The History of Law Day
In 1961, Congress passed a resolution designating May 1st of each year as Law Day. In most states,
Law Day activities occur sometime during the first week in May. The most frequent activity is to have an
attorney speak to a class. The American Bar Association develops lesson plans each year to be used by
visiting attorneys. Delaware also has materials on a variety of topics that are available for use.
The Supreme Court of Delaware, the Administrative Office of the Courts and members of Delaware’s Bar coordinate the program.
Law Week in the High Schools 2018
Delaware’s Law Day in the Schools Program is endorsed by the Supreme Court of Delaware and the Department of Education. Over the past several years, the Delaware Law Related Education Center (DELREC) has expanded Law Day from May 1 to May 1 – May 4, 2018.
The lesson plan for Law Day can be found here.
Older Lesson Plans
- Law Day 2014 Lesson Plan
- Separation of Powers
- Voir Dire
- What Makes a Good Judge?
- What is Judicial Independence?
- General Outline for Law Day Presentations
- Delaware State Court System Outline
- Bill of Rights Outline
- Bill of Rights Pop Quiz
- Constitutional Law Outline
- Constitutional Law Pop Quiz
- Democracy and Diversity Outline
- Democracy and Diversity Pop Quiz
- Jury Trials Outline
- Jury Trials Pop Quiz
- Environmental Law Outline
- Environmental Law Pop Quiz
- General Pop Quiz
- Family Law in Delaware
- Dialogue on Freedom
- Curfew Lesson
- Parker v. the University of Delaware
- “What was Abraham Lincoln’s Legacy to American Constitutionalism and Citizenship”
Additional plans may be found at the Law Day website.