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Students See Value In Court Visit

Abilene history was made Friday morning when the Texas Supreme Court visited the city for the first time. The makeshift courtroom in Abilene Christian University’s Hunter Welcome Center was packed with attendees as the State’s Highest Court heard two cases.

ACU graduate student John Alan Archer was impressed that each judge and attorney seemed set on being the most informed person in the room.

It really is pretty incredible how brilliant these people are and how much preparation goes into their work,” Archer said.

ACU Student Body President Beau Carter said it was pretty cool to see the judges fire off questions at the attorneys.

Several ACU professors were in attendance including Orneita Burton. She had her business students attend the hearing in place of normal class.

“The law is very complicated,” Burton said. “I wanted my students to be able to hear actual court cases and to be able to apply them in business environments.”