Social Events and Support for the Students
This is what the MAA has been born from, and what the MAA still enjoys: the Social Program.
Beyond the competition, trade law and arbitration, the Vis Moot put greats emphsis on balancing it with group spirit. The Official Rules of the Vis Moot state:
The MAA understands it task as making the Moot unforgettable from a social perspective and to promote friendship between the participants from all over the world. And, in fact, a wordwide network of "Mooties" is developing which is supported by the membership platform on this website.
Further, we provide on-site support in Vienna and Hong Kong and provide a FAQ for current participants.
On the occassion of each year's Vis Moot, the MAA organises several conferences and student workshops on international trade law and arbitration. The presenters consist, depending on the event, of junior and senior practitioners and academics many of which have a Moot history and are engaged at the MAA.
The MAA publishes its own bi-annual journal - The Vindobona Journal of International Commercial Law and Arbitration. The VJ has subscribers from all over the world and is a standard benefit of MAA membership. As a unique feature, it offers students and fresh graduates a platform to publish professionally.
International Laision with the United Nations
The MAA has been granted Roster Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and is regularly invited to the sessions of UNCITRAL Working Group II (Arbitration and Conciliation) in New York and Vienna. The MAA Members who visit the sessions as observer delegates provide a daily newsflash for our UNICTRAL WG II Blog.
International Law Project
We are also involved in promoting a worldwide uniform body of case law on UNCITRAL texts and arbitration. Many national court decisions remain unnoticed outside their jurisdiction. It is mostly the the common law world who has certain degree of international exchange, but not beyond the border of the legal families. This is why the MAA runs the International Law Project, consisting of the CLOUT Abstraction Project in collaboration with UNCITRAL and Pace University, New York and the DRAGON Translation Project in collaboration with Queen Mary, London.