Model Illinois Government Simulations
Have you ever wanted to debate on the floor of the General assembly or argue a case in the Supreme Court chambers? Have you ever felt like you could do a better job with crafting the state’s budget than those currently in power? Now is your chance! Model Illinois Government (commonly known at MIG) is one of the Political Science Department's three government simulations. MIG students are given the opportunity to play the role of legislator, budget analyst, lobbyist, attorney, Supreme Court justice or journalist in an annual simulation that meets over a four day period in Springfield, Illinois. Model Illinois government has been around for over thirty years and draws support from well over twenty-five universities and community colleges throughout Illinois. The best part is that the simulation makes full use of state government facilities, such as the House and Senate chambers, Supreme Court, and Bureau of the Budget chambers in order to provide a realistic basis for learning about state government and politics. Without exception, students who have gone with the delegation have had a great time and learned a lot in the process. For more information, contact Dr. Ashley.