USI Law Day to be held in conjunction with “Appeals on Wheels”


The University of Southern Indiana will hold its second annual Law Day on Tuesday, March 13, in conjunction with the Indiana Court of Appeals oral argument in C. E. Thomas v. State of Indiana, part of the Court’s “Appeals on Wheels” program.

Law Day, organized by Dr. Nicholas LaRowe, assistant professor of political science and coordinator of the Pre-Law Program, is a day full of activities centering on law and the judicial system. LaRowe will give a presentation on the Pre-Law Program from 9 to 9:45 a.m. in the auditorium in the lower level of Rice Library (Room 17). From 10 to 11:30 a.m. there will be a Moot Court demonstration by McLean County High School in the same room.

The Court of Appeals will hear oral argument in C. E. Thomas v. State of Indiana from 1 to 2 p.m. in Carter Hall in University Center West. After the “Appeals on Wheels” program, a panel of local lawyers and judges, including judges and USI graduates Robert Pigman and Brett Niemeier, will discuss legal careers and their profession from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., also in Carter Hall.

High school students from Bosse, Central, and Harrison High School are expected to attend.

“This event promises to an excellent opportunity to see the Indiana judicial system in action, meet members of the local legal community, and learn more about what USI has to offer students interested in law school or a legal career,” LaRowe said.