West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals to Hear Cases at Wesleyan on October 23

Monday, October 15th, 2012

The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals will hear four cases at West Virginia Wesleyan College on October 23.  The hearings will begin at 10 a.m. in Culpepper Auditorium in the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts.  Limited seating is available for the general public.

The five Supreme Court justices hear cases of decisions decided in circuit court, including criminal convictions of appeal from magistrate court and appeals from administrative agencies.

“We are obviously honored and thrilled to host the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals on our campus,” said Wesleyan President Pamela Balch ’71.  “This is a tremendous opportunity for our students, alumni, and friends to see how the Supreme Court of Appeals functions.  Attendees will witness testimony and legal arguments on four very interesting cases.  We are grateful that Chief Justice Robin Davis ’78 selected Wesleyan as a venue for hearings this fall.”

The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals hear cases on college campuses across the state.  This is the Court’s first appearance at Wesleyan.

Information about the four cases can be found at

http://www.courtswv.gov/supreme-court/calendar/2012/dockets/oct-23-12ad.html

Attendees are asked to arrive and be seated by 9:45 a.m.