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The Monroe E. Price International Media Law Moot Court Competition - Applications currently open

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The Monroe E. Price International Media Law Moot Court Competition is organized by the Programme in Comparative Media Law & Policy at Oxford University's Faculty of Law and held from September to March each year.

The purpose of the competition is to expand and stimulate interest in Media Law and Policy among students, who will develop expertise in arguing a case before an international bench of judges from different legal systems and backgrounds. Participants in the International rounds held in Oxford operate in a world where a Universal Court of Human Rights has been established to ensure the citizens of the United Nations are enjoying the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In this world, the Universal Court of Human Rights substitutes all jurisdictions of all other regional courts and becomes the final adjudicator when all national remedies have been exhausted.

The Faculty of Law will participate in this competition in 2013 with a team of up to 4 students being selected to represent UTS. The first round of the competition requires teams to develop and write extensive submissions. From this round teams will then be invited to participate in the Orals Rounds held at Oxford University in March.

Students selected for the team will be expected to have an understanding of basic principles of free speech, media law and public international law. It would be a distinct advantage to students to have completed studies in Media Law and Public International Law.

The team will be coached by Geoff Holland.

For further information contact geoffry.holland@uts.edu.au

Applications for this moot are currently open. Apply online now. Applications close Friday 11 October 2013.

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