PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
APRIL 18, 2002
recognition of Law Day, May 1st , the Louisiana Supreme Court
issued a resolution urging all
Louisiana state judges to dedicate the month of May 2002 to
reaching out to schools to provide students with an opportunity
to learn about the law, the role of a judge, and the court
system from members of the judiciary. A copy of the resolution
is available on the Court's web site at www.lasc.org
Law Day was established
in 1957 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to strengthen our
heritage of liberty, justice and equality under the law. Three
years later Congress designated May 1 st as the official date
for celebrating Law Day in the United States.
The resolution states in part that
"all judges have a unique ability to educate young people
about our legal system." On this 45 th anniversary of Law
Day, it further stresses the importance of Louisiana judges
engaging in "law-related education in the form of opening
their courtrooms to students or going into classrooms to teach"
as a means to highlight the occasion and to deepen respect
and understanding of the law.
Any teacher or principal
interested in coordinating a Law Day presentation with a judge
contact the Louisiana Supreme Court Community Relations Department
at (504) 599-0319.