PORTLAND — High schools in Biddeford, Brunswick and Bucksport will serve as venues for the oral arguments before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court next month.

“The practice of appellate law is rarely seen on television of in the movies, and we hope that these opportunities supplement the education and exposure of Maine students to both the third branch of government and to the concept of justice as a function of the third branch,” Chief Justice Leigh Saufley said in a statement.

The state’s highest court has been visiting high schools in the fall for several years. The visits are initiated by local lawmakers.

Students receive copies of the briefs before the appeals, and the lawyers stay to answer questions after oral arguments.

The court will be at Biddeford High School on Oct. 23, Brunswick High School on Oct. 24 and Bucksport High School on Oct. 26.