Judging the 7th Price Moot Court Competition

Judging the 7th Price Moot Court Competition

April 2014

Held at the University of Oxford, UK, the 7th instalment of International Rounds for the Price Media Moot Competition saw 35 teams from around the world pit their skills across four hectic days (1-4 April) of intense courtroom debates. George Hwang is honoured to have participated as a Senior Judge. Our participation enriches the judging panel with an Asian perspective on the law.

Established in 2008, the programme fosters interest in international law governing freedom of expression issues. The Programme is named in honour of Professor Monroe E. Price, the founder of the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy (PCMLP) at the University of Oxford’s Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, in recognition of his lifelong devotion and outstanding contribution to the development of media freedom and the rule of law. More broadly, the Moot Court Programme is also a tool for raising the profile of freedom of expression by bringing informed and effective debate and discussion on significant issues of information flows and technology to many parts of the world.

The participates argued a case regarding the legal precautions for journalists, data protection, privacy online and the regulation of the Internet before academics, lawyers and practitioners from all around the world serving as judges for the competition. After three days of passionate arguments, the team from India was declared the winner of the 7th Price Media Moot Competition.We are proud to share that the team from Singapore Management University made it into the quarter-finals.

George Hwang LL.C believes our presence at these events reflects the firm’s support of freedom of expression and practice in Media Law.

For more information, please refer to this link: http://pricemootcourt.socleg.ox.ac.uk/about