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Students study landmark decision on Law Day

April 22, 2004

Albany-- The landmark legal decision Brown versus Board of Education was made by the Supreme Court 50 years ago. Thursday, college students learned about how that decision has changed America. As part of Law Day, Darton College students were involved in a panel discussion about the law that ended separate, but equal, schools.

Dougherty County School Superintendent Dr. Sally Whatley, Senator Michael Meyer von Bremen, and U.S. District Judge Louis Sands talked about how the law has shaped our nation.

"It is a system under the law. All of us could have a better appreciation of it. So although all of us do not do it as a profession, an understanding of it is helpful to all of us," said Judge W. Louis Sands, U.S. District Court.

The Dougherty County Bar Association hosts Law Day annually, to attract top college students to jobs in the judicial service.

posted at 5:30PM by dave.miller@walb.com

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