Miami Law Team Led By Young ICCA Scholar Completes Successful Vis Moot
The University of Miami completed a successful Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot last week in Vienna, emerging from a field of 295 schools to advance all the way to the round of 16 before falling by a majority decision. Miami’s result was bettered by only two other US law schools. The team, composed of Young ICCA Scholar Wamiq Chowdhury as well as team members Bianca Olivadoti, Carlos E. Nuñez, Gabriela Pirana, and Eftihios Andronis, also won an honorable mention for best claimant’s memorial, while Mr. Chowdhury’s performance garnered him an honorable mention for best oralist.
“I had high expectations for this team from the outset, but we exceeded even those,” said Mr. Chowdhury. “I think the success we had in Vienna is a reflection of the fact that Miami has become one of the premier places in the world to study international arbitration. We greatly benefited from the support and feedback we received from the incredible faculty we have here at Miami.”
The Vis Moot is the world’s largest and most prestigious international arbitration moot. This year’s competition was won by the City University of Hong Kong, which prevailed in the final round over Monash University (Australia).