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Price Media Human Rights Law Moot Team: L-R – Andrew Smith, Ainsa Hepburn, Valdere Murphy

The Eugene Dupuch Law School recently participated in the Americas Round of the Price Media Human Rights Law Moot.  In January, the team comprised of Valdere Murphy, Andrew Smith and Ainsa Hepburn traveled abroad for the competition which took place at the Cardozo Law School in New York City.

This year’s moot focused on the fundamental right to freedom of opinion and expression under both the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), in relation to political speech. The moot also dealt with the liability of internet platforms, for the free speech of third parties. Another important issue covered by this year’s moot was the enforcement of judgments across borders in private international law.

In preparation for the moot, the students did countless hours of research, writing and rehearsing under the guidance of the team coach, Senior Tutor, Patrick Wells. Their hard work was rewarded by their highly-complimented performances at the moot. “The Judges remarked repeatedly on how well prepared they were, how sound, cogent and effective their arguments were and how articulate and confident they appeared,” said Mr. Wells.

Principal Tonya Bastian Galanis congratulated the team on their performance. “The Price Media team demonstrated very strong advocacy skills, competence and confidence and was methodical and thorough in its presentations.  Thank you for a strong showing and your overall great representation of the Eugene Dupuch Law School.”

After a hard-fought competition, the students also took time out to enjoy the wonderful and exciting cut and thrust of New York City.

Congratulations Team EDLS!!!