The Tenth Anniversary of the "We the Students" National High School Moot Court Competition

 

March 21-22, 2009

 

The 2009 Final Round Video

Congratulations to our Winners!

Srilakshmi Karuturi-Petitioner

(Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia)

 

Mark Gutman-Respondent

(Francis Lewis High School in Fresh Meadows, New York)

 

 

Congratulations to our Finalists!

Cheyenne Coote-Petitioner

(Paul Public Charter School in Washington, D.C.)

 

Lily Hsiang-Respondent

(Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia)

 

 

THE 2009 PROBLEM-"Cyberbullying" and the First Amendment

 

2009 "We the Students" National High School Moot Court Competition Problem

Petition for Writ of Certiorari

 

*Cases mentioned in the problem are available on the password protected website for registered participants*

*The Petition for Writ of Certiorari contains the questions that students should address in their arguments*

 

PASSWORD PROTECTED WEBSITE FOR REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS: http://www.wcl.american.edu/org/mootcourt/hscases/

Attention: Hotel Group Rates Available for Registered Participants with Embassy Suites at the Chevy Chase Pavilion, MD

 

Registration Deadline Extended To March 15, 2009!!!!!

Registration Information - REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED!!!

 

Early Registration for the 2009 Competition will remain open until February 15, 2009

Regular Registration will be open from February 15, 2009 until March 15, 2009

Any questions regarding registration can be sent to the e-mail address below.

**Note that the current Online Registration form allows you to choose whether you are Petitioner or Respondent, but this preference is irrelevant and will NOT be taken into consideration when the directors make the assignments.**

ONCE YOUR REGISTRATION MATERIALS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED, THE COMPETITION DIRECTORS WILL SEND YOU A CONFIRMATION E-MAIL

INFORMING YOU WHETHER YOU HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED AS PETITIONER OR RESPONDENT.

If you have questions or would like further information regarding this competition and how to register, please e-mail competition directors Anna Bercaw and Kimberly Trimble at mootcourths@gmail.com or call us at 202.274.4401.

Check back frequently for problem and Competition updates!

 

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The 2008 Competition

 

Download mp3 audio from the 2006 competition.

Group photo of 2006 winners and judges
From left: Jawanna Davis (top respondent), Stephen Wermiel (judge), Brittany Boveri (finalist), Lucas Habte (finalist), Olivia Nguyen (top petitioner), Jamin Raskin (judge), and Addy Schmitt (judge).