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Section Newsletter Articles on Law Day

Chair’s column By Hon. Ann B. Jorgensen Bench and Bar, May 2013 Judge Ann Jorgensen writes in honor of the 55th Anniversary of Law Day.
Four who believed in the Illinois Constitution By Ann Lousin Bench and Bar, May 2013 A look at four Illinois lawyers who have helped to shape and improve Illinois law, government, and our Constitution.
Law Day 2013: President Obama’s 2013 Proclamation Administrative Law, May 2013 In honor of Law Day on May 1, President Barack Obama issued a proclamation reflecting on America’s “long journey toward equality for all.”
Law Day 2012 – “No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom” By MIchele M. Jochner Bench and Bar, May 2012 The American Bar Association (ABA) chose this year's Law Day theme as a result of the disturbing findings contained in a 2011 report prepared by the group’s Task Force on the Preservation of the Justice System, which highlights the serious consequences of cutbacks in court funding and causing many state courts to decrease staff, increase fees and/or curtail operations. 
Chair’s column By Hon. Ann Breen-Greco Administrative Law, May 2011 Some background and history of Law Day.
Co-editor’s introduction to the May issue By J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, May 2011 A note from Co-Editor J.A. Sebastian.
Reflections on Law Day By William A. Price and Patti Gregory-Chang Administrative Law, May 2011 Two Section Council members recall what Law Day means to them.
Law Day: A perspective on our profession By Thomas J. Kasper Bench and Bar, March 2011 Law Day, recognized annually on May 1st, celebrates the liberties enjoyed by the people of the United States and calls for a rededication to the ideals of equality and justice under U.S. law.
Law Day: A perspective on our profession By Thomas J. Kasper Administrative Law, March 2011 Law Day, recognized annually on May 1st, celebrates the liberties enjoyed by the people of the United States and calls for a rededication to the ideals of equality and justice under U.S. law.
From the Magna Carta to Lincoln… words to guide us in the 21st Century By J.A. Sebastian Bench and Bar, July 2008 Lincoln’s words are one of seven quotations carved in concrete at the entrance to the Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale.
Law Day 2008 By Michael W. Raridon Child Law, May 2008 I do not remember there being a Law Day when I was a kid in the 60s.
A Law Day Program on the crisis in Darfur By Scott W. Gertz International and Immigration Law, March 2008 The images have been horrific. The United States government has labeled the atrocities committed by the Sudanese government genocide.