Writing a Bill
After receiving your confirmed committee assignments, each delegate should prepare by writing a bill that they will introduce in their committee.
For advice and instructions on how to write a bill, please visit the Bill-Writing Guidelines page.
Each delegate is expected to submit the bill online in Word doc format. You can use the bill template available on the Bill-Writing Guidelines page to preview how your bill will look at the conference. The deadline to submit every bill is March 1, 2012.
When you are ready to upload your bill, please email it to JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING . Please be sure to include your name and committee assignment.
The conference uses rules for debate during both committee and full House/Senate sessions known as Parliamentary Procedure.
William & Mary Model Congress' specific Rules of Procedure are available here. They closely approximate actual Congressional Parliamentary Procedure.
Your school may be sponsoring informational and/or practice sessions to help you prepare for the conference.
Students will be expected to follow the Code of Conduct while at the conference in addition to and rules from their school.
Your faculty advisor will give you important information and deadlines for your specific delegation.
If you are interested in the conference, but do not have a Model Congress program at your school, please contact us and we will help you through the necessary steps to come to the conference and start a club at your school.
Learn more about the William & Mary Model Congress conference.