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Sultan Kudarat State University

COLLEGE OF LAW

SCRIPT FOR THE DEBATE COMPETITION


Modified Oxford-Oregon Format

Propositions:
Let it be resolved that: Short Introduction
Anti-fake news bill should be
1
passed into law
Passing laws on Civil partnership
2 among gays is not
unconstitutional
Extra-judicial killings as State-
3 sponsored act should be
defined.

I. Introduction
Facilitator: Tonight, we bring you the hottest discussion on __________________. I am
Mark Geronimo and this is SKSU College of Law Debate!

A. Affirmative Side
Facilitator: Arguing for the Affirmative side is the ___________ team. The team is
composed of the following members: ________________________________________.
(Introduce each member)

B. Negative Side
Facilitator: Taking on the negative side is the ___________ team. They are
_____________________________________________________. (Introduce each
member)

C. Judges
Facilitator: Lets meet our distinguished judges. They are Atty. ___________________,
Atty. _________________ and Atty. ___________________. Presiding as our Chief
adjudicator is Atty. ________________.

D. Proposition
Facilitator: (Short Introduction about the proposition.) Tonights proposition: Let it be
resolved that--______________________________________________.

E. Debate Mechanics

Facilitator: The debate format is Modified Oxford-Oregon. There are two sides and three
debaters per side. The proposition has been announced three days before the date.

The burden of proof, while real, is much less significant in this debate format. Because
here, there are two cases on the floor The most compelling case wins. The affirmative
does not carry a significant burden. Each debater is given two minutes to interpellate the
opposing debater. Each judge is also allowed to ask one question of each debater.
There are three (3) arguments on both sides Necessity, Beneficiality, and Practicability.
Each debater has four (4) minutes to deliver a constructive speech, rebut the speaker
before him and discuss his assigned argument.

The first speakers argue on the necessity (affirmative) or non-necessity (negative) of the
motion. The second speakers argue on beneficiality and the third speakers argue on the
practicability (feasibility) of the motion.

The first affirmative speaker must make the affirmatives case crystal clear. He must
discuss the status quo (whether they seek to defend it or change it) and why their
proposal is necessary.

The first negative speaker will be given two minutes to interpellate the first affirmative.
He must only ask categorical questions. These are questions answerable by yes or no. He
then has four minutes to clash with the points just made by the first affirmative and to
advance his argument that the affirmatives proposal is not necessary.

The first affirmative will then have two minutes to interpellate the first negative speaker
(also asking only categorical questions). He may use this opportunity to rebuild his case
and/or destroy the negatives case.

The second affirmative has four minutes to clash with the opposition case and to deliver
his constructive speech on the benefits of adopting their proposal. He will then be
interpellated by the second negative speaker for two minutes.

The second negative speaker then has four minutes of his time to divide between
clashing with the affirmative case and delivering his constructive speech on the
repercussions or harmful effects of adopting the affirmatives proposal. He will then be
interpellated by the second affirmative speaker for two minutes.

The third affirmative has four minutes to clash with the opposition case and to deliver
his constructive speech on the feasibility of adopting their proposal. He will then be
interpellated by the third negative speaker for two minutes.

The third negative speaker will then have two minutes of his time to clash with the
affirmative case and to deliver his constructive speech on the impracticability of
adopting the affirmatives proposal. He will then be interpellated by the third affirmative
speaker for two minutes.

II. Debate Proper

Facilitator: Lets get the ball rolling. First Speaker of the Affirmative side, you have four
minutes to advance your points. Your time starts now

Affirmative Speaker (1st): [Constructive Speech -- Four (4) minutes]

Facilitator: First Negative Speaker, you have two (2) minutes to interpellate

Negative Speaker (1st): [Interpellation -- Two (2) minutes]


Facilitator: First Speaker of the Negative bench, you have four (4) minutes to deliver
your constructive speech

Negative Speaker (1st): [Constructive SpeechFour (4) minutes]

Facilitator: First Speaker of the Affirmative Bench, you have two minutes for the
interpellation.

Affirmative Speaker (1st): [Interpellation Two (2) minutes]

Facilitator: Second Speaker of the Affirmative Bench, you have four minutes to clash
with the opposition regarding your case. Your time starts now.

Affirmative Speaker (2nd): [Constructive Speech Four (4) minutes]

Facilitator: Second Speaker of the Negative Bench, you have two minutes to cross-
examine. Your time starts now.

Negative Speaker (2nd): [Interpellation two (2) minutes]

Facilitator: Second Speaker of the Affirmative side, you have four minutes to advance
your points. Your time starts now

Affirmative Speaker (2nd): [Constructive Speech -- Four (4) minutes]

Facilitator: Second Negative Speaker, you have two (2) minutes to interpellate

Negative Speaker (2nd): [Interpellation -- Two (2) minutes]

Facilitator: Second Speaker of the Negative bench, you have four (4) minutes to deliver
your constructive speech

Negative Speaker (2nd): [Constructive SpeechFour (4) minutes]

Facilitator: Second Speaker of the Affirmative Bench, you have two minutes for the
interpellation.

Affirmative Speaker (2nd): [Interpellation Two (2) minutes]

Facilitator: Third Speaker of the Affirmative side, you have four minutes to advance your
points. Your time starts now

Affirmative Speaker (3rd): [Constructive Speech -- Four (4) minutes]

Facilitator: Third Negative Speaker, you have two (2) minutes to interpellate

Negative Speaker (3rd): [Interpellation -- Two (2) minutes]

Facilitator: Third Speaker of the Negative bench, you have four (4) minutes to deliver
your constructive speech
Negative Speaker (3rd): [Constructive SpeechFour (4) minutes]

Facilitator: Third Speaker of the Affirmative Bench, you have two minutes for the
interpellation.

Affirmative Speaker (3rd): [Interpellation Two (2) minutes]

Facilitator: That culminates our debate.

III. Announcement of Winners