Fordham Law

Fordham Achieves Success at Vis (East) International Arbitration Competition in Hong Kong

March 25, 2007

The Dispute Resolution Society won several honors at the annual Willem C. Vis (East) International Commercial Arbitration Moot, held in Hong Kong this past week. A total of 46 teams from around the world competed. The annual Vis (West) Moot will occur in Vienna beginning on March 30.

Fordham won top honors in the writing component, receiving the Eric Bergsten Award for Best Claimant's Memorandum. The Bergsten Award, named in honor of Pace University's professor who created the Vis Moot, is one of the top recognitions awarded. Fordham is the third US law school to ever win this honor in the 14 years of the Vis Moots. Additionally, Fordham received Honorable Mention for Best Respondent's Memorandum.

Daniel J. Weiner (LAW '08) won the Neil Kaplan Award for Best Oral Advocate. Mr. Weiner is only the second US law student to ever win Best Oral Advocate honors. Additionally, Mollie Richardson (LAW '08) earned Honorable Mention for Best Oral Advocate. Brian Morgan (LAW '08) and Adrienne Baranowicz (LAW '08) also brought great distinction to Fordham during the oral rounds.

Lauren Mayne (LAW '07) and Dave Cole, both former Vis competitors, put forth tremendous time and effort coaching the team. Professor Whitmore Gray traveled with the team.

 Vis Moot

Left to Right: Brian Morgan, Stephen Grable, Erin Tucker, Daniel Weiner, Lauren Mayne, Mollie Richardson, Professor Whit Gray, Competition Organizer Louise Barrington, Adrienne Baranowicz.