Kansas Court of Appeals Visits

The Kansas Court of Appeals is the intermediate-level appellate court for the State of Kansas. Court of Appeals judges ordinarily do not conduct trials. Instead, they decide an appealed case by reading the record of the trial and written briefs filed by the parties, and hearing oral arguments of lawyers. The Court typically hears oral arguments one or two times per year at Washburn Law, providing students the opportunity to see the Court in action. In addition, groups of students are able to meet with judges during lunch and in other settings to learn about how the Court of Appeals functions.