The Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot is the most prestigious legal competition among Universities from all over the world, with the highest number of challenger teams in its final phase (almost 400 ones from as many Universities). The competition consists in a simulated arbitration proceedings, where each University team pleads during oral hearings before Arbitral Tribunals composed by the most eminent arbitrators (academics, professionals, judges) worldwide.
The Statale Moot team, in the ten years of its participation, has competed against teams such as
Harvard Law School, Kutafin Moscow State Law University, Universität Heidelberg, University of Cambridge, University of Melbourne Law School, Science Po Law School (Paris), Universidad Carlos III (Madrid), NALSAR University of Law (Secunderabad, India), Fribourg Law (Switzerland), University of São Paolo Law School, University of Tehran Faculty of Law and Political Science, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, Istanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Law, University of Buenos Aires and others. It has always achieved outstanding results: among the first 11 teams in 2014 (http://www.dirittopubblico.unimi.it/ecm/home/aggiornamenti-e-archivi/tu…
); among the first 16 ones in 2010 (http://www.dirittopubblico.unimi.it/extfiles/unimidire/389501/attachmen…
); 5 times among the best 64, ranking among the best Italian teams in the history of the competition.
For the students who took part to it, the competition has always been a stepping stone for an outstanding career in law (international PH.D and LL.M. programs in top Universities and institutions, in Europe and in the USA, such as Oxford, Cambridge, Cornell Law School, Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht, NYU School of Law; in international law firms in Italy and abroad, such as Lalive Geneve, Clifford Chance London, BonelliErede Milan, Shearman & Sterling Paris, in Italy and abroad, in EU Institutions, in International Organizations and in International Courts and Tribunals - such as the ICJ).
25% of its participants has successfully enrolled as a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Milan - 9 out of 11 Vis Moot applicants in the past 5 years have been admitted.
The Statale Vis Moot Alumni has also a stunning 85% magna cum laude graduation grades from its participants.
The participation to the competition is an extraordinary educational experience.
- enrollment in one of the Faculty of Law's master's degree in law courses: Master's Degree Undergraduate program in Law or LL.M. Master's Degree Program in Sustainable Development;
- average grade of 28 out of 30. The coordinator reserves its right to admit candidates who, even disclosing a lower average grade, show particular motivation and attitudes;
- excellent knowledge of written and oral English (possibly certified).
The selection procedure will take place every year in the period February - March, after the publication of a call on the official website of the University (website of the Faculty; website of the Department of Italian and Supranational Public Law; Unimi facebook page).
The selection procedure will take place the week following the deadline of the call, in two different days.
In the first one (from 09.30 a.m. till 4 p.m.), the candidates will be committed to written tests in English, as well as to an oral colloquium in English.
In the second one (from 09.30 a.m. till 01.00 p.m.), the candidates who have passed the first round of tests will be admitted to a work in groups in order to assess the team building attitude.
The outcome of the selection procedure will be communicated to the candidates few days later.
The participation to the Erasmus Program is incompatible with the participation to the competition.