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VIDEO - ONU Law Makes Local News for 3rd District Court Visit

Jan 16, 2013
Ohio Northern University College of Law made local news on Tuesday, January 15. The Ohio Third District Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in ONU Law's large Moot Courtroom on Tuesday as part of an educational outreach program to give students, educators, and the public an opportunity to enhance their understanding of the appellate process.
 
To view WLIO - Lima's coverage of the event, CLICK HERE.
 
The oral arguments were heard by a panel consisting of three of the court’s four judges: Richard M. Rogers, Vernon L. Preston, and John R. Willamowski. The court’s fourth judge is Stephen R. Shaw. Rogers, Shaw and Willamowski are Ohio Northern University law alumni.
 
The court heard one criminal case and one civil case while in Ada. The first case, State of Ohio v. Tammy M. Klein (Union County), is an appeal involving a conviction of aggravated robbery and other felony counts.
 
The civil case, Michael J. Conley, et.al. v. Endres Processing Ohio LLC (Wyandot County), deals with an appeal involving Ohio’s employer intentional tort statute.
 
At the conclusion of the cases, the appellate judges took questions from the students, faculty, and visitors.
 
The appellate court, based in Lima, Ohio, is comprised of 17 counties and travels among them for special court sessions.
 
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Related News Story Posted 12/8/12
 
We are excited to announce that Ohio's Third District Court of Appeals will once again be returning to Ohio Northern Law. The Court of Appeals will hold session on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and will hear two cases. The event is open to the public.
 
ONU’s College of Law has had a longstanding relationship with the Ohio Third District Court of Appeals. ONU has hosted oral arguments for the Third District in the Law College for nearly twenty years. The Third District, which typically holds oral arguments in Lima, Ohio, annually has two cases argued in the Anthony J. Celebreeze Moot Court room on the campus of Ohio Northern. Originally, oral arguments were held to assist the first year legal research and writing students as well as to educate the public on the workings of the Ohio Appellate Court system.
 
Since 2011, the oral arguments held on campus have been in conjunction with the first year Legal Problem Solving and Analysis course held during ONU’s J-Term. Students are given the opportunity to read the appellate briefs for a selected case and are also then given the opportunity to observe the oral arguments . They are then required to write a judicial memorandum on selected issues in the case. Students are also given the opportunity to ask questions of the Judges and the attorneys arguing before the court after the oral arguments are concluded. The Appellate Court’s special session at the College of Law is a part of an educational outreach program to give students, educators, and the public an opportunity to enhance their understanding of the appellate process.