Judges from Monterey County Superior Court are partnering with the Monterey County Office of Education and Hartnell College to offer 300 high school students a unique learning experience to deepen their understanding of the law. Students will partake in a full day of learning about Due Process of Law and the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution.
To create learning opportunities for students to learn about Due Process and the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution.
11th and 12th Grade students enrolled in U.S. Government classes from Monterey County high schools and their teachers.
Teachers of US History, Government, or Economics who wish to register their class of juniors or seniors can so do here:
9:00 – 9:30 am
Buses Arrive and Registration Welcome
9:30 – 9:50 am
9:50 – 10:00 am
10:00 – 10:30 am
10:30 – 11:30 am
Speakers will discuss Due Process and the 14th Amendment to the Constitution
11:30 – 12:00 pm
|12:00 – 2:00 pm|
Lunch Provided (Steinbeck Hall)
In 1958, President Eisenhower proclaimed Law Day to honor the role of law in the creation of the United States of America. Three years later, Congress followed suit by passing a joint resolution establishing May 1 as Law Day.
The United State Code 36 U.S.C. § 113 reads in part:
Law Day, U.S.A., is a special day of celebration by the people of the United States—
(1) in appreciation of their liberties and the reaffirmation of their loyalty to the United States and of their rededication to the ideals of equality and justice under law in their relations with each other and with other countries; and
(2) for the cultivation of the respect for law that is so vital to the democratic way of life
As we approach the 150th anniversary of the Fourteenth Amendment, the theme explores how the Citizenship, Due Process and equal Protection clauses of this transformative amendment served as the cornerstone of landmark civil rights legislation, the foundation for court decisions protecting fundamental rights, and a source of inspiration for those who advocate for equal justice under law.