2010 CARDOZO/BMI ENTERTAINMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS LAW MOOT COURT COMPETITION

THE HISTORY OF THE CARDOZO/BMI MOOT COURT COMPETITION

In 1984, the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law first hosted an Entertainment and Communications Law Moot Court Competition. The fourth competition, in 1987, marked the beginning of BMI's (Broadcast Music, Inc., the performing right organization) involvement and co-sponsorship of the competition. Since these early beginnings, the competition has grown in both involvement and stature, attracting some of the brightest legal minds from law schools across the country. In addition, the competition has drawn top judges and lawyers to offer their insight to the competitors.

The 2009 Cardozo/BMI Moot Court Competition

The 25th Annual Cardozo/BMI Moot Court Competition was held March 5 - March 8, 2009. The final round of this year's competition, which concluded Sunday March 8, 2009, was presided over by a distinguished panel of federal judges, including Judge Sloviter from the 3rd Circuit, Judge Lipez from the 1st Circuit, and Judge Prado from the 5th Circuit.

Congratulations to everyone who participated and especially to those teams who received awards:

Best Team John Marshall
Runner-up best team Fordham
Best Brief Seton Hall
Runner-up best brief U.C. Hastings
Best Oralist Ashley Senary (Wisconsin)
Runner-up best oralist P. Charu Satia (Santa Clara)

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Finalist Justin Strane of John Marshall School of Law argues before the panel.

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From left to right: Judith M. Saffer, Assistant General Counsel of BMI; The Honorable Kermit Lipez of the First Circuit; Finalist Justin Strane; The Honorable Dolores Sloviter of the Third Circuit; The Honorable Edward C. Prado of the Fifth Circuit; and Finalist Andrew Cook.

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From left to right: Competition Editor Mathew Parker; Editor-in-Chief Andrew Kurland; The Honorable Dolores Sloviter of the Third Circuit; The Honorable Kermit Lipez of the First Circuit; The Honorable Edward C. Prado of the Fifth Circuit; and Competition Editor Ben Goldstein