Vis Moot Tools

This set of materials, designed to help in preparation for the Vis Moot, is provided by the Center for International Legal Education (CILE) at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.  We welcome your comments at cile@pitt.edu.  Please feel free to also contact Professor Brand directly at rbrand@pitt.edu.

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25th Vis Moot (2017-18) Problem:

2018 Vis Rules

25thVisMootProblem Final

Google Docs site for the Middle East Vis Training:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B9gK1UfsZb8UYnczMEREaW9sZ3M

New York Convention:

nyconvention (Word)
nyconvention
(PDF)

UNCITRAL Model Law

uncitral-model-law-2006

UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules

uncitral-arbitration-rules-2013-e

CISG:

cisg

UNIDROIT Principles:

unidroit-principles

UNIDROIT principles2016-e

UNCITRAL Digests and other instruments:

2016-cisg-digest

cisg-digest-2012-e

mal-digest-2012-e

uncitral-rules-on-transparency-e

Links:

CISG Website:  http://iicl.law.pace.edu/cisg/cisg

Vis Moot page:  https://vismoot.pace.edu/

UNCITRAL:  http://www.uncitral.org

Flechtner UN Videos on CISG:

http://legal.un.org/avl/ls/Flechtner_IEL_video_1.html

http://legal.un.org/avl/ls/Flechtner_IEL_video_2.html

Flechtner power point on CISG issues:  Commercial Arb class, Flechtner on 10-11

Documents Regarding Oral Argument:

katerinas-vis-tips

IBA Instruments

iba-rules-on-taking-evidence

iba-rules-of-ethics-for-arbitrators

iba-guidelines-for-drafting-arbitration-clauses

iba-conflicts-guidelines

iba-guidelines-on-party-representation

Other Arbitration Rules:

icc-arbitration-and-mediation-rules-highlighted

viac-arbitration-rules

aaa-icdr_rules

cam-ccbc-arbitration-rules-2012-with-2016-amendments

Third-party Funding:  ICCA-QM report on third-party funding

US Federal Arbitration Act:

us-federal-arbitration-act

International Arbitration Syllabi – using the Vis Moot in the Curriculum:

Brand syllabus:  syllabus-ica-fall-20164-oct-17-2016

Harmon syllabus:  2016f-class-000-syllabus-moot-court-i-harmon-final-female

Casoria – RUW syllabus:  casoria-ruw-course-spec-law-488

AUAF IBT Syllabus:  auaf-lgs-410_syllabus_spring-2016

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24th Vis Moot (2016-17) Items:

24vismootproblem-1

24thvismootproblem_withpo2

arbitrators-brief

February 2017 – Kuwait Training power points:

oral-argument-a-to-z

preparing-for-oral-argument-part-i

preparing-for-oral-argument-part-ii

making-a-responsive-argument

structure-of-oral-argument

styles-and-techniques

CAM-CCBC Rules:

cam-ccbc-arbitration-rules-2012-with-2016-amendments

cam-ccbc-commentary-excerpts

camccbc-recommended-arbitration-clauses

Middle East Claimant Memos

al-iraqia-memo-for-claimant

auaf-claimant-memorandum

dah-final-cl-memo

herat-university-claimant

kardan-university-claimant

kateb-university-claimant

kuwait-international-claimant

qatar-u-claimant-2016

ruw-claimant-memo-final-submission

science-and-culture-university-of-tehran-claimant

tabesh-claimant-memo

tunis-faculty-of-legal-political-and-social-sciences

uaeu-claimant

university-of-bahrain-memo-on-behalf-of-claimant

u-of-jordan-claimant

usek-claimant

Respondent Memos

al-iraqia-university-respondent

auaf-respondent

dar-al-hekma-respondent

herat-university-respondent

kardan-university-respondent

kateb-university-respondent

kilaw-respondent

qatar-university-respondent

ruw-respondent

science-and-culture-university-of-tehran-respondent

tabesh-university-respondent

tunis-faculty-of-lega-political-ans-social-sciences-respondent

uaeu-respondent

university-of-bahrain-respondent

university-of-jordan-respondent

usek-respondent

Pitt Memos

2017-pitt-memorandum-for-claimant

2017-pitt-memorandum-for-respondent

Research documents:

flechtner-funky-mussels

2015securityforcosts

contractual-time-limit-to-commence-arbitration-is-a-time-bar-to

losing-entitlement-to-claim-and-resort-to-dispute-resolution-in

obrascon-huarte-lain-sa-v-attorney-general-for-gibraltar

security_costs_internationalarbitration

shirlow-on-uncitral-rules-and-un-conv-on-transparency-in-tbisa

ssrn-id1144182

time-bars

tpf_taskforce_security_for_costs_and_costs_draft_report_november_2015

October 2016 Kuwait Training Power Point Presentations:

vis-moot-introduction-powerpoint

vis-moot-2016-2017-deadlines

cisg-overview-powerpoint-slides

introduction-to-arbitration-powerpoint-slides

legal-research-presentation

memo-writing-i

memo-writing-part-ii

team-management

flechtner-first-cisg-class-powerpoints

October 2016 Kuwait Class Drafts:

headings-1st-draft

headings-day-2

vis-moot-2017-problemproblems-with-the-numbers

day-3-headings-for-issue-2-and-4

research-questions-for-memo

XXX:  Commercial Arb class, Flechtner on 10-11

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