John Howard, '15, Svati Narula, '13, and Annie Lape, '13
The Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl (IEB) is a team competition sponsored by the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) that combines the excitement and fun of a competitive tournament with an innovative approach to education in practical and professional ethics for undergraduate students. In September, each team receives a set of 15 cases and must prepare an analysis of each case. The cases cover a range of topics including law, medicine, business, public policy, and personal life. At the competition, a moderator poses questions based on a case taken from that set. A panel of judges probes the teams for further justifications and evaluates answers. Rating criteria are intelligibility, focus on ethically relevant considerations, avoidance of ethical irrelevance, and deliberative thoughtfulness.
The 10 Regional Ethics Bowls occur in the Fall and serve as qualifying competitions for the National Ethics Bowl. The top 32 schools that compete in the Regional Ethics Bowls will be invited to participate in the National competition. The National Ethics Bowl will take place on February 28, 2013 in San Antonio, TX as a part of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics' 2013 Twenty-second Annual Meeting.
Last Updated: 12/4/12