Vis Moot

Last update: 14/07/2016


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Special ArbitralWomen Newsletters about the Vis Moot: issue n°3 of 2011 and issue n°14 of 2015

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Here is what past Mooties have said about the opportunity presented to them by paying their registration fee:

“… it was a tremendous educational event, a unique experience, and an occasion to see the professional world before graduating. We discovered a new world, as we made contacts with very impressive people.”
“You believed in us and encouraged us. Thanks to your support, we were strongly inspired to complete our memoranda and to participate in the Moot. We consider this to be a miracle and we worked hard to show our appreciation…”
“Our participation in the Hong Kong 7th Vis Moot turned out to be an unforgettable memory to all members of the team. In addition, we made friends and learned about other cultures. The Moot was a once-in-a-lifetime event for us. With the support of all those who helped, they made our dream come true.”
“Participating in the Moot was an invaluable experience. The Moot was the best place to learn the practice of international commercial arbitration and the art of advocacy, skills which we would never have been able to get from in-class learning. Throughout the tough oral rounds, we learned how to improve ourselves, address every question of the arbitrators, and develop teamwork. We had a great time in Vienna and we were happy to live this experience. It was rich on the academic level, the social events, and the people we met. We now have friends from all over the world.”


6th Edinburgh Willem Vis International Commercial Arbitration Pre-Moot

  • Event Date: Saturday 11th – Sunday 12th March 2017
  • Location: Edinburgh Law School, David Hume Tower, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The Edinburgh Willem Vis International Commercial Arbitration Pre-Moot is now in its 6th year. It is a mooting practice competition that combines procedural issues of international commercial arbitration with substantive law on international sale of goods based on the CISG (The Vienna Convention on the International Sale of Goods of 1980). It attracts student teams from a wide range of countries wishing to prepare for the main competition at Vienna or Hong Kong. Moots. The event is hosted by Edinburgh Law School and enjoys the kind support of many practicing arbitrators, judges and dispute resolution practitioners and academics and we cordially invite colleagues who are happy to share their expertise in dispute resolution and arbitration to join us as arbitrators for the event.

For further information on the Pre-Moot please see or email Ms Snjólaug Árnadóttir at [email protected] for an arbitrator registration form.

Prior to the Pre-Moot, on Friday 10th March 2017, Edinburgh Law School and partners will host a conference on Multi-Tier Dispute Resolution in Practice which may also be of interest: