The International Rounds of the Price Media Law Moot Court Competition are for the first time being jointly organised by the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights and the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy at the University of Oxford. The moot is a unique opportunity for students to engage in international human rights law, as it draws from a number of regional systems as well as the international human rights law system. It aims to cultivate interest in contemporary issues surrounding freedom of expression, privacy, and media law, will take place at Oxford from 9 to 13 April, 2018.
The case this year focuses on the highly relevant issues of regulation of social media, freedom of expression and anti-terrorism/extremism. We are expecting over 40 teams from a diverse range of countries (including Brazil, India, China, Egypt, Lebanon, Kenya, Nigeria, Ukraine, Belgium, the USA and the UK) who will argue the case before highly-qualified benches of lawyers, academics and media/information and communications technology industry practitioners.
As is the case every year, we are keen to invite graduate students, who are working on issues concerning media law and internet governance, as well as international human rights law more generally, to serve as judges, and become a part of our community. We also invite graduate students who may have mooting experience to apply. This is a great opportunity to be involved in a stimulating competition, and to engage with practitioners of media law and policy across the world through our programme of speaker seminars, workshops and social receptions.
If you are interested in being a Price Moot Court judge, please indicate your availability via this form (indicating your current degree and institution in the short bio box) by March 10th. We will provide you with further information and brief you on the procedures before the competition, so previous mooting experience is not required.
The International Rounds of the Price Moot owes much of its smooth functioning to the members of its Organising Committee. We are keen to invite undergraduate and graduate students, who are interested in assisting us with the organisation of the international rounds of the competition. We require volunteers for logistics, media and publicity, as well as hospitality related tasks.
If you have organised or even participated in a moot before (Cuppers included!), and are keen to find out what goes on behind the scenes at one of the world’s fastest growing Moot Court Competitions, do complete this form by March 10th.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org