The Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition involves an arbitral dispute between two parties to a contract for the international sale of goods. The problem revolves around an alleged contract breach under the United Nations Convention for the International Sale of Goods.
The competition takes place once each year from October through April. During the fall, each team submits memoranda for the Claimant and Respondent. In early April, teams from around the world meet in Vienna, Austria to argue the moot problem a minimum of four times before a three-member arbitral panel. The thirty-two highest scoring teams from the four rounds advance into single elimination rounds.
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law first entered the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition during the 12th annual competition in 2004 and has fielded teams since that time.