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Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot

Vis team shines in Vienna

Congratulations to the 2012 Vis Moot Team for best showing in years!


Pictured l to r:  Tim Bott ’13, Courtney Chenette ’12, Evan Grove ’12 (co-captain), Genavieve Shingle ’12 (co-captain), Andrew Cassady ‘13.

  • Advanced to the top 16 (out of 285 teams)
  • Genavieve Shingle '12 won third best oralist award.
  • The team thanks "amazing coach" Professor Linda Wayner.

Held in Vienna each spring, this moot is the world’s premier international commercial law moot court. Founded by Pace Law School, this competition is named for Professor Vis, who was a highly respected scholar and former Pace Law faculty member. The moot involves an arbitration of a contract of sale between two parties in countries that are parties to the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. This moot provides experience in commercial litigation skills and provides an opportunity for students to develop commercial law expertise. The research for this moot begins in the fall semester and continues through the spring, at which time two briefs are due. Selected students within the Vis team travel to Vienna. All team members, regardless of their selection to travel to Vienna, are entitled to earn 2 credits for their participation.

“Competing with the Vis team in Vienna was an incredible experience. Using various international rules and laws , including the UNCITRAL Model Law, Convention of International Sale of Goods (CISG), and New York Convention, I gained real-world experience simulating actual arbitrations against law students from more than 250 schools from around the world.”

Genavieve Shingle ’12
Pace Law Vis Moot team 2011, 2012 (co-captain)

Learn more about the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot via this website