Friday, June 11, 2010, 3:58 PM

Jim Kahl Speaks with Undergraduate Students at 2010 Washington Media Plan Case Competition

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Womble Carlyle Political Law attorney, Jim Kahl, spoke with under graduate student-participants at the inaugural Washington Media Plan Case Competition during its “Media Case Week” sponsored by the Washington Media Scholars Foundation which took place June 6-11.

The Washington Media Plan Case Competition gives undergraduate students the chance to play the part of a Media Strategist by creating a strategic media plan for a Public Policy campaign. Finalists in this years competition were invited to the nations capital to meet key industry leadership, participate in classroom instruction, as well as visit sites and attend presentations from leading media firms and organizations. The students were competing for the National Excellence in Media Award and scholarship money given by the Washington Media Scholars Foundation. The winner was announced at a networking reception held at the Newseum at the end of the week.

The Washington Media Scholars Foundation’s mission is to “engage college students who are interested in public policy media strategy, research and management with outside the classroom educational programs, and to provide scholarship opportunities for both students and their home institutions.”

James A. Kahl is a member of Womble Carlyle’s Political Law Team and served as Deputy General Counsel of the Federal Election Commission from 2002-2007. Jim advises clients in connection with campaign finance, lobbying and government ethics matters. Jim and Larry Norton, Womble Carlyle Political Law attorney and former FEC General Counsel, submitted a brief to the Supreme Court in Citizens United v. FEC, in support of the prevailing party. See a FAQ.

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