在訴狀撰寫或練習oral 過程中，時常有老師或學長姐給予指導。他們並不會直接告訴我們答案，而是一步步引導我們思考。有別於上課的單向交流，與學長姐或老師的互動以討論、辯論的方式，這樣的練習有助於我們比賽時oral present 的表現。另外，也特別感謝老師或學長姐們願意冗撥時間指導，從他們身上也學習到如何對他人的用心付出。
This year’s Jessup was actually a challenge for myself, to see if I was able to improve the second time around. Our fellow Jessup participants/opponents this year performed so exceedingly well; they encouraged us to progress within such a short period of time. Suffice it to say, it was no easy task.
Everyone on the team must seek to give the best of their efforts throughout the preparation and ultimately, the competition. Most people may say that Jessup requires more than mere concentration and knowledge of the law, but also determination, persistence and eloquence. Surely, these are qualities that this whole experience aims to bring out in all participants. However, I’ve always felt that teamwork was what gets a team to perform well and win the competition.
We cannot choose with whom we become teammates, but we can always train, adjust and adapt ourselves to cope and work with different people. This is what the competition has taught me. It showed me a far bigger world than the one I lived in. For someone who was never thrilled to do teamwork, I’ve come to love it.
To say the least, I’m blessed to have such wonderful teammates. I learn so much from each of them every single day, not just in terms of law, but all aspects of life. Our team isn’t composed of only the five of us, but dozens of alumni and coaches who make time just to help us improve. Their devotion to SCU Jessup team and supportare what got us to the Final Round in the end.We couldn’t have accomplished anything if it weren’t for them.
Hopefully, we’ll do better in D.C. J