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    News Release April 2002: Students Celebrate Law Day with Dialogue on Freedom

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    org cpowers wisbar Christi Powers
    State Bar of Wisconsin
    (608) 250-6025
    org tgray wisbar wisbar tgray org

    Mr. Aaron Cohn
    History Dept. Chair
    Madison East High School
    (608) 204-1600


    Madison East students celebrate Law Day with State Bar President
    Students to engage in "Dialogue on Freedom" to promote better understanding of democratic values in the wake of September 11

    MADISON, April 29, 2002 - State Bar President Gerry Mowris is joining 60 students from Madison East High School for a "Dialogue on Freedom" on May 1 (Law Day). The Dialogue on Freedom - a new program conceived by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy - has students and lawyers coming together to focus on the democratic principles on which the United States is built.

    This is the first such dialogue in Madison and is part of a national series in which thousands of students and lawyers in 30 states are participating. The discussions will take place on Wednesday from 11:15 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. and from 1:40 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Madison East High School, under the direction of Aaron Cohn.

    "As lawyers, we have been trained to honor the rule of law, and we are uniquely prepared to advocate in support of our nation's core values," said Mowris. "The September 11 attacks challenged us to pass these values on to the next generation of Americans. By going into classrooms, we hope to offer students new insights into what America stands for as a democratic nation."

    Students will discuss such issues as: What values do free people around the world share? Does the American political system offer hope to people in less-developed countries, or does it threaten other ways of life?

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