2002 Founders' Celebration Events

The National Moot Court Competition

February 16-17, 2002

WCL hosted its second annual National High School Moot Court Competition on February 16-17, 2002. The Moot Court Board and the Marshall-Brennan Fellowship Program joined forces with the Close Up Foundation to bring twenty teams from across the country to take part in the competition. Participants in the "We the Students" National High School Moot Court and the William H. Karchmer Moot Court Competitions participated in an appellate argument based on a student's suspension for posting disparaging comments about his principal on a home Web site. An awards ceremony followed the competition. The national high school competition is an excellent opportunity for high school students to interact with law students, professors, and judges and to learn about issues of constitutional rights in public high schools.