Wayne Law to host oral argument before Court of Appeals, March 11

Wayne State University Law School will host oral argument before the Michigan Court of Appeals from 10 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, March 11. The event will take place in the Law School's Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium.

"We are honored to welcome the Michigan Court of Appeals to the Law School," said Wayne Law Dean Robert M. Ackerman. "This is the type of relationship with the judiciary and practicing bar that a good law school should cultivate."

Added Director of Wayne Law's Legal Research and Writing Program Anne M. Burr, "We are very pleased to have Judge Michael J. Kelly, Judge Michael J. Talbot and Judge Kurtis T. Wilder of the Michigan Court of Appeals hearing oral arguments at the Law School. It is a wonderful opportunity for all of our students, particularly our 1Ls who will be making their own appellate arguments in a few weeks."

The event provides an opportunity for students to spend a day before the Michigan Court of Appeals, without leaving the Law School. Experienced counsel will argue actual appellate cases before the three-judge panel. Students are able to observe a variety of oral argument styles, as well as the procedures of the Michigan Court of Appeals.

The event is sponsored by the Legal Research and Writing faculty in conjunction with the First Year Moot Court Program. As part of the Program, first-year law students at Wayne Law research and write an appellate brief for the federal court of appeals. They then argue the positions taken in their brief before three-judge panels consisting of local attorneys and judges.

For more information regarding this event, please contact Marilyn Vaughan at (313) 577-4822 or at ak1557@wayne.edu.

Published: Thu, Feb 25, 2010

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