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National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition


Nineteenth Annual Competition
November 12-13, 2016
Malibu, CA

On behalf of the Pepperdine University School of Law Moot Court Board, we would like to invite you to participate in Pepperdine's Nineteenth Annual National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition to be held at the Law School in Malibu on November 12-13.

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. Each school may enter only one team.

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 is from June 1 through August 31. The registration fee is $525.00 and is due by Friday, August 31. The Competition is limited to the first 24 teams who submit the registration form and fee. Register early to confirm your spot.


Registration June 1 - August 31
Problem and Rules Available Tuesday, September 6
Brief Due (postmarked) Tuesday, October 17
Competition Saturday-Sunday, November 12-13

We look forward to having you here in Malibu. If you have any questions, please contact the Moot Court Board's administrator, Jamie Domke, by phone: 310/506-4654, fax: 310/506-7663 or
email: jamie.domke@pepperdine.edu or andrew.t.smith@pepperdine.edu.

Andrew Smith, Chair
National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition