Ethics Bowl

  • Meeting on Tuesdays in the Philosophy Department Common Room at 7 PM
  • Contact: Sherri Lynn Conklin

The UCSB Ethics Bowl Team is a group of UCSB undergraduate and graduate students who compete in the California Regional Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl every December. The team strives to enhance their understanding of ethics through some of the most complex and controversial issues facing society today, including but not limited to issues in law, medicine, business, journalism, education, and foreign policy.

In the competition, students demonstrate their ability to (1) understand the facts of the case, (2) articulate the ethical principles involved in the case, (3) present an effective argument on how the case should be resolved, and (4) respond effectively to challenges put forth by the opposing team as well as the panel of expert judges.