Maimonides Moot Court Competition (MMCC) is a program for high school students to grapple with modern ethical challenges through a prism of Jewish legal tradition. We are looking for 12-15 teens to field 3 teams that will represent BBYO at this premiere event and help us bring home this year’s trophy!
The Maimonides Moot Court Competition is structured around a detailed case alongside a sourcebook of traditional and modern Jewish texts. We will meet weekly to discuss the case and the relevant sources. Afterwards, you will be divided up into three teams. Each team will construct written and oral arguments to address the questions presented by the case. Following several weeks of preparation, the teams will compete in either an online or in person competition against other teams comprised of teens from schools or youth groups.
The team will meet on Sundays beginning on October 24th until winter break. After that, we will begin preparing our oral and written arguments. We hope to be competing in person at the tournament in March, but we will also be fielding international teams to compete virtually.
If you're interested in joining us, please fill out this form by October 10th.
This year's case:
This year’s case centers around several teenagers that are concerned about some bullying incidents in their school that are going uncensored and unreprimanded. After several unsuccessful attempts to stop this destructive behavior, the concerned teenagers would like to post videos of these bullying incidents on Instagram, so the bullies can be publicly shamed and cease their shameful behavior?
Should the students submit the circulated videos to Instagram along with identifying information of the two bullies?
What do you think?