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Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Monday, July 10, 2017

ABA Forum on Communications Law Presents Its Tenth Annual First Amendment and Media Law Diversity Moot Court Competition @ABAesq

From the mailbox:

As in previous years, the ABA Forum on Communications Law is presenting its First Amendment and Media Law Diversity Moot Court Competition. The deadline to apply is September 11, 2017. Here's the link to the application form.  There is no fee to apply.  Note that the ABA pays the travel and accommodations to four teams to participate in the semi-finals and finals, at the Forum’s Annual Conference at the  Silverado Resort and Spa, Napa Valley, California, from February 28, - March 3, 2018.   The ABA will also award $5,000 total in cash prizes. Such a wonderful opportunity and a great experience for law students, so please encourage yours to get involved!


The First Amendment and Media Law Diversity Moot Court Competition is administered by the American Bar Association Forum on Communications Law. The Competition Committee, which is comprised of media lawyers, in-house counsel at national media companies, and tenured and visiting law school faculty, will oversee the administration of the Competition.


The more than 2,500 members of the American Bar Association Forum on Communications Law regularly represent media and telecommunications companies in litigation and regulatory and transactional matters, among other things. The principal objectives of the Forum are: (1) to encourage discussion of issues relating to the legal counseling and representation of the print media, the telecommunications industry, and the electronic media; (2) to support and promote research, forums and publications focusing on communications and media law; and (3) to keep abreast of developments in communications and media law. In addition, the Forum understands and appreciates the value of a diverse legal profession. It is committed to diversifying its membership and to participating in activities and programs that expand opportunities for minority students and attorneys to become active members of the legal profession and the media bar in particular. The Competition is designed in part to facilitate these objectives.

For any questions about the competition, or to reach the Competition Committee, please contact Competition Co-chair, James C. McFall at; Robin Luce-Herrmann at; and Rachel E. Fugate at

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