Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals hears oral arguments at Louisville Law

Judge John Bush, Judge Amul Thapar, Judge John Nalbandian
From left, Judge John Bush, Judge Amul Thapar and Judge John Nalbandian of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

On November 27, 2018, the University of Louisville School of Law hosted the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit as it heard oral arguments in the Allen Court Room.

It is believed to be the first time the Sixth Circuit heard oral arguments at a law school in its jurisdiction.

Judges John Bush, John Nalbandian and Amul Thapar heard oral arguments in four cases that ranged from a property case involving the rule of capture in oil and gas cases and a civil procedure question of res judicata to torts, contracts and 4th Amendment search and seizure cases.

"The School of Law deeply appreciates the opportunity to host the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals," says Dean Colin Crawford. "As legal educators, the faculty and I are always eager to show our students the ways that the doctrine they learn in class is put into action. The chance to witness our justice system at work is a valuable one for our students, and we thank the Sixth Circuit for its visit to our school."

Before the oral arguments, the judges and their staffs joined select law students and faculty for lunch.