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Monroe E. Price Media Law Moot Court

Course Level

advanced (years 3 and 4)

Course Type and Contact Hours

Soft skills course (4 hrs per week) + 5 days competition in Oxford (virtual)

Length of the Project

The course will start in September and end with the final competition in April. Participants must take part in all activities.

Course Language



10 (prerequisites: regular attendance and meaningful contributions of the student)


This course is being held for the first time in the winter term 2021/22.

Time Schedule and Course Venue

An up-to-date electronic course catalogue for the winter semester will be available on the website http://www.fu-berlin.de/vv from late August to late February. Please select "Fachbereiche" - "Rechtswissenschaft" - "Staatsexamensstudiengang" and "Rechtswissenschaft (SPO 2015)" in order to access the Law courses.

Course Description

The Monroe E. Price Media Law Moot Court (“PMLMC”) is an international moot court competition affiliated with the University of Oxford’s Faculty of Law. It focuses on freedom of expression issues and on the role of media and information technologies in the digital age. The annual competition case circles around current legal issues from all areas of media and IT law with references to international (human rights) law. The legal framework encompasses international treaties and fictitious national statutes drawn from existing legal systems and challenges participants to do research beyond their own legal systems.

For the very first time, Freie Universität Berlin will join forces with Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and send a joint Team to participate in the PMLMC 2021/2022. Students from both universities will work together and will be supported by a team of coaches from FU and HU. In the Regional and International Rounds the Team will participate as a joint Team and represent both universities together.

Due to the ongoing pandemic situation, the International Rounds in Oxford will take place virtually from 4-8 April 2022.

Restricted Enrollment

yes (that means that the number of participants is limited and that you might not get a place in this course)

Course Application

A successful application will be required to join the team. Please contact the Moot Court tutors Céline Lalé c.lale@fu-berlin.de and Mark Manow mark.manow@fu-berlin.de to enquire which documents you will have to submit.

Course Registration

It is not possible to sign up for this course via Campus Management. Once admitted, the course instructors are going to enroll you for this course on Campus Management.

Course Drop Period

Please contact the Moot Court tutors and the International Office at the Law Department if you wish to drop this course.


No exam will be given in this course. Students will receive the grade "Pass" for regular attendance and active contribution, or the grade "Non-Pass" for irregular attendance and/or non-meaningful contribution.

Before you take this course, please ask your home university whether you will be allowed to take a pass / non-pass course where no specific grade will be given.

HU Moot Court Website


University of Oxford Moot Court Website