2 Indiana law school teams tops in SCOTUS challenge

June 21, 2013
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These teams know their justices. An online competition among teams across the country has two teams from Indiana law schools in the Top 5.

The challenge is much like a “fantasy” sports game. Instead of choosing which players to start on your football or baseball team, those involved in the Bloomberg Law and SCOTUSblog’s Supreme Court Challenge made predictions for six merit cases and six petitions for certiorari that the high court considered in March.

Here’s a little more background. Teams of up to five students from a law school had to register by the end of February and make their picks by March 14.

Cash prizes await the top three teams, with bonuses if the team beats the experts at the SCOTUSblog. So far, six petitions for certiorari have been determined and three merit cases.

Right now, Bro Bono of Maurer School of Law and Team Katie Jo at Notre Dame Law School are 4th and 5th, respectively.

The top 3 teams are from St. Johns University School of Law, which currently holds the top two spots, and UCLA School of Law.

The high-profile same-sex marriage and Defense of Marriage Act cases, argued in March, await rulings, as does Mutual Pharmaceutical Co. v. Bartlett.
 

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