USD School of Law VICAM Team Receives Honorable Mention in 27th Annual (Virtual) Vis Moot Court Tournament

VICAM Team Receives Honorable Mention in 27th Annual (Virtual) Vis Moot Court Tournament

VICAM Virtual Tournament Participants

SAN DIEGO (April 27, 2020) – The University of San Diego (USD) School of Law VICAM Team recently competed in the virtual rounds of the 27th Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Tournament, earning an Honorable Mention in the Eric E. Bergsten Award for Team Orals.

USD VICAM teammates Jake Nishizu (2L), Kevin Oberlies (2L) and Michelle Propst (3L) competed against schools from Croatia, Germany, Mexico and Spain under the guidance and support of Professor David Brennan, Faculty Advisor and Adjunct Professor Trent Kashima, Team Coach. During the fall and spring semesters, the team worked with their advisors to prepare for the written and oral stages of the competition.

Designed to challenge students across the world to learn arbitration and commercial law for resolving international business disputes, the Vis Moot Tournament invites students, lawyers, educators and arbitrators from 84 countries to Vienna, Austria to take part in the competition. This year, due to the widespread COVID-19 pandemic, the tournament was converted into a virtual format with 249 international teams competing across multiple time zones.

About the University of San Diego School of Law

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 law 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 36th nationally among U.S. law faculties in scholarly impact and 22nd nationally in past-year 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, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.


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