Supreme Viewing: A Deep Bench

17 SCOTUS justices can be viewed presiding over the Ames Moot Court Competition

Although arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court are not video-recorded, you can watch many of its justices questioning oralists and presiding over cases—within the State of Ames. Visit Harvard Law School’s archive of video recordings of the final rounds of the Ames Moot Court Competition. In addition to many lower court judges, you will find 17 SCOTUS justices, including Thurgood Marshall (who first presided in 1974, the first year for which there is video); John G. Roberts Jr. ’79, chief justice of the United States; and most recently Sonia Sotomayor. (The dates of their appearances captured on video are included in the slideshow.)