Several courts have heard cases and arguments here, including the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Illinois Supreme Court, and the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.
An episode of the 1990s TV show Early Edition, starring Kyle Chandler, was filmed here.
Kirkland, one of Chicago’s most active trial lawyers, was honored on his eightieth birthday by the announcement of friends of donations made to the Law School to build the Weymouth Kirkland Courtroom.
The painting of Mr. Kirkland in the hall outside the Courtroom is by the wife of Mr. Kirkland’s law partner, Howard Ellis.
In 1998, the University of Chicago Gilbert and Sullivan Society staged two performances of "Trial by Jury," here, directed by Professor David Currie. Professor Currie also played the Judge.