WHAT IS ILSS?• The International Law Students’ Society, shortly the ILSS, is founded at the Department of Law in Joensuu at the University of Eastern Finland.• The ILSS is addressed to foreign or international students of law at the Department.• The most fundamental purpose of the ILSS is to organize scientific events, carry out the research in the law and similar areas of science and integrate a group of foreign or international students of law in Joensuu.
WHAT IS ILSS?The ILSS organizes, especially in the field of the law research, but also in similar areas of science such as economy, politics, history, sociology, philosophy, theology, culture and so on:• Joensuu Debates Club based on the British format debates idea,• seminars,• lectures,• reading groups,• another events,• official, organizational, and unofficial meetings.• The ILSS is open for everybody who wants to participate in the ILSS activity.• The ILSS is an open society also in this sense that any new forms of activity are required.
WHY DEBATING?• Become a part of a large, welcoming social network of debaters, the easy way to make friends at university, especially for international students.• Think critically when analyzing arguments.• Learn the proper structure of arguments to improve your academic progress• Gain the ability to speak persuasively• Get the chance to travel to different tournaments, have fun at socials after day of tense debating and just meet new people.
SPEAKERS• Prime Minister• Leader of the Opposition• Deputy Prime Minister• Deputy Leader of the Opposition• Member for the Government• Member for the Opposition• Government Whip• Opposition Whip
Opening factions The first faction on each Government and Opposition team, known as the Opening Factions, has four basic roles in a British Parliamentary debate. They must:• Define the motion of the debate.• Present their case.• Respond to arguments of the opposing first faction.• Maintain their relevance during the debate.• The Opening Government team has the semi-divine right of definition, preventing the opposition from challenging their definition of the motion unless it is either a truism or clearly unreasonable.
Closing factions The first faction on each Government and Opposition team, known as the Opening Factions, has four basic roles in a British Parliamentary debate. They must:• Define the motion of the debate.• Present their case.• Respond to arguments of the opposing first faction.• Maintain their relevance during the debate.• The Opening Government team has the semi-divine right of definition, preventing the opposition from challenging their definition of the motion unless it is either a truism or clearly unreasonable.
Second factions• The role of the second two factions are to:• Introduce a case extension.• Establish and maintain their relevance early in the debate.• Respond to the arguments of the first factions.• Respond to the case extension of the opposing second faction.
The role of whips• They must respond to both opposingfactions arguments;• They should briefly sum up theirOpening Factions case;• They should offer a conclusion oftheir own factions case extension
Points of information (POI)POI allows the first two factions to maintain their relevance during the course of the debate, and the last two factions to introduce their arguments early in the debate. The first and last minute of each speech is considered "protected time", during which no points of information may be offered.
Preparation time• Brainstorm ideas• Discuss arguments with partner• Distribute arguments• Think of reaction fromthe opponents and inventcontrarguments
THIS HOUSE BELIEVES THAT…=Motion Preparation time=15 minsPrime Minister Opposition LeaderModel for the reform Opposing modelWhy status quo is bad and why Why status-quo should bewe need changes? saved?Which major interests andwhat major actors can be 2 CONTRARGUMENTS+2 NEWaffected by introducing the ARGUMENTSmotion?2 NEW ARGUMENTS
Deputy Prime Minister Deputy Opposition Leader2 SUPPORTS (of the 2 SUPPORTS+2arguments of Prime CONTRARGUMENTS+1Minister)+2 NEW ARGUMENTCONTRARGUMENTS(arguments againstarguments of opposingparty)+1 NEW ARGUMENT
Member for the Member for theGovernment OppositionSUPPORT+CONTRARGUME SUPPORT+CONTRARGUMENTATION+EXTENSION NTATION+EXTENSION(argument which looks at (argument which looks atthe problem from unusual the problem from unusualside of view) side of view)
Government Whip Opposition WhipSumming up the Summing up thearguments, sorting them arguments, sorting themby the points of clash by the points of clash(most provocative and (most provocative andserious issues raised in the serious issues raised in thedebate, 3-4 points of clash) debate, 3-4 points of clash)and proving how the and proving how thearguments of the arguments of thegovernment were stronger opposition were stronger THE JUDGE`s VERDICT (5-10 mins are given for judge to think before making verdict)
• Debatabasehttp://idebate.org/content/about-debatabase• Main ideas about what debating ishttp://idebate.org/about/debate• Neill Harvey Smith. Practical guide to debatinghttp://debate.uvm.edu/dcpdf/Neill_Harvey_Smith_Practic al_Guide_to_Debating_Worlds_Style_2011.pdf• Steven Johnson. Winning debates. A Guide to Debating in the Style of the World Universities Debating Championshipshttp://debate.uvm.edu/dcpdf/Steven_Johnson_Winning_D ebates_2009.pdf• Short guide into debating made by one of debating societieshttp://aberdebating.org/wp- content/uploads/2012/05/dfn.pdf?9d7bd4