Nicole Kagan Paradigm

Last changed 7 March 2019 3:25 PM EDT

I am an Australian judge (currently an active member of the Harvard College Debate Team) most familiar with the Australs/World Schools format and spent 8 years over the course of my adolescence debating in this format. I will pick you up if you are reasonable and warrant well, and will drop you if you run a case that is very inaccessible or technical.

Note here that I WILL intervene if I think that something has been said in the context of the debate that is so unreasonably far-fetched that it is clearly empirically incorrect, and drop it (regardless of whether or not this has been refuted --> applies mostly to formats lenient toward intervention such as World Schools and less to APDA unless that is your collapse).

I will always buy practical arguments over principle.

Do not assume that I am an expert on the topic you are discussing, and spell it all out for me, including specific weighing.

Finally, don't be rude. It's against the spirit of debate generally and doesn't do much in the way of creating an environment conducive to making everybody feel comfortable.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
47th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2021-02-12 VPF R5 Newton South AS Horace Mann ZL Pro
47th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2021-02-12 VPF R5 BASIS Peoria SS Westlake SW Pro
47th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2021-02-12 MSPF R5 Maccabee FY Avant School of LY Con
47th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2021-02-12 JVPF R2 Regis KS Trinity LE Pro
47th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2021-02-12 JVPF R2 Sharon HX Potomac MW Pro
Harvard College World Schools Invitational HS 2020-03-06 WSD R3 ExtEdu Chang & Heydary & Zhang & Zhao ThuRid Golicova & Rangel & Johnson & Struhs Prop
Harvard College World Schools Invitational HS 2020-03-06 WSD R1 FDT Liu & Shen & Zhang & Tu & Park IvyPlu Liu & Ma & Xu Opp
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2020-02-13 JVPF Finals Milton CW West Broward GP Pro Pro 4-1
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2020-02-13 JVPF Quarte Ransom Everglades JJ Milton CW Con Con 2-1
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2020-02-13 JVPF IPFQ NHSDLC National HS Debate League of China LX St. Michael's SL Con Con 3-0
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2020-02-13 JVPF Double Boston Latin BW New Horizons D.N GT Pro Pro 2-1
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2020-02-13 JVPF Double Cary NS Vancouver CH Con Pro 2-1
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2020-02-13 JVPF Triple Horace Mann HF New Horizons D.N GT Con Con 3-0
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2020-02-13 NPF Double American Heritage Plantation RS Bergen County Technical KG Con Con 3-0
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2020-02-13 JVPF R5 North Attleboro FS Wheatley JJ Pro
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2020-02-13 JVPF R5 Randolph TS Trinity BU Con
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 JVPF IPFF Dipont Education Management WG BL FZ Con Con 6-3
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 JVPF Quarte Falmouth RC Capitol MC Pro Con 2-1
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 NPF Finals Summit CR Ivy Bridge JS Con Con 3-2
Harvard Round Robin HS 2019-02-14 PF RR R7 Theodore Roosevelt CA Ames AM Aff Aff 2-0
Harvard Round Robin HS 2019-02-14 PF RR R2 Corona Del Sol PJ Altamont LC Neg
Harvard APDA Tournament C 2018-10-06 R5 BosUni BF Dartmo CK Opp
Harvard APDA Tournament C 2018-10-06 R4 Rutger UM Tufts DE Gov
Harvard APDA Tournament C 2018-10-06 R3 Prince SX Brown WD Opp
Harvard APDA Tournament C 2018-10-06 R2 JohHop/UVAAPD YF Brown LC Gov
Harvard APDA Tournament C 2018-10-06 R1 Yale WC Dartmo GM Opp