Georgia Law moot court team finishes among the top in world


Writer: Curry Andrews, 706/542-5172, lawprstu@uga.edu Contact: Cindy H. Rice, 706/542-5172, cindyh@uga.edu

Athens, Ga. - The University of Georgia School of Law recently finished 17th in the world at the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna, Austria, where approximately 250 teams from more than 60 different countries competed for top honors in the courtroom.

"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," team coach and Professor Peter B. "Bo" Rutledge said. "It was wonderful to see our students perform so well at what has become one of the largest international tournaments in the world."

Representing Georgia Law and finishing among the top three U.S. teams were third-year students Yvonne S. Godfrey, Mary Catherine Moore, Amanda M. Waide and Francis M. "Donald" Wakeford.

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.