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The '''Willem C. Vis Moot Vienna''' is one of the most prestigious moots in the [[Mooting Premier League]].
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The '''Willem C. Vis Moot Vienna''' is one of the most prestigious moots in the [[Mooting Premier League]].
 
  
 
== About the Moot ==
 
== About the Moot ==
  
The moot aims to foster the study of international commercial law and arbitration.
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===Goal of the Vis Arbitral Moot===
 
 
It is named after a renowned jurist [http://www.cisg.law.pace.edu/cisg/text/vis.html Professor Willem C. Vis]. It is primarily managed by his good friend and an authority on the subject [http://web.pace.edu/page.cfm?doc_id=23198 Professor Eric E. Bergsten]
 
  
Problem, evaluation pattern of memoranda as well as the oral rounds of the moot emphasize on enhancing the skills of commercial lawyering in students.  
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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.
  
Equal importance is given on procedural (which is based on [http://www.uncitral.org/uncitral/en/uncitral_texts/arbitration/1985Model_arbitration.html UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration]) and merits (which is based on the United [http://www.cisg.law.pace.edu/cisg/text/treaty.html Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG), 1980]) parts.
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===Structure of the Moot===
  
The competition sees participation from a lot of Civil as well as Common Law jurisdictions. This is reflected well in the moot problem as the same attempts to strike a balance between the both. Moreover, even the various arbitral tribunals for the oral rounds of the moot are constituted by a mix bunch of arbitrators from both Civil and Common Law jurisdictions.
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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.
  
In order to help the participants Trans-Lex.org<ref>http://trans-lex.org</ref> now hosts a free discussion board on this year's Vis Moot.<ref>http://trans-lex.org/forum.php?cat_id=4/Vis-Moot-2011</ref>.
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In the pairings of teams for each general round of the forensic and written exercises, every effort is made to have civil law schools argue against common law schools -- so each may learn from approaches taken by persons trained in another legal culture. Similarly, the teams of arbitrators judging each round are from both common law and civil law backgrounds.
  
 
===Organization and Sponsors of the Moot===
 
===Organization and Sponsors of the Moot===
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For all of the past 17 moots, [http://www.cisg.law.pace.edu/cisg/moot/awards17.html click here].
 
For all of the past 17 moots, [http://www.cisg.law.pace.edu/cisg/moot/awards17.html click here].
 
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