Course Description



Spring Semester

Prerequisite: CONTRACTS, International Commercial Arbitration, and permission of the instructors.

Strongly Recommended: UCC or Comparative Sales

Exclusion: Students who enroll in ICA may not also enroll in Hunter Moot Court which also holds arguments in the spring semester.

Students from the immediately preceding Fall Semester of International Commercial Arbitration are selected by application to enroll in the Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Team and represent Rutgers-Camden at the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna, Austria or the Vis Moot East in Hong Kong, China. The team completes a brief for the competition, practices oral argument, and travels to Vienna or Hong Kong to compete.

   The Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition is one of the most prestigious, rewarding, well-run, and interesting competitions available to law students. This past year, over 250 universities from 60 countries participated in the event, and over 200 scholar and practitioner experts in international commercial law as arbitrators. The goal of the Vis Arbitral Moot is 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 competition takes place entirely in English.