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WVa justices hearing cases virtually for law school students

March 18, 2021 GMT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Supreme Court won’t be making its annual trip to the West Virginia University College of Law in Morgantown this year as a result of COVID-19, but the special docket of cases will be heard virtually.

The school and the court have made arrangements to allow students and the public to watch the arguments online, Chief Justice Evan Jenkins said in a news release.

“We will miss being on campus next week and the opportunity to meet in person with the students, but the Justices are committed to continuing our outreach efforts even in a COVID environment,” Jenkins said.

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Documents for the cases have been posted online. The arguments will be streamed March 23 on the court’s YouTube channel through a link on the West Virginia judiciary website.

The court also will judge the finals of the Baker Cup Moot Court appellate advocacy competition at 1 p.m. The final competition will also be livestreamed.