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. Register to receive calendar and audio file updates:
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Notice: Due to construction, the Bank Street entrance is closed until further notice.  Please allow additional time for security screening at the Main Street entrance.

Links for each oral argument session are activated when the case calendar is posted.  To listen to cases as they are being argued before a panel, click on the case calendar for that session and then on the Listen link for that panel.  Audio files for each case are posted on the Listen to Oral Arguments page the following day.

Oral Argument Calendar

2024-2025 Term

  • September 24-27, 2024
  • October 29 - November 1, 2024
  • December 10-13, 2024
  • January 28-31, 2025
  • March 18-21, 2025
  • May 6-9, 2025

Law School & Special Sessions

2024-2025 Term

  • September 10, 2024 (NCCU Law School)
  • March 4, 2025 (Charleston Law School)
  • May 15, 2025 (Elon Univ Law School)
Attorney Registration: For in-person oral argument days, attorneys presenting argument must register in the courthouse library (Room 101), Main Street entrance, between 30 and 45 minutes before court starts.

Oral Argument Calendar

2025-2026 Term

  • September 9-12, 2025
  • October 21-24, 2025
  • December 9-12, 2025
  • January 27-30, 2026
  • March 17-20, 2026
  • May 5-8, 2026

Law School & Special Sessions

  • TBD

The identity of the panel assigned to hear argument pursuant to IOP 34.1 is not disclosed until the morning of argument.