SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES, 2020
CHAIR: TJ MUKUNDAN
APPROXIMATE COMMITTEE SIZE: 17
One of NAIMUN’s many long-held and well-valued traditions is the running of the Supreme Court of the United States as not just a simulation, but a live simulation of what SCOTUS is actually doing at the time. SCOTUS is a unique committee at NAIMUN because it is the only committee bound by a docket - specifically a docket released less than three months before the beginning of the conference. When delegates arrive in February and don the robes of a Supreme Court Justice, they will discuss cases which are being heard for real fewer than four miles away. Stay tuned for more information about the topics as the conference date approaches!
BACKGROUND GUIDE COMING SOON
NAIMUN strives to provide every delegate with a well-rounded, educational, and enjoyable experience. The learning objectives for SCOTUS are as follows. Delegates will:
Better understand basic knowledge of how SCOTUS functions as the judicial branch of government
Gain insight into how SCOTUS operates as an impartial entity independent from politics and how this informs its role in judicial review
Intimately understand how SCOTUS differentiates itself from the executive and legislative forms of government (i.e, judicial review plays a role in influencing the nation’s long-term policy and culture, one that is arguably more powerful than the other two branches of government)
About the Chair
TJ Mukundan is most recently a proud Bostonian, but came to live there by way of North Carolina and Georgia. A member of Georgetown’s Class of 2021, TJ is excited to be exploring his passions for security studies and law through a double Government and Anthropology major. TJ has previously served as the Director of Media and Technology for NCSC’s sister high school conference, NAIMUN, and also served as Chair of the Boeing Board of Directors at NCSC XLVI. Outside of Model UN, TJ is a board member of the Georgetown Bipartisan Coalition and a research assistant in the Department of Anthropology. When not on campus, he enjoys exploring DC’s expansive food scene, as well as tallying up the last few Smithsonian Museums he has not yet visited. TJ is incredibly excited to serve as your chair for yet another iteration of SCOTUS - and before then is ready to speculate alongside you about next year's docket, and our topics!