The eloquence contest delivered its verdict (photo Norman Jardin)
For the seventh consecutive year, the Law Association of the University of Nîmes organized the eloquence contest whose final, broadcast online on Twitch, was held last Thursday in Vauban. The key to the winner is participation in the Lysias national eloquence competition in Paris.
Open to all students of the University of Nîmes, its principle is simple: each participant was assigned a unique subject and had a week to sharpen their arguments before presenting them for 10 minutes. This year, around 20 of them took part in the qualifying and semi-final stages.
The final took place on April 15, live on the Twitch channel of the University of Nîmes. The jury was made up of Nicolas Leroy, professor of history of law and institutions, Cécile Codeghini, Mathilde Kamal-Girard, law teachers, Caroline Berger Le Chanony, lecturer in law, and Mélissa Aabaid, M2 student of right in Aix-en-Provence.
The participants in the final, including Yoann Natale (in white shirt) as the winner (photo University of Nîmes)
The subjects proposed to the finalists were inspired by quotes from authors:
– “Why declaim against the passions?” Aren’t they the only beautiful things there is on Earth [..] ? », By Gustave Flaubert for William Boy, student in 3e year of License psychology.
– “It is much more difficult to judge yourself than to judge others”, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry for David Singer, student in 2e year of License psychology.
– “I did not have enough time to take an interest in what did not interest me”, by Albert Camus for Hajar Bouslim, student in 1time year of history license.
– “Sweet is the land which appears to the eyes of shipwrecked”, by Homer for Yoann Natale, student in 3e year of psychology.
After deliberating, the jury chose Yoann Natale as the winner of this 7e edition which wins the right to participate in the national Lysias eloquence competition in Paris. The final of this eloquence contest is to be seen again on the Twitch channel of the University of Nîmes.