Working Paper No. 09-28:
Opening Day

Author(s):

Ross Davies

Date Posted: June 2009

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As promised, the Green Bag is gearing up for the FantasyLaw preseason. (See "Let the Preseason Begin", 12 Green Bag 2d 235, 243 (2009).) For those lucky volunteers who have been accepted as preseason Commissioners (you know who you are), the League & Team Registration Form is on pages 363-367 below. For everyone else, please feel free to observe - here in the pages of the Congressional Record, FantasyLaw Edition, and on our website at www.fantasylaw.org - and kibitz. Completed registration forms must be received by the Green Bag no later than 12 o'clock noon on Opening Day: Monday, July 6, 2009, when Senators and Members of the House return from their Independence Day State/District Work Period. The preseason will end at the end of the first session of the 111th Congress, probably sometime in early October. To recap: The basic idea behind FantasyLaw generally is to enable law fans to treat lawmakers roughly the same way sports fans treat big-time athletes. The basic idea behind the preseason in particular is to work out the kinks in this project over the summer and early autumn, so that when we open FantasyLaw to the public in late 2009 (for drafts and League registration for the 2010 season), it will work well for everyone. What follows are the rules and the scoring regime that we will be testing during the July-through-October 2009 preseason.