Due: First Amendment and Media Law Diversity Moot Court Competition application

Due: Monday, June 5, 2017 — The ABA Forum on Communications Law invites qualified law students to apply to participate in the Tenth Annual First Amendment and Media Law Diversity Moot Court Competition. The Semi-Final and Final Rounds of the Competition will be held during the Forum on Communications Law’s 23rd Annual Conference, which will take place at the Silverado Resort and Spa, Napa Valley, California, from February 28 – March 3, 2018.

Travel and accommodations are paid for semi-finalists. $5,000 total in cash prizes will be awarded.

This outstanding competition is open to minority law students interested in the practice of media law.

• Open to current 1Ls and 2Ls who are members of a national or local minority law student organization; there is no requirement to be on a law school’s moot court board
• There is no fee to apply
• Every student who advances to the quarter-final round will be paired with a practicing media law attorney for MENTORING during the competition and career advice
• All semi-finalists receive round-trip transportation, hotel for 4 nights, and complimentary registration to attend the Forum on Communications Law 23rd Annual Conference
• During the Annual Conference, there will be numerous opportunities to network with prominent practicing media law attorneys and judges and to attend media law seminars
• Semi-finalists’ résumés will be distributed to all Annual Conference attendees
• Each member of the winning team will receive $750.00
• Each member of the team with the highest brief score will receive $1,000.00
• The finalist with the highest score for the final round of oral argument will receive $1,500.00
Apply individually or as a team; team members may attend the same or different law schools.  Each person must submit a résumé, a short writing sample and a 500 word response to a media law hypothetical posed in the application.

FINAL APPLICATION DEADLINE:  MONDAY, JUNE 5, 2017.  All entrants will be notified whether they advance by Friday, June 23, 2017.

For more information and official Competition Rules, visit the www.americanbar.org

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