Supreme Court High School & Law School Oral Arguments

Supreme Court High School & Law School Oral Arguments

As part of the Nebraska Supreme Court’s ongoing outreach and education efforts, Supreme Court Justices hold oral arguments at High Schools throughout the state.

The visits are part of a continuing effort by the Nebraska Supreme Court and the legal community to raise awareness of court processes and the importance of civics education to our society.

For over 40 years, the Supreme Court has traveled annually to each of Nebraska’s law schools for the purpose of making the Court’s business accessible to students on their campuses.  Annual visits are made to the University of Nebraska College of Law and Creighton University School of Law.  At both the high school and law school sessions, justices spend time after the argument sessions talking to students about the appellate process and career opportunities as lawyers.  Cases are selected to demonstrate the variety of legal arguments that face the court system on a regular basis.

Students are furnished expanded case descriptions, case briefs, and a variety of informational resources regarding appellate and trial courts.


Past and Future High School Campuses hosting the Nebraska Supreme Court

  • 2016      Omaha Central High - March 31
  • 2016      Norfolk High School - October 7
  • 2017      Omaha South High - March 30
  • 2017      Beatrice High School - November 3
  • 2018      Millard North High School – April 5
  • 2018      Grand Island High School – May 4 (Law Day)
  • 2018      Schuyler High School - November 2
  • 2019      Boys Town High School - March 28
  • 2019      Scottsbluff High School - April 29 (Law Day)
  • 2019      South Sioux City High School - November 1
  • 2020      Northwest High School - March 5 (National Judicial Outreach Week)
  • 2021      Hastings High School  – September 29 (Constitution Day)
  • 2022      Bellevue West High School - March 30
  • 2022      McCook High School -  April 28 (Law Day) 
  • 2022      Nebraska City High School - November 2
  • 2023      Papillion-La Vista High School - March 29 (afternoon)
  • 2023      O'Neill High School - April 27 (Law Day)
  • 2023      Minden High School - October 6


This program is directed by Justices of the Nebraska Supreme Court.


Janet Bancroft
Nebraska Supreme Court Public Information Officer
P.O Box 98910
Lincoln, NE 68509