Support and cheer for Stockholm at the Vis Moot

studentcompetition
2017-02-24

The Stockholm Vis team is preparing for the Vis Moot in Vienna and in Hong Kong. ICAL alumni are welcome to support the Stockholm team at the oral rounds.

Every year students from the ICAL program participate in The Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot ("Vis"), the world's leading student competition on international commercial arbitration law.

At the Vis, students from around the world, representing over 300 different teams and over 60 different nationalities, put their legal and advocacy skills to the test during a 6-month period. In the first phase of the Vis, teams must submit their written memoranda (Statement of Claim and Statement of Defence) arguing their cases on the basis of a fictive dispute involving an international transaction governed by the CISG and subject to arbitral proceedings. The second phase of the Vis consists of oral rounds, in which two teams plead their arguments against each other in front of a 3-arbitrator panel. One team represents the claimant and the other team represents the respondent. Students are scored individually on the basis of their legal arguments, advocacy skills and overall professionalism. The teams with higher individual scores advance to the next round. One version of the Vis takes place in Vienna and the other version in Hong Kong ("Vis East").

The ICAL program has a long tradition of high performing teams, which have been awarded prizes in all categories of the competition, winning first and second places for their written memoranda, honorable mentions for written memoranda as well as for individual pleaders.

This year's Stockholm team will participate in the Vis Vienna and in the Vis East. ICAL alumni can support and cheer for the Stockholm team in the following rounds:

Vienna
Georgia State University (Sunday, 9 April, 08.30, Juridicum Sem 51)
ESADE Law School (Monday, 10 April, 10.30, Main University HS 29)
Istanbul Sehir University (Monday, 10 April, 16.30, SCH-Sem 2)
National Research University “Higher School of Economics”, Moscow (Tuesday, 11 April, 16.00, Juridicum Sem 61)

Hong Kong
Harvard Law School (Monday, 27 March)
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (Tuesday, 28 March)
Law School, Central China Normal University (Wednesday, 29 March)
Hokkaido University (Thursday, 30 March)

Go Stockholm!