New Orleans, LA – The Louisiana Supreme Court has issued a Resolution commemorating Law Day 2022, in recognition of the 64th annual celebration of Law Day. The Resolution reads in part “all judges have a unique ability to educate young people about our legal system and respect for the law.” It encourages Louisiana state court judges to dedicate the month of May to spending time either visiting with students in schools or in their courtrooms teaching students about the legal system, utilizing the Law Day 2022 theme: Toward a More Perfect Union: The Constitution in Times of Change.
During the month of May, the Louisiana Supreme Court will host several Law Day activities, including tours of the Chief Justice Pascal F. Calogero, Jr. Courthouse, and visits to the Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson Supreme Court Museum and the Law Library of Louisiana. Additionally, the Law Library of Louisiana will have a Law Day exhibit on display, which will be
available to the public throughout the month of May at the Courthouse.
Chief Justice John L. Weimer, the Justices of the Louisiana Supreme Court, and a host of state court judges have been heavily involved in the ongoing initiative, “Judges in the Classroom/Students in the Courtroom.” Chief Justice Weimer considers Law Day a chance to expand this initiative and increase students’ exposure to civics. “We are pleased with the involvement we have seen from judges visiting schools throughout the state to share civics instruction,” expressed Chief Justice Weimer. “Law Day provides for us another welcomed chance to invite students to our courtrooms to observe real-life cases, take part in mock trials, or to simply converse about the day in the life of a judge; an opportunity most would only witness on television. I encourage all state judges to embrace the opportunity offered by Law Day to reach out to your local students.”
Law Day was established in 1958 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to strengthen our heritage of liberty, justice, and equality under the law.
In 1961, Congress issued a joint resolution designating May 1 as the official date for celebrating Law Day. Every president since then has issued a Law Day proclamation on May 1 to celebrate the nation’s commitment to the rule of law.
Teachers or principals interested in coordinating a Law Day presentation with a local judge or a Louisiana Supreme Court tour are asked to please contact the Louisiana Supreme Court Community Relations Department at 504.310.2588 or email at email@example.com. For more information visit lasc.org or contact Louisiana Supreme Court Public Information Specialist/Coordinator Trina S. Vincent at firstname.lastname@example.org or (504) 310-2590.