COMMITTEE DESCRIPTION

Considered one of several subcommittees of the General Assembly, the Legal committee seeks to establish policies and regulations with the intention of solving universal problems that the majority of nations face. As a committee, each delegate works together to pass resolutions that hold nations accountable for their actions, so that no nation acts in ways that are “above the law”. The Legal Committee has 75 delegates which contribute to a cooperative and intimate atmosphere.

2019-2020 TOPICS

  1. Criminal Justice Reform
  2. Food Security
  3. Refugee Rehabilitation

2019-2020 Legal Topic Descriptions

RESOURCES & SAMPLE DOCUMENTS

Legal Sample Country Research Paper

Legal Country Matrix Cover Page

Legal Country Matrix

OFFICER BIOS

What is your name, position, delegation, grade, and the number of years you’ve been in MUN? 

Hello, delegates! My name is Amanda Fischer and I am honored to be serving as your Legal A chair. Currently, I am a senior at North Hunterdon High School and this will be my third and, sadly, final year in MUN. I was apart of the MUN II program in eighth grade and the past two years I have been involved in the MUN I program.

What is the best thing about your committee?

Our committee is not too small that you’ĺl feel pressured to always have to speak, but also not intimidatingly large. It is the perfect size to foster engaging debates, with a diverse amount of opinions, and make impactful friendships.

What advice do you have for new delegates? 

Don’t be afraid to speak up! You’ll hear it a lot, but it is for a good reason. Although the anxiety might be overwhelming, once you overcome your fear and speak for the first time, you’ll have nothing but smiling faces applauding you. We’ve all been in that position, and you won’t be the only new delegate, so don’t feel as if you’re alone!

What is your favorite MUN memory or experience?

My favorite MUN memory was in 8th grade, winning the premier country award in MUN II. Although my time representing Mexico was long ago, my first experience in civic engagement and debating had truly changed my life. Receiving that award had sparked my love for public speaking and inspired me to want to make a significant impact on the world.

What other activities do you do?

Aside from MUN, studying, and sleeping, I am typically at my local rescue squad volunteering. I am technically a vocational student of the Hunterdon County Biomedical Sciences Academy, so a large majority of my time is spent preparing for my career in the medical field. From this program, I have been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders at Harvard, as one of the New Jersey Delegates, and am the president of my school’s HOSA-Future Health Professionals chapter. Alongside MUN, I have been a member of the MUN partner NJ Youth and Government program for five years. To add, I also am a thespian, participating in musicals and singing in my church and school choir. 

List some fun facts/icebreaker kind of information. Some examples are: Your favorite food, a country you would want to visit, tv shows you watch, type of music you listen to, etc

A fun fact about me is that I have a goldendoodle named Bella! My favorite food is ice cream, my go-to flavors being either mint or peanut butter. I listen to basically every genre of music, so hit me up if you need any song requests!

Anything else you’d like to share?

Don’t be afraid to reach out to me if you have any questions at all, I am always open to helping out in any way I can. I am beyond excited to get to know all of you at conference. See you there!

What is your name, position, delegation, grade, and the number of years you’ve been in MUN?

Hi there! My name is Rohan Duriseti and I have the honor of serving as your Legal B chair. I am currently a junior at Montgomery High School and this will be my third year doing Model UN.

What is the best thing about your committee?

Our committee is a great environment for delegates of all levels of experience to enjoy conference. Legal is not intimidatingly large nor small, which creates engaging debate with dynamic opinions. But most of all, Legal is a wonderful committee to foster lasting friendships with people who share similar passions with you.

What advice do you have for new delegates?

For new delegates, try new things and don’t be afraid to take risks! Once you overcome any fears you might have about conference, this weekend will transform into an incredible experience for you. Things are always scary the first time, but this conference is filled with kind and encouraging people to support you and your endeavors.

What is your favorite MUN memory or experience?

My favorite MUN memory was in my first year of Model UN, when I first walked into my committee. As soon as I sat down, I was immediately greeted by other delegates who each had a smile on their face and immediately welcomed me to conference. While it doesn’t seem like much, this interaction assured that I was going to have a great time at conference, and bolstered my confidence for the rest of the weekend.

What other activities do you do?

Outside of Model UN, I have done Taekwondo for about 9 years and I am very close to earning my 3rd degree black belt! I am also a part of my school’s Future Business Leaders of America club which I have now done for 2 years. I also love to watch and play basketball (side note: HUGE Chicago Bulls fan).

List some fun facts/icebreaker kind of information. Some examples are: Your favorite food, a country you would want to visit, tv shows you watch, type of music you listen to, etc.

A fun fact about me is that I was actually born outside of the U.S, in India! My favorite TV show is Spongebob Squarepants (still watch it to this day) and I love listening to hip-hop music!

Anything else you’d like to share?

As we near the start of an inspiring weekend, feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns of any kind. I would love to help out in any way I can, and I can’t wait to meet all of you this year to make conference AWESOME!