Sunday, July 5, 2020
The ABA's Forum on Communications Law is seeking your help in recruiting talented law students to compete in the Forum's annual moot court competition, which is designed to provide a career advancement opportunity for students from communities traditionally underrepresented in our field.
Entrants will brief and argue a hypothetical case drawn from contemporary media-law issues (this past year's was the retaliatory revocation of an investigative television reporter's media credentials). Students are welcome to enter as two-person teams or as individuals, who will be matched with other individual entrants.
The final four competitors get to argue before a panel of distinguished sitting judges drawn from federal and state appellate courts around the country, and there are cash prizes for the best brief and best oral advocacy.
The competition usually takes place at the Forum's annual conference at the end of January, but will almost certainly be "virtual" this year, which should make it easier for students who might hesitate to take off instructional days during the semester.
Entering requires completing a form by Aug. 7, which you can find at this link, along with more detailed instructions: