Queen Mary LLM and Diploma students (who are not qualified lawyers) have the opportunity to take part in the Willem C Vis International Arbitration Moot held in Vienna each year. The Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot is an annual international moot court competition. It aims to foster study in the areas of international commercial and arbitration laws and encourage the resolution of business disputes by arbitration. Queen Mary academic staff support and coach the student team throughout the competition.
The Willem C Vis is one of the most competitive moots in the world with more than 260 teams/universities participating every year. The Queen Mary, University of London Vis Moot Team has consistently been one of the top teams in the competition: in 2006 Queen Mary won the first position, and since then QM has been placed in the top 16 almost every year. Read about the 2012 Vis Moot and the 2011 Vis Moot.
- Read more about the LLM in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution and the LLM in Commercial and Corporate Law at Queen Mary, University of London.
In 2012 a team of LLM students took part in the Oxford International Intellectual Property Moot Competition. The students, Alexandra Mezulanik, Pauline Steghers and Xavier Debeir successfully passed the written submission stage and qualified to the oral proceedings weekend – where they performed well against tough competition. The team was supervised by Noam Shemtov from the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) and was also advised by Philip Johnson, a barrister and a visiting Senior Fellow at CCLS.