Pepperdine University School of Law hosted the 12th Annual National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition November 13 to 15 in Malibu, California. For the past twelve years, Pepperdine has hosted the competition, which is organized by the school’s 32-member Moot Court Board.
Twenty-six different law schools competed in the three-day competition. Each team, consisting of two or three students, argued entertainment law issues in three preliminary rounds before a panel of judges. More than 90 high-profile entertainment lawyers in Los Angeles, California, served as judges.
The final round was judged by Judge Bruce Einhorn, director of Pepperdine’s Asylum Clinic, and Los Angeles attorneys Alan Kindred and Rex Heinke.
Fourteen awards were given in categories such as Best Advocate, Best Petitioner Brief, and Best Respondent Brief. Southern Methodist University defeated Texas Tech for the championship.