Ethics Bowl

Have fun representing UNL, developing valuable skills, gaining knowledge of complex moral issues, and expanding your mind!

The Team(over the years)


Current Members

Aakriti Agrawal
Lindsey Espinosa
Team Captain 
Major: Pre-Law/ Global 
Drew Dudley
Drew Dudley
Major: Chemistry
Shelby Bloomer
Shelby Bloomer
Major: Bio-Chemistry

Taylor Birdwell
Taylor Birdwell
Major: Philosophy

Head Coach

Adam Thompson
Adam R. Thompson, Ph.D.

Assistant Director 
UNL Ethics Center

Assistant Coaches

Chelsea Richardson, philosophy
Shane George,

Lauren Sweetland,

Aaron Elliot,

Lanita R. Sledge, M.Ed.,
Assistant Program Coordinator,
W.H. Thompson Learning Community

Mark Albert Selzer,

Faculty Sponsor

Aaron Bronfman
Aaron Bronfman

Assistant Professor
Dept. of Philosophy

Latest News

UNL Ethics Bowl Team Wins A Bid to National Competition Again!!

For the second time in four years of competing, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s 
Ethics Bowl Team won a bid to Nationals after an excellent showing at Regionals in Boulder, CO.

On their way, they had the opportunity to compete and win against Colorado State University,
Air Force, and The Colorado School of Mines.  The team is resting in preparation for another run
at Nationals in Costa Mesa, CA in February.  

UNL Ethics Bowl Team Outranks Duke, Villanova, Gonzaga, and Wake Forrest in Nation Competition

In their first appearance at the Nation Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Competition, UNL placed 14th out of 32. We're very proud of the team's performance. Not only did we outrank some of the top ranked schools in the nation, Head Coach Clare LaFrance, reported that the team received numerous compliments throughout the competition.  The team looks forward to returning to nationals next year after another successful trip to regionals this coming fall.

(Nationals Team With Certificate:
Back Left to Right: Katherine Miller, R. Walker Edwards, Oliver Tonkin//
Bottom Left to Right: Sarah O'Neill, Mykayla Messing, Kyle Kettler, Clare LaFrance)
Ethics Bowl Team

NET Covers Ethics Bowl Team as They Prepare for National Competition

NET, Nebraska's local NPR station dropped by to catch a glimpse of the Ethics Bowl team in action as they prepared for their run at the National Intercollegiate Competition.  

Read or hear the story here

UNL Ethics Bowl team wins its 1st regional competition

For the first time in three years of competing, one of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s
Ethics Bowl teams won the Ethics Bowl regional competition in Boulder, Colo., last Saturday.

Seven teams total competed, with UNL sending two. The winning UNL team defeated
University of Colorado at Boulder to become one of 10 teams to compete in the 18th
national Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Championship in February.

Read more about the team's win.

Thank You to Our Contributors

Classics Department
College of Arts & Sciences
Philosophy Department
Political Science Department
Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs