RGU law students’ team battles this year in Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot competition.

Mooting team 2015

The Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot is one of the world’s most prestigious international moot court competitions for law students. The goal of the Moot is to foster the study of international commercial law and arbitration for resolution of international business disputes. The Moot has been held annually since 1994 attracting the ever increasing number of law schools from all around the world, and is sponsored by a number of prominent academic and arbitral institutions.

The student team is responsible for writing two memoranda, one for the Claimant (due in early December) and one for the Respondent (due in January). After the briefs are submitted, the team prepares intensively for the oral argument phase of the competition.

The team may consist of undergraduate and postgraduate (including PhDs), on-campus as well as distance learning students located in any country. Above all, the team is recruited of passionate, enthusiastic, hardworking and internationally-minded students who are up for this challenge.

The Moot is a tough challenge, and requires very significant time commitments and effort. In most law schools, being selected as a team member is in itself an acknowledgement of excellence. Many former “mooties” have described their participation in the Moot as an “experience of a lifetime”.

Visit the RGU Willem C Vis mooting team Facebook page for more up-to-date information on our latest activities.

If you would like more information about the RGU Vis Moot Team, are interested in getting involved or sponsoring the team, please email Dr Andrey Kotelnikov.

Watch our video explaining more about Mooting.


  • October: Distribution of the Problem
  • December: Memorandum for Claimant due
  • January: Memorandum for Respondent due
  • March-April: Vis Moot Competition (oral arguments) in Vienna, Austria