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Food For Thought, Mock Trials and Moot Court Action Plans 2018-2019

Mock Trials

Video Conferences Every Month

Food For Thought- Presentations Of Food

Moot Court- Appeals Courts From All Over The World

Moot Court- Different Languages

Moot Court- ICC

Mock Trials- Canada, Australia, and US legal systems

Are you up for a challenge?  Do you want your children challenged? 

If so please join today

Come Join Us For Both The YMCA Moot Court and

World Affairs Council of Austin- The International Moot Court Sept. 2018- June 2019

Congressional Hearings
South Australian Mock Trials
Ontario Bail Hearings
Ontario Moot Courts
YMCA Moot Courts
and so much more



The World Affairs Council of Austin's

International Moot Court Competition



Briefs due by April 15, 2019

Ten Cases

2018-19 Cases

Join World Class Schools Moot Court League


  • ICC v Barack Obama Et. al. -The USFG is spying on its citizens through data mining with the help of private telecommunication companies. NSA is allowed by law to spy when they obtain FISA Court warrants. Now this program is obtaining information from cell phones, texting, emails, and computer searches of millions of people all over the U.S. Prosecution represents the ICC and the people who have been violated under Article 8 2 b (i,iii) Defense will represent Barack Obama and USFG officials 
  •  ICC v George H.W. Bush Et. al. - The USFG illegally began a war of aggression on Iraq in 1991. This was not a matter for the US to get involved in and had no legal status to do so.  Prosecution represents the people of Iraq and world who have been violated with Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes. Defense will represent President George H.W. Bush (41) and high level administration members. 
  • ICC vs President Andrew Jackson – It is 1840, and President Andrew Jackson has been charged with crimes against humanity regarding the removal of the Cherokee.This resulted in Crimes against Humanity. Defense will represent the Andrew Jackson and members of his cabinet
  • ICC v Harry S. Truman  President Truman ordered two atomic bomb attacks against cities in Japan at the end of WWII Prosecution: Will represent the citizens of Japan and elsewhere who were injured as the result of these nuclear weapons. This was a both a War Crime and a Crime against Humanity.  Defense will represent Harry Truman 
  • ICC v Barrack Obama et. Al. Drone attacks ordered by the highest part of the U.S. Administration in Yemen killing US citizens without benefit of a trial. Prosecution: Will represent the citizens of Yemen, world and the US concerning the ability of the USFG to kill citizens of any country. This is both a War Crime and Crime against Humanity. Defense: Will defend US foreign policy in this area. 
  • ICC v Talet Pahsa- Armenian Genocide was ordered by the highest levels of the Ottoman Government. Prosecution: Will represent the Armenians who were killed, missing or injured by the hands of the Ottomans. This is Genocide, War Crime, and Crime Against Humanity. Defense: Will defend the Ottoman Policy in this area. 
  • ICC v Macedonia- The Macedonia government worked in cooperation with the US and other countries to take people from their country and torture them in other countries. Prosecution: Will represent Khaled El-Masri and others who were tortured by the Macedonia government. This about rendition, Crimes against Humanity. Defense: Will defend Macedonia 
  •  ICC v Adolfo Francisco Scilingo- Chilean Naval Captain who was in charge of allegedly killing people who were against the government in Chile. Prosecution: Will represent the victims of violence in Chile. These are Crimes against Humanity. Defense: Will represent Mr. Scilingo 
  • ICC v Saddam Hussein Saddam Hussein in the course of his leadership of Iraq committed many different crimes against Humanity, War Crimes, and Crimes against International neighbors. Prosecution: Represents Saddam Hussein victims Defense: Represents Saddam Hussein
  • ICC v Joseph Stalin  Joseph Stalin in the course of his leadership of Russia created conditions that caused the Holodomor- the starving of 7-12 million Ukrainians.  This includes both Crimes against Humanity and Genocide. Prosecution: Represent the people of the Ukraine  Defense represents:  Joseph Stalin.  


Food For Thought- Come Join Us Action Plan 2018-2019

We are looking for our second group of 100 high school or middle school teachers to sign up for a curriculum based classroom project- Food For Thought. For the past decade we have run video conferences on sharing food and cultures. Now we have added Google Classroom and made this project even better.

It works when we have teachers, like yourself, join and plan different presentations around a monthly theme. These theme vary with the months

Sept. Sandwiches, Breads  Monday Sept. 17  12:00 GMT

October- Cookies and Candies- Local customs Thursday Oct. 18, 2018, 12:00 GMT

November- Main dishes- Local customs  Monday Nov. 12, 12:00 GMT

December- Celebration Food, Drinks, Customs Monday Dec. 10 12:00 GMT

January- Quick food- local Customs Monday Jan.21 12:00 GMT

February- Sandwiches- local customs Thursday Feb. 28, 12:00 GMT

March- Rice dishes, fruits, nuts, cereals- local customs Monday March 25, 12:00 GMT

April- Celebration Food, Drinks, Customs  Monday April 1, 12:00 GMT

May- Breakfasts Across The World  Thursday May 16, 12:00 GMT

June - BBQ outside cooking- local customs Tuesday June 4, 12:00 GMT

Register Here

Now right here by clicking on this link and filling out the form.

Watch a presentation

Food For Thought will hold its first monthly video conference. The theme of this month is bread. We are going to look at bread from all over the world. That includes: Flat bread, wheat bread, potato bread, rye bread, etc. 

Each school will sample the recipes either at home- or in class throughout the month. A good project would be to pick one type of bread and make it. Then each student will construct a 23 slide power point over local breads and sandwiches. During this process students will be doing this individually. About a week before the actual video conference- each participating school teacher will pick one or two the very best in their class to showcase at the video conference. At this time- a teacher may assign several more students to help present and field questions from the world wide audience. 

Each presentation on Sept. 26 will be done in English; will include recipes and pictures of the food. Many schools have a finished product to show the other students. The presentations will begin at 11:00 GMT on that date. We will video the live presentation and questions. We will publish this video each month on our website. We will also this year have every student turn in a monthly project and we will publish those as well.  We will use Google Classroom, Schoology and Edmodo.

What does this do? What does this accomplish for the students?

They learn presentation skills. They learn how to present in English, how to answer questions in English, and they learn how to ask questions in English. In essence they learn to think in English by learning more about food. There is an old adage that way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Now we have put a new twist on this program- a way to learn a language is through your stomach. Everyone eats. Everyone has a fun, and most of all everyone gets to learn a great deal more about other people and cultures. 

You will open your classroom to the world and you will see a new and much different result in your student. Are you ready for a change, are you ready for improvements? If so you are ready for Food For Thought.  If you have not registered your classroom do so now at 



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