Haitian Hu Paradigm

Last changed 10/31 1:38A EST

Affiliated School: duPont Manual High School in Louisville, Kentucky

Experience:

I have judged the LD varsity division frequently since 2012. I was a judge at 2013 & 2015 NSDA Nationals and 2014 CNFL Nationals.

Overall, I prefer more traditional arguments but can handle progressive elements such as speed when you maintain a strict clarity. Weighing, collapsing down the the important issues in the 2AR/2NR, and generally refraining from a messy debate will both help me decide the clear winner and help you as a debater. In terms of speaker points, I will award you extra speaks if you are humorous or entertaining; in general, be polite to your opponent (rudeness of any form is strongly discouraged) and ---especially because debate is a speaking event--- present your arguments well to earn more speaks.

If you ever have further questions, feel free to talk to me either before or after a round.

Speed:
I prefer for you to speak relatively slowly when possible, but I can understand spreading if you're clear. If I am unable to understand your arguments, then I will not be able to vote on them; when appropriate, I will yell "clear".

Flowing:
I am not the world's greatest at flowing. However, I may ask for your case after the round.

Theory:
I will buy theory only if there is actual abuse, and I will know when your case is really abusive. I believe that running superfluous theory is abusive on its own, so please, run theory only when appropriate and keep the theory debate clear (I'm not fond of evaluating messy theory debates). I do not believe that there is an implicit interpretation if a case is abusive; in general, I am not prone to voting for extremely abusive cases.

Framework:
I am not a philosophy major, which means that if you want to run a complicated framework, you must explain to me the meaning of your framework in rhetoric that a non-philosophy major can understand. As long as I understand the arguments, I can vote for you.

Arguments:
In general, make true arguments that are well-warranted and logical. I prefer if you keep your contention-level arguments actually relevant to the topic, since I believe that the topic was chosen so that you can debate about the topic, not something else.

Kritiks:
I am not extremely familiar with K's, and from my understanding of them, I do not recommend that you run a K in front of me. However, if you do wish to run a K, you must explain it to me well; if I don't understand it, I won't vote on it. Especially if your K can be run on any topics, I won't vote on it.

Disads:
I will buy disads as long as you have a clear, logical link chain.

Plans:
As long as you run them well, plans are fine.

I hope that you both can have fun while you debate; good luck!

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/11/2016 VLD R6 Cape Elizabeth CO Chaminade AM Aff
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/11/2016 VLD R6 Millburn MK Needham CJ Aff
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/11/2016 VLD R5 Valor Christian AJ Ft. Lauderdale SP Aff
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/11/2016 VLD R4 Evanston DF Hunter SK Aff
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/11/2016 VLD R4 Reagan NP Tompkins NP Aff
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/11/2016 VLD R3 Pinecrest CO American Heritage Boca Delray AD Aff
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/11/2016 VLD R3 Barrington CR Reagan DM Aff
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/11/2016 VLD R2 Sequoyah EA Reagan FK Neg
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/11/2016 VLD R1 University School Ohio JB American Heritage Plantation DM Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/29/2016 LD WAU Lake Highland MC Holy Cross RS Aff Aff on a 2-1
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/29/2016 LD R6 Dallastown OM Mountain Brook JW Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/29/2016 LD R4 WDM Valley TG Lovett EG Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/29/2016 LD R2 Riverside AH Walt Whitman XR Neg
John Edie Holiday Tournament Hosted by Blake 12/18/2015 LD R6 Whitefish Bay AP WDM Valley LG Neg
John Edie Holiday Tournament Hosted by Blake 12/18/2015 LD R6 Whitefish Bay WT St. Louis Park RS Neg
John Edie Holiday Tournament Hosted by Blake 12/18/2015 LD R5 WDM Valley JW Eagan TA Neg
John Edie Holiday Tournament Hosted by Blake 12/18/2015 LD R5 WDM Valley AJ Roseville Area SL Neg
John Edie Holiday Tournament Hosted by Blake 12/18/2015 LD R2 WDM Valley CR Blaine KD Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/6/2015 VLD Round Millard North PK Mountain View VP Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/6/2015 VLD Round Walt Whitman MH St. Thomas JM Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/6/2015 VLD Round Presentation KS Hockaday AS Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/6/2015 VLD Round Chanhassen KL West Des Moines Valley TF Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/6/2015 VLD Round Edina AV Walt Whitman LK Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/6/2015 VLD Round American Heritage JY Milton AV Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/16/2015 LD Octos Harrison EA University KC Neg Neg on a 2-1
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/16/2015 LD R3 Harrison SR Walt Whitman CC Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/16/2015 LD R2 Harrison LCo Millburn WH Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/16/2015 LD R2 Millburn CS Harrison KK Neg
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 JVLD Quarte Byram Hills AG Chaminade JM Neg Neg on a 2-1
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 VLD Double Bronx Science JS Harrison SO Aff Aff on a 3-0
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 VLD Rd 6 Bronx Science OK North Allegheny Senior JZ Aff
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 VLD R4 Westford VA Bronx Science RR Neg
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 VLD R3 King HP Princeton JK Neg
Derby City Round Robin 2/1/2015 PF R4 Jeffersonville PU Assumption DG Neg Neg on a 2-0
Derby City Round Robin 2/1/2015 PF R3 Jeffersonville PU Assumption DP Neg Neg on a 2-0
Derby City Round Robin 2/1/2015 LD R2 Trinity JR J Graham Brown BD Aff Aff on a 2-0
Derby City Round Robin 2/1/2015 LD R1 J Graham Brown NT Trinity PS Aff
The Glenbrooks 11/22/2014 JVLD Double Apple Valley HD Dowling Catholic GH Aff Aff on a 2-1
The Glenbrooks 11/22/2014 JVLD R6 Munster TD Bradley Tech QN Aff
The Glenbrooks 11/22/2014 JVLD R6 Munster AW Brentwood EL Aff
The Glenbrooks 11/22/2014 VLD Round Appleton East HS (A) BA Rufus King CY Aff
November Wyatt Tournament 11/15/2014 VLD Semis Trinity PS J. Graham Brown BD Aff Aff on a 3-0
November Wyatt Tournament 11/15/2014 VLD R4 Trinity JR J. Graham Brown SS Aff
November Wyatt Tournament 11/15/2014 NLD R3 North Oldham TZ Louisville Male WK Aff
November Wyatt Tournament 11/15/2014 VLD R1 North Oldham IB Trinity JR Neg
Yale Invitational 9/19/2014 VLD Trips Lake Highland AA Bronx Science OK Neg Neg on a 3-0
Yale Invitational 9/19/2014 VLD R4 McDowell AL Hawken MZ Aff
Yale Invitational 9/19/2014 VLD R3 Delbarton EC Lincoln ED Aff
Yale Invitational 9/19/2014 VLD R3 Cardinal Mooney DD Delbarton VK Aff
WWDL 2014 Championship 3/8/2014 PF-J Finals Assumption DG Jeffersonville CD Aff Aff on a 3-0
WWDL 2014 Championship 3/8/2014 PF-J R5 Jeffersonville KR Ballard SJ Aff
WWDL 2014 Championship 3/8/2014 PF-J R4 Assumption GD Jeffersonville MO Neg
WWDL 2014 Championship 3/8/2014 PF-O R2 Kent Christian MS Assumption DD Neg
WWDL 2014 Championship 3/8/2014 PF-O R1 Trinity MR Larry A Ryle RS Aff