Constitution & Citizenship Day – Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Constitution and Citizenship Day is observed each year to commemorate the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787, and “recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens.”


Civil Rights Violations: Filing a Lawsuit

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Who can sue for civil rights violations? Learn how to determine if you have a civil rights claim, and where and how to file.

Orientación General y Taller de Asilo para los Inmigrantes que Enfrentan la Deportación

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Este taller ofrece información general sobre los procedimientos de deportación y la corte de inmigración.

Community Discussion: Citizenship and the Census

5:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Community stakeholders and County departments will discuss why U.S. citizenship matters, the 2020 census push for naturalization and ways to encourage community members to apply for citizenship.

Book Discussion: LALL Book Discussion Group Reads the Constitution!

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m

When was the last time you actually READ the Constitution? Read it and share what the Constitution means to you.


Frequently Asked Questions

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Law Day is a national holiday declared by the President each year to celebrate the Rule of Law – the fundamental principle that our government is a system of fair and accessible laws and no one, no matter how powerful, is above the law. LA Law Library has expanded that holiday into a series of Law Days held throughout the year when everyone is invited to learn about the Rule of Law and the many different ways the law works to ensure justice in our society and throughout the world. All events are free and open to the public:

Freedom of Information Day – March 19
On the birthday of James Madison, the father of the Constitution and an advocate for open government, we celebrate public access to government information and the public’s right to know.

Freedom of Speech Day – April 30
Our nation celebrates its commitment to the Rule of Law with a different theme each year, selected by the American Bar Association to highlight important individual rights and key features of our government and our institutions of justice.

Constitution and Citizenship Day – September 17
Constitution and Citizenship Day is observed each year to commemorate the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787, and “recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens.”

World Day of Social Justice – February 20
On this day, the United Nations and the world celebrate the principle that social justice can be achieved through peace, security and respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Each holiday is celebrated at with an entire day of FREE classes, workshops and events honoring the theme of the particular day.
Yes, all events in celebration of our Law Days are FREE to attend.
Yes! All events are open to any member of the public, even and especially if you aren’t a lawyer. (This is true of all of our events through the year, not just Law Days!)
Most classes require reservations but walk-ins will also be welcomed on a first-come, first-served basis dependent upon availability.
From the East: Take the I-10 W, continue on San Bernardino Fwy follow signs for US 101/Los Angeles, merge onto Hwy 101 N/US-101N, Take Spring Street exit, turn right onto N. Spring Street, turn right onto W. 1st St.

From the North/Pasadena: Head west toward I-210W, merge onto I-210 W, keep right to continue on CA-2 S, follow signs for Los Angeles, follow signs for Intersatte 5 S/Los Angeles and merge onto I-5 S, take the Pasadena Fwy exit toward California 110 S/Los Angeles, merge onto US-66 W, take the exit toward I-5 S, merge onto highway 101 S/US-101 S, take the Broadway exit, turn right onto North Broadway, turn right onto W 1st Street.

From the South: take the CA-55 N, take the exit onto I-5 N toward Santa Ana, continue onto Hwy 101 N/US-101 N, take the Spring Street exit, turn right onto N Spring Street, turn right onto W 1st Street.

From the West: take the Santa Monica Fwy I-10 E, take the exit on the left onto CA-110 N/State 110 N toward Pasadena, Take the 6th St/9th St exit towardDowntown/Convention Center/Figueroa St, Follow signs for 4th St and merge onto W 4th St, Turn left onto S Olive St, Turn right onto W 1st St.
Coming soon.
Yes! We are conveniently located one block east off the Red and Purple Metro lines at Civic Center Station. The area is also served by a number of Metro and other bus lines, as well as the DASH shuttle that operates throughout downtown.
Unfortunately, childcare is not available at these events.



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Thank you for your interest in LA Law Library's Law Days Celebration, which will be taking place throughout the year.

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