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Alternative Dispute Resolution Programs

Vis MootWillem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot -- The goal of the Vis Moot is to foster the study of international commercial law and arbitration for resolution of international business disputes through its application to a concrete problem of a client and to train law leaders of tomorrow in methods of alternative dispute resolution. The twenty-second annual Vis Moot will take place in Vienna from March 27th-April 2nd 2015.
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eVis Pre-MooteVIS Pre-Moot -- The IICL Inagural online pre-moot took place prior to the 21st Vis Moot, drawing 60 teams from over 25 countries. This year, join teams and arbitrators from February 23rd-27th 2015 in this live online arbitration event to prepare you for oral arguments in Vienna and Hong Kong. Registration is limited to 120 teams on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information and to register, click here.

ODR 2015ODR 2015 -- ODR 2015 brings together the world’s leading Online Dispute Resolution practitioners, policymakers, entrepreneurs, members of the judiciary, and academics. Prior meetings have been held all over the world, including Hong Kong, Buenos Aires, Silicon Valley, Prague, Haifa and Chennai. In its 14th year, this year’s meeting will be held in the Big Apple, New York, an epicenter for dispute resolution and the legal community. See more >>

Certificate ProgramOnline Certificate Program - This Program gives law students and practitioners the rare opportunity to receive top-notch legal training without the added expense and hassle of visas, travel and short-term housing. By leveraging all that technology has to offer, this Program enables students to interact with world-class academics and practitioners from their laptops, at home or at work. For information about this Program please click here.

ODR Project -- Recognizing that the existence of effective, trustworthy and fair redress systems are a necessary precursor to domestic and cross-border economic growth, the ODR Project’s objective is to support the creation of online dispute prevention and resolution mechanisms and rules to support virtual commercial activity. IICL is an approved NGO observer to UNCITRAL Working Group III and actively participates in discussions toward the creation of an online redress mechanism for cross-border e-commerce disputes. More »

Drafting Step Clauses -- (in conjunction with IACCM) - Due to the upward trend in the use of multi-step alternative dispute resolution clauses in international commercial contracts, the Institute, in conjunction with IACCM, initiated a survey and research project to compare the content of these clauses and assess the effectiveness and general usefulness of step clauses. A survey was conducted of IACCM members as well as outside counsel who specialize in international commercial law and alternative dispute resolution processes. The manual and accompanying presentation incorporate the results of that survey and legal research in order to set forth best practices and model language to be utilized in the drafting and ultimate application of step clauses. Report and Powerpoint Presentation