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Wednesday, March 22, 2006


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C.A. to Hold Special Session at USC Law School Today


By a MetNews Staff Writer


More than 200 USC law students are expected to attend today when this districtís Court of Appeal hears oral arguments at their law school.

The visit by the courtís Div. Two is designed to introduce first-year law students to the appellate court system. A statement released by the school said it is the first time appellate arguments will be heard there.

The division usually hears arguments two days a month in the districtís courtroom at the Ronald Reagan State Building in downtown Los Angeles.

The arguments will begin at 9 a.m. in the law schoolís Room 3 and last until 5 p.m.

The court is scheduled to hear arguments in 17 cases, 11 in the morning session and six in the afternoon session.

The morning session consists of seven civil cases and four criminal cases. The afternoon session consists of two civil cases and four criminal cases.

The school described the visit as the result of a collaborative effort which involved Div. Two Presiding Justice Roger W. Boren, the divisionís three associate justices, Kathryn Doi Todd, Judith M. Ashmann-Gerst and Victoria M. Chavez, USC Law School Dean Matthew Spitzer and USC Law Professor Jean Rosenbluth.


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