The United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces held court for the first time in Florida at Barry University School of Law as part of its Project Outreach Program. Led by Judge Herman F. "Sparky" Gierke, Chief Judge of the Court and Barry Law adjunct professor, the five-judge appellate panel heard oral arguements in United States v. Long. The court also permitted second year law student, Stephanie Knott, to submit and argue an amicus brief before the court.

"This was a proud and historical day for the law school," said Dean Richard Hurt. Most of the Court's orgal arguments are held at its courthouse in Washington, D.C. Through Project Outreach, the United States Court of Appeals reaches out to educate the academic community, the bench and the bar, and the public as to the function of the Court and its role as the highest military court in the country.

Next year Judge Gierke will join the law school full time as a Distinguished Scholar in Residence and Coordinator of Lawyering Skills and Values.

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