The South Asia Regional Rounds of the Price Media Law Moot Court Competition are organised in association with the Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University, Delhi. In 2010, the Price Media Law Moot Court Programme held the first National Rounds of the competition in Delhi. Since 2011, the competition has had a significant regional presence with teams from Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, in addition to those from India.
The South Asia rounds have a history of persuading bright young lawyers to work with information policy – working on legal problems involving censorship, privacy and hate speech online seems to generate in a sustained interest in these issues. Indian students who have participated in the competition have chosen to work with information policy and TMT teams at law firms. It is a tremendous opportunity for the students since they get to meet international experts ranging from academic authorities to partners from prominent international firms and heads of the legal departments of internationally renowned media houses. The South Asia rounds are also a useful advocacy and networking event for the experienced lawyers and judges who come together to judge the rounds. The process of discussing the moot case with each other, and with the participants tends to develop a sustained interest in issues concerning online speech among the moot judges who have included Supreme Court and High court judges, senior litigators, policy directors of Internet policy organistations, general counsels of prominent media houses and tech companies and law firm partners.
NATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITY, DELHI is a publicly funded university established in 2008 by the government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi on the initiative of the High Court of Delhi. Among the primary aims of the University, are the evolution and imparting of legal education, and the organisation of advanced studies and promotion of research in all branches of law.
THE CENTRE FOR COMMUNICATION GOVERNANCE (CCG) at National Law University, Delhi was established in 2013 to ensure that Indian legal education establishments engage more meaningfully with information law and policy, and contribute to improved governance and policy making. CCG is the only academic research centre dedicated to working on the information law and policy in India and in the short span of time has become a leading centre on information policy in Asia. It seeks to embed human rights and good governance within communication policy and protect digital rights in India through rigorous academic research and capacity building.
The Centre has built extensive network and routinely works with a range of international academic institutions and policy organisations. These include the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School, Columbia University’s Global Freedom of Expression & Information Jurisprudence Project, the Hans Bredow Institute at the University of Hamburg, the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy at the University of Oxford, Access Now and Freedom House. The Centre has raised substantial funding since its inception, from various international funding agencies and foundations and government departments including the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to support its research and capacity building activities. Additional details about the Centre are available at ccgdelhi.org and nludelhi.ac.in.
|2016/17||National Law School of India University, Bangalore, India||National Law Institute University, Bhopal, India|
|2015/16||Jindal Global Law School, Sonepat||National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU)|
|2014/15||National Law University, Jodhpur, India||NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, India|
|2013/14||Jindal Global Law School, Sonepat, India||National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata, India|
|2012/13||National Law University, Delhi, India||National Law School of India University, Bangalore, India|
|2011/12||National Law University, Delhi, India||National Law School of India University, Bangalore, India|
|2010/11||National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata, India||National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore, India|