Bloomberg Law and SCOTUSblog’s Supreme Court Challenge


Congratulations to all our winners in the Third Annual Supreme Court Challenge, hosted jointly by Bloomberg Law and SCOTUSblog!

 

In a big day at the close of the October Term 2013, the Supreme Court announced opinions in American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc. and Riley v. California, bringing the competition to a thrilling and close finish.  Congratulations to In Merit the Win from Capital University Law School, which received the top prize, followed closely by The Federalists from St. John’s University School of Law and Please Dont Emanate in the Penumbras from Georgetown University Law Center.

In the competition’s cert. petitions, the Court granted cert. in Heien v. North Carolina and denied review in Simmons v. Sabine River Authority of LouisianaDrake v. Jerejian, Galloway v. Mississippi, James v. United States, and Morris v. George.  For the merits cases, the Court upheld the Second Circuit in Republic of Argentina v. NML Capital and reversed in Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akamai Technologies, Inc., Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc, American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc.and Riley v. California.  Thank you all for participating; final standings are below.

1. Tom for SCOTUSblog (58.5 points)

2. In Merit the Win, Capital University Law School (54.5 points)

First Place Winner: $3,500

3. Please Dont Emanate in the Penumbras, Georgetown University Law Center (51 points)

Second Place Winner: $1,500

4. The Federalists, St. John’s University School of Law (50.5 points)

Third Place Winner: $1,000

5. I Respectfully Dissent, University of Hawaii Richardson School of Law (48.5 points)

West Region Winner: $200

6. TheDoomfactoryAnnhilators, Cornell University Law School (47.5 points)

Northeast Region Winner: $200

7. ScotusCamp 2014, Harvard University Law School (47 points)

8. BuffaloBarristers, SUNY Buffalo Law School (44.5 points)

9. Columblebees, Columbia University School of Law (44 points)

10. 2013Nighties, University of Hawaii Richardson School of Law (42 points)

11. Saving Chase, St. John’s University School of Law (41.5 points)

12 (tie). The Blackmun Boys, Florida International College of Law (40.5 points)

South Region Winner: $200

12 (tie). Goldman St Johns School of Law, St. John’s University School of Law (40.5 points)

14. Baker Nation, Florida International College of Law (39 points)

15. tortfeasors and crowd pleasers, Washburn University School of Law (38 points)

Midwest Region Winner: $200

16. Team Maryam, University of North Carolina School of Law (37.5 points)

Mid-Atlantic Region Winner: $200

17 (tie). Do Not Join This Team, University of Cincinnati College of Law (36.5 points)

17 (tie). Too Legit to Circuit Split, University of Notre Dame Law School (36.5 points)

19 (tie). Article III six mafia, University of Texas School of Law (36 points)

19 (tie). The Penn Pequod, University of Pennsylvania Law School (36 points)

21. Moot Point, Georgetown University Law Center (33.5 points)

22. Kaho Lawyers, Boston University School of Law (33 points)

23. Middle Aged Law Students, Faulkner University – Thomas Goode Jones School of Law

(31.5 points)

24. Tier Droplettes, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (28 points)

25. WM Supreme Court and Appellate Clinic, William & Mary Law School (27.5 points)

26 (tie). The Mind of Mensrea, University of Maryland School of Law (27 points)

26 (tie). Wildcats, Villanova University School of Law (27 points)

28. Brimmers Babes, University of Wyoming College of Law (26.5 points)

29. My Team, St. Louis University School of Law (26 points)

30. flying solo, University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law (25.5 points)

31. Sean S, Nova Southeastern University – Shepard Broad Law Center (25 points)

32. Jason Griffin, Capital University Law School (24 points)

33 (tie). 2K4SK, University of Hawaii Richard School of Law (23.5 points)

33 (tie). Morrow, University of Hawaii Richardson School of Law (23.5 points)

35 (tie). Cynical Lawyers, University of Hawaii Richardson School of Law (23 points)

35 (tie). JusticeLeague, Stanford University Law School (23 points)

37. Master Minds, Campbell University – Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law (20 points)

38. The Jim, Wake Forest University School of Law (19 points)

39. SCOTUSNerdRage2014, Chicago Kent School of Law (15 points)

40. SupremeJustice, St. John’s University School of Law (8 points)

41 (tie). bigblue, SUNY Buffalo Law School (7.5 points)

41 (tie). LuckyGuesser, Harvard University Law School (7.5 points)

43. ScaliaKnows, Georgia State University College of Law (6.5 points)

44. Winners Buffalo, SUNY Buffalo Law School (5 points)

45. Scalia Soul Crushers, University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law (3.5 points)

46. Dunnzk12, Wake Forest University School of Law (3 points)

47. capriest, Stanford University Law School (2 points)

48. jeffreymoad, University of Kentucky College of Law (1.5 points)

 

Cash prizes:

Cash prizes will be awarded to the three student teams with the most points.

  • First prize: $3,500, with an additional $1,500 if the team also beats the experts at SCOTUSblog
  • Second prize: $1,500, with an additional $1,000 if the team also beats the experts at SCOTUSblog
  • Third prize: $1,000, with an additional $500 if the team also beats the experts at SCOTUSblog
  • The top team in each region (excluding the overall the first, second, and third prize winners): $200

For more information:

  • For more information on the competition, please view the competition rules and FAQ in the menu above.
  • For more information on the decisions highlighted in the competition, and all of the Court’s decisions this term, visit Bloomberg Law and SCOTUSblog.