University of Pittsburgh

Ronald Brand and Pitt Law Students Train Middle East Students in Abu Dhabi

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February 20, 2013

On February 10-14, 2013, Professor Ronald Brand, along with 3Ls Amelia Brett, Eryn Correa, and Brian Fraile, provided oral argument training and helped administer the Third Annual Willem C. Vis Middle East International Commercial Arbitration Pre-Moot in Abu Dhabi, UAE.  For seven years, Brand has worked with the U.S. Department of Commerce Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) to use the Vis Moot as a platform for developing the curriculum in international commercial law and arbitration at Middle East Law Schools.  Vis Moot teams from seven Middle East law schools participated in the training and argued in the Pre-Moot: the University of Baghdad (Iraq), the University of Bahrain, Dar Al Hekma School of Law & Diplomacy (Saudia Arabia), the Faculty of Legal, Political and Social Sciences of Tunis, the University of Jordan, Sultan Qaboos University (Oman), and UAE University.  The teams will be part of the Pitt Law consortium that meets each year to collaborate at the Vis Moot in Vienna on March 22-28.

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