The Qualifying Round is the first round in the upper-level Ames Competition. All second-year students (or joint degree students currently enrolled in their first year of post-1L law school courses) are eligible to join. Teams of four students may register here. Students who have incomplete teams may join the Slack channel for team creation here.
The official rules and schedule for this year’s competition are below. The grading rubric can be found here.
The PowerPoint from the information session on September 10th, 2021 (highlighting the schedule and important rules to note) can be found here.
Some example briefs from the 2019 Ames Competition can be found below:
I just wanted to verify that, to receive writing credit, members of my team need only to submit this form to the Dean of Students: https://hls.harvard.edu/content/uploads/2020/06/Option-2-Written-Work-Requirement-form.pdf.
If you advance to the second round of Q Round, then yes, DOS will sign this form and the requirement will be met. If you do not advance, you will need to write a second brief, which you can send to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Q Round graders will then ensure that a good faith effort was made, and forward approval to DOS.