Rhetoric 2000 Moot Court
The legal issues raised by this year's Wabash College Moot Court Competition, which is written by alumni, concern the constitutionality of posting the Ten Commandments on a civic monument on the grounds of a city hall building. The problem is based on an Indiana case and a similar case in Kentucky, and references a statute permitting local Indiana governments to post the Ten Commandments if made part of an effort to educate the public on the influence of the Ten Commandments on the development of the state and federal Constitutions and other American jurisprudence.
Click here to view the case for this year or here for a copy of a memo on the competition from Wabash alumnus Matt Griffith of Thrasher, Griffith, and Voelkel. Click here for a hints sheet and there for the calendar.
This year the competition will be held on Saturday, October 21st with the finals round on Tuesday evening, October 24th.
Judges for the finals round include:
MAJORS, MINORS AND OTHER PROGRAMS OF STUDY
- ASIAN STUDIES (MINOR)
- BUSINESS (MINOR)
- COMPUTER SCIENCE (MINOR)
- EDUCATION STUDIES (MINOR)
- ENGINEERING (DUAL-DEGREE)
- FINANCIAL ECONOMICS
- GENDER STUDIES (MINOR)
- HISPANIC STUDIES
- INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (MINOR)
- MODERN LANGUAGES
- MULTICULTURAL AMER. STUDIES (MINOR)
- PRE-MEDICINE (PRE-PROFESSIONAL)
- POLITICAL SCIENCE