A Lawyer & Judge in Every School – May 7, 2021

This event pairs attorneys and judges with classrooms throughout the state to discuss concepts of law, rights and responsibilities of citizenship, and additional legal issues consistent with student interest and the course curriculum. For Law Day 2021, the NHBA LRE program encourages attorney presenters to bring one of the following topics, or a topic of your choice, to classrooms across the state.

Advancing the Rule of Law Now

The rule of law is the bedrock of American rights and liberties—in times of calm and unrest alike. The 2021 Law Day theme—Advancing the Rule of Law, Now—reminds all of us that we the people share the responsibility to promote the rule of law, defend liberty, and pursue justice.

Expanding the Rule of Law 

Socratic Seminar: Rule of Law and  Public Health 

Rule of Law Subthemes

What is the Rule of Law

Call for Law Day Video Reflections

The ABA invites you to submit a brief recording—30 seconds, for example—sharing your thoughts about the 2021 Law Day theme, “Advancing the Rule of Law Now.” What does “rule of law” mean to you? What does it mean to “advance the rule of law now?” What does law do for you, your community, our society? Join a national conversation. Recordings may be featured on social media or at www.lawday.org.

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ABA Civic Literacy Survey – The Findings

According to a new national poll conducted by the American Bar Association, less than half of the U.S. public knows that John Roberts is chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, while almost one-quarter think it is Ruth Bader Ginsburg and 16 percent believe it is Clarence Thomas.

The nationally representative poll of 1,000 members of the American public found troubling gaps in their knowledge of American history and government, as well as constitutional rights. One in 10 think the Declaration of Independence freed slaves in the Confederate states and almost 1 in 5 believe the first 10 amendments of the U.S. Constitution are called the Declaration of Independence instead of the Bill of Rights.”