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Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot

Purpose & Scope

This research guide is designed for law students interested in competing in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot.  The Moot takes place annually, with the problem released in fall semester and the final competition in Austria in the spring.  This guide is divided into 4 parts: Introduction, Moot-Specific Resources, Secondary Sources, and Primary Law.

The Introduction page is an excellent place to begin if you are unfamiliar with this area of law. The study aids and CALI lessons will help you gain a better understanding of this area of law and provide you with the knowledge needed to thoroughly research your legal issue.

Moot-Specific Resources includes links to the Vis Moot site, as well as materials that provide specific guidance to teams preparing for the Vis Moot competition.  

The Secondary Sources page provides links to a variety of resources that can be used to find treatises and other commentary on substantive issues related to commercial arbitration. It also includes links to treatises, law reviews and journals, and other materials that will provide you with an overview of the area of law, along with expert commentary and analysis. 

The Primary Sources page will provides access to treaties, arbitral awards, as well as links to tools for identifying national law of foreign countries, and other primary sources you should consult when researching this area of law. 

Developing a Research Strategy

Before diving into a research project, it's essential to have a strategy for how you will conduct your research. 

At the Law Library, we've developed a research worksheet that you can use to help organize the information you've been given and develop a plan for your research. Feel free to make copies and use it as you're given research assignments.

CALI Lessons

The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction produces interactive lessons authored by legal scholars and professionals that cover substantive law, as well as legal research and writing. The lessons include a mix of background information and questions. If you are a GSU Law student and you need the CALI login code, please contact Patrick Parsons using your campus email account.

Additional Research Guides

The following are additional research guides created by other schools that may be of assistance.

Be aware that links provided on the above guides are created specifically for that institution's patrons. If you see a source referred to on another guide that looks useful for your research, you can check to see if we have access to that source by checking the following:

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