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. Application information for 2021 conference will be forthcoming.

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.