Maureen Weiland and Kaitlin Fox attended the Moot Shanghai, Vis Competition, from March 13 – 16, 2012 competing against four preliminary round teams from Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan), City University of Hong Kong, Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest, Hungary) and the Moot Shanghai host school, the East China University of Political Science and Law (Shanghai, China). The team competed against Wuhan University (Wuhan, China) in the quarterfinals, Catholic University of America (Washington, DC) in the semifinals, and the University of St. Gallen (St. Gallen, Switzerland) in the final round. The DU Team won the Moot Shanghai at the Espace Rhône-Alpes Pavilion, a Shanghai World Expo pavilion site. Additionally, Maureen Weiland won an Honorable Mention Award for Best Oralist.
The Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot is an annual international commercial arbitration simulation involving a dispute over an international sale of goods. The Moot Shanghai is a Vis Moot “Pre-Moot” held in Shanghai, China. It was attended by twenty teams, including four teams in a unique “e-moot” format via special video conferencing technology. The University of Denver competed against City University of Hong Kong by e-moot from the Shanghai Arbitration Commission facilities. The DU Vis Moot team also competes in the Vis (East) Moot in Hong Kong China, the Belgrade Vis Pre-Moot, and the main Vis Moot in Vienna, Austria. The 2011-2012 DU Vis Moot Team consists of team members Maureen Weiland, Kaitlin Fox, Emily Bloedel, Stephanie Foote, Chris Rogers, and Ken Hayes. The team coaches consist of adjunct professor Todd Wells, Coren Hinkle, Matt Hofmeister, Kevin Walsh, and Ted Gleason. For more information about the DU Vis Moot Team, contact Todd Wells at firstname.lastname@example.org.