1st District Court of Appeal of Florida to hear arguments at UF Law this week

Published: October 17th, 2011

Category: Events, News Briefs, Students

UF Law students can see Florida’s 1st District Court of Appeal in action this week in the Martin H. Levin Advocacy Center courtroom.

The court will hear oral arguments in four cases on Wednesday, beginning at 2 p.m., and Thursday, beginning at 9 a.m. Students are invited to attend.

“The 1st District Court of Appeal scheduled this special session here at UF so that our students could enjoy the unique opportunity to observe appellate arguments in actual cases,” said Legal Research and Writing Director Henry Wihnyk.

The court travels to UF Law each fall to provide students with this chance to further their understanding of the appellate arguments and to meet and interact with the judges.

Wihnyk said the judges are looking forward to the visit and is eager for students to attend and observe the arguments. Students interested in reading the case briefs beforehand can email Wihnyk at wihnyk@law.ufl.edu.

The arguments will be available as a live webcast: Oct. 19 and Oct. 20.