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030578 MC Price Media Law Moot Court (2020W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 3 - Rechtswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 6 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The schedule will be set in coordination with the participants. The course will be held online.

Wednesday 07.10. 13:00 - 14:00 Digital (Kickoff Class)


Aims, contents and method of the course

The freedom of expression is a fundamental right, which is a cornerstone of a democratic society. In the times of the Covid-19-Pandemic this fundamental right gained special attention, because it is hard to draw the line between preventing fake news form endangering our society and guaranteeing free speech at the same time. This year’s case is dealing with those highly relevant and fundamental issues.

The Programme in Comparative Media Law & Policy of the renowned University of Oxford established the Monroe E. Price Media Law Moot Court Competition with the aim to foster and cultivate interest in freedom of expression issues and the role of the media and information technologies in societies around the world.
The annual Price Moot Court Competition challenges students to engage in comparative research of legal standards at the national, regional and international levels and to develop their arguments (in written and oral forms) on cutting-edge questions in media and ICT law. The Competition is currently comprised of seven Regional Rounds.

A team of 2-6 students will represent the University of Vienna at this prestigious event. The South-East-European Regional Round will take place between the 2-4th December. Qualifying teams from the respected Regional Rounds could go to the Online International Round in Oxford in March-April 2021.

This course prepares students for participation in the annual Price Moot Court. Each participating team must prepare written submissions and 4 Oral Pleadings. The first Memorial (written arguments) is due on the 4th November.

For further information please check the Price Media Law Moot Court Website: http://pricemootcourt.socleg.ox.ac.uk/

Assessment and permitted materials

Individual evaluation and grading based on the written and oral performance during the preparation for the competition.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The course is open for all students who have a strong interest in ICT-law, media law and fundamental rights and want to improve their presentation techniques and English skills.

Examination topics

Coaching of the participants in writing the memorials and in preparing for the pleadings by training of presentation techniques. The focus will be on ICT-law, media law and fundamental rights.

Reading list

Will be announced by the lecturers.

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