My many thanks to Eugene for allowing me a guest stay here at the Volokh Conspiracy to blog about Unprecedented. I attended law school at George Mason, and often felt like I had much of the VC as my faculty. It was an honor to blog among them.
There’s still time to hop onto the Unprecedented road show. Tuesday at noon I will be at George Washington Law School in the Moot Court Room, where I expect to finally broker a complete agreement with Orin Kerr about the proper role of the courts. (We may need Vladimir Putin to help iron out the kinks.) Wednesday at noon I will be at American University, and Monday I will be at Yale Law School. My schedule still has some dates for the Spring if any other schools are interested.
In parting, a few plugs. First, the Harlan Institute, a non-profit I run, has partnered with The Constitutional Sources Project (ConSource) to host the second annual Virtual Supreme Court competition. This competition offers teams of two high school students the opportunity to research cutting-edge constitutional law, write persuasive appellate briefs, argue against other students through video chats, and try to persuade a panel of esteemed attorneys during oral argument that their side is correct. This year the competition focuses on National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning Corporation. The grand prize for the winning team is a trip to Washington, D.C. to attend ConSource’s Constitution Day celebration in September 2014. Today, I had the honor of meeting the two winners from the 2013 competition who attended Justice Scalia’s lecture. Interested high school teachers and students can sign up for the competition here.