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National Telecommunications Competition

The Law & Technology Institute and the Moot Court Association of the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, together with the Federal Communication Bar Association (FCBA) are pleased to announce that the 23rd Annual National Telecommunications Moot Court Competition will be held on February 24-25, 2017, at the Columbus School of Law in Washington, D.C.

The National Telecommunications Moot Court Competition provides students the opportunity to argue before private and government practitioners in the communications field. Past judges have included former FCC Commissioner Kathleen Abernathy, First Amendment advocate Robert Corn-Revere, FCBA President Christopher Wright, and Google Director of Communications Law and former FCC General Counsel Austin Schlik. Each year, the competition problem, which is written by members of the FCBA, is “ripped from the headlines” of current technology, intellectual property, and telecommunications issues. Past topics have included consumer privacy of personal information, copyright protection of pre-1972 musical performances, and the enforcement of broadcast indecency standards.

An invitation letter and registration form are below. The registration deadline is Friday, December 2, 2016. Please note that registration is limited, so your prompt response is greatly appreciated. We expect the competition problem to be released in early December 2016. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Moot Court Association at We look forward to seeing you in February.

2017 Problem
2017 Rules
Invitation Letter 
Competition Registration Form

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