Become a Member of Vis Moot Court


Tryouts for Wisconsin Vis will be held each fall semester. To be eligible, law students must have completed their first year of law school, and must not have not received a license to practice law or competed in the Vis competition in a previous year. Those who wish to try out for the team must write a collaborative brief with other interested students and prepare an oral argument. Eight members will be selected to each year’s team based upon the written briefs and the oral arguments. The team will be selected by a panel consisting of current coaches, alums, and professors.


In order to try out for the Wisconsin Vis Moot Team, students must enroll in International Commercial Arbitration. The three-credit graded course is taught in the fall semester, and will prepare students for the tryouts. Learn more about the class.


The memorandum must be written by a team of 2-8 students.

Oral arguments

Each student must prepare an oral argument lasting approximately 7-8 minutes. The oral argument will be based upon the section of the brief that the student wrote for the tryout. If a student wrote two sections, for example, both merits sections or one merit and one jurisdiction, the student is required to only argue one

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