The Law Day 2020 theme is "Your Vote, Your Voice, Our Democracy: The 19th Amendment at 100.
LAW DAY 2020
October 17, 2020
What is Law Day?
Law Day is held in May every year to celebrate the role of law in our society and to cultivate a deeper understanding of the legal profession. However this year due to COVID19 our face-to-face event will be held in October. We are offerning a series of online webinars in May. Learn more about the history of Law Day and past themes here.
In 2019-2020, the United States is commemorating the centennial of the transformative constitutional amendment that guaranteed the right of citizens to vote would not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of sex. American women fought for, and won, the vote through their voice and action. The women’s suffrage movement forever changed America, expanding representative democracy and inspiring other popular movements for constitutional change and reform. Yet, honest reflection on the suffrage movement reveals complexity and tensions over race and class that remain part of the ongoing story of the Nineteenth Amendment and its legacies.