February Vis Moot Training – a step further in bringing Vis Moot to BiH law schools
Association ARBITRI together with University of Sarajevo Faculty of Law, with support of the Commercial Law Development Program and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law held a follow up three-day Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Oral Argument Training in Sarajevo, BiH on February 13-15, 2015. The program featured presentations, video demonstrations, practice arbitration arguments, take-home assignments, and interactive practice and coaching sessions on the third and final phase of the Vis Moot: oral advocacy.
The February sessions were led by student advisors/Vis Moot alumni from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and members of Association ARBITRI. Students continued to refine their Claimant and Respondent substantive and procedural arguments during two full days of practice arbitration arguments which will take place in front of panels of 3 arbitrators, some of who will come from the BiH legal community.
Participants in the program included student Vis Moot teams from the University of Sarajevo and the University of Zenica. Representatives from the University of Mostar Džemal Bijedić and the University of Istočno Sarajevo – who are interested in participating in next year’s Vis Moot – will also attend.
Members of Association ARBITRI and the Pittsburgh advisor team will accompany the two BiH Vis Moot teams to Vienna in April 2015 to provide guidance and coaching throughout the competition.