Womble Bond Dickinson Partner Tara Cho and retired Partner Liz Riley both served as judges for the 2024 Ethics Bowl, presented by North Carolina Independent Colleges & Universities (NCICU). The event took place Feb. 9-10 at the N.C. Legislative Complex in Raleigh. 

For 13 years, the NCICU Ethics Bowl has challenged students to explore ethical questions about vital societal issues. Students spend months researching case studies and deciding on the arguments they will present. This is not a debate. Opposing teams may be on the same side of the issue. They are judged on their preparation and how compelling they present their view of the issue employing clear ethical principles. 

This year’s topic was “Ethics in Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity”. Teams from 18 private colleges and universities competed in this year’s Ethics Bowl. 

Cho chairs Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP’s Privacy and Cybersecurity Team. Her practice is dedicated to counseling clients on privacy and data security issues across industries such as technology, retail, logistics, e-commerce, energy and critical infrastructure, healthcare / healthtech and life sciences.

NCICU is comprised of 36 North Carolina private, nonprofit liberal arts, research, and comprehensive colleges and universities that are accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).