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Clifford Chance Singles Debating Competition

Welcome to Debating at UCL Laws!

The Clifford Chance Competition is now open!!!
This is real debating, simulating the kind of intense and high pressured environment you will encounter professionally.

Benefits of Debating

Debating is both an interesting and enjoyable way of improving your public speaking confidence and developing your analytical and reasoning skills. The challenges faced in debating are mirrored throughout the legal profession, from advocacy at the Bar to negotiations and closing deals as a solicitor. Furthermore as you get involved in Debating you will be confronted with some of the most relevant and stimulating points of discussion in current affairs and legal practice.

The Clifford Chance Competition

The competition is open to all UCL Laws undergraduates and will be judged by leading academics and legal professionals. You will progress through the competition as an individual, being given your motion 30 mins before your debate. Making it to the final stage will be recorded on your official UCL Report, which is sent to potential employers, making the Competition rewarding personally and professionally.

Competition schedule and rules

Round 1 - Thursday 11th February 6pm-8pm
Round 2 - Monday 22nd February 6pm - 8pm
Quarter-Final - Monday 29th February 6pm-8pm
Semi-Final - Thursday 10th March 6pm-8pm
Final - Thursday 17th March 6pm-8pm

Presented motion 30 mins before the debate.
4 speakers, 2 on either side of motion.
Judged by the following criteria:
Content /10
Style /10
Structure /10
POI & Rebuttal /20

Sign ups for Debating 2016 are now open