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January 8, 2014

Oregon Court of Appeals to hear environmental case at UO

The Oregon Court of Appeals will make its annual visit to the University of Oregon School of Law on Thursday, Jan. 16. The three-judge panel will hear three cases beginning at 9 a.m. The panel includes Presiding Judge David Schuman, Judge Erika Hadlock and Judge Joel DeVore. Judges Schuman and DeVore are Oregon Law alumni.

The Court of Appeals hears most appeals in Salem, but also hears appeals in other locations throughout the state. This program is designed to give students, and all Oregon citizens, a first-hand opportunity to observe and learn about Oregon's judicial system. The proceedings are open to the public.

The first case to be heard at Oregon Law, Chernaik v. Kitzhaber, involves two middle-school children who are arguing for environmental reforms under the Public Trust Doctrine.

For additional case information, visit http://law.uoregon.edu/lrw/events/cavisit/.

Note to Media Members and Photographers: Only one still photographer and one video camera and technician are permitted in the courtroom. Media personnel must wear tasteful business attire. Broadcast media representatives may not move about the court during proceedings. Media personnel must consult with onsite staff regarding placement of recording equipment prior to the court proceeding on Thursday, Jan. 16. Equipment cannot produce distracting sound or light.

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