Stetson Law Video Wows in Austria
Stetson University College of Law’s Dispute Resolution Board team has an ear, an eye and a heart for music videos with real meaning.
On March 23, the team won the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot video contest in Vienna, Austria. The team members: Matthew Ceriale, Ahmed Mohamed, Martin Musichi, Jade Turner and student coach Taofikat Ninalowo. Stetson’s manager of video production, Stan Arthur, edited the video and was the recording engineer for the song.
The assembled crowd of more than 3,000 competitors, coaches and arbitrators from around the world gave the team a standing ovation as its music video, “Together,” was played. The purpose of the video contest was to capture the spirit of the Vis Moot, and teams were encouraged to show why participating is meaningful to them and how they prepare to compete.
In the general competition, Stetson’s Dispute Resolution Board joined the record 366 teams competing at the 25th anniversary of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. Stetson was one of only six teams from the United States advancing past the preliminary rounds, and Ceriale was recognized with an honorable mention as an oralist. Also, the Secretariat of the International Court of Arbitration extended an internship offer to one member of the Stetson team.
Associate Dean for Student Engagement and Professor of Law Stephanie Vaughan J.D. ’91 and Professor of Law Joseph Morrissey coached the Stetson team.
“During the reception after the opening ceremony, we had a vast array of people, literally from all over the world, surrounding our team and telling them how much they loved the video and felt like it showed their own experiences and struggles as well,” said Morrissey.