TALLAHASSEE, FL - Early in the month of March, The Florida Bar International Law Section met at JAMS in Miami to hold its Richard Dewitt Memorial Vis Pre-Moot Competition. JAMS resolves and manages business and legal disputes and offers customized dispute resolution services locally and globally. The Pre-Moot hosted there served as a pre-competition to the Willem C. Vis International Moot Competition.
The goal of the Moot Competition is to encourage the study of international commercial law and arbitration to seek resolution of international business disputes. Law students are challenged to apply their knowledge of the subjects to a concrete problem of a client in an effort to promote the use of alternative dispute resolution methods.
This year, Devin Dudley, of the ICE Fellows Class III, was presented the award for first place at the competition. Dudley is a 3L scholar at Stetson University College of Law.
To qualify for the competition, potential participants were required to submit a brief writing. With his first-place prize, Dudley was awarded $3,500 to travel to Europe for the next step in the competition in Hamburg and then Vienna.
The mission of The Innovative Community Engagement Foundation, affectionately known as the ICE Foundation, is to stimulate different segments of society through mentorship, service, and professional development. The ICE Fellowship is intended for current Juris Doctor Candidates who show a commitment to bettering the community and attending law school. The Foundation mentors these ICE Fellows and gives them a platform to highlight the different causes they champion.