Friday, October 1, 2010

Launching Vindobona Junction - A corner for "Vis Mooties" this year

Having participated in the 16th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and coached the NUJS team for the 17th Vis and 7th Vis (East), I am kind of obsessed with the moot. If only Mr. Bergsten would do away with the rule that prohibits oralists who qualified to the advanced rounds of the moot from returning to the moot ... 

The Vis problem for this year has finally come out. That brings back fond memories of a day two years back when I waited eagerly for the problem with the Vienna time running on my laptop for the whole day, only to realise some time towards the end of the day that the problem was releasing from New York and hence, my wait would be much longer than estimated. 

This year, as a prelude to the problem releasing, the Vis site has released a list of useful readings for beginners in arbitration. I am quite excited to see Lex Arbitri listed along with the likes of Kluwer Arbitration Blog and Opinio Juris.

We are launching a new section on Lex Arbitri called Vindobona Junction. This is intended to be a guide to participants this year with respect to the basics of arbitration. The section will also discuss important concepts involved in this year's problem, some useful tips for the moot and some outlines for arguments. Depending on the response we receive, we may also create a forum where participants can sound off their thoughts as well as to schedule practices, etc.

Wait for the first post in this section.

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