From Sea to Shining Sea: Law Day Activities Around the Country

Volume 37, Number 4


Rachel Packer is an attorney in Northern New Jersey and co-chair of the ABA Section of Litigation, Ethics and Professionalism Committee, Diversity Subcommittee.

Each year, Law Day brings with it exciting new challenges and activities designed to educate students and the public about our country’s legal system through the chosen annual theme. Affiliates across the nation plan a wide range of programs and contests for students of all ages, as well as the public at large, and there are numerous resources available to Law Day coordinators to assist in the successful implementation of these programs. If you don’t know where to begin, one helpful starting point is the ABA Law Day Planning Guide (available at, which includes information on the theme “No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom,” steps to a “winning” Law Day, ideas for public programming and student activities, and a guide to promotion and publicity.

I contacted state and local bar associations from coast to coast to find out about activities in the pipeline for Law Day 2012, and all were eager to discuss what they have planned.

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