By Russell Rawlings

When the 60th anniversary of Law Day was observed last month, Travis Ramsey took it upon himself to do something special.

Ramsey is not a member of the Young Lawyers Division, which annually organizes these festivities, or the North Carolina Bar Association. Nor is he a member of the N.C. Bar Center staff.

Ramsey is a senior in high school – for a few more days – and a member of the Green Hope High School Chamber Orchestra, which annually performs at Law Day. In advance of this year’s performance, he composed special music under the title of Nos Lege Unimur.

“We are United by Law,” Ramsey declares. “I worked on it over the course of a few days – about 10 hours of elapsed time.”

The orchestra reprised its performance of the piece for this article; listen here.

Ramsey describes his taste in music as “old school,” as in music from the early 2000s. He favors instrumentals and is proficient in violin and piano, and plans to minor in music at N.C. State University.

His major will be material science.

“I want to create something that has not been created,” Ramsey said. “I want to create something useful, something affordable.”

Keep your eye on this young man; Nos Lege Unimur is not the last we’re going to hear from him.