Law Day

Law Day is held on May 1st every year

Law Day is held on May 1st every year to celebrate the role of law in our society and to cultivate a deeper understanding of the legal profession. Law Day is an observance and is not a federal public holiday in the United States. Schools, post offices, stores and other businesses and organizations are open as usual.

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Tameika Isaac Devine | Women Vision SC
Tameika Isaac Devine | Women Vision SC

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Tameika Isaac Devine was age 29 when she ran for office for the first time. She became the first African American female and the youngest person on the Columbia City Council. She recalls winning that...
Malissa Burnette | Women Vision SC
Malissa Burnette | Women Vision SC

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Malissa Burnette is an award-winning attorney and advocate for equal rights for all. She is co-founder of the Burnette Shutt & McDaniel law firm in Columbia. She waged a legal battle to change the...
Inez Tenenbaum  | Women Vision SC
Inez Tenenbaum | Women Vision SC

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Inez Tenenbaum entered law school in her 30s. She cashed out her state retirement to pay for her first year of law school. That was a turning point in her life, and she credits that move for later...
B. Michael's Progress, Part 2 - Education
B. Michael's Progress, Part 2 - Education

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Here at the St. Joseph School for the Deaf, students are not taught sign language. Expectations for students, including Michael during his time, are very high at St. Joseph’s, and instead are taught...
B. Michael's Progress, Part 1 - Introduction
B. Michael's Progress, Part 1 - Introduction

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Michael Tecklenburg is pursuing a career in law and politics. But what makes Michael Tecklenburg stand out is that he is pursuing his education at Columbia University Law School, and his career, while...
Discrimination in 20th Century
Discrimination in 20th Century

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: Explain the practice of discrimination and the passage of discriminatory laws in the United States and their impact on the rights of African Americans, including the Jim Crow laws and the ruling in...