Brooklyn Law School’s Moot Court Team received a double honor last week when Rachel Green ‘10 and Adam Scheinman ’10 each took home the Honorable Mention for the Best Oral Advocate at the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (“the Vis”), an international moot court competition held in Vienna, Austria.
In its 17th year, the Vis has two crucial phases: the writing of memorandums for claimant and respondent, and the hearing of oral arguments based upon the memorandums—both settled by arbitral experts in the issues considered. The goal of the Vis is to foster the study of international commercial law and arbitration for resolution of international business disputes.
Coached by Valery Federici and Adjunct Professors Louis Kimmelman
and Dana MacGrath
, this year’s team included Green, Scheinman, Elyssa Feins ’10, and Kyle Marler ’10 and faced 1,400 student competitors. “Only the very best advocates with the highest overall scores are given this honor,” said Kimmelman. “This is the first year we have had two award recipients. We should be very proud of what they have done. This is a fantastic honor.”
Brooklyn Law School congratulates Rachel and Adam on their exceptional work!