Court of Appeals session at law school Feb. 11

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hold a special session at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, in the School of Law’s Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom in Anheuser-Busch Hall.

The public is invited to hear three appeals cases related to death penalty staffing and protocols; an insurance company’s liability in a child abuse case; and property damage to a towboat and appellate procedure, including notification by e-mail.

The event is a continuing program in which the Court of Appeals periodically holds sessions in law schools as part of an educational program.

Hearing oral arguments will be judges William Jay Riley, J.D., Lavenski R. Smith, J.D., and Bobby E. Shepard, J.D.

A question-and-answer period on procedural issues and judicial clerkships will follow the session.

The event is open to the public, but visitors are asked to enter and exit only during breaks between oral arguments. No backpacks, bags, duffle bags, laptops or cameras are allowed in the courtroom.

No food or drink is allowed in the courtroom, and cell phones must be off.

Case briefs for the oral argument session will be on temporary reserve in the Law Library under “8th Circuit Special Session.”

For more information, call 935-6430 or visit