The Moot

The Willem C. Vis Moot

The Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Moot is an international competition with the goal to foster the study of international arbitration and the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG). It is the world’s biggest moot competition in the field of civil law and is conducted in English. more

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The memoranda

Already prior to official start of the Vis Moot, the moot experience begins! Every August the Team visits the annual “Frankfurt Drafting School” of the Goethe-University of Frankfurt which aims to prepare the new mooties for writing their future memoranda. Additionally, you will get to know other teams for the first time - those teams, you will see frequently in the future (so called fellow sufferers). more

The pleadings

The memoranda’s ink was barely dry but it was already time for the second stage of the competition, one that previous participants had raved about: the pleadings. Now, all the research and arguments written in the previous months had to be “lifted from the page” as we had to transform them into a persuasive, precise and elegant presentation. more (in German)