Law Day 2017 Event Calendar


Birmingham School of Law Chapter of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA)

When: April 28 between 8a.m.-11a.m.

Where: Jefferson Country Courthouse, Birmingham, Alabama

Since 2009, the members of the Black Law Students Association of Birmingham School of Law have hosted a mock trial event in a Jefferson County courtroom featuring middle school students in commemoration of Law Day. This year’s Law Day mock trial event will be held on April 28, 2017. Click here to learn more.


Centennial JAS Youth Court

When: Thursday, May 11 at 8:00 a.m.

Where: Centennial High School, 2606 N. Central Ave., Compton

City Heights Law Day

When: Saturday, April 29 at 9:30 a.m.

Where: San Diego Public Library City Heights/Weingart, 3795 Fairmont Avenue, City Heights, CA, 92105

Join City Heights Law for free presentations and consultations with attorneys concerning immigration, family, criminal, and landlord/tenant laws and much more. The opening ceremony starts at 9:30 a.m. at City Heights Weingart Public Library. Click here for more information.

Concord Law School Live Online Discussion Panel

When: Monday, May 1 at 12p.m. PT

Concord Law School will be hosting a live online discussion panel on the 14th Amendment’s incorporation of the 2nd Amendment (the right to bear arms) to the states, as well as featuring faculty, student, and alumni articles related to the 14th Amendment.


Chicago Bar Association’s Law Week

When: May 1-5

The Chicago Bar’s Young Lawyers Section will be hosting events choosing on how the 14th Amendment extends to protect and shape the right of children. View the CBA’s full calendar of Law Week events here.


New Orleans Bar Association Celebration

When: Tuesday, May 2 between 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Where: United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana; Courtroom C-467

Join the New Orleans Bar Association for presentations on the 14th Amendment, a tour of the courthouse and a presentation of the Liberty Bell Award. Click here to view the full itinerary.

New York

New York Public Library: Law Day 2017 Workshop on Voting Rights

When: Monday, May 1 between 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Where: Mulberry Street Library, 10 Jersey Street, New York, NY, 10012

This year, The New York Public Library will host a series of conversations, activities, and workshops around the 2017 theme: The Fourteenth Amendment: Transforming American Democracy.

Please join us at the Mulberry Street Library for an interactive workshop on the right to vote. This hour-long workshop, facilitated by an artist and lawyer team, will teach the basics of our nation’s path toward universal suffrage, as well as covering current controversies surrounding voting rights. During the second half of the workshop, participants are encouraged to lend their voices to the conversation by creating an original cartoon, meme, song, poem, or social media post that creatively expresses the meaning and importance to them of voting. Click here to view additional details.


Delaware County Bar Association Celebration

When: Friday, April 28 – Beginning at 10 a.m.

Where: 201 W. Front Street Courtroom, Media, PA  19063

All members of the Delaware County Bar Association are cordially invited to attend the annual Law Day ceremonies in Media and Chester on April 28th. Join your colleagues in celebrating the Constitution. The Media Courthouse ceremony includes the presentation of the Themis, Alexander A. DiSanti Liberty Bell, and Elizabeth C. Price Awards. There will also be musical selections by the Strath Haven Silvertones. Click here for more details.

Washington D.C.

The ABA Presents: “A Law Day Conversation with the D.C. Courts,” 

When: Monday, May 1 between  12:30–2 p.m.

Where: Ceremonial Courtroom, Historic Courthouse, 430 E Street, NW, Washington, D.C., 20001

“A Law Day Conversation with the D.C. Courts,” — A live question-and-answer session on this year’s Law Day theme, “The 14th Amendment – Transforming American Democracy.”

To watch live via video stream, go to:

The general public may submit questions in advance to or via Twitter @DC_Courts with #LawDayQA


  • Linda A. Klein, president, American Bar Association
  • Chief Judge Anna Blackburn-Rigsby, D.C. Court of Appeals; 
  • Chief Judge Robert E. Morin, D.C. Superior Court; and 
  • Annamaria Steward, president, D.C. Bar.

The ABA Presents: The Leon Jaworski Public Program

When: Monday, May 1 beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Where: Jones Day – 300 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington, D.C., 20001

The Leon Jaworski Public Program — Panelists will discuss the role of the 14th Amendment in transforming American democracy. This event is sponsored by the ABA Division for Public Education and is open to the public. ABA President Linda A. Klein will preside.         

Moderator: Jeffrey Rosen, president and chief executive officer of the National Constitution Center and professor at George Washington University Law School.


  • Laura Edwards, history professor, Duke University and Fellows Research Chair for the American Bar Foundation; 
  • Roger L. Gregory, chief judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; 
  • Daniel R. Ortiz, law professor and director, Supreme Court Litigation Clinic at University of Virginia School of Law; and 
  • Michael Tigar, professor emeritus, American University Washington College of Law and Duke Law School.

The ABA Presents: “Dialogue on the 14th Amendment” 

When: Tuesday, May 2 between 9-10:30 a.m.

Where: The United States Navy Memorial Naval Heritage Center auditorium, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20004

“Dialogue on the 14th Amendment” — Nearly 150 high school students from around the nation will discuss the central role the 14th Amendment has played in maintaining the rights of all citizens. Discussion topics include: equal protection, incorporation, equality and liberty, as well as the current challenges facing the amendment and the actions that are needed to give more meaning to it.

Students will tweet live from the program by using the National Law Day 2017 events hashtag, #ABALawDay.

This event is sponsored by the ABA Division for Public Education in partnership with the Close Up Foundation, a nonprofit organization that educates and inspires young people to become informed and engaged citizens. Participants also will post photos on Instagram, using hashtag #ABALawDay

Featured speakers:

  • ABA President Linda Klein, 
  • Standing Committee on Silver Gavel Awards member Aggie Alvez; and
  • ABA Standing Committee on Public Education Chair Harry Johnson.