Thursday, April 20, 2017
Vienna (April 7-13, 2017) –338 teams from over 75 countries, including the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law VICAM team, competed in the 24th Vis Moot in Vienna, Austria. Representing USD VICAM in Vienna were 3Ls Erin Lupfer, John Nelson, Melissa Chinn, and 2L Domenic Martini.
The object of the Vis Arbitral Moot is to have students get involved in international commercial arbitration and encourage the resolution of business disputes by arbitration. The fictional problem for the Vis Moot is always based on an international sales transaction that is subject to the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) and also involves procedural issues of arbitration, with the procedural rules rotating each year.
About the University of San Diego School of Law
The University of San Diego (USD) School of Law is recognized for the excellence of its faculty, depth of its curriculum, and strength of its clinical programs. Each year, USD educates approximately 800 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest and taxation.
USD School of Law is one of the 84 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school’s faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 35th nationally and 6th on the West Coast among U.S. law faculties in scholarly impact and 24th nationally and 6th on the West Coast in all-time faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, nonprofit, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.