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March 30, 2009

Judges in Residence series features U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, March 30–31, 2009

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit will sit at the University of Texas School of Law on Monday, March 30, and Tuesday, March 31, as part of the Advocacy Program’s Judges in Residence series.

Judges Fortunato Benavides, Catharina Haynes, Priscilla R. Owen and Will Garwood will hear oral arguments in the Kraft W. Eidman Courtroom, located in the Connally Center for Justice. The proceedings are open to the public and all students and professors are welcome to attend.

To view the court calendar for March 30–31 go to:

The UT Law School Advocacy Program’s Judges in Residence series was designed as a vehicle for students to witness firsthand the intricate workings of the judicial system. For a few weeks each semester judges from various courts move their regular weekly dockets, special hearings, and trials to the Eidman Courtroom.

Students are invited to view the various judicial proceedings and often have the opportunity to discuss the day’s events with the presiding judges. Over the course of a year, students and faculty may see district, federal, appellate, and even the Supreme Court sitting in the Eidman Courtroom.

Related links:

Advocacy Program

About the Advocacy Program

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals


Kirston Fortune, Assistant Dean for Communications, (512) 471.7330 or
Professor Tracy W. McCormack, director of advocacy and lecturer, UT Law, 512-232-9327.