Law Day - May 1
Wed, May 1, 2024

Law Day

Law Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to the law. It is designed to show the citizens of the United States the supremacy of law and to encourage everyone to follow it strictly. After all, it is the law that allows the government to administer at the state level as efficiently as possible, and people can be sure that their interests will be protected. It is celebrated on May 1.


Historians claim that the appearance of Law Day is associated with the name of President J.D. Eisenhower, who proposed to celebrate this day on May 1 in 1958. The idea was suggested to him by legal advisor C.S. Rhyne, who worked directly with Eisenhower.

The introduction of the holiday was a way to consolidate state power in the country at a time when communist attitudes were growing there. The law became an abolitionist regulator of the internal order of the country. Effective government policy avoided a coup d’état and numerous protests, showing the strength of U.S. power and the unity of the American people.

Interesting facts

  • The celebration of Law Day was authorized by Public Law 87-20 of April 7, 1961.
  • Today, the day is actively supported by various associations of lawyers and legal professionals, and aims to help students find employment and learn more about their profession.

How to celebrate

Congratulate lawyers and other legal professionals you know on Law Day. Attend a law course or something similar. You can participate in various seminars, lectures, and conferences. Become more knowledgeable about the law.

Spread the word about the holiday on social media. Let more people know about it.

When is Law Day celebrated in 2024?

Law Day is observed on May 1 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Wednesday May 1 2024
Thursday May 1 2025