The Judges of Dearborn’s 19th District Court recently joined local students to celebrate the 58th anniversary of Law Day, a national day set aside to celebrate the rule of law and provide an opportunity to recognize the important role of the courts.
Law Day was established in 1958 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to mark the nation’s commitment to the rule of law. In 1961, Congress issued a joint resolution designating May 1st as the official date for celebrating Law day. The 19th District Court is proud to join bar associations, courts, schools, and civic groups across the country in commemorating the event each year.
The theme of this year’s contest was – Miranda: More than Words. As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of one the best-known U.S. Supreme Court cases, Miranda v. Arizona, students were invited to submit an essay on why the Miranda Warning, the Fifth Amendment and the Sixth Amendment are important when someone is arrested.
The contest drew hundreds of entries from fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth graders at Dearborn’s public and private schools. Sixteen winning essays were selected: a first place, second place, third place winner and an honorable mention in each grade level.
Four Bryant students were recognized for their efforts: Danielle Harajli (6th grade/3rd place), Amal Sayed (7th grade/Honorable Mention), Sara Bazzi (8th grade/2nd place) and Sophia Palise (8th grade/Honorable Mention).
Congratulations to these students and all who submitted entries this year.