Toward a More Perfect Union:

The Constitution in Times of Change

The Constitution is a dynamic document, as it not only outlines a blueprint for government, but also delegates power, articulates rights, and offers mechanisms for change. It is neither perfect, nor exhaustive, as our nation’s history makes clear. Legislation, court rulings, amendments, lawyers, and “we the people” have built upon those original words across generations to attempt to make the “more perfect Union” more real. That effort continues today, as contemporary leaders and everyday citizens raise their voices as loud as ever to fulfill the promise of the Constitution. Defining and refining those words of the Constitution might be our oldest national tradition, and how each of us works—together—toward a more perfect Union.

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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.

Planning, Programming, & Engagement

Resources for Your Use

Find all the resources you need to plan and publicize your Law Day, and encourage engagement with the theme. This is a centralized landing page for articles, conversation participation, lesson plans, logos, marketing materials, virtual backgrounds, and many more resources to plan a successful Law Day.

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Welcome to Law Day 2022

ABA President Reginald M. Turner

The Constitution is a dynamic document, as it not only outlines a blueprint for government, but also delegates power, articulates rights, and offers mechanisms for change.

Become a Law Day Partner

Are you or your organization planning a Law Day activity or observance? Or do you have resources to share? Become a Law Day partner and we will list your organization with a link to your activities and resources!

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Past Themes & Related Resources

View past Law Day themes back to 1969, as well as access past planning guides, Dialogues for students, and the presidential proclamations archive.

Law Day Activity Awards

About the Law Day Awards

This program lets outstanding state and local programs get the national recognition they deserve. Awards are given to programs that have found creative ways of reaching out to schools and the community, and have forged strong partnerships with other groups to deliver the message about the benefits of the rule of law.

2020 Law Day Award Recipients

A great deal of effort, hard work, and creativity goes into planning and implementing Law Day activities. Take a look at our 2020 Law Day Outstanding Activity Award winners to learn about how they planned activities around the theme.

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2019 Law Day Award Recipients

A great deal of effort, hard work, and creativity goes into planning and implementing Law Day activities. Take a look at our 2019 Law Day Outstanding Activity Award winners to learn about how they planned activities around the theme.

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