The Iowa Supreme Court begins its 2022-23 term with the first round of oral arguments scheduled for Sept. 14 and 15.

Oral arguments held in the Supreme Court Courtroom in the Judicial Branch Building in Des Moines are open to the public, and they are streamed live on the Iowa Courts YouTube channel.

Again this year, the Court will go on the road to hear arguments in special sessions in four cities around the state to give the public the opportunity to witness oral arguments in person.

The Court will hear arguments in Denison and Perry in special evening sessions. The Court will also hear arguments at the University of Iowa College of Law and Drake Law School, and it will hold an evening session in Des Moines to accommodate the members of the public unable to attend arguments during the daytime.

Since 2011, the Court has heard oral arguments in 31 cities outside of Des Moines. The only exception was 2020 due to Covid-19. The Court typically hosts public receptions following oral arguments held outside of Des Moines, and the justices visit local high schools, colleges and universities to meet with students.

Following are the scheduled dates and times for arguments to be held outside of Des Moines:

  • Iowa City: University of Iowa College of Law, Sept. 30, 1:30 p.m.
  • Denison: Donna Reed Theater, Oct. 26, 7 p.m.
  • Des Moines: Iowa Judicial Branch Building, Feb. 20, 2023, 7 p.m.
  • Des Moines: Drake Law School, March 30, 2023, 9:30 a.m.
  • Perry: Perry High School, April 4, 2023, 7 p.m.