University of Technology Sydney

78264 Price International Media Law Moot

Requisite(s): ( 78101c Postgraduate Legal Research OR ((142 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04250 Juris Doctor Master of Business Administration OR 94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04363 Juris Doctor Master of Intellectual Property OR 94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04364 Juris Doctor Graduate Certificate Trade Mark Law and Practice OR 94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04236 Juris Doctor) AND 70106c Principles of Public International Law AND 70107 Principles of Company Law) OR ((70106 Principles of Public International Law OR 94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04320 Juris Doctor Graduate Certificate Professional Legal Practice)) OR ((22 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04264 Master of Legal Studies OR 22 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C07122 Graduate Diploma Legal Studies)))
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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 recognise 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 UTS:LAW Competitions and Prizes.

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