For a quarter-century, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law has hosted the
competition, which features an original appellate problem written by a panel of experienced
telecommunications and technology attorneys. Competition briefs and oral arguments will be judged by
private and government practitioners in the field.
Past final round judges have included:
Kathleen Abernathy, former FCC Commissioner
Matthew Berry, Chief of Staff to FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai
Joseph M. Di Scipio, Senior Vice President of Fox Television Stations, LLC
Sean Lev, Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick, PLLC
Lee Petro, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP and FCBA President Emeritus
Each year, the competition subject is “ripped from the headlines” of current telecommunications, technology, and intellectual property issues, such as potentially illegal jamming of unmanned aerial vehicles, consumer privacy of personal information, copyright protection of pre-1972 musical performances, and enforcement of broadcast indecency standards.
The Problem is to be released in mid-December.
Registration forms can be found here: Competition Registration Form
(Forms with credit card payments may be emailed directly to firstname.lastname@example.org), also Cc a copy of your payment to email@example.com).
- Date and Location of Competition:
- February 28-29 (Friday & Saturday), 2020
- Columbus School of Law, 3600 John McCormack Road, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20064
- Registration Fee and Deadline:
- Deadline for Registration: Monday, December 9th 2019
- Registration fee: $400 per team (plus non-refundable 3% credit card fee)
- A school may enter up to two teams consisting of at least two members and no more than three members each, but only two may argue during any one session. An additional (third) team may be considered as space allows.
- Problem and Program Rules Release Date: Mid-December, 2019
- Competitor Briefs Due: January 24, 2020
- Program Contact:
- Columbus School of Law: Moot Court Vice Chancellor, Ms. Logan Samuels, at firstname.lastname@example.org