Goal of the Vis Arbitral Moot.
The goal of the Vis Arbitral Moot is to foster the study of international commercial law and arbitration for resolution of international business disputes through its application to a concrete problem of a client and to train law leaders of tomorrow in methods of alternative dispute resolution.
Structure of the Moot.
The business community's marked preference for resolving international
commercial disputes by arbitration is the reason this method of dispute
resolution was selected as the clinical tool to train law students through
two crucial phases: the writing of memorandums for claimant and respondent
and the hearing of oral argument based upon the memorandums -- both settled
by arbitral experts in the issues considered. The forensic and written
exercises require determining questions of contract -- flowing from a transaction
relating to the sale or purchase of goods under the United Nations Convention
on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods and other uniform international
commercial law -- in the context of an arbitration of a dispute under specified