The School of Law recently finished 17th in the world at the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot competition in Vienna, Austria, where more than 250 teams from almost 70 different countries competed for top honors in the courtroom.
Representing Georgia Law and finishing among the top three U.S. teams were Yvonne S. Godfrey, Mary Catherine Moore, Amanda M. Waide and Francis M. “Donald” Wakeford-who all graduated May 21.
This is the second year Georgia Law has participated in the Vis tournament, which teaches students the art of advocacy in an international forum. Last year, the school also placed 17th in the competition.
“This tournament was created by the United Nations to promote the understanding of key international law documents developed by the U.N., including its model arbitration law and its sales law convention,” said Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge, team coach and professor of law.