The Willem C Vis International Arbitration Moot (Vis Moot) aims 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.

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.

Please note that COVID-19 may impact how this year’s Vis season is run.

Applications for the 2022 UQ Willem C. Vis Team have now closed.

Note: Students may apply to more than one moot without prejudice to their applications. For those students applying for more than one international moot, please email your preferences to for consideration.

Students interested in applying should upload the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae (no more than two pages)
  • An expression of interest explaining their motivation for applying (one page)
  • Academic transcript

Airfare and accommodation for the competition are funded in full by the Law School.


Students participating in Vis Moot will be automatically eligible for 2# of course credit.

Please check back mid 2022 for information regarding the 2023 Competition.


Please contact us If you have any questions.

Congratulations to our 2020 Willem C Vis Moot team

UQ finished third out of 260 teams in the International Arbitration Moot. Read more about the 2020 team.

Endeavour Mobility Grant

The School of Law would like to acknowledge funding provided through the Australian Government Endeavour Mobility Grants Scheme in support of to travel to international competitions in 2018.