Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiative

For the 2020-2021 year, the Forum will direct its programming and sponsorship efforts towards increasing the diversity, equity, and inclusion in the media bar.

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Champion of the First Amendment Award

The Champion of the First Amendment is the most prestigious award of the ABA Forum on Communications Law. It is given to members of the Media bar who have fearlessly worked to defend the First Amendement.

Past - Recipients


Each year, the American Bar Association Forum on Communications Law awards two or three full-ride scholarships to law students to the Forum’s Annual Conference.

13th Annual First Amendment and Media Law Diversity Moot Court Competition

This competition designed to introduce minority law students to the practice of media law. The competition offers cash awards for superior performance in appellate briefing and oral argument. This competition is completed for 2020. Information for the 2021 competition will be available in June 2021.

See the - 2020-2021 Winners