A standard introduction from the first oralist includes names of both oralists, the side they represent, a brief outline of the submissions each Agent will make and the allocation of time. The second oralist should introduce himself or herself and briefly outline the submissions he or she will make.
When presenting an argument, oralists should remember the IRAC method – present the Issue, identify the Rule, describe the Application, and Conclude. It is important to keep this in mind even when being asked multiple questions from the bench.
Jessup judges often test an oralist's ability to move from issue to issue while maintaining the structure of the road map and managing time. It is important to recognize appropriate opportunities to move the argument along and bring judges back to the road map.