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The application for the ABA’s 13th Annual First Amendment and Media Law Diversity Moot Court Competition is officially open! The competition is designed to introduce minority law students to the practice of media law and to many of the lawyers who are active in the communications law bar. The competition offers cash awards for superior performance in appellate briefing and oral argument. Additionally, the four finalists in the January 2021 competition—which will be held virtually— will be offered the opportunity of summer employment opportunities with a top law firm, media company, or First Amendment nonprofit, thanks to the generous support of ABA Forum sponsoring organizations.

The deadline to apply is October 15, 2020. The competition website and application can be accessed by clicking here or by copying and pasting the below link into your website browser:

We ask that you share this exciting opportunity with all eligible students at your school. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us.

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Esther D. Clovis
Holland & Knight LLP
New York, New York

Sommer Ingram Dean
Student Press Law Center
Washington, D.C.

Frank LoMonte
The Brechner Center for Freedom of Information at the University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Al-Amyn Sumar
New York Times
Washington, D.C.

Esther D. Clovis | Holland & Knight

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