JoshCast: Interview with Jacob Berlove, Chief Justice of FantasySCOTUS OT 2010

July 5th, 2011

Congratulations to Jacob Berlove–whose username Melech appropriately means “The King”–the Chief Justice of FantasySCOUTS for the October 2010 Term. Jacob predicted approximately 80% of the cases correctly, and beat his next-closest competitor by over 200 points. Jacob also beat Tom Goldstein’s predictions, and scored higher than Columbia Law School, the¬†highest-ranked team in the FantasySCOTUS Law School Challenge.

Jacob never went to law school, and taught himself constitutional law in High School by reading a Constitutional Law textbook cover-to-cover. In this JoshCast, I ask Jacob about how he makes his predictions, which cases were hardest to predict, and which cases were easiest to predict. Good job Jacob! Your golden gavel is in the mail. Definitely worth a listen! Check out the full leader-board here.

[podcast]https://joshblackman.com/podcasts/berlove-chiefjustice.mp3[/podcast]

Download the JoshCast here.

Update: Some photos of the Chief with the Golden Gavel!

Jacob Berlove

Jacob Berlove