168th Commencement: Watch Live
The State of New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department heard oral arguments in 10 cases during its annual session at Albany Law School on Wednesday, March 28, 2018.
The session was an opportunity for students—who filled the Dean Alexander Moot Courtroom—to experience the appellate process firsthand.
Justices hearing arguments were: Hon. Elizabeth A. Garry ’90, Presiding Justice; Hon. William E. McCarthy ’88, Associate Justice; Hon. Michael C. Lynch ’79, Associate Justice; Hon. Christine M. Clark ’96, Associate Justice; and Hon. Stan L. Pritzker, Associate Justice.
Schedule & Case Summaries [PDF]
Albany Law has hosted a session of the Appellate Division, Third Department each year since 1995. When the first session at the law school was held on Oct. 11 of that year, it marked the first time in more than 85 years that the court had sat at a location other than its home courtroom.
That initial session also marked the beginning of a program whereby the Appellate Division, Third Department began holding court sessions throughout the 28 counties that make up its geographic jurisdiction.