Ohio Supreme Court Goes on the Road to Akron

Students to Meet Justices
Posted on 10/20/2021
Image of Off-Site CourtThe Ohio Supreme Court will hold two days of oral arguments next week outside of its Columbus home as part of a civic education program for students.

The Supreme Court justices typically travel twice each year, in the spring and fall, to schools across the state, giving students a front-row view to the state’s court of last resort. However, the pandemic put the nationally recognized and popular off-site program on a hiatus for two years.

The return of Off-Site Court coincides with the centennial celebration of The University of Akron School of Law, which on Oct. 26 and 27 will host the seven justices and hundreds of high school students for arguments in six cases. Traditionally a one-day event, this off-site visit marks only the second time the Court will conduct two consecutive days of arguments on the road.

The Court will welcome students from 13 Summit County high schools, including youth from eight Akron public schools: Akron Early College; Akron Buchtel; Akron East; Akron North; Ellet Community Learning Center; Firestone Community Learning Center; Kenmore-Garfield; and National Inventors Hall of Fame STEM. Other school districts that will attend: Archbishop Hoban; Cuyahoga Falls; Springfield; Stow-Munroe Falls; and Tallmadge.

University of Akron undergraduates and Akron Law students also will participate in the program. To accommodate the number of students attending, Off-Site Court will be held at the Jean Hower Taber Student Union on The University of Akron campus. The event is open to the public. Read more here >>.
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