Rowan College at Burlington County to host ‘Law Day’ celebration on May 1

Law Day is an annual commemoration first held in 1957 to mark the nation’s commitment to the rule of law.

Professors, lawyers, community members and students at Rowan College at Burlington County’s are gearing up for the college’s Law Day Celebration set for May 1 at 12:30 p.m. in the college’s Student Success Center.

This event, presented by the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey (APALA-NJ) is free and open to the public.

According to officials, the Law Day Celebration will include a panel of speakers that include Trustee Emeritus and Adjunct Professor Barry Lefkowitz, speaking about how lobbying works and how students can get involved.

Officials say Shereen C. Chen, will be speaking about Immigration Law and how it affects students today.

RCBC Professor Kenneth Mariano will be speaking about the framework of the U.S. Constitution and Constitutional Development.

“This is a great event to show students and community members how the Constitution is relevant to us today,” said APALA-NJ co-chair, Chintan Desai.

APALA-NJ co-chair Diane Magram described the topics being discussed as items members of the public hear about every day, which can help students understand what they mean and how it can affect their generation.

“We are so happy to partner with Rowan College at Burlington County and look forward to an engaging conversation,” Magram said.

According to college officials, RCBC can also assist students interested in a career in Law & Justice with its 3+1 program, which offers majors in Liberal Studies (concentration in Law & Justice) or Criminal Justice (Law & Justice).

Officials describe Law Day as an annual commemoration first held in 1957 when American Bar Association President Charles Rhynes envisioned a special national day to mark the nation’s commitment to the rule of law.

The following year, President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued the first Law Day Proclamation. Law Day was made official in 1961 when Congress issued a joint resolution designating May 1 as the official date for celebrating Law Day.

This project is cosponsored by the New Jersey State Bar Foundation and made possible through funding from the IOLTA Fund of the Bar of New Jersey.

For additional information about the foundation’s other law-related activities, call 1–800-FREE-LAW or visit the foundation on the web at