Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)


What is Law Day?

Established by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Law Day is a national day set aside to celebrate the rule of law. Law Day events are conducted each May 1 across the country to help youth and adults understand how law keeps us free and how our legal system strives to achieve justice. Every year since 1958 the president of the United States has issued a Law Day proclamation recognizing the importance of this day. Celebrations on this special day and throughout the entire week underscore how law and the legal process contribute to the freedoms that all Americans share.

What is the theme this year?

Every year a new theme is chosen to spotlight a particular aspect of the rule of law or legal process and how it affects our daily lives. This year, the national theme of Law Week, is: Miranda: More than words.

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, how these rights are safeguarded by the courts, and why the preservation of these principles is essential to our liberty.

How is Law Day Celebrated

Each year, the American Bar Association coordinates the theme and message for Law Day and makes resources available to local schools, courts, libraries, community organizations, and educators interested in hosting their own event. In 2012, Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, initiated an annual celebration in Sacramento where members of the state Judicial Council, and other court leaders commemorate Law Day and celebrate the nation's commitment to the rule of law. Other organizations host educational events, lectures, panel discussion, writing contests, etc. Many law libraries host ”Lawyer in the Library“ events where patrons can receive free legal advice from volunteer lawyers.

How do I get to the LA Law Library?

Please click the map above for directions

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.

Do I have to pay for parking?

Yes, however there a number of convenient parking options available near the LA Law Library. For more information on parking options available, please visit: Parkopedia.

Can I take public transportation?

Yes! We are conveniently located one block east of “Civic Center” Red-Line Station!

Are the events free?

Yes, all events during Law Week are free to attend.

Are the events open to the public?

Yes, all events are opened to the public.

Can I get MCLE credit for attending?

Yes, there are several classes that offer MCLE credit. To see the MCLE classes, please click here.

Is childcare available?

Unfortunately, childcare is not available at these events.

Do I need to make a reservation to attend?

Most classes require reservations but walk-ins will also be welcomed on a first-come, first-served basis dependent upon availability.