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National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition

We have made the decision to postpone the 21st Annual National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition due to COVID-19. We hope you will participate in the fall of the 2021-2022 academic year!


20th Annual Competition

November 16-17, 2019
Malibu, CA

On behalf of the Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law Moot Court Board, we would like to invite you to participate in the 20th Annual National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition to be held at Pepperdine Caruso Law in Malibu on November 16-17, 2019. Each team, consisting of two or three students, will have the opportunity to argue novel entertainment law issues before some of the best entertainment lawyers in Los Angeles, CA.

All teams argue three preliminary rounds. Advancement from the preliminary rounds to the elimination rounds is based on the teams' win/loss records, with point differentials used when necessary. Advancement during elimination rounds is single-elimination. A panel of judges will grade all of the briefs and the average brief grades will count for 40% preliminary rounds, 20% quarter-finals, 10% semi-finals, and 0% during the final round.

Registration begins on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. PST. In order to reserve a spot in this competition, the registration form and the $600 registration fee must be received by Pepperdine University no later than Friday, September 6, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. PST. The registration date has been extended to make sure you have a chance to register.


The competition is limited to the first 24 teams that submit the registration form and fee. Each school may only enter one team into the competition. If there is space available, Pepperdine may consider allowing a school to add an additional team. Please make a note on the registration form if your school is interested in registering an additional team.

Pepperdine accepts checks made payable to: Pepperdine University. Payments by Visa, MasterCard, or American Express are also acceptable. If you would like to pay with a check, you may fax the registration form to Jamie Domke at 310.506.7663 or email it to jamie.domke@pepperdine.edu. For credit card payments, please send the registration form via fax to Jamie Domke at 310.506.7663 or mail it to the following address:

Jamie Domke
Pepperdine Caruso Law
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

We look forward to having you here in Malibu. If you have any questions, please contact Jamie Domke at 310.506.4654 or jamie.domke@pepperdine.edu.


*2019 NELC Addendum to Rule 7(b)