Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Law Day at the Law Library of Congress

Credit: ABA
According to a press release, the Law Library of Congress will observe Law Day 2013 with the program  "The Movement in America for Civil and Human Rights."  This is in keeping with the American Bar Association's theme for observances of Law Day this year, "Realizing the Dream."  (See the ABA's logo at right.)

The Law Library explains that the program
will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, in the Mumford Room, located on the sixth floor of the Library’s James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C. The event is free and open to the public; tickets are not required.

Carrie Johnson, justice correspondent for National Public Radio, will moderate a panel discussion on the movement in America for civil and human rights and the impact it has had in promoting the ideal of equality under the law. . . .  Distinguished panelists will include Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel for the, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.; Jeffrey Rosen, professor of law at The George Washington University and legal affairs editor of The New Republic; Risa L. Goluboff, professor of law and history at the University of Virginia and scholar in residence at the John W. Kluge Center in the Library of Congress; and Kirk Rascoe, director of Opportunity, Inclusiveness and Compliance at the Library of Congress.