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Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

First Amendment and Media Law Diversity Moot Court Competition Underway

From the ABA Forum on Communications Law:

Announcement of the 2010/2011 First Amendment and Media Law Diversity Moot Court Competition.

Teams from any ABA accredited law school are encouraged to apply to participate in the competition.  Students must be members of the National Black Law Students Association; the National Latino/a Law Student Association; the National Asian Pacific American Law Student Association; the National Native American Law Students Association; or a minority law student organization at their school.

Each team must submit a completed application, consisting of a registration form, and for each team member: a resume; a short writing sample; and a response to a short essay question on a media-related topic.  The Competition Committee will select eight (8) teams to submit an appeal brief of up to 30 pages; the top four (4) teams from that group, as determined by their brief scores, will compete in oral arguments during the Forum's 16th Annual Conference in Rancho Mirage, California, which will be held from February 3-5, 2011.

The four teams selected to compete in oral arguments will be awarded a four-night trip to the Westin Hills Mission Resort in Rancho Mirage, California.  In addition to participating in the semi-final and final rounds of the Competition on February 3, 2011, the four teams will have the opportunity to attend the Forum's conference events, including CLE workshops; networking lunches and dinners; and plenary sessions on topics of interest to the media bar.  

More information is available here at the competition's website.

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