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Law Day Aims To Educate Youth About The American Jury

February 18, 2005

Charleston, W.Va. - The West Virginia Department of Education will celebrate Law Day with the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals on Monday, May 2 at the State Capitol.  

As part of the Law Day event, the Supreme Court will sponsor the Fourth Annual West Virginia Student Photography Competition. Students from across West Virginia are encouraged to take part in the statewide competition with “The American Jury in West Virginia” being this year’s subject. Through their lenses, student photographers can gain a better insight into the jury system and the decisions it is entrusted to make in American law and society.  

The five Supreme Court justices will select the winning photographs. Entry deadline for the photography contest is March 18. Applications may be downloaded at www.state.wv.us/wvsca/lawday/covercss.htm.  

Among other festivities on the agenda will be the Liberty Bell Award, which will be presented in a ceremony honoring a person recognized for promoting a better understanding of the rule of the law, encouraging greater respect for the law and the courts and stimulating a sense of civic duty and contributing to good government. Nomination are encouraged and names should be submitted to The WV Supreme Court of Appeals, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston, WV, 25305, Attn: Special Projects Counsel. The deadline for submission is March 1, 2005  

This year, the Supreme Court will expand its Law Day celebration by presenting a program at the state’s Social Studies Fair on April 22 at the Charleston Civic Center for the students, teachers and parents attending the Fair.  

For more information about Law Day and its activities, visit http://www.state.wv.us/wvsca/lawday/covercss.htm.

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