The 11th Middle East eVis Pre-Moot!
February 21 – 27, 2021
Opening Ceremony & Arbitrator Roundtable
“Transcending the Conventional”
The Annual Middle East Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Pre-Moot is the first Pre-Moot program of its kind, dedicated to cultivating competitive Vis Moot teams from jurisdictions underrepresented in the global arbitration community. It is a 9-month comprehensive program directly targeting law students from those jurisdictions.
The program focuses on developing the students’ analytic thinking, instilling in them leadership qualities, and infusing core skills needed to succeed professionally and become the next generation of arbitration practitioners in their respective jurisdictions. The program also promotes commercial law and the peaceful resolution of disputes through alternative dispute resolution methods.
The Pre-Moot competition is an integral part of the program and aims to ensure that participating teams have the adequate skills to compete fairly in the Vis Moot.
At the onset of the COVID pandemic, the Pre-Moot proved its resilience by smoothly transitioning the program virtually for its 10th edition.
This year, the Pre-Moot is “Transcending the Conventional,” turning the on-going COVID problem into a newfound opportunity. The Pre-Moot curated a comprehensive virtual program with innovative pedagogy while enabling students to access renowned resources and networks beyond imagination, all of which has sparked global connections between students, faculties, lawyers, and arbitrators.
It is a program led by students from over 20 countries, transcending conventional communication methods, learning, and collaborating, all through nurtured co-opetition.
We are proud and delighted to welcome you this year to the 11th edition of the Middle East Pre-Moot, 2nd COVID-free edition.
Helpful Conferences & Webinars
We strongly encourage students to attend the following conferences and webinars
Joinders of Parties
Legal and commercial aspects of the Pharma Industry
Procedural & Substantive Issues Training Material
Procedural issues with Dr Zlatan Meskic
Substantive Issues with Professor Harry Flechtner
Presentation Style Training Material
Argument Introduction and Road Map Presentation by Bianca McDonnell and Isabela Deveza
The Use of Legal Authorities in Pleadings by Amer Abu Sham
Maintaining Advocacy Skills on a Virtual Platform by Nicholas Weltz
Willem Vis Presentation Styles Workshop by Catalina Bizic
Presentation on Argument Matrix by Mais Abousy and Liz Taylor
Common Mistakes to Avoid by Mais Abousy and Liz Taylor
Answering Arbitrator Questions by Liz Taylor
Questions And Answers by Mais Abousy and Amer Abu-Sham
Rebuttals by Amer Abu-Sham
Analysis of the Problem for Use of the Arbitrators
Vis Moot Problem
Helpful videos for arbitrators
Discussion of Arbitrator Issues by Ronald Brand and Mais Abousy
American University of Afghanistan
University of Graz
Bahia State University
Ilia State University
Tbilisi State University
University of Georgia
National Law University, Jodhpur
College of Farabi, University of Tehran
Al Nahrain University
Tishk International University
University of Duhouk
University of Jordan
University of Nairobi
Saint Joseph University
Brickfields Asia College
The Maldives National University
University of Mandalay
University of Yangon
Fatima Jinnah Women University
An-Najah National University
Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Prince Sultan University
Royal Institute of Colombo
Sri Lanka Law College
United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates University
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
University of World Economy and Diplomacy