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Moot for Hughes

Congratulations to Hughesian, Ivan So, and fellow law students.

Last week saw a superb achievement for the Cambridge team, who were winners of the European round of the University of Oxford’s Price Media Law Moot Competition, which was held at the University of Paris from 31 January to 2 February.

Run by the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, the Price Media Law Moot Court Programme aims to foster and cultivate interest in freedom of expression issues and the role of the media and information technologies in societies around the world. It was established by the Programme in Comparative Media Law & Policy at the University of Oxford in 2008.

Ivan So (Hughes Hall), Phoebe Lee (Trinity Hall), Jill Lam (Girton) and Chak Kei Lau (Wolfson).

The team consists of Ivan So (Hughes Hall), Phoebe Lee (Trinity Hall), Jill Lam (Girton) and Chak Kei Lau (Wolfson). Individual awards for Best Oralist and Runner up Oralist were awarded respectively to Jill Lam and Chak Kei Lau.

The team were coached by Professor David Erdos and kindly supported by the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law (CIPIL). The case argued concerned automated social media posts made by an AI system produced by the fictitious company OneAI, based in the fictitious country Cero.

In addition to Professor Erdos, the Team would also like to extend their gratitude to Mr Chee Ching Sik (Barrister-at-law, Trinity Hall alumni), Kristy Chan (Newnham), Thomas Lam (Oxford BCL) and Ms Ricki-Lee Gerbrandt (Darwin) for their kind assistance and helpful advice.

The team will now progress to the international finals in April.

Good luck Ivan and Co!