Virtual Supreme Court 2022

Ages:High School

Types:Submission, Performance

Categories:Law, politics & government

Scope:National

Registration

Registration for this competition has ended.

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Josh Blackman
jblackman@harlaninstitute.org

The Harlan Institute and Ashbrook announce the Eleventh 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 Students for Fair Admission v. University of North Carolina.

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Using historical materials related to the Fourteenth 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: Is race conscious affirmative action consistent with Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution? Petitioners will argue that the Fourteenth Amendment prohibits state universities from using race conscious affirmative action. Respondents will argue that the Second Amendment does not prohibit state universities from using race conscious affirmative action.

Visit the competition website for more info.

Website: https://harlaninstitute.org/virtual-supreme-court/

Managing Organization: The Harlan Institute

Contact:
Josh Blackman
jblackman@harlaninstitute.org

Eligibility:
All High School students in the US are eligible.

Registration Opens: October 3, 2022

Registration Closes: December 18, 2022

Overview

The Harlan Institute and Ashbrook announce the Eleventh 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 Students for Fair Admission v. University of North Carolina.

Process

Using historical materials related to the Fourteenth 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: Is race conscious affirmative action consistent with Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution? Petitioners will argue that the Fourteenth Amendment prohibits state universities from using race conscious affirmative action. Respondents will argue that the Second Amendment does not prohibit state universities from using race conscious affirmative action.

Criteria

Visit the competition website for more info.

Participate

Website: https://harlaninstitute.org/virtual-supreme-court/

Managing Organization: The Harlan Institute

Contact:
Josh Blackman
jblackman@harlaninstitute.org

Eligibility:
All High School students in the US are eligible.

Deadlines

Registration Opens: October 3, 2022

Registration Closes: December 18, 2022