The Washington and lee university mock convention is a student created exercise in political analysis and research that exceeds the highest academic and professional standards for excellence. IN attempting to accurately predict who the party out of power in the white house will nominate to run for president of the united states, we seek to create a seriEs of unique political experiences that inspire enthusiastic engagement and active participation in the electoral process, in both the Washington and lee community and The public at large.


A PRIMARY OBJECT SHOULD BE THE EDUCATION OF OUR YOUTH IN THE SCIENCE OF GOVERNMENT. IN A REPUBLIC, WHAT SPECIES OF KNOWLEDGE CAN BE EQUALLY IMPORTANT? AND WHAT DUTY MORE PRESSING THAN COMMUNICATING IT TO THOSE WHO ARE TO BE THE FUTURE GUARDIANS OF THE LIBERTIES OF THE COUNTRY?
— GEORGE WASHINGTON, IN HIS EIGHTH MESSAGE TO CONGRESS