The Idaho Law Foundation joins the nation in celebrating Law Day each year in May. The Law Related Education Program will provide organization assistance to any school or community wishing to conduct Law Day activities or programs. For assistance, contact Carey Shoufler, Law Related Education Director.
Law Day is held on May 1st every year to celebrate the role of law in our society and to cultivate a deeper understanding for the legal profession. Law Day was established in 1958 by President Eisenhower and is centered on a different theme each year to spotlight important aspects of the law.
Law Day 2018
The Law Day theme for 2018 is Separation of Powers: Framework for Freedom. This theme provides the opportunity to explore how the three distinct and independent branches of the United States governments both interact with each other and serve as checks on the powers of the other branches. It also enables us to reflect on the role that "We the People" play to ensure that the United States Constitutional Democracy endures. For more information about separation of powers, visit the Library of Congress.
For more information about and resources for Law Day 2018, visit the American Bar Association.
Law Day Podcast Contest
In celebration of Law Day, the Idaho Law Foundation sponsors a podcast contest to encourage students in grades 9 to 12 to explore the Law Day theme by creating a podcast episode.
The top 3 finishers will be awarded cash prizes. Podcast submissions must meet the following parameters:
- The audio podcast is between 4 and 7 minutes in length
- The podcast can be created individually or in groups of 2 to 3
- The podcast is submitted as an MP3 file
- The podcast is based on a guiding question that will be available in November
- The podcast follows the criteria included in the 2018 Idaho Law Day Podcast Rubric
2017 Podcast Contest Results
Congratulations to the following students who placed in the top three of our first annual statewide podcast contest:
First Place: Rhone Grajcar, Capital High School, Boise
Second Place: Joey & David Fica, Century High School, Pocatello
Third Place: Chans Arce, Jack Rogers, and Kacie Fromhart, Capital High School, Boise
The podcasts are in MP3 format. You can listen to the entries by clicking the button below!