10th Court of Appeals

10th Court of Appeals Comes to SHSU

When: April 13, 2022 @ 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1:30 p.m.

Where: Kerper Courtroom, CJ Center

The Center for Law, Engagement, And Politics (LEAP) will host Oral Arguments for the 10th Court of Appeals on Wednesday, April 13, 2022. The case descriptions can be found here.  The 10am case (Civil Injury) is expected to last 50 minutes; the 11am case (mask mandates) is expected to last 75 minutes; the 1:30pm case (sexual assault) is expected to last 50 minutes.

This unusual event gives local residents and students the opportunity to gain an up-close view of their legal system at work. The event is open to the public, but the court enforces a dress code and seats are limited.

The dress code prohibits short-shorts, tank tops, halter tops, caps/hats, sweat pants, tights/leggings without outerwear, mini-skirts, or any clothing with inappropriate language or images, and other inappropriate attire. 

Weapons – Weapons of any type are NOT allowed in the room where the oral arguments are taking place.

Electronic Devices –ALL electronic devices must be either turned off or to the silent mode.

Photos, Broadcasting, Recording– No photos, broadcasting or recording devices are allowed during the oral argument session.

Food and/or Drink – No food or drink is allowed during the oral argument session.  This also includes tobacco products and chewing gum. 

Behavior – Any person who disrupts the proceedings by talking, making noise, public display of signs, or similar conduct will be required to leave the courtroom and the overflow room.

Entrance and Departure – The Court strongly encourages the entering and departure of the courtroom to be kept to a minimum.   

Attendees should arrive a few minutes early and plan to stay in the courtroom until at least 50 minutes past the hour.

You can learn more about parking on campus at the

For more information, contact Professor Mike Yawn at 936.294.1456 or mike.yawn@shsu.edu