But this one from Book 4 I'm having a lot of trouble with: Harry must compete in the Triwizard Tournament because after his name was submitted and accepted, there was a "binding magical contract." I think that this contract is void (not merely voidable) for at least three reasons:
- Forgery: Harry did not put his own name into the Goblet.
- Fraud: The fake Moody admits that he put Harry's name in under another school, which presumably would not exist (or at least would not compete in the Triwizard Tournament).
- Incapacity: Harry is not only under the age limitation imposed on the contest, but the age limitation is also the age of majority for wizards: 17. As Harry is only 14, he cannot sign any contract on his own but must have a parent or guardian sign on his behalf (and wizards do recognize this rule, see Harry's permission slip in Book 3).
Do wizards not have lawyers or courts? Sheesh.