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2009 Vis Pre-competition

Dear Members of the Florida Bar International Law Section,

What a weekend! Last Friday and Saturday, the Florida Bar International Law Section held the 5th Annual International Commercial Arbitration Moot Precompetition in which teams from six Florida law schools competed at our host school, Florida A&M College of Law in downtown Orlando. After a full day of sessions, Stetson Law School took home first place with Florida Coastal performing a close second. Best oralist went to Aisha Sanchez of Stetson. Also competing were University of Florida Levin College of Law, University of Miami, Florida International University and Nova Southeastern University. It was a great showing by all students who have the Section’s congratulations for their performance and hopes for the big competition in Vienna next month. Each of the teams receives $2500 from the Section to help defray expenses associated with the travel to Vienna. Since February 2005, the International Law Section has given more than $60,000 cash to Florida law school teams competing in Vienna. Thanks to all of our hard-working committee members, especially Arnie Lacayo of the Astigarraga Davis Mullins & Grossman law firm, for orchestrating a great program. Thanks also to our arbitrators who gave substantial time to join us and also to our Annual Sponsors without which these events would not be possible. Sponsors of this particular event included Hogan & Hartson, Hunton & Williams, Squire Sanders, McClane Tessitore and Astigarraga Davis.

Now that the 2009 Vis Pre-competition in Orlando is behind us, we run headlong into the ILAC conference March 14th in Coral Gables, the Section retreat April 3 – 6 in Vienna, Austria and the IBTC on May 21st at the Four Seasons in Miami. If you haven’t registered and plan to attend, please register now! For more information about any upcoming event, contact Angela Froehich at or go to

See you there!


J. Brock McClane

Section Chair

McClane II Tessitore

215 E. Livingston Street

Orlando, Florida 32801

United States

407 872 0600 x101

407 872 1227 (fax)

407 402 9935 (cell)