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 2014 Langfan topic was:

"Should states allow a mother who conceives a child, without the father's consent or knowledge, to recover child support?"

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 2014 Langfan Oratorical Competition:

 

 

The Winners of the 2014 Competition were:

Marni Isaacson   '14 1st Place
Akansha Mishra  '15 2nd Place
Amy Cassidy  '14 3rd Place
 

 

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