Nebraska Supreme Court to Hear Arguments at Hastings High School December 1

Nebraska Supreme Court to Hear Arguments at Hastings High School December 1

Monday, November 8, 2021

Supreme Court Justices will hold court arguments in the Tiger Theatre on the Hastings High School Campus on December 1, 2021.  The court session, rescheduled from September this year, comes at the invitation of High School Principal Thomas Szlanda.

"We are honored to have the Court hold arguments in our school. We are extending invitations to the college community and neighboring high schools so that they can share in this unique experience," remarked Szlanda on the Court's visit.

Beginning at 10:00 a.m. on December 1, 2021, Principal Szlanda will review rules and expectations with students noting that the theatre will transform into a Supreme Court Courtroom for the remainder of the morning.

For over 30 years, the Supreme Court has traveled annually to each of Nebraska's law schools to make the Court's business accessible to students. In 2016, Justices opened the program to Nebraska high schools to expand the benefits of the educational programming. The Hastings High School visit marks the first high school campus visit in 2021.

Justices will first hear two cases, which are selected to demonstrate legal arguments that face the court system on a regular basis. Following arguments, Justices will spend time talking with students about the appellate process and career opportunities.

Whether held in the Supreme Court courtroom or outside the State Capitol, all argument sessions are open to the public.