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Press release: University of Indianapolis oral argument

For Immediate Release | March 16, 2023

Supreme Court to hold oral argument at University of Indianapolis

The Indiana Supreme Court will visit the University of Indianapolis in Marion County on Tuesday, April 11­­­. The Court will hold oral argument in Keller J. Mellowitz v. Ball State University, Board of Trustees of Ball State University, and State of Indiana (23S-PL-60), a civil case concerning pandemic-related class action lawsuits.

The Court holds oral arguments at the State House in Indianapolis and occasionally schedules arguments outside the capital. Traveling oral arguments allow students, press, and the public the opportunity to see the work of the Court in a venue other than the courtroom at the State House.

This argument will take place in the Ruth Lilly Performance Hall in the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center on the campus of the University of Indianapolis at 1400 E. Hanna Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46227 at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern). The 40-minute argument is open to the press and public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Those interested in attending will be required to enter through the main entrance on the circular drive at the west of the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center and go through security. Parking for guests is available in lots 1, 2, and 3 to the north, northwest, and west of the building.

Nearly 300 students from the following schools are scheduled to attend:

  • Cathedral High School
  • Center Grove High School
  • Franklin Central High School
  • Indianapolis Metropolitan High School
  • New Palestine High School
  • Purdue Polytechnic High School
  • University of Indianapolis

Press are welcome to attend in person to videotape/photograph the argument. There are rules to establish decorum. Adjustments will be made to account for the location. Press interested in attending must contact Outreach Coordinator Sarah Kidwell by Monday, April 3 at noon (Eastern).

The argument will be webcast live and archived on the Court’s website. The Performance Hall is accessible to those with disabilities, and accessible parking is available. Individuals needing special accommodations should contact Sarah Kidwell.


Kathryn Dolan, Chief Public Information Officer