The next scheduled program will be held on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 9:30 a.m., in the courtroom on the Third Floor of the Ronald Reagan State Building. Students from Los Altos High School and Woodrow Wilson High School will hear oral argument before the Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District with Division Seven presiding.
The case that will be heard is People v. Gerardo (B252957). See blow for the briefs in this case.
To follow, the next scheduled program will be held on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 2:00pm, in the courtroom located in Ventura, California. Students from Santa Susana High School in Simi Valley will hear oral argument before the Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District with Division Six presiding.
More information to follow.
The Appellate Court Experience provides high school students with an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the judicial system.
The program includes a classroom curriculum followed by a visit to the Court of Appeal to observe oral arguments in the case previously studied in the classroom. After oral argument, the students are introduced to the appellate court process first-hand with an opportunity to interact with the justices and the attorneys.
Founded in 2005, ACE is co-sponsored by the Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, the Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF), the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Appellate Courts Section (ACS), and the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers (CAAL).
The program includes a classroom curriculum administered by appellate attorneys from the ACS and the CAAL featuring a pending appeal, followed by a visit to the Court of Appeal to observe oral arguments in the case previously studied in the classroom. After oral argument, the students are introduced to the appellate court process first-hand with an opportunity to interact with the justices and the attorneys.
So far the Second Appellate District's ACE program has served thousands of students from over 30 High Schools in Los Angeles County. Schools that have participated are:
|Arcadia High School
Bell High School
Burbank High School
CAMS (Calif. Academy of Math and Science)
Carson High School
Cathedral High School
Dorsey High School
El Camino High School
Gabrielino High School
James Monroe High School
Jordan High School
King Drew Medical Magnet
L.A. Center for Enriched Studies
Long Beach Polytechnic High School
Los Angeles High School
Los Angeles High School of the Arts
Magnolia High School
Mayfair High School
|Millikan High School Peace Academy |
Mira Costa High School
North Hollywood High School
Pomona High School
Providence High School
Redondo Beach High School
Redondo Union High School
Roosevelt High School
Santa Margarita Catholic High School
Santa Fe High School
South Pasadena High School
St. Brutus’s Secure Centre for Incurably Criminal Boys
Ulysses S. Grant High School
Venice High School
Viewpoint High School
Woodrow Wilson High School
Workman High School
For more information, call Joseph A. Lane, Clerk/Executive Officer, at 213-830-7000.