Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot 2021 (Vis Moot)

Event Date 10 May, 2020
Event Duration 9 Months
Venue Online

Kardan University's Faculty of Law is pleased to announce the acceptance of new members for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot 2021. The goal of the Vis Arbitral Moot is to foster the study of international commercial law and arbitration for resolution of international commercial disputes and to train future leaders in the mentioned field.

The United States Department of Commerce's Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) is sponsoring several teams from Afghanistan for a series of training sessions in preparation for their participation in the Vis Moot. The Vis Moot program in Afghanistan is managed by Mr. Zahid Omarzai, who serves as the Director of Afghanistan Vis Moot Alumni. The goals of the Vis Moot are the promotion and study of international commercial arbitration and the training of tomorrow's legal leaders in methods of alternative dispute resolution. For more information on the Vis Moot, please visit https://vismoot.pace.edu/

The competition is held in March 2021, which will be preceded by nine months of oral and written advocacy coaching and training. The preparation includes both in-person lectures by CLDP attorneys and Afghan coaches throughout the nine months.

This program is part of CLDP's continuing effort to support the legal curriculum of Afghan universities and produce competent lawyers in the field of commercial law and international arbitration.

Selection Criteria

To participate, candidates should:
- Be a student of Kardan University's LLB or BPS Department
- Have advanced English language skills
- Not be a law practitioner/prosecutor/defense lawyer

If you are interested in this program, please contact Mr. Mohibullah Shaghasy, Kardan Moot Court Facilitator, via m.shaghasy@kardan.edu.af /0700932077 before or on May 10, 2020.