Texas home schooled students excelled at Washington College of Law’s High School Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C. The annual event draws public and private school students from across the country and around the world to participate in simulated appellate court proceedings. Approximately 130 students competed in three preliminary rounds on the Washington College of Law campus. The top 32 advocates then advanced to argue in the District Court for the District of Columbia. The level of competition was exceptional as students responded to intense questioning from a panel of judges during their oral arguments.
Home schoolers comprised eleven of the top sixteen competitors in the quarterfinals round. Seven were from Texas: Alexander Billups, Benjamin Billups, Brad Johnson, Morgan Saulsberry, Isaac Sommers, Joshua Upham, and Marshall Yaklin.
Two of the home schoolers advanced to the final round and received top honors. Isaac Sommers was judged Best Respondent, and Ben Billups was awarded second place Respondent.
Congratulations to all of these students for their achievement in moot court and for representing the home school community so well!