University of Technology Sydney

76904 Price International Media Law Moot

6cp; availability: by invitation only
Requisite(s): 70120 Legal Method and Research OR 70102 Foundations of Law
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.


This subject offers students an opportunity to participate in the Price Media Law Moot Court Competition for credit towards their degree. Established in 2008, this international moot recognises the outstanding contribution of Professor Monroe E Price to the development of media freedom and the rule of law at the University of Oxford. The competition focuses on freedom of expression issues and the role of the media and information and communication technologies. It enables students to develop their expertise in arguing a case before an international bench of judges from different legal systems and backgrounds. During the competition, the Universal Court of Human Rights becomes the final adjudicator when all national remedies have been exhausted. The teams invited to participate in the international rounds uphold the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at Oxford University while competing against teams from law schools from Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the US.

Students analyse a problem of international human rights and are challenged to engage in comparative research of legal standards at the national, regional and international levels, and to develop original arguments on cutting-edge questions in media law. They conduct detailed legal research on constitutional law and varying national laws to evaluate their impact upon freedom of speech, privacy and regulation of media content. Teams prepare written and oral pleadings arguing both the applicant and respondent positions of the case. Submissions are evaluated by judges based upon advocacy skills and knowledge of international law. Australian teams are invited to participate internationally based on their written submission scores. This subject is demanding and equates to a substantial research project. Selection for the UTS:Law team is competitive and is limited to a maximum of five students annually. Calls for expressions of interest are made in July. For information about mooting competitions see:

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