I had a great time helping out at Law Day as a member of the Maryland State Bar Association’s Public Awareness Committee. Here is more information on the day from the MSBA:
Approximately 140 Maryland students and teachers from around the state convened for a day of law-related education and plenary sessions at MSBA’s 2014 Law Day Conference, held May 1, 2014, at Sheppard Pratt Conference Center in Baltimore. The annual program is a joint presentation by the MSBA Public Awareness Committee and the Citizenship Law-Related Education Program (CLREP)
President Dwight D. Eisenhower formally established the first Law Day in 1958, a year after ABA President Charles S. Rhyne proposed instituting a special day for celebrating America’s unique commitment to the rule of law. In 1961, Congress officially designated May 1 as Law Day. On or about that date each year, bar associations around the country present Law Day programs to enhance public understanding of and appreciation for the rule of law. This year’s program focused on “American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters”.