The Devil's Advocate

The Devil's Advocate

Event Overview

There are always some topics or issues that seem pretty one-sided and arguing for the other side is always a challenge in itself. This February, looking to bring this challenge to students, Verba Maximus brings to you The Devil’s Advocate – an event which will test your oratory skills and your ability to convince people in a cause they do not believe in. Speak for a stipulated time in favour of an unpopular cause or topic and use your arguments to sway opinions in this intriguing battle of wits.

Rules of Procedure:

  • Topic will be given on the spot
  • 15 minutes of preparation time
  • Length of speaking time is 4 minutes