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The Court of Special Appeals of Maryland held oral arguments at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law in Baltimore on October 11, 2017. Chief Judge Patrick L. Woodward, Judge Douglas R. M. Nazarian, and Judge Dan Friedman heard oral arguments from counsel in five pending cases before an audience of law students, faculty, and staff of the law school.
Following oral arguments, the judges met with students and answered questions about the appellate process, law careers, and their role as judges.
“The Court of Special Appeals is pleased to continue our tradition of holding oral arguments at University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law,” Chief Judge Woodward said. “In addition to a change of our usual scenery, holding oral arguments at the law school shows the law students how appellate judges and appellate lawyers practice their trade in actual cases. This unique experience expands the education of these students and displays the best of what the practice of law has to offer.”
Donald Tobin, Dean of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law said, “We are delighted at the willingness of the Court of Special Appeals to conduct arguments at Maryland Carey Law. We are lucky in Maryland to have judges who are interested in engaging with our students and helping prepare the next generation of great lawyers. This is a wonderful opportunity for our students, and the entire community, to see the Court in action, and we are very grateful to the Court of Special Appeals.”
By law, the Court of Special Appeals sits only in Annapolis except, when specially set by the Court of Special Appeals Chief Judge, the Court may sit at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law or the University of Baltimore School of Law. The Court usually sits one day at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law in the fall and one day at the University of Baltimore School of Law in the spring.
“The Court of Special Appeals’ visit to the Law School is an invaluable opportunity for the student body,” said Devon Harman, president of the Student Bar Association. “We are lucky to be able witness esteemed judges and accomplished advocates in our own backyard.”
The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law is one of the oldest law schools in the United States, having begun regular instruction in 1824. The law school enrolls 771 students and has 49 full time faculty members.
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