Court of Appeals’ College Campus Initiative

Court of Appeals’ College Campus Initiative

In 2012, the Nebraska State Court of Appeals instituted a community outreach and education program known as the “College Campus Initiative”. The court annually holds oral arguments on college campuses throughout Nebraska as a way of bringing the judicial branch to young people.

The Court of Appeals has, since its inception, invited high schools, colleges, and community members into oral argument sessions when holding sessions outside of the Capitol. The College Campus Initiative is an enhanced version of the original plan that includes open invitations to all students on campus plus college instructors and active outreach to high schools through the Nebraska State Bar Foundation’s Center for Law-Related Education.

Students are furnished expanded case descriptions prior to viewing oral arguments and allowed a ‘question and answer’ session on court process and procedure following each panel argument session. Case summaries for upcoming arguments are available online.


Past and Future College Campuses hosting the Nebraska State Court of Appeals:

  • 2012       Peru State College, Peru - September 13
  • 2013       Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln - September 12
  • 2014       University of Nebraska Kearney, Kearney - November 12
  • 2015       Midland University, Fremont  - January 13
  • 2015       Concordia University, Seward - September 16
  • 2016       Peru State College, Peru - April 12
  • 2016       Doane College, Crete - October 12
  • 2017       Chadron State College, Chadron - April 11
  • 2017       Hastings College, Hastings - September 14
  • 2018       York College, York - September 13
  • 2019       Concordia University, Seward - 125th Anniversary Celebration, Seward
  • 2020       Lincoln (to be determined)
  • 2021       Wayne State College, Wayne - September
  • 2022       ​Midland University, Fremont - September
  • 2023       Doane University, Crete

This program is directed by the Chief Judge of the Nebraska State Court of Appeals

For more information:

Janet Bancroft
Nebraska Supreme Court Public Information Officer
1213 State Capitol
P. O. Box 98910
Lincoln, NE  68509
(402) 471-3205