2013 Bloomberg Law – SCOTUSblog Supreme Court Challenge
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 21, 2013
2013 BLOOMBERG LAW – SCOTUSBLOG SUPREME COURT CHALLENGE
Law Student Teams to Compete Against Each Other and the Experts at SCOTUSblog
In Nationwide Challenge Designed to Foster Understanding of the U.S. Supreme Court
New York and Washington, DC, February 21, 2013 – 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 2013 Supreme Court Challenge. Law students will have the opportunity to compete against the experts at SCOTUSblog and other law students in predicting how the Court will rule on merits cases and petitions for certiorari.
The Challenge places teams of law students in a head-to-head competition to test both their collective knowledge of the Supreme Court and their ability to analyze legal decisions. Each team will predict how the Court will rule on six (6) merits cases and six (6) petitions for certiorari before it in March 2013 using research materials found on Bloomberg Law and SCOTUSblog. Prizes will be awarded to the three student teams with the most points. First prize is a minimum of $3,500, with an additional $1,500 awarded if the team also beats the experts at SCOTUSblog.
“When Bloomberg Law and SCOTUSblog teamed up, one of our objectives was to collaborate on innovative ways to help students learn more about the Supreme Court,” said Leigh Sempeles, head of Law School Relations for Bloomberg Law. “In creating this Challenge we wanted students to have fun while using legal research tools such as Supreme Court briefs, lower court opinions, news, and other relevant sources to increase their knowledge of the Court.”
“We are delighted to have the chance to collaborate with our sponsor, Bloomberg Law, on the Supreme Court Challenge,” said Tom Goldstein, SCOTUSblog’s publisher. “One of our missions for the blog is to increase public understanding and awareness of the Court, and the Challenge allows law students nationwide to use the resources available on SCOTUSblog and Bloomberg Law to do so.”
Students may register to compete in the Challenge until February 28, 2013. The Challenge is open to law students attending an ABA-accredited U.S. law school who are currently enrolled in a JD or LLM program, including part-time and joint degree programs. Information on how to participate and official rules for the Challenge can be found at http://www.scotuscompetition.com/.
About Bloomberg Law
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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.