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Sydney Law School Team performs well in Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot



16 April 2009

Associate Professor Luke Nottage reports on the recent success of the Law School Team in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot

"In April 2009, the inaugural University of Sydney, Faculty of Law, Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot team competed in Vienna. The team members were Tom Beamish, Cassandra Campbell and Irina Kolodizner. The team was one of 8 Australian universities participating in a field of 233 university teams representing 58 countries in the 16th annual moot competition. The Sydney University team was very successful, winning the Pieter Sanders Award for the Best Memorandum for Claimant and receiving an honourable mention for its Respondent memorandum. The team also succeeded in proceeding to the elimination rounds for the best 64 teams in the oral competition. It was, unfortunately, defeated in the elimination rounds by Griffith University. The oral competition was won by Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand."

The team was coached by lecturer/PhD candidate Sonya Willis and Dominic Mueller from Clayton Utz Sydney and supported by the Dean of the Law School, Professor Gillian Triggs, Malcolm Holmes QC and Jonathan Kay Hoyle from Mallesons.