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Release: Sept. 7, 2000

UI College of Law holds Iowa Supreme Court Day

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa College of Law will recognize its longstanding relationship with the Iowa State Supreme Court Saturday, Sept. 16 when the college hosts Supreme Court Day, an annual event that honors the state's top court and the college's origins.

Chief Justice Arthur McGiverin and Justices Mark Cady, James Carter, Jerry Larson, Louis Lavorato, Linda Neuman, and Bruce Snell, Jr. are expected to attend. The justices present will preside over an 8:30 a.m. moot court argument presented by the four members of the college's National Moot Court team. The argument will take place at the Levitt Auditorium at the Boyd Law Building.

Arguments about the criminal appeals case, which centers around the admissibility of confessions, will be argued by team captain Coree Smith, John Craiger, Jennifer Gates, and Christopher Murray. The mock case where students get a chance to sharpen their advocacy skills is among several events planned throughout the day for the justices.

Following the mock case, a brunch will be held in the law school courtyard and is sponsored by Shuttleworth and Ingersoll Law Firm, Cedar Rapids. The brunch ends prior to the 11:15 a.m. home football game with Iowa vs. Iowa State. And following the game, dinner receptions for the justices and students will be held at the homes of various faculty members.

The UI College of Law was established in 1865 when then Chief Justice George G. Wright founded the law school in his judicial chambers.