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Price Media Law International Moot Court Programme of Oxford University

The Price Media Law Moot Court Programme was established in 2008 and was jointly held by Programme in Comparative Media Law & Policy at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies of Oxford University, Faculty of Law of Oxford University and International Media Lawyers Association. This programme was named after Monroe E. Price in Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, USA.


Law School of Renmin University of China, Asia-Pacific Institute of Law, RUC and Civil & Commercial Legal Science Research Centre were entrusted by Oxford University to hold Regional Competition of Price Media Law International Moot Court in China. Organization committee of China cordially invites outstanding Law Schools in Asia-Pacific region to participate in this event which aims at strengthening students interest in media law, promoting their capability of legal writing and legal debate in the view of comparative law, boosting communication and study among students from different legal system backgrounds, and leading judges and students attention and discussion to issues of modern media law, freedom of expression and so on.

         Competition Directions:


1. Moot Case Release: See Attachment 1


2. Last Date for Submission of Online Registration Form: October 13, 2013


3. Last Date for Submission of Memorials by Email: October 28, 2013


4. List of Teams Promoted Announcementearly in November, 2013


5. China Rounds in Beijing2 - 4 December, 2013


Please submit the registration form (See Attachment 2: One guiding teachers and four to six teammates) to pmc_asia@163.com by 13 October, 2013. Faculties registered please form teams and work on the memorials, and submit your memorials to pmc_asia@163.com on 28 October, 2013. Organization Committee will invite judges to determine grades, and name list of teams promoted will be published in the early November. Sixteen teams are expected to be promoted into the next rounds of Price Moot Court Regional Competitions to be held in Renmin University in China from 2 to 4 December, 2013. Four teams among the sixteen will be selected to participate in international rounds in Oxford University in the UK. These four final teams will be financially sponsored by Organization Committee of China.



        Law School, Renmin       Asia-Pacific Institute of Law,         Civil & Commercial Legal Science

         University of China                            RUC                                           Research Centre




         United Nations Educational Scientific    Changjiang Civilian Education Foundation and Culture Organization

         Please ContactMs Fang Ruting

         Phone No.010-62513525



         AddressOffice Room 609, Mingde Law Building, Renmin University of China, No. 59 ZhongGuanCun St., Haidian District, Beijing  

         Brief Introduction

The Price Moot Court was established on the initiative of and supported by Professor Monroe E. Price. The programme has developed into an international media law moot court event that fully reflects the research interests and study areas of organizers and issues they are focusing on. Cases argued in the competitions are all ingeniously designed mock cases that have much contemporary relevance and of much research value, which draw materials from real life, but have been processed to more complicated and more contentious. As for jurisdictional agency, the competitions invented a World Human Rights Court that have appellate jurisdiction to highlight the professionality, meanwhile, the competitions limit the applicable law to the following: first, international conventions and treaties on human rights; two, the United States Supreme Court precedents; three, precedents of Human Rights Courts of Europe, America and Africa, etc.

Since its launch in 2008, the Price Media Law Moot Court Programme has increased in size and geographical diversity each year. In 2013, Price Moot Court has attracted college students from nearly one hundred universities of more than twenty countries such as China, the US, the UK, Singapore, India, South Korea, Ukraine, Serbia and the UAE to participate in the competitions. The ninety-three judges participating in this round are all accomplished media law scholars or law practitioners coming from famous colleges in Europe or America, European Court of Human Rights, world-renowned medias, bar associations in the field of international media and IP law. The Price Moot Court Competitions consist of two stages C writing Memorials and Oral Rounds. Those teams that are selected after writing memos can go on into Oral Rounds, and to participate in the International Rounds held in Oxford University.


Attachment 1: Price Moot Court Case 2014.pdf

Attachment 2: Registration Form.xlsx

2013 Asia-Pacific Institute of Law, Renmin University of China
Address: No.59 Zhongguancun Street, Haidian District, Beijing 100872
Tel: 0086-010-62513525