If you were a fisherman and you needed big squid for bait, but the foreign supplier sold you inferior small squid that wouldn’t attract your fish, you’d claim breach of contract, wouldn’t you? And if you were a law librarian, which you are, and you’ve heard of this scenario then you must have had something to do with this year’s Willem Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot.
In real life, transnational contract disputes are commonly resolved through commercial arbitration. The typical principles underlying the sales agreement and the manner of resolving the dispute arise from the Convention on the International Sale of Goods, the CISG. In academic life, we have this huge Vis moot competition to train law students in CISG principles. Law Librarians, who are not eligible for the moot, can conveniently learn all about international commercial arbitration at the FCIL-SIS program titled Teaching Advocacy in Commercial Arbitration is Essential. The program is at 10:00a.m. on Monday July 25.