Back in October, we wrote a piece for the Washington Post about retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s new educational video games. She’s spearheading a project called Our Courts, which seeks to improve civic education in middle schools. One game, Supreme Decision, lets the kiddies weigh in on a First Amendment case in the Supreme Court. The other, Do I Have A Right? (DIHAR), lets players start a law firm and serve clients with constitutional issues.
The subject of law firm management is a subject near and dear to many ATL readers’ hearts. We have noticed that commenters often have many suggestions for how it can be done better. So we have decided to put you to the test with a DIHAR tournament.
The winner of the tournament will get more than just bragging rights. The award for the ATL reader with the highest score is a starring role in an upcoming Our Courts game.
More information, plus complete contest rules, after the jump.
The contest starts now and ends January 8th. To submit an entry, please email us (subject line: “DIHAR Challenge – [score]”), including (1) your name, (2) your affiliation, and (3) a screen shot with your high score. Please remember to include your score in the subject line.
Because DIHAR is targeted at middle school students rather than lawyers, we encourage you to get the children in your lives to play the game as well. It might give them a better understanding of what your professional life entails — and you can figure out now whether you need to start saving up for their law school tuition. (Kids can enter the ATL contest as well; there are no age limits for participation.)
UPDATE: We have not verified our winning score yet — January 8 is still a few weeks away — but we should mention that we’ve already received multiple scores over 10,000. So if your high score is below 10,000, you are out of the running. Thanks!
ATL Tournament Challenge [Our Courts]
Earlier: Educational? You Be The Judge.
Should Judicial Elections Be Abolished? (Or: ATL chats with Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.)