Winning Arguments at the DC State Moot Court Competition

Posted on: November 23rd, 2015 by Anastasia Miller

On Saturday, November 14, junior Jack Nugent and sophomores Mateo Berger, Noa Rosinplotz and Kofi Bulluck competed in the DC Marshall-Brennan DC State Moot Court Competition at American University’s Washington College of Law. The competition requires participants to engage in moot appellate arguments to test their understanding of  legal questions, in this case focused on current legal issues in a high school setting.  Mateo and Kofi reached the semi-finals, and Jack Nugent went on to the finals. He will represent SWWHS on the six DCPS student-member Team DC at the Marshall-Brennan National Moot Court Competition in Spring 2016.

The students are pictured here with their Constitutional Law teachers and Mary Beth Tinker (second from left) whose 1968 Supreme Court Case, Tinker v. Des Moines, gave schools the Tinker Test, which helps to determine whether disciplinary policies are constitutional.