Oral Argument Calendar

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The Fourth Circuit hears oral argument at regularly scheduled sessions in Richmond, Virginia, and at special sessions scheduled throughout the circuit. Oral argument sessions and calendars are listed below.

The calendar of cases is posted six weeks in advance of each session and updated regularly. Register to receive court calendars and updates here:   RSS Feed RSS Feed  Email Subscription Email Subscription


The calendar shows the courtroom, start time, and order of cases, with a link to the briefs and appendices on PACER, and a brief description of the case. The description is prepared by the clerk's office and does not reflect the court's views or limit the issues counsel may argue..

Court generally convenes at 9:30 a.m., except on the last day of the session, when it convenes at 8:30 a.m. En banc arguments begin at 9:00 a.m. Counsel must register for argument 30 to 45 minutes before court starts. The identity of the panel assigned to hear argument pursuant to IOP 34.1 is not disclosed until the morning of argument.


Oral Argument Sessions and Calendars

Law School Sessions and Calendars

2015-2016 Term

2016-2017 Term

  • TBD