Friday, February 19, 2016

Prof. Knudsen speaks to high school students as part of upcoming Supreme Court Live! program in Anchorage

Prof. Knudsen, J.D., discusses the case background with
Bartlett High School students.
Prof. Kristin Knudsen, J.D., recently presented to two government classes at Bartlett High School and a government class at Dimond High School to assist students in understanding the cases to be argued on February 24, 2016 at West High School in Anchorage for Supreme Court Live!  The Alaska Supreme Court will hear the actual oral arguments of two cases at West High in front of an audience of the public and high school students from around the city.

In advance of the the oral arguments, volunteer attorneys are invited into high school classrooms to discuss the background of the cases, as well as the case materials which are available in advance on the court system website.

At the conclusion of the arguments, students will have the opportunity to ask questions of the participants. The oral arguments are videotaped and livestreamed by Gavel Alaska, a service of KTOO-TV Juneau Public Televsion.

Supreme Court Live! was initiated in 2010, and is part of the school and community outreach efforts of the Alaska Court System. Supreme Court Live! has been held in Barrow, Fairbanks, Juneau, Ketchikan, and Sitka, as well as Anchorage.