Pleadings and Memorials
The main objective of the Telders Competition is to challenge students to excel in international law, consequently testing their creativity and powers of persuasion orally and in writing in a friendly competition.
A well-written submission, a logically built-up argument is easier for a judge to understand.
The judge is more likely to pick up counsel's line of argument and, hopefully, its submission. Uniformly used editing rules make it easier for a judge to find the documents, referred to in the Memorials and it will be easier for him or her to read through the document in general. A well written and neatly and uniformly presented document will show the judge that effort is being put into the case. Combine that with excellent legal arguments and most judges will at least be willing to listen to your case with an open mind.
In the attached document to the right, you will find a brief explanation for writing a memorial, and below some example memorials from previous editions.
You have worked, as a team, many months on your memorials. Now the time has come for you to present your legal argumentation before a Court.
In the attached document to the right, you will find a brief explanation into pleading before a court.