Business & Society Institute

John R. Lewis Case Competition Student Information


Competition Details

John Lewis Case Competition

Application Dates

  • November 1, 2023 - Application opens
  • November 17, 2023 at 11:59PM EST - Application deadline


  • December 11, 2023 - Semifinalist teams announced
  • February 22, 2024 - Semifinal competition in Atlanta


  • February 23, 2024 - Final competition and JLCC Summit in Atlanta

Case Competition Questions

Yes. All undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply, regardless of major or concentration. 

No, we encourage all students interested in these issues to apply. However, all students on a team must attend the same university.

Yes. However, there is a maximum of two teams from any given university that can be promoted to the semifinals.

Corporate partners will be announced by December 11, 2023.


No. PowerPoint Statement of Intention will be separated from other application materials that include university name. The screening committee members will only receive the PowerPoint Statement of Intention.

Please email us for anything not discussed here.


Our Goals

  • Education

    Educate students on the history of systemic racism in the United States and how they can address systemic issues through innovative and strategic thinking and development of actionable solutions.
  • Action

    Provide corporations with actionable and impactful strategies for addressing racial inequality through targeted initiatives, philanthropy and education.
  • Reflection

    Through the Making the Case for Change weekend, we hope to create a space for students and sponsors alike to connect and gain perspective on racial equity.