Nebraska Court of Appeals Oral Arguments York College, York, Nebraska September 13, 2018 Bartholomew Performing Arts Center
In 2012, the Nebraska Court of Appeals instituted a community outreach and education program known as the “College Campus Initiative”. The court annually holds oral arguments on college campuses throughout Nebraska as a way of bringing the judicial branch to young people. Since its inception, the Court of Appeals has invited high schools, colleges, and community members to attend the oral arguments when holding sessions outside of the Capitol. The College Campus Initiative is an enhanced version of the original plan that includes open invitations to all students on campus plus college instructors and active outreach to high schools through the Nebraska State Bar Foundation’s Center for Law-Related Education. Students are furnished expanded case descriptions prior to viewing oral arguments and allowed a ‘question and answer’ session on court process and procedure following each panel argument session. Case summaries for upcoming arguments are available online.