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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 first annual Vis Moot will take place in Vienna from April 12th-17th 2014.
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eVis Training AcademyeVIS Training Academy -- eVis Training Academy is an innovative online program IICL that leverages technology to provide training and opportunities for Vis teams around the world, thereby leveling the playing field and optimizing the Vis Moot experience for all competitors.  The course covers (1) international commercial arbitration under the UNCITRAL Model Law and New York Convention; (2) the basic rules of private international law applicable to contracts; (3) the basic elements of an international sale of goods transaction; and (4) the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (the “CISG”).

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.
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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.

eVis Pre-MooteVIS Pre-Moot -- Inagural online pre-moot took place February 20th - 28th 2014. Join teams and arbitrators for this one-week live online arbitration event to prepare you for oral arguments in Vienna and Hong Kong. In 2014, approximately 60 teams and over 50 arbitrators participated in preparation for the Vis competitions. Read more about the inagural pre-moot, here.

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