May 11, 2012 – The Library of Congress recently recognized Law Day 2012 with a special event. On May 1, the Law Library of Congress sponsored a discussion with actor Richard Dreyfuss on the Dreyfuss Initiative, a nonprofit organization that aims to revitalize civics education in public schools.
For the past seven years, Dreyfuss has traveled the nation advocating for the teaching of civics and the restoration of civil debate in America. In 2010, he founded his nonprofit, The Dreyfuss Initiative. The mission of the organization is to educate the next generation about America’s system of government and how to participate.
Law Day is a national day to celebrate the rule of law and its contributions to the freedoms that Americans enjoy. In 1957, the American Bar Association instituted Law Day to draw attention to both the principles and practices of law and justice. President Dwight D. Eisenhower established Law Day with a proclamation in 1958. This year’s national theme was "No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom."
Additional information is available on the Library’s website.
[Posted by: Erin Mosley]