The Catholic University of America

The 20th Annual National Telecommunications Competition is hosted by the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) & Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. The National Telecommunications Moot Court Competition provides students the opportunity to argue before private and government practitioners in the communications field. Past judges have included former FMM Commissioner Kathleen Abernathy, First Amendment advocate Robert Corn-Revere, and Chief Judge Edward Damich of the United States Court of Federal Claims. The competition will feature an original appellate communications problem written by members of the FCBA.

The 2014 National Telecommunications Moot Court Competition will take place Friday, February 21 and Saturday, February 22, 2014. The registration deadline is Friday, October 25, 2013. Note that registration is limited, so please register promptly. 

Each law school may enter one or two teams in the competition. Each team, including those from schools with more than one team, must work independently on its brief. After briefs have been submitted, teams from the same school may work together to prepare for oral arguments. Each team must be comprised of two or three students. At least two students per team must argue in each round. Meals will be provided on Saturday, February 1, 2014, with an awards ceremony and reception immediately following the final round. The cost of lodging is the responsibility of the competitors.  For more information, please contact Kristy D'Ambrosio, Telecommunications Vice Chancellor, at

Invitation Letter
Competition Registration Form

Competition Rules