President Obama followed a tradition established by President Eisenhower by proclaiming May 1, 2011: Law Day. In 1961, Congress officially designated May 1 as Law Day. Each year, the American Bar Association selects a theme for the Law Day celebration. This year’s theme was The Legacy of John Adams: from Boston to Guantanamo.
For more information about Law Day, please see the Law Library of Congress Law Day page.