Judges James Smart, Lisa Hardwick and Pat Joyce, at right, take turns answering questions from pre-law students during a break between cases Wednesday. For the second time in its history, the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, convened court Wednesday in Scruggs Center on the campus of Lincoln University in Jefferson City.
Photo by Julie Smith.
Sometime in the next few months, the Missouri Court of Appeals’ Kansas City district will release opinions in five cases that were argued Wednesday — and some Lincoln University students can say, “I was there.”
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The five cases were heard in LU’s Scruggs Student Center Ballroom on the Jefferson City campus. Some of Associate Professor Amy Gossett’s political science students sat in the audience.