HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The auditorium at Farrington High School turned into a courtroom Thursday.
For the first time ever, the Hawaii Supreme Court convened at an Oahu high school. The justices heard oral arguments in a real case to give the students an up close look at how the legal process works.
It's part of the "Courts in the Community" project aimed at educating the public about the judiciary system.
"The key thing about this program is that there is a lot of ground work that is laid before we come into the school and engage in the argument. The students learned about the case, practiced the case, arguing it themselves with guidance and direction from law students," said Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald.
The Chief Justice says the high court may also convene on a neighbor island someday.