Bloomberg Law and the SCOTUSblog are offering cash prizes to the top three student teams in a competition to predict the outcomes of six Supreme Court cases and six cert. petitions that will be considered by the Court in March. First prize — $3,500; second prize — $1,500; third prize — $1,000. There will be cash bonuses for teams that “beat the experts.” Details appear below. Make sure to visit www.scotuscompetition.com for information and the official rules. Note the deadlines for registering (February 28) and for submitting your picks (March 14). Good luck!
You are invited to participate in Bloomberg Law and SCOTUSblog’s Supreme Court Challenge! Teams of up to five law students from New York Law School will use resources available on Bloomberg Law (www.bloomberglaw.com) and SCOTUSblog (www.scotusblog.com) – including opinions, Supreme Court briefs, Justices’ profiles, and news – to perform any research needed to make predictions for merits cases and cert. petitions that will be considered by the Court in March 2013.
Prizes will be awarded to the three student teams with the most points as follows:
*First prize is a minimum of $3,500, with an additional $1,500 awarded if your team also beats the experts at SCOTUSblog.
*Second prize is $1,500 with an additional $1,000 if they beat the SCOTUSblog team.
*Third prize is $1,000, with an additional $500 if they beat the SCOTUSblog team.
Blaise Woodworth and Eric Hanson, your Bloomberg Law Product Advocates, are available to answer any questions. Blaise & Eric will be at the Bloomberg Law table on the 5th floor every Tuesday & Wednesday from 11-4pm . They can also be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com.
All teams must be registered by February 28th and submit picks by March 14th, so visit www.scotuscompetition.com today for more information and the official rules.