LAW DEBATES 2018

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‘Law Debates 2018 – 1st International Law Schools’ BP Debating Championship’ is an international platform co-organized by Debate Network Nepal (DNN) and National Law College (NaLC).

The annual championship which has been brought forth exclusively for law students from Nepal and around the world aims to engage the law community in the art of debating in globally followed British Parliamentary (BP) style. There shall be multidisciplinary motions – often along with a bit of legal dimension.

Debates will be conducted in two language categories: Nepali and English.

This four days long tournament includes a brief workshop, five group stage rounds, knockout rounds, category based grand finales and an award ceremony.

Each British Parliamentary format based debate lasts for an hour where four teams (with two members each) divided in two sides – government and opposition, defend and oppose a motion or a debate topic respectively.

We are soon announcing the rest of Chief Adjudication Panel and Organizing Committee. The entire adjcore will be backed up with strong international experience. To apply as an adjudicator or receive further notifications, please stay tuned with DNN page: facebook.com/DebateNepal.

Tournament Details:
Debate Format: British Parliamentary
Registration fees for national teams: 2500
Registration fees for international teams: USD 100 [includes accommodation and food except dinners]
Venue: National Law College, Sanepa, Lalitpur, Nepal
Team cap: 40 | Reg policy: First come first serve
Eligibility: High school and university level law students and recent law graduates
Fee payment method: bank deposit/ cash submission after selection (International teams may bank transfer or pay upon arrival)

Tournament Timeline
April 4: Registration opens
April 20: Registration closes
April 23: Payment Deadline
April 28: Training day
April 29: Group stage
April 30: Group stage
May 1: Knockout rounds and Finale

About Debate Network Nepal:
Debate Network Nepal (DNN) is the nation’s leading debate body also serving as Nepal’s national debate organization. It envisions Nepal as a nation where intellectually empowered citizens strengthen democratic values by leading national debate movement of global standard. DNN, established in 2013, works on five thematic areas viz empowerment, establishment, tournament, representation and advocacy. Further: debate.net.np.

About National Law College
National Law College, established with a mission to uplift Nepali legal education aims to create excellent legal professionals in the country by bestowing best teaching methods with the multidisciplinary and rigorous approach.It encourages student participation at all levels so that it can bring best out of each student. Further: https://www.nalcnepal.com/

For more details, contact:
Aayami Sapkota, Convener, Law Debates 2018: +977- 9860248665 l lawdebates2018@gmail.com.
Pradeep Ghimire, Chief Adjudicator, Law Debates 2018: +977- 98512-33939 I razdeep.spc@gmail.com.
Debate Network Nepal | Kathmandu – 11, Kathmandu | +977-1-4246065 | debate.dnn@gmail.com

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