Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot

Credit Hours: 1-2
Note: Instructor Approval Required

The Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, held in Vienna, Austria, is an annual competition of teams representing law schools throughout the world (the "Moot"). The goal of the Moot is to foster the study of international commercial law and arbitration for the resolution of international business disputes and to train future law leaders in methods of alternative dispute resolution. This course prepares students to compete in the Moot. Students will meet weekly with the course instructors to learn more about how international commercial arbitration, and the Vis International Moot specifically, is conducted, to receive instruction on the most important sources of law for the competition - the U.N. Convention on the International Sale of Goods and the UNCITRAL Model Arbitration Law - and to receive guidance on researching and writing the Memoranda. International Commercial Transactions is a prerequisite to this course. Enrollment is with instructor permission only. In the fall, this is a seven-week course that starts mid-semester. Students who complete the fall course will receive one (1) credit. The spring course is a full-semester course for two (2) credits. One (1) credit is "in-class" and one (1) credit is "out-of-class." Enrollment in the fall and/or spring course is by permission of the instructor only.