Vis Moot - Preparation and Credit Assignment

Preparation classes

Preparation of the students is structured in two parts:

1. clarification of the problem, research and writing of the memoranda;

2. pleading rehearsals for the oral arguments.

The classes, organized in two weekly meetings from mid-September through March, will introduce the students to the crucial matters raised by the CISG and to the basic issues of international commercial arbitration, under the applicable rules, and will prepare the oralists for pleading in Vienna in front of the arbitrators.

The classes aim at providing the students with an opportunity to develop their analytical and oral advocacy skills, master structuring skills in organizing the written presentations, improve their usage of authorities in support of their arguments, and at the same time will develop their team work abilities. The course will also help the moot team members to advance their performance in the CEU IBL courses, including International Commercial Arbitration, International Business Transactions and Comparative Law of Sales.

Activities and credit assignment

The Moot court competition appears in the CEU course list as a pass-fail credited course, granted upon the completion of the whole process (writing of the two memoranda, participation in the oral rehearsals and the pre-moot practical skills development sessions, participation in the Vienna Moot - either as an oralist or as a supporting team-member). The award of the credit is conditioned upon the participation in all above-mentioned activities, presence and active participation at the discussion sessions as provided in the schedule of the Moot meetings, contributing to the drafting process, and taking part in the oral sessions (regardless whether they were chosen to plead in Vienna or not).