Kansas Court of Appeals judges hear oral arguments at Cowley College


Judges from the Kansas Court of Appeals held oral arguments at Cowley College’s Brown Theatre in Ark City Wednesday morning.

Students, faculty, staff, and community members attended the event to witness the judicial process in action, according to a news release from the college Thursday.


“In addition to serving as an educational experience, the event promoted civic engagement and awareness of the importance of the judicial system within the community,” the news release said. “Having students from diverse academic backgrounds such as Criminal Justice, Accounting, Business, Economics, Theatre/Music, and even the Trap Shooting Club in attendance showcased the multifaceted nature of legal issues and their relevance across various fields.”

Cowley College said observing these oral arguments offered a unique perspective on legal proceedings and allowed individuals to observe the dynamics of argumentation, the role of precedent, and the deliberative process of judges.

Cowley said the panel gave observers a “deepening understanding and appreciation for the complexities of the law.”

The judges first met at Southwestern College in Winfield Tuesday as part of the court’s tour.

More on the tour and the cases the judges heard can be found here.