White & Case Vis Colloquium 2020
On 20th October 2020 the team joined the Vis Colloquium hosted by White & Case. The event was held completely virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 300 students from all over the world participated via Zoom listening to different presentations. The speakers involved were mostly international arbitration practitioners from the White & Case offices but also some external speakers. The main topics discussed were oral and written advocacy skills as well as the Swiss Arbitration Rules.
16th Frankfurt Drafting School 2020
We, Jana, Maike, Veronika and Melissa, form this year’s Vis Moot Team of the JLU Gießen and started our Moot Journey last week.
Our first official meetup with other teams was last weekend, when we successfully participated in the 16th annual Frankfurt Drafting School. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, this year was the first (and hopefully last) time the Drafting School had to take place completely online. On Friday and Saturday we gained much information about international arbitration in general and the CISG specifically, as well as the ability to write proper memorandi. The atmosphere was very relaxed right from the beginning. Everyone made us feel welcome and as part of the Vis Moot ‘family’ already. Most of the highly skilled lecturers participated in the Moot themselves several years ago, they shared very helpful tips with us based on their own experiences to prepare us as good as possible for the upcoming time. To us, it was an exhausting yet so informative weekend and we are already looking forward to 9th October, when the first written pleading stage will start.