175th Anniversary Gala

Date: May 1, 2008
Time: 1pm - 3:00
Location: Northeast Hall and Pavilion, Thomas Jefferson Building

The Law Library of Congress will help celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Law Day with an examination of what "the Rule of Law" means to established and to emerging countries.  US Code, Title 36, Section 164 says: The first day of May of each year is hereby designated as Law Day, U.S.A. It is set aside as a special day of celebration by the American people in appreciation of their liber­ties and the reaffirmation of their loyalty to the United States of America; of their rededication to the ideals of equality and justice under law in their relations with each other as well as with other nations; and for the cultivation of that respect for law that is so vital to the democratic way of life.

Speaker:
The Honorable Lindsey Graham, United States Senator, South Carolina

Moderator:
The Honorable Harry T. Edwards, Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Panelists:
Rob Boone, Director, American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative
Rosa Brooks, Professor of Law, Georgetown Law School
Thomas Carothers, Vice President for Studies-International Politics and Governance, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
The Honorable Kurt L. Schmoke, Dean, Howard University School of Law

The program is free and open to the public, though seating is limited and advance reservations are required.  The discussion will be from 1pm - 2:30pm with a reception following.  To make a reservation, please contact Barbara Moore at bmoo@loc.gov or 202-707-9834.

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