Celebrate the rule of law today on Law Day U.S.A. The American Bar Association’s theme for 2013 is “Realizing the Dream: Equality for All.” This year’s theme honors the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. The ABA will “explore the movement for civil and human rights in America and the impact it has had in promoting the ideal of equality under the law.”
View a message from Laurel Bellows, President of the ABA, and find other resources for discussion and reflection.
President Eisenhower first proclaimed Law Day in 1958. Every President since then has proclaimed May 1 as Law Day. Visit the Law Library of Congress’ “Law Day: A Research Guide” for more information about the history of Law Day U.S.A.