Law Day is a national day to celebrate the rule of law and its contributions to the freedoms Americans enjoy. Law Day had its origin in 1957 when American Bar Association (ABA) President Charles S. Rhyne envisioned a special day for celebrating our legal system.
In honor of this day, members of the Robeson County Bar Association scheduled visits with all 7 of the Tribe's Boys & Girls Clubs. They talked with students about careers, careers in law, and offered advice to those with questions. Law Day is a national event that allows attorneys to give back to their communities.
The theme of this year's Law Day centered around the 14th Amendment.
"The 14th Amendment: Transforming American Democracy
The 2017 theme provides the opportunity to explore the many ways that the Fourteenth Amendment has reshaped American law and society. Through its Citizenship, Due Process and Equal Protection clauses, this transformative amendment advanced the rights of all Americans. It also played a pivotal role in extending the reach of the Bill of Rights to the states. Ratified during Reconstruction a century and a half ago, the Fourteenth Amendment serves as the cornerstone of landmark civil rights legislation, the foundation for numerous federal court decisions protecting fundamental rights, and a source of inspiration for all those who advocate for equal justice under law."