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Selecting the Penn State Vis Moot Team

The Penn State Law Vis Moot Team is open to all 2L, 3L, and LLM students. It is the only moot court competition at Penn State Law open to both JD and LLM students. The process of selecting the team takes place in July and August. Students apply by writing a brief and making an oral argument based on the brief. For more information on the selection process, contact coach Adam Wage. Team members are required to take International Commercial Arbitration.

Information session on joining the 2020-21 Vis Team 

Adam Wage Adam Wage (Coach)

Adam Wage is a fourth-year joint degree student pursuing his J.D. and Master’s in International Affairs. He is originally from Binghamton, New York, and studied International Relations, Economics, and French at SUNY Geneseo. Adam participated in Model United Nations throughout his undergraduate years. During the 2017/2018 academic year, Adam served as the Social Media Coordinator for the Penn State International Arbitration Group (PSIAG). Adam spent the summer following his 1L year in Rochester, New York helping people with civil immigration questions with the nonprofit Volunteer Legal Services of Monroe County, Inc. His focus at Penn State Law is International Law, and his concentration at Penn State School of International Affairs is Dispute Resolution. Adam was a member of Penn State Law's Championship-winning 2019 Vis Moot Team. 

 Jud Mathews (Faculty Adviser)

Professor Jud Mathews has served as a faculty adviser to Penn State Law's Vis Moot Team for four years. He teaches courses in civil procedure, administrative law, constitutional law, and arbitration. He is the author of two books published by Oxford University Press, Extending Rights’ Reach: Constitutions, Private Law, and Judicial Power, and Proportionality Balancing and Constitutional Governance: A Global and Comparative Approach  (co-written with Alec Stone Sweet). Prior to joining Penn State Law, Professor Mathews was a visiting assistant professor at the University of Illinois College of Law. After law school, he worked as a law clerk for Judge Guido Calabresi on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.