The Harvard Law Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Team participates in the annual The Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Competition is a simulation of a dispute between two commercial parties in international arbitration. The competition attracts over 250 participants from around the world. Harvard participates in two different competitions for Vis, in Vienna and Hong Kong (Vis East), each year.
Last year, five oralists won honorable mention awards in Hong Kong and Vienna; the year before, three oralists won honorable mention, while the Memorandum for Claimant was awarded first place (out of 255 teams) and all other briefs received honorable mention. This year the team will be composed of 8-10 2Ls/3Ls/LLMs who will travel to either Vienna or Hong Kong, as well as 1-3 1Ls who are interested in helping with research and writing and participating in practice moots in New York and DC.
To apply, fill out the form available here and email your resume/CV and a writing sample to Tessa Hayes. Applicants will also need to sign up for a tryout time the weekend of Sept. 21-22 or Mon, Sept. 23. Further instructions, including the tryout question, are available here. For other questions or information, please contact Tessa.
The Vis team is coached by James Hosking, a Partner at Chaffetz Lindsey LLP, and Giovanna Micheli of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution. The team is advised by Virginia Wise, the Harvard Law School Ezra Ripley Thayer Senior Lecturer on Law for Legal Research.