On behalf of the USD School of Law and the Vis International Commercial Arbitration (VICAM) Team, thank you for your interest in serving as a judge/arbitrator for our upcoming 2017-2018 Michael Thorsnes Vis Moot Competition. In the past, our competition has included teams from:
We need approximately 110 arbitrators in order to host this competition. Your service as an arbitrator will be greatly appreciated.
The competition schedule is listed below:
Saturday, February 10, 2017:
Rounds 1 & 2: 9:00am–12:00pm
Rounds 3 & 4: 1:30pm–4:30pm
Sunday, February 11, 2017:
Semifinal Round: 9:00am–10:30am
You will receive a reminder email approximately one week prior to the tournament, along with a bench brief outlining the issues to help you prepare.
On the day of the arguments, arbitrators need to arrive half an hour prior to the round(s) you will judge. 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 or four arbitrator panel and hear two rounds of oral arguments.
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