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.

 

Applications are now open, closing 4pm 11th August 2017. Go to the Apply tab to complete your online application.

Interviews will be conducted during the week of 21 August 2017.

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 mooting@law.uq.edu.au for consideration.

Students interested in applying should upload the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae (no more than 2 pages)
  • An expression of interest explaining their motivation for applying (1 page)
  • Academic transcript

 

Students will receive a grant to cover a portion of their airfare to the competition. Registration and accommodation is provided by the Law School.

Should a student’s financial situation present a barrier to his/her participation in the moot, s/he is invited to contact the Director of Mooting.

 

Students participating in this moot may apply for course credit pursuant to the Mooting Competitions and Course Credit Policy.