Call for students interested in Price moot
Our Law School will be fielding a team at the Monroe Price International Media Law Moot Court Competition again this year.
The Price Moot Court is a unique competition organised by the University of Oxford focused on contemporary questions of freedom of speech, media law, social media and communications technologies. Traditionally regarded as one of the “grand slam” moot court competitions, the Price Moot gathers students and leading academics and practitioners from around the globe: regional rounds are established in South Asia, Asia Pacific, the Americas, South-East Europe, North-East Europe and the Middle East. The yearly final rounds in Oxford are an incredibly global and diverse experience! This is also an extraordinary opportunity for students to learn about a contemporary and expanding field of law in a practical and fun way, mingling with fellow students from other countries as well as with leading experts: in the past years, judges at the competition have included members of the European Court of Human Rights, the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, and legal counsels from prominent global law firms and companies such as Facebook and Google who shared their insights with the participants.
The website of the Price Moot Court is http://pricemootcourt.socleg.ox.ac.uk/ and contains lots of relevant information. You may wish to start checking this year’s Moot case and rules at: http://pricemootcourt.socleg.ox.ac.uk/case-and-rules/.
In order to participate in the competition, a team will have to submit two memorials (one each for the applicant and respondent sides) in January and then take part in the oral rounds in Oxford from Tuesday 31 March – Friday 3 April 2020. Please note that, starting from this year, teams from Europe will qualify for the International rounds on the basis of the quality of their memorials.
We are seeking to build up a team of highly motivated, hard-working students willing to commit themselves to this challenging yet surely rewarding experience. You will be working along with your team members and coach on analysing the case, creating your arguments, filing your memorials and finally arguing in front of the judges. A team typically consists of four members although more participants can help with preparing for both the written submission and the oral pleadings. Participation is invited from both LLB and LLM students.
If you are interested in participating, please send an email to Dr Paolo Cavaliere [firstname.lastname@example.org]. You will be invited to attend a brief interview with Paolo and the team coach Thomas Broderick on Thursday 10th October at 11am in room 2.348, Old College.
If you have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to get in touch with Paolo.
Dr Paolo Cavaliere
Lecturer in Digital Media & IT Law
(He / Him)
University of Edinburgh Law School
Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL
Tel. +44 (0)131 650 6957