Lani Frazer Paradigm

Last changed 1/27 3:23P EDT

Email chain/contact: lani.frazer@sonomaacademy.org

About me - I am the DoF at Sonoma Academy. I debated at SVDP in Petaluma, CA under the guidance of Laila McClay and Orion Steele, and briefly at UC Berkeley. I spent some time working in intellectual property law before returning to coach debate.

General - My judging philosophy is pretty simple - you should ultimately do what you do best. I prioritize specificity, contextualization, and evidence quality over your style of debate. Really, I can't stress this enough. I am equally happy judging planless affs, affs with advocacy statements, affs with plans, whatever. I don't judge many policy v. policy debates, but I promise I don't mind them.

Organization is very important. I flow on paper. I am not a fan of huge overviews and card dumps- please do the work for me and tell me where I should flow things. Explaining warrants is crucial. Empirics and examples are great. Impact analysis is critical. Tech should be truth.

Topicality - I will vote on topicality. The negative must win that their interpretation is good, predictable, and resolves their voters. You should be explaining why, as a whole, your vision of the topic is good, and have tangible impacts. Potential abuse isn't super compelling to me, but I'll vote on it if you tell me why I should. Ks of T are often pretty trifling and need to be explained in depth. "Community consensus" on T doesn't mean much to me and should not be taken for granted.

Theory - I have a high threshold for theory debates and find them to be blippy and frivolous most of the time. I default to rejecting the argument and not the team, but if there is a voting issue it must be thoroughly articulated and should have a very strong presence in the 2nr/2ar. Be slow, clear, and do more than read the shell.

Framework - I mostly judge debates wherein affirmatives do not read a traditional plan text. I am fine with this. Should affirmatives at least be in the direction of the topic? Probably, but not necessarily. Framework read against a K/performance aff that does something concrete is typically not a good argument to read in front of me. You should be engaging in what they do and you should do more than say that they shouldn't be allowed to do it. Provide a creative topical version, and explain why fairness or education or whatever comes first (and why this means the aff can't access their own pedagogy). Do more than provide a case list, but explain why those cases are good for debate. I tend to think that fairness is more of an internal link and not a terminal impact, but if you're winning that I will vote for you.

The K - love it. I spend a lot of time reading critical theory and am probably familiar with your lit, but I will not do extra work for you, so the less jargon/more explanation, the better. Be specific and have contextualized links (the link should be to the aff and not the world). You should also answer all of the aff's impacts through turns, defense, etc. Framing is super important. The permutation is underutilized. Impact turns on the aff are cool, but not when it's something you shouldn't say pedagogically.

Disadvantages - I like them. Win your link, turn/outweigh the case, impact calc. Intrinsicness is silly and I'll probably not evaluate it much unless it's seriously mishandled (though it can be compelling against things like riders DAs, which are, in my opinion, a misinterpretation of fiat).

Counterplans - Great. I love a creative advantage CP. You should have a solvency advocate. I definitely lean neg on most theory arguments here, but that doesn't mean I won't vote on them.

Let me know if you have any questions. Shoot me an email before the round if you want me to be aware of access needs, pronouns, etc.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
34th Annual Stanford Invitational 2/8/2020 JCX Quarte Kamiak KC Archbishop Mitty KS Aff Neg on a 2-1
34th Annual Stanford Invitational 2/8/2020 JCX Octo Georgetown Day BB Archbishop Mitty IB Neg Neg on a 3-0
34th Annual Stanford Invitational 2/8/2020 JCX R5 College Prep BP Head Royce SB Aff
34th Annual Stanford Invitational 2/8/2020 JCX R4 Head Royce MA Dougherty Valley PC Neg
34th Annual Stanford Invitational 2/8/2020 JCX R3 Head Royce UJ Melissa AA Aff
34th Annual Stanford Invitational 2/8/2020 JCX R2 Head Royce EC Silver Creek JN Aff
34th Annual Stanford Invitational 2/8/2020 JCX R1 Melissa HM George Washington TS Aff
Claremont Wolfpack Invitational 1/3/2020 O CX R6 Northwood HS Damien BB Neg
Alta Silver and Black Invitational 12/5/2019 CX Double SLC West GR Juan Diego Catholic MB Aff Aff on a 2-1
Alta Silver and Black Invitational 12/5/2019 CX R6 Green Canyon LD College Prep RT Neg
Alta Silver and Black Invitational 12/5/2019 CX R5 Damien BT Juan Diego Catholic MB Aff
Alta Silver and Black Invitational 12/5/2019 CX R4 Interlake WC College Prep KS Aff
Alta Silver and Black Invitational 12/5/2019 CX R3 Oakland Tech AR SLC West WO Neg
Alta Silver and Black Invitational 12/5/2019 CX R2 Fort Collins YS Copper Hills VL Aff
Alta Silver and Black Invitational 12/5/2019 CX R1 East DV Lane Tech PR Neg
SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitational 11/22/2019 POL Quar Dougherty Valley MD Rosemont WN Aff Aff on a 3-0
SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitational 11/22/2019 POL Octo Goldberg Academy of Verbal Pugilism MC Silver Creek TV Aff Aff on a 2-1
SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitational 11/22/2019 POL R6 Rosemont WN Dougherty Valley PP Neg
SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitational 11/22/2019 POL R5 Dougherty Valley SM Saratoga HL Neg
SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitational 11/22/2019 POL R4 Nevada Union GP Dougherty Valley MD Neg
SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitational 11/22/2019 POL R2 College Prep CM Dougherty Valley SS Neg
SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitational 11/22/2019 POL R1 Davis Senior GL Goldberg Academy of Verbal Pugilism SG Aff
GGSA Debate 2 11/10/2019 VCX R2 Lowell WM JamLog OD Aff
The Meadows Tournament 10/25/2019 Pol R3 Damien DB University Independent PA Aff
The Meadows Tournament 10/25/2019 Pol R2 Chaminade BQ Ferris CM Aff
The Meadows Tournament 10/25/2019 Pol R1 CK McClatchy FS Interlake NP Aff
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship 4/13/2019 POL R6 McQueen CL Blue Valley Northwest SB Aff
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship 4/13/2019 POL R5 Alief Taylor GB Berkeley Prep SS Neg
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship 4/13/2019 POL R4 Niles North SK Maine East SS Neg
GGSA Policy State Quals 3/3/2018 CX A R4 Shaughnessy & Sun, Tristan & Albert Murayama & Lee, Phoebe & Serena Aff Aff on a 2-1
7th Annual Robert Garcia Invitational 9/16/2017 Pol R5 Dougherty Valley LM Harker SY Aff
7th Annual Robert Garcia Invitational 9/16/2017 Pol R3 CK McClatchy FS Saratoga NK Aff
7th Annual Robert Garcia Invitational 9/16/2017 Pol R2 Dougherty Valley MR Saratoga VK Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/18/2017 JVCX Double Oregon Episcopal CT Lake Oswego LR Neg Neg on a 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/18/2017 JVCX R6 Niles North SB Harker AM Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/18/2017 JVCX R5 Lowell WT Harker ST Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/18/2017 JVCX R4 Classical LD St. Francis SP Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/18/2017 JVCX R3 Cypress Bay BR Lake Oswego LR Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/18/2017 JVCX R2 Autonomy Debate XW Peninsula JL Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/18/2017 JVCX R1 Oregon Episcopal CO Rowland Hall-St. Mark's CD Neg
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 VCX R6 Gig Harbor SJ Rosemont WR Neg
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 VCX R4 Damien JB Dougherty Valley SP Aff
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 VCX R3 College Prep HR Polytechnic FM Aff
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 VCX R2 Clovis North SM Archbishop Mitty SJ Aff
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 VCX R1 Clovis North PY Bay Area Urban Debate League LS Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/24/2016 V CX R6 Gabrielino TC Delta Charter HQ Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/24/2016 V CX R5 Archbishop Mitty TP San Dieguito FG Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/24/2016 V CX R4 Notre Dame McPe Nevada Union MA Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/24/2016 V CX R2 College Prep DH Classical MM Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/24/2016 V CX R1 College Prep PS Notre Dame PU Aff
30th Annual Stanford National Invitational 1/16/2016 VPD Quarte Evergreen SL Bishop O'Dowd CP Neg Neg on a 2-1
30th Annual Stanford National Invitational 1/16/2016 JPD Semifi San Marin CL Jesuit LW Neg Neg on a 3-0
30th Annual Stanford National Invitational 1/16/2016 JPD Quarte Claremont GH Jesuit KW Aff Aff on a 3-0
30th Annual Stanford National Invitational 1/16/2016 VCX R6 Damien JR Skyline HL Aff
30th Annual Stanford National Invitational 1/16/2016 VCX R5 Damien HR Sage Ridge RK Aff
30th Annual Stanford National Invitational 1/16/2016 VCX R4 Park Hill LY Lionel Wilson HS Neg
30th Annual Stanford National Invitational 1/16/2016 VCX R2 Damien MP Dougherty Valley FF Aff
30th Annual Stanford National Invitational 1/16/2016 VCX R1 Bishop O'Dowd HJ Hamilton ZF Neg
The National Parliamentary Debate Invitational 11/14/2015 JV Round Jesuit LW Washington KS Aff
The National Parliamentary Debate Invitational 11/14/2015 JV Round Los Altos AL Campolindo KY Aff
The National Parliamentary Debate Invitational 11/14/2015 JV Round Campolindo CY Nueva RS Neg
The National Parliamentary Debate Invitational 11/14/2015 JV Round Campolindo GM Washington MV Neg
The National Parliamentary Debate Invitational 11/14/2015 JV Round Campolindo MS Windsor GG Neg
CSU Fullerton High School Invitational 10/16/2015 O CX Octo Juan Diego DM CK McClatchy HN Neg Neg on a 2-1
CSU Fullerton High School Invitational 10/16/2015 O CX R6 Juan Diego DM Mountain Brook SW Aff
CSU Fullerton High School Invitational 10/16/2015 O CX R5 Polytechnic HM Nevada Union MS Aff
CSU Fullerton High School Invitational 10/16/2015 O CX R4 Clovis North HP College Prep WH Aff
CSU Fullerton High School Invitational 10/16/2015 O CX R3 Damien RH La Costa Canyon YM Neg
CSU Fullerton High School Invitational 10/16/2015 O CX R2 Oakland Tech PT College Prep PM Neg
CSU Fullerton High School Invitational 10/16/2015 O CX R1 CK McClatchy HN Lionel Wilson AQ Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/14/2015 VCX Semis POLYTECHNIC HM St Francis SR Aff Aff on a 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/14/2015 JVCX Semi Heritage Hall DP College Prep Ha Neg Aff on a 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/14/2015 VCX Double Katy Taylor AL Cypress Bay PV Aff Aff on a 3-0
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/14/2015 VCX R6 Dougherty Valley FF St Francis SS Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/14/2015 VCX R5 Oakland Tech PT El Cerrito MM Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/14/2015 VCX R4 San Marino LL Notre Dame AP Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/14/2015 VCX R3 Notre Dame MP Cypress Bay HK Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/14/2015 VCX R2 College Prep MX Dougherty Valley ZL Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/14/2015 VCX R1 Notre Dame RK Walter Payton CP MM Aff
29th Annual Stanford National Invitational 2/8/2015 VCX Octas Polytechnic MM CK McClatchy HP Neg Neg on a 2-1
29th Annual Stanford National Invitational 2/8/2015 VCX Double University SC Polytechnic MM Neg Neg on a 3-0
29th Annual Stanford National Invitational 2/8/2015 VCX R4 Lowell CC Bakersfield BC Neg
29th Annual Stanford National Invitational 2/8/2015 VCX R3 Lowell ZB Nevada Union FH Neg
29th Annual Stanford National Invitational 2/8/2015 JCX R2 Lynbrook HC CK McClatchy MN Neg
29th Annual Stanford National Invitational 2/8/2015 VCX R2 Diamond Bar CS El Cerrito CG Neg
29th Annual Stanford National Invitational 2/8/2015 VCX R1 Lowell CZ El Cerrito MM Neg
29th Annual Stanford National Invitational 2/8/2015 JCX R1 Loyola MH College Prep PN Neg
2015 Golden Desert Debates 1/31/2015 NCX Finals College Prep MH Rowland Hall-St. Mark's DS Aff Aff on a 2-1
2015 Golden Desert Debates 1/31/2015 NCX Quarte Desert Vista AW North Hollywood PS Aff Aff on a 2-1
2015 Golden Desert Debates 1/31/2015 NCX R5 Notre Dame PM Desert Vista GQ Neg
2015 Golden Desert Debates 1/31/2015 VCX R4 Hillcrest HM College Prep MM Neg
2015 Golden Desert Debates 1/31/2015 VCX R3 Hamilton Za Coronado AG Aff
2015 Golden Desert Debates 1/31/2015 VCX R2 West BP DnG Independent DG Neg
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/6/2014 NCX Qrtrs Peninsula KL Head Royce NH Aff Aff on a 3-0
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/6/2014 NCX R6 POLYTECHNIC HW C.K. McClatchy NM Aff
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/6/2014 NCX R3 Rowland Hall St Marks SD San Dieguito ZR Aff
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/6/2014 NCX R2 Nevada Union RL College Prep NN Aff
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 11/6/2014 NCX R1 C.K. McClatchy LS Rowland Hall St Marks BM Aff
The Cal Invitational at UC Berkeley 2/15/2014 VCX R7 Downtown Magnets AD Capital MW Neg
The Cal Invitational at UC Berkeley 2/15/2014 VCX R6 Boise JV University Prep DK Neg
The Cal Invitational at UC Berkeley 2/15/2014 JVCX R5 Milpitas BH Head Royce SW Neg
The Cal Invitational at UC Berkeley 2/15/2014 VCX R4 Rowland Hall WR South East PR Aff
The Cal Invitational at UC Berkeley 2/15/2014 VCX R3 Crenshaw AD Houston Memorial CM Neg
The Cal Invitational at UC Berkeley 2/15/2014 VCX R2 Whitney Young DS Vashon ZS Aff
The Cal Invitational at UC Berkeley 2/15/2014 VCX R1 Denver School of the Arts FF Crenshaw HJ Aff
Stanford Invitational 2/8/2014 JCX Octafi Pine Crest Preparatory BC College Prep TX Aff Neg on a 2-1
Stanford Invitational 2/8/2014 JCX R5 Head Royce SV Loyola SA Aff
Stanford Invitational 2/8/2014 JCX R4 Wallenberg MS Milpitas KN Aff
Stanford Invitational 2/8/2014 JCX R3 College Prep SC Head Royce LH Neg
Stanford Invitational 2/8/2014 JCX R2 Harker HL College Prep MD Neg
Stanford Invitational 2/8/2014 JCX R1 Nevada Union ZS College Prep TX Neg
California State Univeristy Fullerton Fall High School Tourname 10/18/2013 OPD Quarte La Costa Canyon Goldschlag & Yamout Alpine Hayes & Weakley Neg Neg on a 3-0
California State Univeristy Fullerton Fall High School Tourname 10/18/2013 OPD Octafi San Dieguito Zhu & Duff Alpine Hayes & Weakley Neg Neg on a 2-1
California State Univeristy Fullerton Fall High School Tourname 10/18/2013 OPD Round L.N.U. Hsieh & Lee San Dieguito Shapiro & Galloway Neg
California State Univeristy Fullerton Fall High School Tourname 10/18/2013 OPD Round Alpine Hayes & Weakley San Dieguito Bridges & Foster Aff
California State Univeristy Fullerton Fall High School Tourname 10/18/2013 OPD R4 San Marino Wu & Kiang Downtown Magnets Zhao & Chachra Aff
California State Univeristy Fullerton Fall High School Tourname 10/18/2013 OPD R3 Damien O'Brien & Jeong Oakwood Secondary Golding & Tent Aff
California State Univeristy Fullerton Fall High School Tourname 10/18/2013 OPD R2 Chaminade CP Cha & Kim Loyola Davis & Wang Neg
California State Univeristy Fullerton Fall High School Tourname 10/18/2013 OPD R1 Gabrielino Graca & Dingaling College Prep O'Brien & Thani Neg