LOYOLA INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION MOOT
(LAWO-7066) - 2 UNITS
This program is aimed to foster the knowledge of the rules of International Commercial Arbitration and the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG). Modeled after the popular Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, this program will allow students to learn how to properly assist clients in international arbitration cases and it will improve students' legal writing, research and presentation skills. Students will be split in teams, they will work on a fictional problem and draft memoranda for Claimant and Respondent. Students will also be coached, during practice sessions, on how to properly present their case in front of an arbitration panel. At the end of the semester, students will go through elimination rounds and finals during a two-days event on campus, and they will present their case in front of a panel of real arbitrators, judges and practitioners. Awards will be issues for best Claimant and Respondent memoranda, best oralist and for the students of the winning team. This program satisfies the "experiential learning activity" requirement of the International Economic Law concentration.