In 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower established May 1st as Law Day
– a national dedication to the principles and practice of law and
justice. Law Day affords an opportunity to better understand the U.S.
system of government and to focus attention on the underlying legal
principles from which it was created.
This year the theme is, “Liberty under Law: Separate Branches, Balanced Power.”
In support of this year’s Law Day, attorneys and members of the 21st
Theater Support Command, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate visited
Kaiserslautern American Middle School and Kaiserslautern American High
The Office of the Staff Judge Advocate also sponsored a Law Day essay
contest at the high school level and a poster contest at the middle
school level. In the essay contest, Kaela Conyers took first
place, Samantha Hill took second and Quantina Derisma finished third.
The essay contest winners were honored at the annual Law Day luncheon
on May 4 at which the Deputy Commanding General, Brig. Gen. Phillip J.
Thorpe was a guest speaker along with Dr. Stefanie Lejeune,
Undersecretary in the Ministry of Justice for Rheinland Pfalz.
In the poster contest Alyssa Howard won first place, Katrina Jostrab
was second and Arielle Rosa took third. Honorable mention went to Ruben
Moreno and Ellayne Anschulz, both of Sembach Middle School.