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John Svati and Annie, NEREB 2012

John Howard, '15, Svati Narula, '13, and Annie Lape, '13

Rules & Procedures
Judge's Guidelines


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. Eighteenth Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Competition will be held as part of the APPE Annual Meeting in Jacksonville, Florida on February 27, 2014.


Association for Practical and Professional Ethics

Association for Practical and Professional Ethics Annual Meeting

National Ethics Bowl Competition



Last Updated: 10/2/13