International Rounds 2010

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The oral finals of the Third Price Moot Court competition took place in Oxford in March 2010. Over 20 teams from Africa, Asia, Europe and the US took part, and many internationally recognized media law experts acted as judges.

The purpose of this competition, and others in the Price Media Law Moot Court Programme, is to expand and stimulate an interest in Media Law and Policy among students from law and other disciplines, who will develop expertise in arguing a case before an international bench of judges from different legal systems and backgrounds.

The international nature of this competition encouraged students to gain knowledge from legal systems different from their own by carrying out comparative study and research of regional and international standards to cultivate their arguments in both writing and oral forms.

Results

Overall Winner:

Singapore Management University, Singapore

Overall Runner-up:

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, USA

Semi-Finalists (in alphabetical order):

Hidayatullah National Law University, India

University of Bucharest, Romania

Quarter-Finalists (in alphabetical order):

International Islamic University, Malaysia

Leiden University, The Netherlands

National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine

The School of Excellence in Law, Chennai, India

Best Oralist:

Mr Amir Isyam Abdul Rahim, International Islamic University, Malaysia

Best Oralist – Runner-up:

Ms Madiha Khan, University College London, UK

Best Memorials:

Singapore Management University, Singapore

Best Memorials – Runner-up: 

University of Bucharest, Romania

“Spirit of the Competition” Award:

National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine

Other Participating Teams:

New Law College, Bharati Vidyapeeth, India (Team 1)

Communication University of China, China

Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

New Law College, Bharati Vidyapeeth, India (Team 2)

Tbilisi State University, Georgia

American University of Sharjah, UAE

Gujarat National Law University, India

Georgian Institute of Public Affairs, Georgia

Queen Mary University of London, UK

Government Law College, Mumbai, India

University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata, India

Amity Law School, New Delhi, India

City University London, UK

University of Nairobi, Kenya (memorials submitted)

Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan (memorials submitted)

Judges

EMMANUEL ABDULAI, Society for Democratic Initiatives

MONICA ARINO, Ofcom

ENRIQUE ARMIJO, Covington & Burling LLP

TAHIR BASHEER, Sheridans LLP

MICHAEL BELOFF QC, Blackstone Chambers

SITI ALIZA BINTI ALIAS, University of Oxford

SIR LOUIS BLOM-COOPER, Retired High Court Judge

SIOBHAIN BUTTERWORTH, The Guardian

DAMIAN CARNEY, University of Portsmouth

KEN TO CHING LEE, University of Oxford

KORIEH DOUDU, Addleshaw Goddard LLP

HASSAN SAEED ELMOGUMMER TAHA, Al Jazeera

ROGER ENOCK, Covington & Burling LLP

LEANNE GEALE, Shell International

NAZILA GHANEA, University of Oxford

CAITLIN GOSS, University of Oxford

STEVEN GREER, University of Bristol

JOEL HARRISON, University of Oxford

DAVE HELLER, Media Law Resource Center

KYU HO YOUM, University of Oregon

WILLEM KORTHALS ALTESs, District Court of Amsterdam

TROELS LARSEN, Queen Mary, University of London

LAURENCE LUSTGARDEN, University of Oxford

HELENA MANDIC, Communications Regulatory Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina

AYMAN MASADEH, Yarmouk University

ROSALIND McINNES, BBC

LAWRENCE McNAMARA, University of Reading

ERIC METCALFE, JUSTICE

CHRIS MHIKE, Law Society of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, Commissioner of the Zimbabwe Media Commission

GAVIN MILLAR QC, Doughty Street Chambers

GUGULETHU MOYO, Media Legal Defence Initiative

KAVEH MOUSSAVI, University of Oxford

PETER NOORLANDER, Media Legal Defence Initiative

GAVIN PHILLIPSON, University of Durham

SUSAN POFFLEY, Clifford Chance LLP

MONROE PRICE, Annenberg School for Communication

JENNIFER ROBINSON, Finers Stephens Innocent

ANDREW SCOTT, London School of Economics

DEEKSHA SHARMA, University of Oxford

WINKY SO, University of Oxford

BEJAMIN SPAGNOLO, University of Oxford

DEAN SPIELMANN, European Court of Human Rights

SIR MICHEAL TUGENDHAT QC, High Court of Justice

AD VAN LOON, X-Media Strategies

DIRK VOORHOOF, University of Ghent

DICK WINFIELD, World Press Freedom Committee, Clifford Chance

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