On Friday, February 25, 2011 at 2:30 p.m., the United States Court of Federal Claims will hear oral arguments in the Ruby R. Vale Moot Courtroom on Widener Law’s Delaware campus in the matter of Urban v. United States.
Professor Thomas J. Reed
, former Director of Widener Law’s Veterans Law Clinic
, will represent Veterans Law Clinic client and current Widener Law student Michael Urban. Scott A. MacGriff, Esq. of the Dept. of Justice will represent the United States. Senior Judge Loren A. Smith – who served as a professor of law from 1976 to 1984 at Widener Law when it was still known as the Delaware Law School – will preside.
The United States Court of Federal Claims was formed in 1982 as the United States Claims Court. The court’s jurisdiction includes monetary and contract claims against the United States government including claims involving military pay, breach of contract claims, federal tax refund claims, and claims for patent and copyright infringement against the government.
Briefs are on reserve in the library, and students are encouraged to take advantage of this unique opportunity to see a federal court at work.