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Sept. 7, 2004

Iowa Supreme Court Justices At UI Sept. 11 For Annual Supreme Court Day

An Iowa legal tradition will be renewed Sept. 11 when the University of Iowa College of Law hosts the 2004 Supreme Court Day.

The day's event recognizes the college's historic relationship with the Iowa State Supreme Court. During their visit, the court's sitting justices will preside over an appellate argument in which four UI law students will argue a fictitious case, with the students selected from last year's Baskerville and Von Oosterhout moot court teams.

Arguments about the case will be presented in the Levitt Courtroom of the Boyd Law Building at 8:45 a.m. The arguments are open to the public. 

Supreme Court Day is held yearly to honor the state's top court, and it recognizes the college's origins, which began in 1865 when then Chief Justice George G. Wright founded the law school in his judicial chambers.

Following the moot court argument, students and justices will attend a cookout at 9:45 a.m. in the Boyd Law Building Courtyard, sponsored by the Cedar Rapids law firm of Shuttleworth & Ingersoll. The justices and other legal dignitaries will also meet with students and faculty for dinner in faculty members' homes following the Iowa-Iowa State football game.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Snee, 319-384-0010, tom-snee@uiowa.edu.