Special Programs

Our Special Programs present an opportunity to go beyond the typical Princeton Model Congress experience. They always receive extremely high praise from their participants, especially those who have served as Senators or Representatives before at Princeton Model Congress or at other Model Congresses. 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 Wednesday, October 25.

Supreme Court

Justices are appointed to the bench of the Princeton Model Congress Supreme Court are selected 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 President and rule on the constitutionality of the bills.

Cabinet

Members of the Princeton Model Congress Presidential Cabinet are selected via application. Under the leadership of the Princeton Model Congress President, they set administration policy by drafting and debating policy proposals. Members of the Presidential Cabinet also work with the Princeton Model Congress President to resolve national and international crises. Additionally, they aid the President in his or her decisions as to which bills should be vetoed and which bills should be signed into law.

President

Candidates for the Presidency of Princeton Model Congress are selected via application. They participate in a press conference with the Princeton Model Congress Press Corps and 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 Presidential Cabinet, with setting policy for his or her administration by adopting or rejecting policy proposals from the Presidential Cabinet, with resolving both national and international crisis scenarios in conjunction with the Presidential Cabinet and with signing bills into law or vetoing them.