Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Save the Date: Price Media Law Moot Court Competition

The Americas Regional Round of the Price Media Law Moot Court Competition will be held in New York City from January 22-26, 2104.  It is an international moot court program sponsored by the University of Oxford’s Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy, the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and the Annenberg School of Communication. The competition provides a regional forum for dialogue and debate on freedom of expression and media law issues of global importance.  This year's case focuses on privacy, surveillance, and data security, issues that are very much relevant to current events as well as the future of international and national media law.   Participants will use relevant international case law, including those based on the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and upheld by the Universal Court of Human Rights.  Participants will also be encouraged to draw on domestic law when formulating their legal arguments.

Schools from Canada, the United States, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean are invited to participate. The competition will be adjudicated by federal judges and leading media law attorneys from the world’s most reputable institutions. Winning teams will qualify to participate in the International Rounds held at Oxford University, UK.

Travel grants between $1,000- 5,000 USD are available to teams from Latin America.

For more information or to register a team, visit the website here.  The registration deadline is October 31, 2013.



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