CLASSROOM TO COURTROOM West Virginia State University Assistant Professor Appointed Municipal Judge
Reported by: Associated Press
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Oct. 25, 2012 11:00 AM EDT
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Gilbert, Mingo County
, West Virginia
An assistant professor of criminal justice at West Virginia State University is taking his classroom expertise to the courtroom.
Michael Kane has been appointed a municipal court judge by the town of Gilbert. In the part-time position, he will hear cases involving traffic citations and petty crimes. He said he will conduct court every other week.
Kane teaches ethics in criminal justice, and he said his experience on the bench will carry over into the classroom. Kane has experience in other aspects of the criminal justice system, including police work in two other states and work at the Mount Olive Correctional Complex.
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