We are pleased to share with you our recent newsletter with information and highlights from Loyola University Chicago’s Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Program. As you may know, Loyola had an excellent year last year! The Hong Kong team WON the Hong Kong Vis Moot East competition, beating the University of Amsterdam in the finals. Loyola University Chicago was the best of 99 teams, and individual Loyola students won various awards both at the Shanghai Pre-Moot and at the Hong Kong Moot. The Vienna team also had a very strong performance, and won an Honorable Mention for its Claimant’s brief—one of only three American teams to earn that award last April. To view the newsletter, click here.
Loyola University Chicago, like many other schools, is now participating in Pre-Moots. It is especially valuable for our students, coming from a common law background, to have the opportunity to moot against teams from civil law backgrounds, and before arbitrators from civil law backgrounds. The Hong Kong team participated in the Shanghai Pre-Moot, and the Vienna team participated in Pre-Moots in both Belgrade and Zagreb. For the last several years, Loyola’s Vienna team has also been invited to a Pre-Moot held in the Austrian Supreme Court Building prior to the Moot, which is excellent practice. Loyola also hosts a Pre-Moot. This year, the Tenth Annual Loyola Pre-Moot will take place on Saturday, February 14, 2015.
Congratulations to our 2013-14 student teams on their impressive accomplishments last year. We look forward to sharing with you news and information about our 2014-15 teams!
Thank you for your continued support and interest in Loyola’s Vis Moot Program.
Professor of Law
Director, International Law and Practice Program
Loyola University Chicago School of Law