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Law Librarian of Congress Jane Sánchez and American Bar Association President Patricia Lee Refo Discuss the Importance of the Rule of Law

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To celebrate Law Day, the late Law Librarian of Congress and Deputy Librarian for Library Collections and Services Jane Sánchez interviewed American Bar Association President Patricia Lee Refo. Law Day is a national day set aside to celebrate the rule of law and an opportunity to understand how law and the legal process protect liberty and promote justice. The theme for Law Day 2021 is “Advancing the Rule of Law Now,” and many of the interview questions reflect this theme, highlighting ways in which attorneys, librarians, and citizens can advance the rule of law in their community.

We hope you can join us for the Law Day panel discussion this afternoon at 3:30pm EDT, which will explore the rule of law from an international perspective. The panel will discuss how the United States contributes to global understandings of the rule of law, including through funding of rule of law projects, championing rule of law principles in international entities and settings, and cultivating an image as a rule of law country both at home and abroad.

You can listen to the previously-recorded interview with Patricia Lee Refo here:


  1. Jane Sanchez was an inspiring and tremendous role model and will forever be missed.

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