Virtual Supreme Court 2021

The Harlan Institute-Ashbrook Virtual Supreme Court

Ages:High School

Types:Submission, Performance

Categories:Law, politics & government

Scope:National

Registration Opens
Sep 29, 2021 4:00pm
America/Chicago

Registration Closes
Dec 31, 2021 10:59pm
America/Chicago

The Harlan Institute and Ashbrook announce the Tenth 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 year the competition focuses on New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen.

Using historical materials related to the Second Amendment, and the precedents of the United States Supreme Court, teams of two high-school students will write an appellate brief, and present oral arguments, addressing this question: Does the Second Amendment allow the government to prohibit a law-abiding person from carrying handguns outside the home for self-defense? Petitioners will argue that the Second Amendment prohibits states from denying a law-abiding person a license to carry a handgun outside the home. Respondents will argue that the Second Amendment does not prohibit states from denying a law-abiding person a license to carry a handgun outside the home.

Week of 11/15/21: Virtual Mentoring sessions 12/15/21: Submissions are due 2/12/22 and 2/13/22: Semifinal Round 3/5/22 and 3/6/22: Round of 8 3/19/22 and 3/20/22: Round of 4 4/25/22: Championship round
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: http://harlaninstitute.org

Managing Organization: The Harlan Institute

Contact:
Josh Blackman
jblackman@harlaninstitute.org

Entry Fee: $0

Eligibility:
All High School students are eligible.

Registration Opens
Sep 29, 2021 4:00pm
America/Chicago

Registration Closes
Dec 31, 2021 10:59pm
America/Chicago

Overview

The Harlan Institute and Ashbrook announce the Tenth 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 year the competition focuses on New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen.

Process

Using historical materials related to the Second Amendment, and the precedents of the United States Supreme Court, teams of two high-school students will write an appellate brief, and present oral arguments, addressing this question: Does the Second Amendment allow the government to prohibit a law-abiding person from carrying handguns outside the home for self-defense? Petitioners will argue that the Second Amendment prohibits states from denying a law-abiding person a license to carry a handgun outside the home. Respondents will argue that the Second Amendment does not prohibit states from denying a law-abiding person a license to carry a handgun outside the home.

Criteria

Week of 11/15/21: Virtual Mentoring sessions 12/15/21: Submissions are due 2/12/22 and 2/13/22: Semifinal Round 3/5/22 and 3/6/22: Round of 8 3/19/22 and 3/20/22: Round of 4 4/25/22: Championship round

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: http://harlaninstitute.org

Managing Organization: The Harlan Institute

Contact:
Josh Blackman
jblackman@harlaninstitute.org

Entry Fee: 0

Eligibility:
All High School students are eligible.

Deadlines

Registration Opens
Sep 29, 2021 4:00pm
America/Chicago

Registration Closes
Dec 31, 2021 10:59pm
America/Chicago