February 9, 2011
Colorado Law claimed first place in the National Telecommunications Moot Court competition in Washington, DC, hosted by the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) and Catholic University, Columbus School of Law on February 4-5, 2011. The winning student team is Janna Fischer, Christopher Stanton and Emily Hanna, all 2Ls. Associate Clinical Professor Brad Bernthal coached the team. The team also benefitted from the assistance of Preston Padden, a Senior Fellow at Silicon Flatirons and Adjunct Professor. Colorado Law bested eleven other teams and beat out representatives from George Washington University in the final round. “We are thrilled to have represented Colorado Law to victory,” said Fischer. “Thanks go out to Professors Bernthal, Padden, past competitors and the entire Colorado Law community.” The competition’s “problem” involved a difficult multi-level intersection of copyright law, FCC regulations, indecency and other issues. Judges included leading members of the FCBA. This is Colorado Law’s first telecom national title win, after reaching the finals last year and finishing runner-up.