Vis Moot Team Member Wins Best Speaker Award

March 07, 2012

Northwestern Law’s Vis Moot Team secured its first victory of the season at the 2012 Willem C. Vis Mini-Moot, held at Loyola University Chicago School of Law on February 18. The Northwestern Law team won both of its rounds in the half-day competition, and team member Parminder Sawhney  JD ’12 received the “best speaker” award.

Twenty teams representing nine law schools from the Midwest as well as Zurich, Switzerland, participated in the tournament, which prepares teams for the annual Willem C. Vis Moot competition held each spring in Vienna, Austria.  Members of the Northwestern team are Sawhney, Soeun “Nikki” Lee JD ’12, and Matthew Schultze JD ’12.The team is coached by adjunct professor Lawrence Schaner of Jenner & Block. 

The Northwestern Law Vis Moot Team team will travel to Vienna for the 2012 Willem C. Vis Moot competition which will be held March 30-April 5. This year's competition will bring together more than 280 law schools from more than 70 countries. In the Vis Moot, teams argue as both claimant and respondent on behalf of fictitious clients involved in an international arbitration. The judging will be performed by more than 650 of the world’s leading arbitrators, arbitration practitioners, and academics.