Law Day is observed every year on May 1st
. This year’s theme, Advancing the Rule of Law Now, reflects how we see this concept in our communities, and our society. Rule of Law is defined as “a durable system of laws, institutions, norms, and community commitment that delivers accountability, just laws, open government, and accessible justice.” Law Day provides an opportunity to understand how law and the legal process protect our liberty, strive to achieve justice, and contribute to the freedoms that all Americans share.”
At JTB, every day is Law Day. Our free law-related education programs help our scholars to understand the rule of law, the courts, and the judiciary. Our recent Alumni Program focused on learning one’s rights under the Constitution and how to exercise them. Through ConnectED, middle and high school students learn about the law via current events that span across issues such as Black Lives Matter; voting, immigrant, LGBTQ, and women’s rights; healthcare, and the environment. You can view last summer’s final projects on social justice movements here
. These projects demonstrate the knowledge gained and the impact JTB programs have had on our scholars.
Robert Kennedy said, “We know that law is the glue that holds civilization together. How can we effectively defend the Constitution, if we know so little about it.” To ensure that JTB can continue to provide programs that teach the Rule of Law to hundreds of students across the country each year, make your donation today. Help us reach our Law Day All Month in May campaign goal of $5,000!