Goals of the Course(JPN)
Goals of the Course
|Legal Education is presently facing challenges related to the internationalization of the legal profession. New, truly international, learning experiences are flourishing, and in particular extremely useful and challenging international commercial arbitration moots. One of the most prestigious is the Vis (East) Moot. As the organizers of this competition state, the Vis Moot was created as a clinical tool for training law students in crucial aspects of the procedure: research, drafting and advocacy. The goals of the Moot are the promotion and study of international commercial arbitration and the training of tomorrow's legal leaders in methods of alternate dispute resolution.|
This seminar focuses on both theoretical and practical issues related to the Moot. This year case will be studied in detail. Starting from that, students will have to prepare the case (doing research and collecting materials), develop a defensive strategy and learn the basic skills of oral advocacy in arbitration. As the Moot case is based on the Convention on the International Sale of Goods (CISG) the seminar will be an occasion for an in-depth study of this extremely useful international convention.
Ordinary students will work together with the Nagoya University Team for the Vis (East) Moot, in order to get a first-hand experience of how preparing for a moot is.
Objectives of the Course(JPN)
Objectives of the Course
|The aim of the seminar is to provide students with effective preparation on how to take part in an international moot competition. First, a general overview of what an international moot competition is will be provided. Then, the seminar aims to provide students with the basic skills for preparing a dispute before an arbitration tribunal: analysis of the problem; research on the relevant legal issues; drafting a memorandum in arbitration (both form claimant and respondent sides), presenting the case orally. All those activities will be initially carried out under the supervision of the instructors in order to ensure that students are properly prepared. Then, as the seminar proceeds, a greater degree of autonomy and initiative will be expected. Students will be encouraged to develop their own critical views and defensive strategies on the Moot case. After the end of the seminar, students should have acquired a good knowledge of, inter alia, the Convention on the International Sale of Good, the general structure of administered arbitration and the basic tools for research and advocacy on a practical problem.|
Course Content / Plan
|1 Introduction Explanation of the Vis Moot Competition |
2 Problem Study Study of the Vis Moot Problem
3 Problem Study Study of the Vis Moot Problem
4 Problem Study Study of the Vis Moot Problem
5 Claimant Memorandum Drafting Memorandum (Claimant Side)
6 Claimant Memorandum Drafting Memorandum (Claimant Side)
7 Claimant Memorandum Drafting Memorandum (Claimant Side)
8 Claimant Memorandum Drafting Memorandum (Claimant Side)
9 Problem Study Study of the Vis Moot Problem
10 Problem Study Study of the Vis Moot Problem
11 Problem Study Study of the Vis Moot Problem
12 Respondent Memorandum Drafting Memorandum (Respondent Side)
13 Respondent Memorandum Drafting Memorandum (Respondent Side)
14 Respondent Memorandum Drafting Memorandum (Respondent Side)
15 Feedback Session Assessment on learning outcomes
Course Prerequisites and Related Courses
|Good command of English language (reading, speaking, and writing) is required. A basic knowledge of private international law and civil procedure is recommended.|
Course Evaluation Method and Criteria
|Participation (attendance, quality of the preparation, contribution to the discussion) 50%. |
Individual presentation, research, etc. (50%).
Students need to participate in at least 70% of the classes to pass.
|Due to the peculiar nature of the seminar, there is no need of a general textbook for students. Some relevant readings will be distributed to students on a regular basis, via the online syllabus system.|
|Other handouts and reading materials will be will be distributed to students via the NUCT system.|
Study Load(Self-directed Learning Outside Course Hours)
|The participants should read the problem of the Moot carefully and reflect on the questions in reading relevant cases and materials.|
Notice for Students
Lecture format, etc.
List of hybrid classes employing both face-to-face and remote teaching methods will be posted in the "News" of the homepage of the Graduate School of Law.
*If there are any changes in the teaching methods after the period of course registration, it will be announced on NUCT.
Additional measures for remote class (on-demand class)
Remote classes are conducted via NUCT. Questions to instructors should be asked using the NUCT "Message" function.
Student discussions will be conducted using the NUCT "Message" function. (If the instructor has added the "Forum" function, the "Forum" can also be used.)
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