Thank you for your interest in serving as a judge/arbitrator for the upcoming 2020 Michael T. Thorsnes International Arbitration Competition.
In the past, our competition has welcomed teams from:
Arbitrator Sign Up Form
Please Note: Our USD VICAM website has been down for a few days, therefore, if you previously filled out the arbitrator form, we kindly ask that you fill out the form again so we can ensure that we have accounted for all of our arbitrators
Please click on the below button to register as an arbitrator for the 2020 Michael T. Thorsnes International Arbitration Competition.
As a practicing attorney and/or respected businessperson, you are undoubtedly aware that these types of competitions provide future lawyers with the practice and experience needed to develop effective oral advocacy skills.
We need approximately 110 arbitrators to host this competition. Your service as an arbitrator is greatly appreciated.
You will receive a confirmation email from [email protected] with your confirmed time. You will also receive a copy of the Vis Problem and the Bench Brief to help your preparations. A reminder and a confirmation email will be sent one week prior to the competition.
On the day of the competition, arbitrators are requested to arrive half an hour prior to the round(s) you will preside over.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided and a brief arbitrator meeting will be held prior to oral arguments to review the process and the problem. Each arbitrator will sit on a three arbitrator panel and hear two rounds of oral arguments.