Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Opportunity in Vienna

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NYU will send a team to the next edition of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, which takes place each year in Vienna. The Moot is a unique competition designed to foster an interest in, and develop the requisite skill set for, a successful career in the fields of international commercial law and international commercial arbitration. The competition provides an unparalleled personal and professional experience; students find that their participation in the Moot is not only academically enriching, but also a delightful cross-cultural experience before and in Vienna. The objective of the Moot, the preparation for which is very time consuming, is to stimulate the study of international commercial law, especially UNCITRAL legal texts, and the use of international commercial arbitration to resolve international commercial disputes. The Moot provides law students with advocacy training through two distinct phases: writing memoranda for Claimant and Respondent and orally presenting legal arguments in a simulated arbitral setting. Both phases are adjudicated by prominent arbitration practitioners and scholars. The Moot involves a dispute arising out of a contract of sale between two nationals of states parties to the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (the CISG). Additional information about the competition in Vienna is available at https://vismoot.pace.edu. Students interested in the Moot should write an email (with a cover letter explaining why they are interested in participating) to: NYUVisMootTeam@gmail.com