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Toward a More Perfect Union: The Constitution in Times of Change.

The 2022 Law Day theme is “Toward a More Perfect Union: The Constitution in Times of Change.” Commemorated annually on May 1, Law Day is an opportunity to host or participate in discussions about law and its role in society. Resources are available for schools, state and local bar associations, civic organizations, and others to plan programs, lessons, and activities for a variety of public audiences, in-person and virtually.

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Advancing the Rule of Law Now

The rule of law is the bedrock of American rights and liberties—in times of calm and unrest alike. The 2021 Law Day theme—Advancing the Rule of Law, Now—reminds all of us that we the people share the responsibility to promote the rule of law, defend liberty, and pursue justice.

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Your Vote, Your Voice, Our Democracy: The 19th Amendment at 100.

The women’s suffrage movement forever changed America, expanding representative democracy and inspiring other popular movements for constitutional change and reform. Yet, honest reflection on the suffrage movement reveals complexity and tensions over race and class that remain part of the ongoing story of the Nineteenth Amendment and its legacies.

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List of Past Themes

Congress designated May 1 as the official date for celebrating Law Day. This program continues today and has grown to many countries around the globe. Click here to see themes that have been adapted in the past dating back to 1969.

Law Day 1968

1968 Law Day PSAs

These messages were recorded with celebrities of the time and distributed to radio stations across the United States in 1968. It was a special public announcement program to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Law Day.

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