Update: Touro and Two
Other American Law Schools
Left Standing at International
Vis Moot Court Competition
The Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, held in Vienna, Austria, is a competition for law students from across the globe. The Moot involves a dispute arising out of a contract of sale between two countries that are parties to the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. It is the premiere international moot court competition, and Touro Law Center Professor Jack Graves has shepherded teams from Touro for the past several years.
Last year, the team from Touro bested all American teams and all but one foreign team to reach the world finals. Touro came in second place, with Carlos II University of Madrid winning the Moot.
This year, the Moot is underway with 233 teams from 58 countries participating. Touro beat Meunster in the Round of 32, and now will go up against Wellington in the Round of 16. Columbia and Tulane Law Schools are the only other US law school left standing in the competition (51 other American law school teams have fallen, including teams from Harvard, Hofstra, University of Pennsylvania, NYU, St. John's, Georgetown, Cornell, Cardozo, Brooklyn, and Fordham).