St. Mary’s University on Saturday will host 10 Texas colleges and universities at the regional-level competition of the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl, an annual competition in which teams argue a considered position on topical ethical issues.
Cases are often taken from recent news headlines and can come from any conceivable area of applied ethics, such as research, business, civil liberties, politics, constitutional law or personal morality. Students spend weeks analyzing the cases, but do not know what questions they will be tackling.
The event at St. Mary’s is one of eight regional Ethics Bowl competitions being held this fall around the country. From each of these competitions, the top scoring four schools will move on to compete in the National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl in the spring.
Schools that are scheduled to participate on Saturday are: Brazosport College, Northwest Vista College, Palo Alto College, St. Mary’s, Southern Methodist University, Texas State University, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, Texas Lutheran University, Texas Wesleyan University and the University of Texas – Pan American.