Special Programs

Our Special Programs present an opportunity to go beyond the typical Princeton Model Congress experience. They always receive extremely high praise from participants and advisors. We highly recommend that experienced debaters apply to our Special Programs, as should delegates with specialized knowledge that would be beneficial in any of the contexts described in this section.

Special Programs Applications are due by Thursday, November 7.

Supreme Court

Justices are appointed to the bench of the Princeton Model Congress Supreme Court via application. During the first few sessions, the justices study several landmark cases that have come before the United States Supreme Court and learn about major issues in constitutional interpretation under the guidance of Princeton University undergraduates with a background in constitutional law. The justices debate the merits of the bills passed by both the PMC Congress and signed by the PMC President and rule on the constitutionality of those bills.

Cabinet

Members of the Princeton Model Congress Presidential Cabinet are selected via application. Students can apply for up to three roles in the U.S. Cabinet. Under the leadership of the PMC President, Cabinet members set administration policy by drafting and debating policy proposals. Members of the Presidential Cabinet also work with the PMC President to resolve national and international crises. Additionally, they aid the President in his or her decisions for which bills should be vetoed and which bills should be signed into official national law.

President

Candidates for the Presidency of Princeton Model Congress are selected via application. They participate in a Presidential Debate at the conference’s opening ceremonies, after which there is an election that all Princeton Model Congress delegates vote in. The President of Princeton Model Congress is charged with the duties of presiding over the Cabinet, with resolving both national and international crisis scenarios in conjunction with the Cabinet, with setting policy for his or her administration by adopting or rejecting policy proposals from the Cabinet, and with vetoing or signing bills into law.