Public Education

 

For inquiries about the Law Day website, please contact:

 

Sara Al-Farhan
312.988.5726
sara.alfarhan@americanbar.org
Digital Content Manager, Division for Public Education