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Case Competition


Smith Soc's multi-chapter case competition ("Case Comp") provides student chapters with the opportunity to compete against one other to devise a potential business solution to an issue with ethical, political, and philosophical implications. Each year, student chapters may apply to host the competition on their home campus or apply to send a team to compete in the Case Comp. This event was first inaugurated by the BYU Marriott School of Business in 2018.

Winter 2019 Case Comp

February 22-24, 2019

Please stay tuned for more details regarding applications for student chapters interested in forming a team and sending members to compete in the 2019 Case Comp, hosted by our Rice Jones chapter in Houston, Texas. Case Comp 2019 will be hosted by our Rice (Jones) chapter! Case Comp 2019 will focus on the challenges that driverless cars pose for traditional carmakers. Stay tuned for more specifics about the case, our panel of expert judges, and other travel details.

Winter 2018 Case Comp

"Facebook at a Crossroads"

2018 Participants:

  • Baylor (Hankamer)
  • BYU (Marriott) - Host
  • Chicago (Booth)
  • NYU (Stern)
  • Rice (Jones)
  • UNC (Kenan-Flagler)
  • USC (Marshall)
  • UVA (Darden)
  • Yale (School of Management)

2018 Winner: BYU

  • Runner-up: USC
  • Third Place: UVA/NYU

2018 Keynote Speaker: Douglas Schoen, political consultant

2018 Judges:

  • Brian Tanner, social media professional
  • Eliot Jacobsen, entrepreneur
  • Grant Calder, Founder and CEO of Wispeo
  • James R. Copland, Senior Fellow at Manhattan Institute
  • Scott Kaufman, Managing Partner of Lucid Agency
  • Wade Eyerly, Founder of Surf Air and Beacon

Read our full recap of the inagural Case Comp here.


Case Comp


Team applications are open until December 28, 2018 for Case Comp 2019. For more information about Case Comp, please email us here



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