Nebraska Supreme Court to Host High School Students in Late September

Nebraska Supreme Court to Host High School Students in Late September

Friday, September 16, 2022

Supreme Court Justices will welcome a group of high school students to oral arguments in the Supreme Court courtroom at the Nebraska State Capitol. Encouraging student groups to visit the courtroom is part of the Nebraska Supreme Court’s ongoing community outreach and education efforts.

Beginning at 9:00 a.m. on September 26, 2022, Lincoln Southeast High School Business Instructor, Stephani Olson, will usher students into the courtroom to hear arguments in four cases, followed by an open question-and-answer session with the justices.

“We are excited to visit the Court and to listen to oral arguments relating to actual Nebraska cases,” remarked Olson on the visit to the Court. She continued, “It is crucial for today’s students to experience the reality of being in a courtroom and seeing the presentation and procedures required by both parties.  Experiential learning is so important for today’s students who will become our future leaders.”

The Supreme Court routinely issues invitations to high school instructors encouraging visits to make the Court’s business more accessible to students. In 2016, Justices established the Nebraska high school outreach program to benefit students outside the Capital city. The Court most recently held argument sessions in McCook on April 28 and will travel to Nebraska City High School on November 2.

Justices will first hear four cases from their regular docket. Following arguments, Justices will discuss the appellate process and career opportunities with students.

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

Court Call – the Court’s schedule of cases contains descriptions of Monday’s cases, as shown below.