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Jessup Competitors Guide Videos: Part 3

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Road map - Respondent

Respondent oralists should specifically cite to Applicant's arguments when presenting the arguments and setting up their road map.

Or watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkJyDgQowl8

 

Read your opponent's memorial

In most Jessup Competitions, each team will receive their opponent's memorials before the oral rounds begin. It is important to read these memorials to learn your opponent's style and substance. Sometimes opponent memorials also reveal a line of argument or a source that your team has not yet discovered. Oralists may refer to their opponent's memorial in oral argument.

Or watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JB68odX4BWY

 

Rebuttal

A good rebuttal contains a few short arguments which are directly responsive to specific points raised by the Respondent. A rebuttal may not introduce arguments that are outside the scope of the Respondent's main pleading.

Or watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeOxV5M-YTk

 

Respondent clarifies facts or law

The Respondents should always pay attention to the Applicant's arguments. If the Applicant's arguments are incorrect, the Respondent should dispute or clarify the facts or law and explain why the Respondent's version is correct.

Or watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thnms_pro8I

 

Surrebuttal

A good surrebuttal contains a few short arguments which are directly responsive to specific points raised by Applicant during rebuttal. The surrebuttal may not raise points outside the scope of rebuttal.

Or watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOkMJ62si2s

 

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