Law Day Lesson Plans

Law Day 2020

Since 1958, the U.S. President has annually recognized Law Day, and in 1961, Congress passed a joint resolution designating May 1 as the national day set aside to celebrate the rule of law. Below you will find resources for teaching and learning about the 2020 theme: “Your Vote, Your Voice, Our Democracy: The 19th Amendment at 100.” These resources are all designed with at-home-learning in mind.

In a new video, produced by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts for use in the distance-learning space, an unlikely connection is made between two rights activists from different eras. Suffragist Virginia Minor and Vietnam war protester Mary Beth Tinker were separated by 100 years, but their passions came together in the legal history of St. Louis, where they worked through the courts to seek social change. Both lost their appeals in St. Louis but went on to the Supreme Court of the United States.  Read more HERE, and watch the video below:

Law Day Video Activities

To learn more about the Law Day theme and the Centennial Celebration of the Nineteenth Amendment, see: