VLS To Host Federal Circuit Oral Arguments

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.
Villanova University School of Law - Room 201

The Villanova University School of Law community will get a rare glimpse into the proceedings of a federal appeals court when the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit visits on October 9. A panel of judges will hear oral arguments in the following appeals, which are currently pending before the Court:

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit was established under Article III of the Constitution in 1982. When not visiting other cities, it sits in Washington, D.C. and is comprised of 12 judges who are appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Court is unique among the 13 U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals in that it has nationwide jurisdiction in a variety of subject matters, including patents, trademarks, international trade, government contracts, veterans' benefits and certain administrative agency decisions.

The Court regards these on-campus sessions as an important part of legal education, and conducts them primarily for the benefit of law students. The event is open to all members of the Villanova University community and the public. Professional attire is strongly recommended due to the nature of these proceedings.

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