College of Law to host Ohio Sixth District Court of Appeals March 15

March 14, 2012 | Events, UToday
By Rachel Phipps

Usually law schools encourage students to round out their classroom education by visiting a courtroom to observe real practitioners. The UT College of Law takes this a step further and brings the courtroom to its students.

The Ohio Sixth District Court of Appeals will hold oral arguments in the Law Center Auditorium Thursday, March 15, beginning at 9 a.m. The sessions are open to the public.

Judges Arlene Singer, Peter M. Handwork and Stephen A. Yarbrough will preside over arguments in four active cases on the court’s docket. Arguments set for the March 15 session include challenges to criminal convictions, objections to a ruling on a divorce complaint, and a contract dispute.

“This opportunity to observe judges and lawyers in a real court session is a valuable adjunct to our advocacy curriculum,” said Terrell Allen, UT legal writing professor and director of the Legal research, Writing and Appellate Advocacy Program. “We appreciate the court’s willingness to provide this useful experience and instruction for our students.”

The first session will begin at 9 a.m., and the second session will start at 10 a.m.

The court’s calendar and docket are available here.

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