Appellate Court Experience (ACE)

What's New

The next scheduled program will be held on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 9:30 a.m., in the courtroom on the Third Floor of the Ronald Reagan State Building. Students from Long Beach Polytechnic High School and Cathedral High School will hear oral argument before the Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District with Division Four presiding.

The case that will be heard is Bunker Hill Parker Limited v. U.S. Bank National Assn.  (B256822). See below for the briefs in this case.


About Appellate Court Experience

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
Dorsey High School
El Camino High School
Environmental Charter
Gabrielino High School
James Monroe High School
Jordan High School
King Drew Medical Magnet
L.A. Center for Enriched Studies
Learning Works
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
Roosevelt High School
Santa Margarita Catholic High School
Santa Fe High School
Sierra Canyon
Smeltings Academy
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.

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