The Washington State Supreme Court will visit the University of Puget Sound Sept. 13–14 for an immersive two days with justices attending classes, hosting a panel, and holding two oral arguments. This marks the third visit from the court, following their previous stops in 2013 and 2017.
"We are honored to welcome the distinguished members of the Washington State Supreme Court to our campus for this momentous event," President Isiaah Crawford said. "This gathering embodies our commitment to fostering a deeper understanding of the legal system and its impact on our society. As we open our doors to oral arguments, panel discussions, and vibrant interactions, we aim to ignite curiosity and critical thinking among our students and the community. The University of Puget Sound is proud to serve as a platform for dialogue, learning, and the pursuit of justice."
The public schedule for this event is as follows:
Wednesday, September 13
Panel Discussions at Schneebeck Concert Hall
12:45–1:45 p.m.: Recent US Supreme Court Decisions and the Impact on Washington State Law.
4–5 p.m.: Insights from the Bench: Perspectives from distinguished justices on state and federal trends and advocacy opportunities, and career advice.
5-6 p.m.: Reception for Puget Sound Faculty, Staff and Students at Brown Family Courtyard.
Thursday, September 14
Oral Arguments at Schneebeck Concert Hall
9–9:40 a.m.: Oral arguments for Case #1 - Premera Blue Cross v. P.E.L., P.L., and J.L.
9:55–10:35 a.m.: Oral arguments for Case #2 - State of Washington v. Kimonti Dennis Carter & Shawn Dee Reite
10:35–11 a.m.: Q&A session with the audience
11-Noon: Q&A session with judicial law clerks and audience
Please note the schedule of events is subject to change.