We are proud to announce that Oxford's team has won the prize for Best Memorials in the Northern European Regional Rounds of the Monroe E Price Media Law Moot Court Competition 2021.

The team comprised of four BCL students, Ernest Leung (St Catherine’s College), Samuel Bailey (Balliol College), Samira Mathias (Somerville College), and William Wong (Keble College). They were coached by Aparajita Arya (BCL 2019). The team argued in two oral rounds as the Applicant and the Respondent respectively and prevailed in both rounds. Samuel Bailey was additionally awarded the Best Oralist Prize.

The competition was established by the Programme in Comparative Media Law & Policy at the University of Oxford in 2008, and is currently organised by the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights. The moot 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 international human rights law. Due to COVID-19, this year’s competition was held online from 8 to 10 February 2021. The moot problem addressed topical issues concerning disinformation on social media sites and restrictions imposed on individuals in tackling a public health crisis.

The Mooting Programme would like to congratulate the team and their coach on their achievements!

Photos of the four members and coach of Oxford's team.

From left to right: Samira Mathias, William Wong, Samuel Bailey, Ernest Leung and Aparajita Arya.