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Alternative Dispute Resolution Programs
Willem 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.
eVIS 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”). The IICL is currently re-designing this Program for launch at the beginning of the 23rd -- 2015-2016 -- Vis Moot season.
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 »
Online 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-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.
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