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Friday, April 30, 2010

Celebrate Law Day, May 1st

Law Day is a national day of celebration, created to recognize the role of law in American society and its contributions to our democratic way of life. The Joint Resolution that established Law Day (Pub. L. 87-20, 75 Stat. 43) was passed on April 7, 1961, and codified at 36 U.S.C. § 113. The full text of the law can be read here.

President Obama's proclamation in recognition of Law Day 2010 was issued just yesterday, and it can be read here.

The Library of Congress has created a bibliography of resources related to Law Day, including a list of Law Review articles and speeches written to commemorate the occasion.