2013 Bloomberg Law – SCOTUSblog Supreme Court Challenge Winners
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 3, 2013
2013 BLOOMBERG LAW – SCOTUSBLOG SUPREME COURT CHALLENGE WINNERS
Teams From St. John’s And Indiana-Maurer Law Schools Rank in the Top Three
New York – Bloomberg Law, the legal and business intelligence research system from the world leader in data and information services, and SCOTUSblog, the highly regarded online resource dedicated to comprehensive coverage of the United States Supreme Court, have announced the winners of the 2013 Supreme Court Challenge. The Challenge gives law students the opportunity to compete against the experts at SCOTUSblog and other law students in predicting how the Court would rule on merits cases and petitions for certiorari.
The Challenge tests participants’ collective knowledge of the Supreme Court and their ability to analyze legal decisions. Teams of law students predicted how the Court would rule on six (6) merits cases and six (6) petitions for certiorari before it in March 2013 using comprehensive research materials found on Bloomberg Law and SCOTUSblog.
The top three teams will be awarded prizes, with the first place team receiving the full $5,000 for outscoring all other student teams in addition to the SCOTUSblog expert team. Eighty-nine (89) teams from forty-four (44) law schools around the country participated in this year’s competition. The winning teams for the 2013 Challenge are:
- Team “Protect Sam Chase” from St. John’s University School of Law, student Justin Wax Jacobs;
- Team “Bro Bono” from Indiana University, Maurer School of Law, students Andrew Proia, Nathan Herbert, Kyle Fields, and Eric Silvestri;
- Team “Goldman St. John’s School of Law” from St. John’s University School of Law, student Josh Goldman.
“We congratulate the St. John’s School of Law’s winning team ‘Protect Sam Chase’ as well as all of the participants on a terrific effort,” said Leigh Sempeles, head of Law School Relations for Bloomberg Law. “We hope that each team not only had fun while participating in the Challenge, but also that they learned more about the Supreme Court and analyzing legal decisions.”
“The competition was a blast, even though these teams beat us like a drum. We’re so grateful to Bloomberg Law for organizing it and to all the students for participating,” said Tom Goldstein, SCOTUSblog publisher.
The Challenge was open to all matriculated law students attending an ABA-accredited U.S. law school, including part-time and joint degree programs. For more information, as well as a list of prizes, go to http://www.scotuscompetition.com/.
SCOTUSblog is devoted to comprehensive coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court. Established in 2002 by Tom Goldstein and Amy Howe (who currently serve as the blog’s Publisher and Editor, respectively), the blog provides coverage of individual cases, a daily aggregation of Supreme Court writings, archives, and analytic features to a readership of attorneys, law students, academics, business leaders, and the general public.
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