In 2010, I co-founded the Harlan Institute. Every year, we host the Virtual Supreme Court Competition, along with ConSource. High school students are invited to write briefs and give oral arguments about pending cases. Last year, we flew the top Petitioner and Respondent teams to Washington, D.C., where they delivered their arguments at the Georgetown Supreme Court Institute, before an all-star panel of judges. Last year, we heard arguments on Trinity Lutheran and this year will focus on Carpenter.
This ambitious project isn’t free. If you enjoy my work on this blog and elsewhere, please consider paying it forward with a contribution to our $17 for 2017 Campaign. Small donations go a long way to defraying the travel costs for the students and their teachers, and help pay for the prizes for the runner-ups. Thank you!