Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

News Release

February 13, 2007
National Telecommunications Team Returns with Honors

Southwestern's team of Lindsay Harrell, Julia Romano and Sarah Wolk returned from the 2007 National Telecommunications Moot Court Competition in early February with the awards for best brief and third place overall. The competition, held at the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in Washington D.C., involved the issue of whether or not sponsorship identification rules apply to video news releases (VNR) - "news" packages put together by people outside of a news station to advocate a certain point of view.

"Dealing with the wonkish topic of the application of FCC sponsor identification regulations to a video news release depicting violent video games, the team's oralists were in outstanding form throughout the competition, particularly when arguing 'For the Government,'"  said Professor Robert Lind, who along with Professor Michael Epstein served as the team's advisors.