The media lawyers of elte were successful this year as well
The Monroe E. Price Media Law Moot Court Competition is the most prestigious international media law, free speech and privacy dialogue competition, leading to the Oxford Finals through eight regional selections. The Hungarian teams started in the South-Eastern European regional team, which was hosted by ELTE for the third time.
The finals were held between 12-16 April 2021, and this year only the top 24 teams from all over the world could get in. The competition was held online, and the scores of the previously filed lawsuits were added to the results of the oral arguments.
Due to the special circumstances, this year the 24 teams each competed in only 3-3 matches in the finals, so ELTE first competed with the National Law School of India University (Bangalore), second with Cavendish University (Uganda), and finally with the University of Dhaka (Pakistan).
This year, only the top four teams competing in the semi-finals were ranked, the other teams were not. ELTE did not make it into the top four, the final winner was ELTE's first opponent, the National Law School of India University, the team defeated the University of London in the finals.
Eötvös Loránd University's media lawyers have been participating in the competition for six years, with better results. Last year, they took second place among European participants and finished in sixth place overall.
The members of the team participating in the Oxford World Finals 2020/2021 are: Anna Lili Benyovszki, Mercédesz Réka Horváth, Daniella Huszár, Csaba Pásztor, Eszter Pribula and Patrik Szabó.
The preparatory lecturer was Gergely Gosztonyi, Assistant Professor at the Department of the History of Hungarian State and Law, he was assisted by PhD students Dorina Gyetván, Andrea Kovács, Emese Mező and Attila Tatár.