Jennifer St. Clair Paradigm

Last changed 12 June 2021 7:19 AM EDT

Debate judging paradigm: I have the most experience with LD and competed in this event during my years in high school. I love and have judged all forms of debate, including PF/LD, Congress, Big Questions and World Schools. I value dignity, civility, and respect, in addition to being a flow judge. If you drop arguments or introduce new evidence in a round, I will notice and weigh that in my decision, though it is the debater's job to point this out in their rebuttals.

For LD/PF/BQ: I appreciate good, strong clash, as well as a clear understanding of one's case and evidence, so that debaters not only READ a constructive/card at me but can actually paraphrase and link impacts. I DO pay attention during CX, and weigh the nature of questions and responses as a deciding factor in close rounds, as well as the level of graciousness, assertiveness, and respect demonstrated in CX and throughout. Many can debate well; doing so while honoring the dignity and worth of one's opponent and their argumentation is what sets true orators and diplomats apart.

For CONGRESS: I appreciate speakers that draw intelligently and usefully on prior speakers' points and arguments. Crystallization towards the end of the round should be insightful and weigh impacts. AVOID merely summarizing evidence or points that have been made already. Repetitiveness simply for the sake of getting a speech in will not go over well.

Speech judging paradigm: be bold, original, and thought provoking. Cursing and singing and foreign language are fine with me. Be respectful of other competitors while observing or having your team/family observe you.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-06-07 BQ Semi 26 47 Neg Neg 4-1
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-06-07 BQ Quarte 39 30 Neg Aff 2-1
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-06-07 BQ R4 49 58 Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-06-07 BQ R3 52 10 Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-06-07 BQ R1 19 51 Neg
46th University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2021-02-11 PF-V R7 Cranbrook CR McDowell BH Con
46th University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2021-02-11 PF-V R6 Exeter TJ Paradise Valley SN Pro
46th University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2021-02-11 PF-V R5 Lake Highland Prep GK CR North MS Pro
46th University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2021-02-11 PF-V R4 Winston Churchill DM Altamont SG Pro
46th University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2021-02-11 PF-V R3 Strath Haven BB Bridgewater Raritan WJ Con
46th University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2021-02-11 BT RoundZ BalTes TT BalTes ThTe Pro Pro 167-102
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2018-11-17 VLD R3 Bradley Tech AC Los Alamos SM Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2018-11-17 VLD R3 Perry RH King AN Aff