In the International Moot Court Program, students represent the University of Miami School of Law in various legal competitions around the world while obtaining course credit. The program is comprised of both a workshop and participation in one international moot court competition. These multiple interschool competitions take place across the globe and in them Miami Law students have the opportunity to argue different international law issues and work with other future attorneys from different countries, cultures and legal systems.
In front of a mock International Tribunal, students act as counselors and advocate the different sides of a case based on a problem written by an organization or school. The students analyze the problem, identify the legal issues, research the law, write the briefs and orally present it to the moot court. In essence, the students learn how to litigate a case in front of an international tribunal doing what an attorney does in real life.
This program enables students to:
Students interested in having fun while engaging in a challenging litigation and international law experience are ideal for this program. Also, though it is not required, participation in the International Moot Court Board student organization is a great way to prepare for the International Moot Court Program.
Professor Paula Arias
Director, International Moot Court Program
Professor Paula Arias, an expert in dispute resolution in Latin America, leads the International Moot Court Program. Read more
Feb. 14-17: Jessup Moot competition – Denver, CO
March 1-3: ICC Moot Competition – White Plains, NY
March 6-10: Sustainable Environmental Human Rights Moot Competition – Bogota, Colombia
March 18-22: Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot – Frankfurt, Germany
March 21-18: William Vis Moot Competition – Vienna, Austria
April 14-19: Moot Madrid – Madrid, Spain
May 19-24: Inter-American Human Rights Moot Competition – Washington DC
Oct. 2013: UBA ICA Moot competition – Bogota, Colombia
2012-2013 International Moot Court Program Students. Full Size Photo
Without a doubt, my participation in international moot court has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my law school career...this summer during my summer associate position, I was one of the only people at the firm who had extensively studied the International Bar Association Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration. As a result, I got to the opportunity to work on one of the only international cases we had in the office. Indeed, this introduction to international commercial arbitration could very well define the rest of my legal career. Read More of Blanca's Testimonial.
-Bianca Olivadoti, Class of 2015
Hear Carlos Nunez, Class of 2013 and President of the International Moot Court Board, discuss his experience.
Miami Law hosted the oral round between the teams of Paris II and UNAM (Universidad Autonoma de Mexico) during the Vis Pre-Moot in February 2011.