Virtual Supreme Court - 2020

Ages:High School

Types:Submission, Tournament, Presentation

Categories:History, Humanities, Law, politics & government

Scope:National

Registration Opens
Oct 5, 2020 6:00am
America/New_York

Registration Closes
Feb 28, 2021 5:00am
America/Los_Angeles

The Harlan Institute and The Constitutional Sources Project (ConSource) announce their Seventh Annual Virtual Supreme Court Competition. This competition offers teams of two high school students the opportunity to research cutting-edge constitutional law, write persuasive appellate briefs, argue against other students through video chats, and try to persuade a panel of esteemed attorneys during oral argument that their side is correct.

This competition has two stages, which mirror the process by which attorneys litigate cases.

Stage One: The Briefing and Oral Arguments

A team of two students will be responsible for writing an appellate brief arguing for either the petitioner or the respondent, as well as completing an oral argument video. The brief and video will be due by February 21, 2020.You can see the winning briefs from 201320142015201620172018, and 2019.

Stage Two: The Tournament

The Harlan Institute and ConSource will select the top teams supporting the Petitioner and Respondent, and seed them for the oral argument semifinals on April 4, 2020. All teams will compete in a virtual oral argument session over Google+ Hangout judged by the Harlan Institute and ConSource. Only teams that submit briefs that fully comply with all of the rules will be considered for oral argument. You can see the video from the 20132014201520162017 2018, and 2019 competitions. The final round of the Virtual Supreme Court Competition will be held in Washington, D.C. The Harlan Institute and ConSource will sponsor the top two teams, and their teachers, for a trip to Washington, D.C. in April 2019 to debate in front of a panel of expert judges, including lawyers, university level debate champions, and legal scholars.

Students are evaluated by legal experts from the Harlan Institute and ConSource on the quality of their argument at each stage of the competition.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: http://harlaninstitute.org/contests/virtual-supreme-court/

Managing Organization: Harlan Institute

Contact:

info@harlaninstitute.org

Entry Fee: $0

Eligibility:
High School Students in the United States

Registration Opens
Oct 5, 2020 6:00am
America/New_York

Registration Closes
Feb 28, 2021 5:00am
America/Los_Angeles

Overview

The Harlan Institute and The Constitutional Sources Project (ConSource) announce their Seventh Annual Virtual Supreme Court Competition. This competition offers teams of two high school students the opportunity to research cutting-edge constitutional law, write persuasive appellate briefs, argue against other students through video chats, and try to persuade a panel of esteemed attorneys during oral argument that their side is correct.

Process

This competition has two stages, which mirror the process by which attorneys litigate cases.

Stage One: The Briefing and Oral Arguments

A team of two students will be responsible for writing an appellate brief arguing for either the petitioner or the respondent, as well as completing an oral argument video. The brief and video will be due by February 21, 2020.You can see the winning briefs from 201320142015201620172018, and 2019.

Stage Two: The Tournament

The Harlan Institute and ConSource will select the top teams supporting the Petitioner and Respondent, and seed them for the oral argument semifinals on April 4, 2020. All teams will compete in a virtual oral argument session over Google+ Hangout judged by the Harlan Institute and ConSource. Only teams that submit briefs that fully comply with all of the rules will be considered for oral argument. You can see the video from the 20132014201520162017 2018, and 2019 competitions. The final round of the Virtual Supreme Court Competition will be held in Washington, D.C. The Harlan Institute and ConSource will sponsor the top two teams, and their teachers, for a trip to Washington, D.C. in April 2019 to debate in front of a panel of expert judges, including lawyers, university level debate champions, and legal scholars.

Criteria

Students are evaluated by legal experts from the Harlan Institute and ConSource on the quality of their argument at each stage of the competition.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: http://harlaninstitute.org/contests/virtual-supreme-court/

Managing Organization: Harlan Institute

Contact:

info@harlaninstitute.org

Entry Fee: 0

Eligibility:
High School Students in the United States

Deadlines

Registration Opens
Oct 5, 2020 6:00am
America/New_York

Registration Closes
Feb 28, 2021 5:00am
America/Los_Angeles