Jack Lassiter Paradigm

Last changed 2/13 6:30P PDT

Baylor Debate GA/Berkeley Prep Assistant Coach - 2017-2019

Framework

I have an appreciation for framework debates, especially when the internal link work is thorough and done on the top of your kritik/topicality violation before it is applied to pivotal questions on the flow that you resolve through comparative arguments. On framework, I personally gravitate towards arguments concerning the strategic, critical, or pedagogical utility of the activity - I am readily persuaded to vote for an interpretation of the activity's purpose, role, or import in almost any direction [any position I encounter that I find untenable and/or unwinnable will be promptly included in the updates below]

The Kritik

I have almost no rigid expectations with regard to the K. I spent a great deal of my time competing reading Security, Queer Theory, and Psychoanalysis arguments. The bodies of literature that I am most familiar with in terms of critical thought are rhetorical theory (emphasizing materialism) and semiotics. I have studied and debated the work of Jacques Derrida and Gilles Deleuze, to that extent I would say I have an operative understanding and relative familiarity with a number of concepts that both thinkers are concerned with.

Topicality:

I think that by virtue of evaluating a topicality flow I almost have to view interpretations in terms of competition. I can't really explain reasonability to myself in any persuasive way, if that changes there will surely be an update about it - this is also not to say nobody could convince me to vote for reasonability, only that I will not default in that direction without prompt.

Counterplans:

Theory debates can be great - I reward strategic decisions that embed an explanation of the argument's contingent and applied importance to the activity when going for a theory argument on a counterplan.

I believe that permutations often prompt crucial methodological and theoretical reflection in debate - structurally competitive arguments are usually generative of the most sound strategic and methodological prescriptions.

Updates:

Judging for Damien Debate - Berkeley 2016

In judging I am necessarily making comparisons. Making this process easier by developing or controlling the structure of comparisons and distinctions on my flow is the best advice I could give to anyone trying to make me vote for an argument.

I don't feel like it is really possible to fully prevent myself from intervening in a decision if neither team is resolving questions about how I should be evaluating or weighing arguments. I believe this can be decisively important in the following contexts: The impact level of framework debates, The impact level of any debate really, The method debate in a K v K round, The link debate... The list goes on. But, identifying particular points of clash and then seeing how they are resolved is almost always my approach to determining how I will vote, so doing that work explicitly in the round will almost always benefit you.

If you have any questions about my experience, argumentative preferences, or RFD's feel free to ask me at any time in person or via email.

I may on occasion request pieces of evidence, if thats the case it can be sent to my email: Jack.Lassiter4@gmail.com

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Big Lex 1/18/2020 VCX Octos Georgetown Day BS Bronx Science RT Neg Neg on a 2-1
Big Lex 1/18/2020 VCX Double Georgetown Day BS Wylie E. Groves GR Aff Aff on a 3-0
Big Lex 1/18/2020 VCX R5 Edgemont SK Stuyvesant HQ Neg
Big Lex 1/18/2020 VCX R3 Brooklyn Technical RR Bronx Science FV Aff
Big Lex 1/18/2020 VCX R2 Georgetown Day MW Boston Latin WK Aff
Big Lex 1/18/2020 VCX R1 Georgetown Day BJ Edgemont PF Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/20/2019 CX Double Dowling Catholic HW Georgetown Day PR Neg Neg on a 3-0
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/20/2019 CX R7 Casady AR Walter Payton KR Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/20/2019 CX R4 New Trier HM Georgetown Day PR Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/20/2019 CX R3 Glenbrook South AD Northside CH Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VCX R5 Meadows NY Little Rock Central GL Neg
Wake Forest Fall Classic 10/26/2019 Var R5 DuVal NS USN CW Aff
Wake Forest Fall Classic 10/26/2019 Var R4 USN FK Wylie E. Groves GR Aff
Wake Forest Fall Classic 10/26/2019 Var R2 Georgetown Day PR Alpharetta HS DS Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/18/2019 CX Octofi Dowling Catholic SP Brooklyn Technical AW Neg Neg on a 3-0
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/18/2019 CX Sextos Edgemont SS Lexington BT Aff Aff on a 3-0
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/18/2019 CX R6 Dowling Catholic WH Lexington BT Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/18/2019 CX R4 Edgemont SS Georgetown Day PR Neg
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic 9/27/2019 VCX R6 USN LG Alpharetta HS KM Aff
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic 9/27/2019 VCX R5 Woodward HL Alpharetta HS KuMo Neg
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic 9/27/2019 NCX R4 Alpharetta HS KR Wheeler AC Aff
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic 9/27/2019 VCX R3 Woodward GW USN ChKi Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/12/2019 CX R6 North Star OT Kinkaid PP Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/12/2019 CX R2 Glenbrook South HR Dallas Highland Park ML Aff
Grapevine Classic 9/6/2019 CX Qrtrs Liberal Arts and Science GP Westwood SB Aff Neg on a 2-1
Grapevine Classic 9/6/2019 CX Octos Hebron KP Coppell DR Neg Neg on a 3-0
Grapevine Classic 9/6/2019 CX R5 Jesuit HN Ronald Reagan AB Neg
Grapevine Classic 9/6/2019 CX R4 Coppell DR Liberal Arts and Science IJ Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 CX R9 X126 X151 Aff Aff on a 2-1
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 CX R6 X187 X183 Neg
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship 4/13/2019 POL R6 Glenbrook South JM Peninsula DP Aff
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship 4/13/2019 POL R3 Little Rock Central TK Lexington BY Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 JVCX Octafi Bronx HS Of Science FX Nashua HS South AG Aff Aff on a 2-1
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VCX R4 La Costa Canyon MS Thomas Jefferson HSST PY Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VCX R3 Bronx HS Of Science CB Louis D. Brandeis RK Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VCX R2 Lexington HC North Lamar HH Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VCX R1 Liberal Arts and Science IJ Unionville KL Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 VCX Octos Harvard-Westlake DN Cypress Bay BL Aff Aff on a 3-0
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 VCX R6 Harvard-Westlake GK Los Irvine LA Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 VCX R4 University Independent LL CK McClatchy CA Aff
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 VCX R1 Nevada Union AN St Francis SN Aff
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/19/2019 VCX Octos North Broward Prep AB Liberal Arts and Science PS Neg Aff on a 2-1
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/19/2019 VCX R4 North Broward Prep GG Liberal Arts and Science CU Neg
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/19/2019 VCX R3 Strath Haven LZ Stuyvesant NC Aff
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/19/2019 VCX R2 North Broward Prep AB Brooklyn Technical BW Aff
Southern Bell Forum MBA 1/5/2019 SBF R5 Univ Of Chicago Lab LP Glenbrook South GS Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 CX R5 Lexington AC Glenbrook South BR Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 CX R4 Wayzata LN Minneapolis South PF Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 CX R2 Millard West FW Wayzata IM Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 CX R1 Minneapolis South HN Wayzata WY Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VCX R6 Kinkaid PP Harker LS Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VCX R5 St Francis VS Garfield DL Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VCX R4 Lane Tech TR Niles North NK Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VCX R2 Cypress Bay BG Shawnee Mission East AW Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R6 New Trier LR Montgomery Bell FM Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R5 New Trier HM Glenbrook South RS Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R3 Grand Rapids City GH Glenbrook South HF Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R2 Okemos MV Montgomery Bell KK Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R1 New Trier EK Chattahoochee JN Neg
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic 9/28/2018 VCX Quarte Woodward MR Paideia HP Aff Aff on a 3-0
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic 9/28/2018 VCX R1 Paideia HP Woodward RG Neg
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK 9/7/2018 VPD Octas North Broward Prep DF Little Rock Central GL Neg Aff on a 2-1
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK 9/7/2018 NPD Final USN CH Westminster BW Neg Neg on a 3-0
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK 9/7/2018 VPD R3 Chattahoochee JN Cypress Bay LB Aff
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK 9/7/2018 VPD R2 Pittsburgh Central Catholic EH Little Rock Central CW Neg
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK 9/7/2018 VPD R1 Montgomery Bell PH Georgetown Day BF Neg
RKS Workshops Tournament 7/26/2018 CX 5 Het Het & Shreyas Shreyas Kiyan Kiyan & Ana Ana Aff
RKS Workshops Tournament 7/26/2018 CX 4 Miles Miles & Josh Josh Anthony Anthony & Eric Eric Neg
RKS Workshops Tournament 7/26/2018 CX 3 Ramis Ramis & Eric Eric Disha Disha & Ash Ash Neg
RKS Workshops Tournament 7/26/2018 CX 2 Zara Zara & Don Don Joseph Joseph & Hagan Hagan Neg
RKS Workshops Tournament 7/26/2018 CX 1 Lynn Lynn & Raveen Raveen Connie Connie & Edmond Edmond Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 CX R10 X181 X238 Neg Neg on a 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 CX R6 X149 X166 Neg Neg on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 CX R1 X114 X226 Neg Neg on a 2-0
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship 4/14/2018 POL R5 Peninsula SW Homewood-Flossmoor KW Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 CX1 Octas Alpharetta HS Alam & John Greenhill McDonald & Li Aff Aff on a 2-1
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 CX2 R5 Mamaroneck Epstein & McKinney Niles West Lohan & Whalen Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 CX2 R4 Niles West Waters & Kim Greenhill Khan & Ratnam Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 CX2 R3 Blue Valley Southwest Shi & Helixon Westminster Ishaqui & Khanna Aff
2018 NDT District IIIMAC 2/23/2018 NDTD3 R8 Wichita State Saunders & Welch Oklahoma Pickens & Sanchez Neg
2018 NDT District IIIMAC 2/23/2018 NDTD3 R4 UT San Antonio Alanis & Okolo Johnson County Community Ruder & Niermann Neg
Texas Open 2/3/2018 TXO R8 Missouri - Kansas City HM Houston PS Aff
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/13/2018 VCX R6 North Broward Prep AF Brooklyn Technical RL Neg
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/13/2018 VCX R5 Newark Science SA Lexington HT Aff
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/13/2018 VCX R3 Cathedral Prep AJ Leon M. Goldstein CK Aff
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/13/2018 VCX R2 North Broward Prep MR Stuyvesant SD Neg
Billy Tate Southern Bell Forum MBA 1/6/2018 SBF R4 Little Rock Central GL Pittsburgh Central Catholic SB Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VCX R7 Harker LH Stuyvesant CH Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VCX R5 Highland Park (Dallas) MK Walter Payton CP PW Neg
UCO Joe C Jackson 11/3/2017 JV Final WicSta BW JohCou RN Aff Aff on a 3-0
UCO Joe C Jackson 11/3/2017 Open Round UMKC HS Kansas MM Neg
UCO Joe C Jackson 11/3/2017 JV Round UTSan GH JohCou CE Aff
UCO Joe C Jackson 11/3/2017 JV Round UTSan GH MisSta AK Neg
Wake Forest Fall Classic 10/21/2017 Var Octos North Broward Prep MR WB Ray SS Aff Aff on a 2-1
Wake Forest Fall Classic 10/21/2017 Var R4 Thomas Jefferson HSST ST Georgetown Day BB Neg
Wake Forest Fall Classic 10/21/2017 Var R3 Thomas Jefferson HSST KV USN BK Neg
Wake Forest Fall Classic 10/21/2017 Var R1 North Broward Prep MR Henry W. Grady NW Aff
62nd Annual George R R Pflaum Debate Tournament 10/13/2017 JV Finals EmpSta JW UTSan CO Neg Neg on a 3-0
62nd Annual George R R Pflaum Debate Tournament 10/13/2017 OPEN Quarte Mis- JS Kansas FR Aff Aff on a 2-1
62nd Annual George R R Pflaum Debate Tournament 10/13/2017 OPEN R4 EmpSta MK Mis- HK Neg
62nd Annual George R R Pflaum Debate Tournament 10/13/2017 OPEN R2 Mis- SW CenOkl EC Aff
Georgetown Day School Invitational 9/22/2017 CX Quarte Stuyvesant DS Brooklyn Independent MW Aff Aff on a 3-0
Georgetown Day School Invitational 9/22/2017 CX Octafi Unionville KL Brooklyn Independent BP Neg Neg on a 3-0
Georgetown Day School Invitational 9/22/2017 CX R7 Thomas Jefferson HSST JM North Star Academy CPHS BF Neg
Georgetown Day School Invitational 9/22/2017 CX R5 Jesuit CP GT Unionville KL Aff
Georgetown Day School Invitational 9/22/2017 CX R3 Stuyvesant AC Pittsburgh Central Catholic BS Neg
UMKC Baby Jo 9/16/2017 Open R8 Wichita State HW Central Oklahoma HS Neg
UMKC Baby Jo 9/16/2017 JV Qrtrs Emporia State KM Wichita State BW Aff Aff on a 3-0
UMKC Baby Jo 9/16/2017 JV R5 Fresno State MS Central Oklahoma CE Neg
Grapevine Classic 9/8/2017 CX R5 Harker OH Robert McQueen RR Neg
Grapevine Classic 9/8/2017 CX R3 North Lamar HH Harker HK Neg
Grapevine Classic 9/8/2017 CX R2 Robert McQueen CL Hebron KN Aff
WSDI Two Week 7/20/2017 OCX Sem #TeamPavlyuchenkova Leo Doctorman & Hannah Phelps Lab 3 Tucker Hamilton & Kamryn Oman Neg Neg on a 3-0
WSDI Two Week 7/20/2017 OCX Qua Lab 3 Simon Jarcho & Hannah May #TeamPavlyuchenkova Shelby Talbot & Steven Doctorman Neg Neg on a 3-0
WSDI Two Week 7/20/2017 OCX R2 BAT Lab Zach Bradford & Alison Hurst Lab 3 Leiani Celestan & Novejot Bal Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/18/2017 VCX Quarte Denverlake Independent RL Georgetown Day BS Aff Aff on a 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/18/2017 VCX Octos Kent Denver KK Denverlake Independent RL Neg Neg on a 3-0
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/18/2017 VCX Double West BA South Eugene LS Neg Aff on a 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/18/2017 VCX Triple Edina RW Sage Ridge KR Aff Aff on a 3-0
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/18/2017 VCX R6 Clovis North SM College Prep KM Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/18/2017 VCX R5 Denverlake Independent RL Rowland Hall-St. Mark's MB Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/18/2017 VCX R4 Copper Hills NT Rowland Hall-St. Mark's BM Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/18/2017 VCX R3 Bingham SO Classical MM Aff
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/4/2017 VCX Octos Bellarmine PS Denverlake Independent RL Neg Neg on a 3-0
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/4/2017 VCX Double Brophy GS Harker HH Neg Aff on a 2-1
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/4/2017 VCX R4 Kent Denver KK Notre Dame McPe Aff
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/4/2017 VCX R3 Notre Dame AR Harker BL Aff
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/4/2017 VCX R2 Highland JR Kent Denver JM Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/4/2017 VCX R1 Robert McQueen RR Rowland Hall-St. Mark's BM Neg
Kathryn Klassic Winter Debate Tournament at CSU Fullerton 1/7/2017 OPEN R5 Georgetown MS Louisville GT Neg
Kathryn Klassic Winter Debate Tournament at CSU Fullerton 1/7/2017 NOV R4 Washington MY Nevada Las Vegas FJ Neg
Kathryn Klassic Winter Debate Tournament at CSU Fullerton 1/7/2017 OPEN R3 Louisville PT Baylor BC Neg
Kathryn Klassic Winter Debate Tournament at CSU Fullerton 1/7/2017 JV R2 Rochester GP CSU-NR BG Aff
Kathryn Klassic Winter Debate Tournament at CSU Fullerton 1/7/2017 NOV R1 Washington SC Fresno State SH Neg
The Jesuit Gonzaga University 10/29/2016 Open RD 1 Oklahoma JW Gonzaga BE Aff
Arizona Debate Institute 8/8/2015 ADI R7 Dunn PS Dunn GV Aff Aff on a 5-0
Arizona Debate Institute 8/8/2015 ADI R6 Pointer BR Dunn HG Neg
Arizona Debate Institute 8/8/2015 ADI R5 Doty AOB Dunn SM Neg
Arizona Debate Institute 8/8/2015 ADI R3 Dunn PS Dunn BS Aff
Arizona Debate Institute 8/8/2015 ADI R2 Dunn CH Dunn PS Neg
Arizona Debate Institute 8/8/2015 ADI R1 Dunn CH Dunn BS Neg