The Langfan Family Constitutional Oratorical Competition has recognized student excellence in public speaking and rhetoric since its establishment in 2001. Langfan is not a traditional moot court competition where judges interrupt competitors during their argument. Instead, it is an oratorical competition in which competitors deliver a short uninterrupted speech analyzing a controversial constitutional issue.
The 2013 Langfan topic was:
"Should a misdemeanor domestic violence conviction be able to bar a person's Second Amendment right to possess firearms for self-defense?"
Last year, the school awarded $750 to the 1st Place winner, $500 to the 2nd Place winner and $250 to the 3rd Place winner.
Final Round of the 2013 Langfan Oratorical Competition:
The Winners of the 2013 Competition were:
|Erik Wilson '13||1st Place|
|Amy Cassidy '14||2nd Place|
|Agatha Cole '13||3rd Place|
Final Round of the 2012 Langfan Oratorical Competition:
The Winners of the 2012 Competition were:
|Akil Alleyne '13||1st Place|
|Alan Gray '14||2nd Place|
|Etie-Lee Schaub '12||3rd Place|