Elms College to Host Law Day May 2

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Area students will have the opportunity to meet and listen to local legal professionals.

“No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom,” underscores the importance of the courts and their role in ensuring access to justice for all Americans.

Who: Students from Holyoke Catholic High School and Holy Name School will have the opportunity to meet and listen to Chicopee District Court Presiding Justice Mary E. Hurley, Hampden County Superior Court Chief Court Officer Ken O’Connor and Chicopee District Court Assistant Chief Probation Officer Margaret Oglesby.

What: Annual Law Day

When: 9-11 a.m., Wednesday, May 2

Where: Alumnae Library Theatre

The 2012 Law Day theme, “No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom,” underscores the importance of the courts and their role in ensuring access to justice for all Americans. A panel discussion, made up of Hurley, O’Connor and Oglesby, will take place at 9:30 a.m. and will last approximately one hour. Following the discussion, students will be able to meet the honored guests as well as students from Elms College majoring in pre-law, paralegal studies, and criminal justice.

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 1 as the official date for celebrating Law Day, which is subsequently codified (U.S. Code, Title 36, Section 113). Every president since then has issued a Law Day proclamation on May 1 to celebrate the nation's commitment to the rule of law.

Elms College is a co-educational, Catholic college offering a liberal arts curriculum that gives students multiple perspectives on life. Founded in 1928 by the Sisters of St. Joseph, Elms College has a tradition of educating reflective, principled, and creative learners, who are rooted in faith, educated in mind, compassionate in heart, responsive to civic and social obligations, and capable of adjusting to change without compromising principle.

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