Law Day to Commemorate Historic Education Court Decision

March 04, 2004

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia Board of Education and the West Virginia Department of Education invite the education community to celebrate Law Day with the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals on Friday, April 30 at the State Capitol in Charleston. This year’s theme, To Win Equality By Law: Brown v. Board of Education at 50, commemorates the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka.  

This year’s activities will include tours of the Supreme Court, information booths set up by various state agencies and legal organizations, and various educational and entertainment presentations  

Also as part of this year’s festivities, Chief Justice Elliott E. Maynard encourages West Virginia’s students to participate in a statewide photograph competition. Photographs should depict this year’s theme and may be from any type of camera - 35 mm, Polaroid or digital (no digital files, please).  

The West Virginia Supreme Court justices will select the winning photographs based on expressiveness and originality, creativity, quality of composition, and technical components.  

The contest is open to all students attending public and private schools and all entries should be postmarked no later than March 31, 2004. The winners will be announced on Law Day, April 30, at the State Capitol.  

Contestants should submit their photograph with a completed form, along with any necessary release forms to: Images of Freedom Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia Building 1, Room E-100 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East Charleston, WV 25305  

For more information about Law Day or to receive an entry form for the photography contest, please contact Julie C. Palas, Special Projects, West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, at (304) 558-0145, or by email to

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