What you need to know
For the guys:
As is normally the case, men have it a lot easier than women when it comes to fashion. The expected dress code for a guy is pretty simple; slacks, long sleeve buttoned shirt (tucked into pants), tie, dress shoes, and dress socks. A suit is not required to compete in law competitions but is highly encouraged. General guidelines:
- Traditionally black, blue or grey suit, white shirt, and a solid primary colored ties (power colors)
- No zoot suits, cream colored suits, or ties with cartoon animals on them
- White athletic socks are not appropriate
For the ladies:
Ladies have more options. The general rule is business attire. This can mean a suit jacket, blouse, and skirt or pants. It can also mean a dress that is appropriate for an office environment. General guidelines:
- Skirts of an appropriate length, i.e. when sitting down the skirt should reach the top of the knee
- Sensible shoes - heels should be 2 inches or under and NOT party shoes
- Tasteful, understated jewelry and make-up
- See-through or overly tight clothing is not appropriate
Always be kind and respectful toward your competitors.
- Don't trash talk any teams ever.
- You are always on. You are always being watched. Please watch how you act and what you say.
- Be prompt for your rounds.
- Use the proper name when addressing people ie. Mr., Mrs., Ms., Sir, Ma'am. Please always use their last names and NOT their first names.
- Applaud for your competitors.
- Thank your judges and shake their hands.
- Stay until the end of the tournament so you can applaud your teammates and show Saints spirit.