Moot Beit Din Goes Virtual


Source: Prizmah: Center for Jewish Day Schools


Moot Beit Din provides high school students with a firsthand look at the inner workings of the Jewish legal system and helps them hone their critical thinking skills by applying the ancient wisdom of Halakhah (Jewish law) to some of the most significant ethical issues of our time. Student teams are assigned a topic and collaborate to craft a written decision and oral argument based on rabbinic sources. The 2018 Moot Beit Din will be a virtual competition, with teams submitting written decisions and video recordings of their oral arguments to a panel of distinguished judges. There will also be a Q & A component in which teams pose and respond to questions about each other's oral arguments on a digital platform.

The cost of participating in Moot Beit Din is $250 for one team and $450 for two teams. Prizmah members receive discounts based on their level of membership (5% discount for full membership, 10% discount for premium membership).

Registration closes on October 31, 2017.

The deadline for entries is February 26, 2018.

Read more here.

Updated: Sep. 24, 2017