The Price Media Law Moot Court Programme is named in honour of Professor Monroe E. Price, founder of the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy, in recognition of his lifelong devotion and outstanding contribution to the development of media freedom and the rule of law. Recently, Professor Price was interviewed about his background and what led to the founding of PCMLP as well as the creation of the Price Moot Court Competition. The resulting video is available below.

Professor Price currently serves as Director of both the Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School at the University of Pennsylvania and the Stanhope Centre for Communications Policy Research. He also chairs the Center for Media and Communications Studies at Hungary’s Central European University.

Professor Price is also the Joseph and Sadie Danciger Professor of Law and Director of the Howard M. Squadron Program in Law, Media and Society at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he served as Dean from 1982 to 1991. He graduated magna cum laude from Yale, where he was executive editor of the Yale Law Journal. He clerked for Associate Justice Potter Stewart of the U.S. Supreme Court and was an assistant to Secretary of Labor W. Willard Wirtz.

Professor Price is a Member of the School of Social Sciences at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He was deputy director of California Indian Legal Services, one of the founders of the Native American Rights Fund, and author of Law and the American Indian.

Among his many books and articles on communications are Media and Sovereignty: The Global Information Revolution and Its Challenge to State PowerTelevision, The Public Sphere and National Identity; and a treatise on cable television.

Professor Price also contributes to the Huffington Post and to University of Southern California’s Public Diplomacy Blog.