Washington Supreme Court visit


The court is coming!

UW Bothell welcomes the Washington Supreme Court January 13-14, 2016

The Washington Supreme Court conducts a traveling court two to three times per year and chose UW Bothell as one of its sites for 2016.

The court will hear three cases on Thursday, January 14th. Read the case topics here. Court sessions are open to the public and there will be time for Q/A with the justices at 10:35 am and 2:15 pm. You can stay for the entire day, or drop in and stay as long as your schedule permits.

Court schedule (subject to change):


Wednesday, January 13

  • 12 p.m.
  • Lunch for students by registration. Register now. 
    Location: NCEC
  • Break
  • 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Open forum with justices

Q&A with the Supreme Court. If you've ever wondered how the Supreme Court works or what it's like to be a Justice, this is your chance to ask.

Location: NCEC

Thursday, January 14

ARC top level, unless otherwise indicated

  • 9 - 10:05 a.m.
    Court in session, Case #1
  • 10:15 - 10:55 a.m.
    Court in session, Case #2
  • 10:55 - 11:25 a.m.
    Questions from the audience
  • 11:25 - 12:05 p.m.
    Justices recess for deliberations
  • 1:30 - 2:15 p.m.
  • Court in session, Case #3
  • 2:15 - 2:35 p.m.
    Questions from the audience
  • 2:35 p.m.
    Justices recess for deliberations
    5 p.m.
  • Justices depart


Students have three opportunities to participate!

Wednesday, Jan. 13 Lunch with the justices from 12 to 1 p.m.  The lunch is free, but registration is required. Register here.
3:30 to 5:30: What's it like to be a justice?  Join the open forum with the Justices at the North Creek Events Center.

Thursday, Jan. 14
9 to 2:30 p.m.
Court in session
Activities and Recreation Center