Stetson Law’s Vis International Arbitration Moot team advances to competition in Vienna
Stetson University College of Law’s Vis International Arbitration Moot team won the Richard DeWitt Memorial Vis Pre-Moot on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Miami. The victory prepares the team to advance to the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot competition in Vienna in early April.
Team members are Huda Awan, Melissa Micceri, Devin Dudley, Audrey Gangloff, Pedro Aranguez Diaz, and Joe Cuffel. This was the first competition for Awan, Diaz, Dudley, and Micceri, and the first dispute resolution competition for Gangloff, who is also a member of the Moot Court Board. Cuffel was the lone veteran on the team.
Professor Joseph Morrissey, Professor Stephanie Vaughan, and student Clare McQueen coached the team. McQueen was part of last year’s team that advanced to the Elite 8 in Vienna. They said the competition was especially fierce this year, with international (Finnish Lapland University) and out-of-state (American University Washington College of Law and Tulane Law School) teams joining the usual Florida schools.
The Florida Bar International Law Section hosts the Richard DeWitt Memorial Vis Pre-Moot for teams competing in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot competition in Vienna and Hong Kong. The day-long event includes four rounds between the competing law schools with seasoned practitioners serving as arbitrators. The event gives students an opportunity to practice and sharpen their skills by presenting and defending their legal arguments and receiving feedback from some of the best practitioners in international law.
Students must argue the jurisdictional, procedural and substantive issues raised by the case before a panel composed of practitioners, under the applicable international treaties and rules. The subject matter of the competition is typically a controversy that arises out of a dispute governed by the United Nation’ Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.
Post date: March 2, 2020