Welcome to the Monroe E. Price Media Law Moot Court Competition

hosted by the University of Oxford

 

The freedom of expression is a fundamental right, which is a cornerstone of a democratic society. In the times of the Covid-19-Pandemic this fundamental right gained special attention, because it is hard to draw the line between preventing fake news form endangering our society and guaranteeing free speech at the same time. This year’s case is dealing with those highly relevant and fundamental issues.

The Programme in Comparative Media Law & Policy of the renowned University of Oxford established the Monroe E. Price Media Law Moot Court Competition with the aim to foster and cultivate interest in freedom of expression issues and the role of the media and information technologies in societies around the world.

The annual Price Moot Court Competition challenges students to engage in comparative research of legal standards at the national, regional and international levels and to develop their arguments (in written and oral forms) on cutting-edge questions in media and ICT law. The Competition is currently comprised of seven Regional Rounds.

For further information please check the Price Media Law Moot Court Website and our Moot Probe episode with last year’s contestants.

Application WS 2021/22

We are looking for motivated students with a distinct sense of justice, who are willing to represent the University of Vienna at this prestigious moot court competition.

Each participating team must prepare written submissions and Oral Pleadings. The South-East-European Regional Round will take place on 08.-10.12.2021. Qualifying teams from the respected Regional Rounds could go to the International Round in Oxford in March-April 2022.

 

Application Process

Please submit the following documents until the 27th September 2021 via e-mail to filip.paspalj@univie.ac.at:

  • CV
  • Letter of motivation: Describe your interest in the areas of media law, freedom of information and freedom of expression. Please also mention any relevant previous professional experience or courses attended.
  • Transcript of records

The most qualified applicants will be selected due to their CV, transcript of grades and letter of application.

 

Why should you participate?

  • Competing against international teams and perfecting your legal English skills
  • Learning to apply the law in practice
  • Develop a deeper understanding for a fundamental right, which is essential for a democratic society
  • Dealing with pressing issues and an interesting case
  • Being part of an internationally renowned moot court will look good in your CV
  • Recognition as an elective subject

We would love to hear from you!