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Law Day 2017
April 29, 2017 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

The Law Clerks society will be celebrating Law Day again with the Supreme Judicial Court.  This is a wonderful opportunity to give back to the Court and share your passion for justice with younger people.

This year the Law Day Theme is: The 14th Amendment: Transforming American Democracy.
The 2017 theme provides the opportunity to explore the many ways that the Fourteenth Amendment has reshaped American law and society. Through its Citizenship, Due Process and Equal Protection clauses, this transformative amendment advanced the rights of all Americans. It also played a pivotal role in extending the reach of the Bill of Rights to the states. Ratified during Reconstruction a century and a half ago, the Fourteenth Amendment serves as the cornerstone of landmark civil rights legislation, the foundation for numerous federal court decisions protecting fundamental rights, and a source of inspiration for all those who advocate for equal justice under law.

Theatre Espresso will start off the celebration with a performance of the Nine Who Dared. Volunteers from the Society then will lead about a hundred local high school students in discussions of the Law Day theme, and the performance. This is a wonderful opportunity to give back to the Court, and to share your passion for justice with younger people.