Congratulations to the Winners of FantasySCOTUS October Term 2010
posted by Josh Blackman
The results are in for FantasySCOTUS October 2010 Term. Congratulations to Melech, also known as Jacob Berlove, who is the Chief Justice of FantasySCOTUS. I recorded a PodCast with Jacob, where I talk about how he makes his predictions, and his legal background–he never went to law school. Amazing! The Chief Justice, Senior Associate Justice, and the Associate Justices, scored a remarkably high accurate rate–approaching 80%. Well done to all of the players! The full scoreboard is available here.
Congratulations to the winners of the inaugural season of FantasySCOTUS.org–the Harlan Institute’s Supreme Court Fantasy League for High School Students. The grand prize winner was Mr. Chris Zanoni’s Honors Government class at Somerset High School in Somerset, PA. In addition to making very accurate predictions about our five cases decided this term, Mr. Zanoni’s class put together an exemplary class blog. I encourage you to read some of the blog posts about Connick v. Thompson,Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting, Brown v. EMA, NASA v. Nelson, and Snyder v. Phelps. This writing is at such a high level for high school students, and the analysis is superb.
We encourage all high school (and advanced middle school) classes to sign up for the October 2011 Term. If your class signs up before July 15, you will be entered into a drawing for a Skype Web Camera. Sign up today!
Finally, congratulations to the students of Columbia Law School for winning the inaugural FantasySCOTUS.net Law School Challenge. Kudos to Southern Illinois, NYU, Michigan, and St. Thomas (Michigan) for rounding out the top 5.