Congratulations to Moot Court members Isabel Alcantara, Daniel Barrera, Jonathan Befus and Dylan Conroy, who recently represented STU in the Richard DeWitt Memorial Vis Pre-Moot sponsored by the Florida Bar International Law Section. The annual day long Pre-Moot was held for teams entered to compete in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot competition which was to be held in Vienna, Austria.
The Team had had an opportunity to practice and sharpen their legal writing and mooting skills by presenting and defending their jurisdictional, procedural and substantive legal arguments before panels of some of the best practitioners in the field of international arbitration. The Team received high praise from the practitioners for their preparation, knowledge of the law, and oratory skills, and was awarded a check in the amount of $3,500.00 towards STU’s participation in next year’s Vis Competition in Vienna.
The Team’s Faculty Advisors, Professors Siegfried Wiessner and Susan Warheit would like to extend their congratulations to the Team on their most impressive performance, and thank the individual team members for their hard work and dedication throughout the past two semesters in paving the way for the next group of STU moot court members (Daniel Barrera, Rodrigo Fernandez Valle, Claudia Gurdian, and Pryscilla Nicolau) to compete in this prestigious International Law competition in Vienna.