MCOE to Host Monterey County Law Day

"Miranda...More than Words" Theme for May 2nd Event. 

Monterey County Office of Education

Leadership, Support and Service to Prepare All Students for Success

Dr. Deneen Guss, County Superintendent of Schools

MCOE to Host Monterey County Law Day

MCOE to Host Monterey County Law Day

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016

Contact: Jessica Hull / Communications and Public Relations Officer  831.784.4245 (o), 209.679.4858 (c)


Salinas, Calif. – Judges from Monterey County Superior Court are partnering with the Monterey County Office of Education and Hartnell College to offer 300 high school seniors a unique learning experience to deepen their understanding of the law. Monterey County Law Day will be held on Monday, May 2, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Hartnell College. Students will partake in a full day of learning about Miranda Rights, and the 4th, 5th and 6th Amendments to the United States Constitution.

Agenda – May 2, 2016 at Hartnell College’s Western Stage

  • 9:30 – 10:00 a.m.: Gallery Walk
  • 10:00 – 10:30 a.m.: Keynote Speaker - Justice Ming W. Chin, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of California
  • 10:30 – 12:00 p.m.: Speakers (Prosecutor, Defense Attorney, Police Chief, Judge) will discuss Miranda Rights and the 4th, 5th, and 6th Amendments to the Constitution
  • 12:00 – 12:45 p.m.: Art Contest - Top 3 students present their artwork and top 3 students read their essays
  • 12:45 – 1:00 p.m.: Presentation of wining prizes for Essay/Art Contest
  • 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.: Lunch (Steinbeck Hall)/College and university resource fair

Law Day Theme: Miranda…More than Words

Every year the American Bar Association designates a Law Day theme to highlight an important issue relating to the law or legal system. In 2016, the nation marks the 50th anniversary of perhaps the nation’s best-known U.S. Supreme Court case, Miranda v. Arizona. The Miranda Warning has become ingrained in law enforcement and has permeated popular consciousness through countless recitations in films and television shows. Yet Miranda is only part of the story when it comes to the procedures for ensuring justice. The 2016 Law Day theme —Miranda…More than Words— will explore the procedural protections afforded to all of us by the U.S. Constitution. In addition, participants will learn about the 4th, 5th, and 6th Amendments to the United States Constitution, how these rights are safeguarded by the courts, and why the preservation of these principles is essential to our liberty.

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