In the final round, the winners of the previous rounds will confront each other in an oral debate in the style of a moot court pleading. The teams will be asked to take the opposing stance in relation to a case study or topic which will be provided to them at the close of the second round. Each team will have at least one hour to prepare their pleading.
The oral debate will be public and take place in front of the jury.
A random draw conducted by the chair of the jury will define the starting team. Each team will have thirty minutes for its pleadings, which will be followed by a Q&A session in which jury and team members may engage. Each team, in reverse order, will have fifteen minutes to close this session.
The jury will assess the teams’ overall performance on according to the criteria listed above. It will also give its EU perspective on the arguments developed by the teams and advise the teams on their written and oral performances.