Moot Time in Vienna: Day 1 in Pictures

View of the University of Vienna from the Law Office of Dorda Brugger Jordis

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 Arbitration Rules.

In the pairings of teams for each general round of the forensic and written exercises, every effort is made to have civil law schools argue against common law schools — so each may learn from approaches taken by persons trained in another legal culture. Similarly, the teams of arbitrators judging each round are from both common law and civil law backgrounds.

Organization and Sponsors of the Moot The Moot is organized by the Association for the Organization and Promotion of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. Pace University is a founding member of the Association. The Moot is sponsored by the American Arbitration Association, the International Arbitral Centre of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Chamber of National and International Arbitration of Milan, Chicago International Dispute Resolution Association, China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), Court of International Commercial Arbitration, Romania, German Institution of Arbitration (DIS), the International Chamber of Commerce, JAMS, the London Court of International Arbitration, the Moot Alumni Association, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), Swiss Chambers’ Court of Arbitration and Mediation, the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, and the University of Vienna Faculty of Law.

Myself and my co-arbitrators, Round 1

Myself and my co-arbitrators, Round 1

Easter in Vienna

Easter in Vienna

Easter Eggs Anyone?

Easter Eggs Anyone?

The Spanish Riding School

The Spanish Riding School

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Vienna at Night

Vienna at Night

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