Mansfield students hear oral arguments at Supreme Court

MANSFIELD –Twelve Mansfield University students, accompanied by assistant professor of Criminal Justice Administration (CJA) Jeremy Olson and his wife Rebecca Sarver, had the opportunity to observe arguments in a case held before all nine U.S. Supreme Court Justices in Washington, DC on Nov. 7.

The Mansfield contingent braved a chilly morning outdoor wait, arriving at the courthouse at 6 a.m. to insure their seats for the 10 a.m. hearing.

After the arguments, the MU group met with officers of the Supreme Court of the U.S. (SCUS) Police Dept. to discuss the various roles of the police officers, including the Threat Assessment Unit, and to learn about the hiring process for SCUS Police.

The day ended with the group attending a lecture on the history and architecture of the courthouse.

The two-day trip to the nation’s capital was sponsored by MU’s chapter of Lambda Alpha Epsilon (LAE), the professional Criminal Justice fraternity.

LAE members in attendance were Taylor Koch, Cassandra Miller, Zac Sedun, Rebecca Minihan, Danielle Smith, Bethany Weber, Linsey McConnell, Harrison Ledda, James Natali and Chayten Gunn. Student guests of LAE were Skyler Hoover and Joshua Kosek.

LAE chapter president Taylor Koch and Olson worked closely with SCUS Police Officer Amy Smith for nearly a full year to plan and coordinate the trip.

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