Established by the Programme in Comparative Media Law & Policy at the University of Oxford in 2008, the Price Media Law Moot Court Programme aims 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 five Regional Rounds (South Asia, Asia-Pacific, South East Europe, Middle East and Americas) and the selective International Rounds held in Oxford, gathering participants from countries as diverse as Australia, Belgium, Brazil, China, Egypt, Ethiopia, Greece, India, Lebanon, the Philippines, Serbia, Trinidad and Tobago, the UK and the USA.
The Price Media Law Moot Court Programme is more than a moot court: it hosts relevant seminars and workshops alongside the Competition, and has supported the development of other academic and training projects in the field of media law with partner institutions in the UK and abroad. Through all of its initiatives, the Programme builds a global network of students, lawyers, industry experts and scholars focused on media law — engaging the next generation of media defenders, and raising the profile of freedom of expression in law and policy through dialogue, debate and research.