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What is the Vis Competition?

The Willem C. Vis Moot Court Competition is an annual international commercial arbitration competition hosted ever March in Vienna, Austria. Each year, the Vis Moot competition is attended by over 300 law schools from over 50 countries. 

Beginning in October, the Vis Moot involved writing both a Claimant’s and Respondent’s brief. After the briefs are submitted in January, teams being practicing 15 minute oral arguments.

The Vis Moot competition itself takes place in March and involves both general and advanced rounds. Each team will argue four times before the top 64 teams advance to a knockout round which determines the eventual winner.

Awards are given out for the best briefs and best oral advocates.

In the 23rd Willem C. Vis Moot Court Competition, the Penn State Law Vis Moot Team made the Round of 32.

In the 24th Willem C. Vis Moot Court Competition, the Penn State Law Vis Moot Team received honorable mention for the Claimant’s brief.