President Dwight D. Eisenhower established Law Day in 1958 as a day of national dedication to the principles of government under law. In 1961, Congress, by joint resolution, designated May 1 as the official date to celebrate Law Day.
How Does the Bar Foundation Celebrate Law Day?
The Nebraska State Bar Foundation and the Nebraska Supreme Court coordinate efforts to celebrate Law Day annually and to encourage educational activities to help students better understand the role of courts in our democracy. The Foundation and Court also partner with local bar associations to celebrate Law Day in communities statewide. Although May 1 is the official date for Law Day, celebrations may take place before or after that date.