Year 13 Law Competition: Amending the US Constitution for the 21st Century
The Centre for American Legal Studies at Birmingham City University (BCU) is inviting schools to submit a team of Y13 students to take part in a Law competition. Each team will take on the role of a delegate in a simulated American Constitutional Convention to propose an amendment to the US constitution.
They will take part in a debate and argue the legal and political implications of their proposal before a panel that will include a US Federal Appeal Court Judge. Support will be provided through a three week programme of online training from an academic tutor.
If your students are interested in studying Law at university, then this activity will;
- Introduce them to the history of U.S. Law and Legal systems.
- Develop their critical analysis, negotiating and debating skills, key for studying a law degree.
- Be evidence of engagement to include in their personal statement.
- Provide excellent network opportunities including the opportunity to learn from the experience of a US Federal Appeal Court Judge
For further information on this activity and how to submit a team, then please email SchoolsAndColleges@bcu.ac.uk
Applications will close on Friday 25th June. Successful applications will be informed the first week of July.