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Law Week 2019

Law Week 2019 events are made possible by the generous funding of the Beverly C. Moore Justice Fund of the North Carolina Bar Foundation Endowment in cooperation with the Young Lawyers Division of the North Carolina Bar Association.

Law Day was inspired by Charles S. Rhyne, president of the American Bar Association in 1957-58 who practiced law in Washington, D.C. In deference to the Cold War and the Soviet Union’s commemoration of May Day, Rhyne drafted the founding Law Day resolution and personally delivered it to President Dwight D. Eisenhower who proclaimed May 1, 1958, as the first Law Day.

Every year since, the President has officially proclaimed May 1 as Law Day throughout the United States. The North Carolina Bar Association and its Young Lawyers Division, through formal proclamation by the Governor of North Carolina, celebrate Law Day on the first Friday in May.  

The NCBA’s observance of Law Day is scheduled Friday, May 3, 2019.

Liberty Bell

  • Nominations are now open for the 2019 Liberty Bell Award.  Nomination forms are due by Friday, March 22, 2019. 

Regional Moot Court Competition - Grades 9-12

Poster Contest - Grades 3-5

Essay Contest - Grades 6-8 & 9-12


The McIntyre Youth Leadership Initiative is a program implemented with a primary purpose of encouraging students to embrace and practice the principles of good citizenship.  It provides students with a unique opportunity to identify a problem in their community, research potential solutions, and make recommendations.  Student participants will prepare a 3-4 minute persuasive speech to inspire and challenge others to participate in the solution of the identified problem.  

If questions, contact Andrea Bradford, NCBA Communities Manager, or 919.657.1562