Lani Frazer

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Paradigm Statement
Last changed 30 November 2020 9:10 AM PST

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 don't judge many policy v. policy debates, but I am able to adjudicate them. I do, however, primarily judge K v. K/clash rounds.

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. Slow down, be 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 - Fine. 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 Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2022-01-07 VCX QF Presentation BR Peninsula QS Aff Aff 3-0
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2022-01-07 VCX OF Leland SG West HS SLC AP Neg Aff 2-1
Damus Hollywood Invitational HS 2021-11-06 JVCX Rd6 Meadows HT Jesuit BF Neg
Damus Hollywood Invitational HS 2021-11-06 JVCX Rd3 Head-Royce PB CK McClatchy SS Aff
Damus Hollywood Invitational HS 2021-11-06 JVCX Rd1 College Prep IK Quarry Lane GC Aff
GGSA Debate and IE State Quals HS 2021-03-06 Pol R4 DouVal TM JamLog SR Neg Neg 3-0
NY Fall Faceoff at Mamaroneck HS HS 2020-12-04 VCX R6 Thomas Jefferson HSST XD Stuyvesant HC Aff
NY Fall Faceoff at Mamaroneck HS HS 2020-12-04 JVCX R5 Newark Tech IJ Thomas Jefferson HSST RL Neg
NY Fall Faceoff at Mamaroneck HS HS 2020-12-04 VCX R4 SWW CE DuVal NR Aff
NY Fall Faceoff at Mamaroneck HS HS 2020-12-04 VCX R2 Oak Park and River Forest RB Lexington IK Neg
NY Fall Faceoff at Mamaroneck HS HS 2020-12-04 VCX R1 Stuyvesant HN DuVal SA Aff
34th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2020-02-08 JCX Quarte Kamiak KC Archbishop Mitty KS Aff Neg 2-1
34th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2020-02-08 JCX Octo Georgetown Day BB Archbishop Mitty IB Neg Neg 3-0
34th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2020-02-08 JCX R5 College Prep BP Head Royce SB Aff
34th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2020-02-08 JCX R4 Head Royce MA Dougherty Valley PC Neg
34th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2020-02-08 JCX R3 Head Royce UJ Melissa AA Aff
34th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2020-02-08 JCX R2 Head Royce EC Silver Creek JN Aff
34th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2020-02-08 JCX R1 Melissa HM George Washington TS Aff
Claremont Wolfpack Invitational HS 2020-01-03 O CX R6 Northwood HS Damien BB Neg
Alta Silver and Black Invitational HS 2019-12-05 CX R6 Green Canyon LD College Prep RT Neg
Alta Silver and Black Invitational HS 2019-12-05 CX R5 Damien BT Juan Diego Catholic MB Aff
Alta Silver and Black Invitational HS 2019-12-05 CX R4 Interlake WC College Prep KS Aff
Alta Silver and Black Invitational HS 2019-12-05 CX R3 Oakland Tech AR SLC West WO Neg
Alta Silver and Black Invitational HS 2019-12-05 CX R2 Fort Collins YS Copper Hills VL Aff
Alta Silver and Black Invitational HS 2019-12-05 CX R1 East DV Lane Tech PR Neg
SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitational HS 2019-11-22 POL Quar Dougherty Valley MD Rosemont WN Aff Aff 3-0
SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitational HS 2019-11-22 POL Octo Goldberg Academy of Verbal Pugilism MC Silver Creek TV Aff Aff 2-1
SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitational HS 2019-11-22 POL R6 Rosemont WN Dougherty Valley PP Neg
SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitational HS 2019-11-22 POL R5 Dougherty Valley SM Saratoga HL Neg
SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitational HS 2019-11-22 POL R4 Nevada Union GP Dougherty Valley MD Neg
SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitational HS 2019-11-22 POL R2 College Prep CM Dougherty Valley SS Neg
SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitational HS 2019-11-22 POL R1 Davis Senior GL Goldberg Academy of Verbal Pugilism SG Aff
GGSA Debate 2 HS 2019-11-10 VCX R2 Lowell WM JamLog OD Aff
The Meadows Tournament HS 2019-10-25 Pol R3 Damien DB University Independent PA Aff
The Meadows Tournament HS 2019-10-25 Pol R2 Chaminade BQ Ferris CM Aff
The Meadows Tournament HS 2019-10-25 Pol R1 CK McClatchy FS Interlake NP Aff
GGSA Policy State Quals HS 2018-03-03 CX A R4 Shaughnessy & Sun, Tristan & Albert Murayama & Lee, Phoebe & Serena Aff Aff 2-1
7th Annual Robert Garcia Invitational HS 2017-09-16 Pol R5 Dougherty Valley LM Harker SY Aff
7th Annual Robert Garcia Invitational HS 2017-09-16 Pol R3 CK McClatchy FS Saratoga NK Aff
7th Annual Robert Garcia Invitational HS 2017-09-16 Pol R2 Dougherty Valley MR Saratoga VK Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2017-02-18 JVCX Double Oregon Episcopal CT Lake Oswego LR Neg Neg 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2017-02-18 JVCX R6 Niles North SB Harker AM Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2017-02-18 JVCX R5 Lowell WT Harker ST Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2017-02-18 JVCX R4 Classical LD St. Francis SP Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2017-02-18 JVCX R3 Cypress Bay BR Lake Oswego LR Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2017-02-18 JVCX R2 Autonomy Debate XW Peninsula JL Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2017-02-18 JVCX R1 Oregon Episcopal CO Rowland Hall-St. Mark's CD Neg
31st Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2017-02-11 VCX R6 Gig Harbor SJ Rosemont WR Neg
31st Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2017-02-11 VCX R4 Damien JB Dougherty Valley SP Aff
31st Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2017-02-11 VCX R3 College Prep HR Polytechnic FM Aff
31st Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2017-02-11 VCX R2 Clovis North SM Archbishop Mitty SJ Aff
31st Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2017-02-11 VCX R1 Clovis North PY Bay Area Urban Debate League LS Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament HS 2016-09-24 V CX R6 Gabrielino TC Delta Charter HQ Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament HS 2016-09-24 V CX R5 Archbishop Mitty TP San Dieguito FG Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament HS 2016-09-24 V CX R4 Notre Dame McPe Nevada Union MA Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament HS 2016-09-24 V CX R2 College Prep DH Classical MM Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament HS 2016-09-24 V CX R1 College Prep PS Notre Dame PU Aff
30th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2016-01-16 VCX R6 Damien JR Skyline HL Aff
30th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2016-01-16 VCX R5 Damien HR Sage Ridge RK Aff
30th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2016-01-16 VCX R4 Park Hill LY Lionel Wilson HS Neg
30th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2016-01-16 VCX R2 Damien MP Dougherty Valley FF Aff
30th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2016-01-16 VCX R1 Bishop O'Dowd HJ Hamilton ZF Neg
The National Parliamentary Debate Invitational HS 2015-11-14 JV Round Jesuit LW Washington KS Gov
The National Parliamentary Debate Invitational HS 2015-11-14 JV Round Los Altos AL Campolindo KY Gov
The National Parliamentary Debate Invitational HS 2015-11-14 JV Round Campolindo CY Nueva RS Opp
The National Parliamentary Debate Invitational HS 2015-11-14 JV Round Campolindo GM Washington MV Opp
The National Parliamentary Debate Invitational HS 2015-11-14 JV Round Campolindo MS Windsor GG Opp
CSU Fullerton High School Invitational HS 2015-10-16 O CX Octo Juan Diego DM CK McClatchy HN Neg Neg 2-1
CSU Fullerton High School Invitational HS 2015-10-16 O CX R6 Juan Diego DM Mountain Brook SW Aff
CSU Fullerton High School Invitational HS 2015-10-16 O CX R5 Polytechnic HM Nevada Union MS Aff
CSU Fullerton High School Invitational HS 2015-10-16 O CX R4 Clovis North HP College Prep WH Aff
CSU Fullerton High School Invitational HS 2015-10-16 O CX R3 Damien RH La Costa Canyon YM Neg
CSU Fullerton High School Invitational HS 2015-10-16 O CX R2 Oakland Tech PT College Prep PM Neg
CSU Fullerton High School Invitational HS 2015-10-16 O CX R1 CK McClatchy HN Lionel Wilson AQ Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2015-02-14 JVCX Semi Heritage Hall DP College Prep Ha Neg Aff 2-1
29th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2015-02-08 VCX Octas Polytechnic MM CK McClatchy HP Neg Neg 2-1
29th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2015-02-08 VCX Double University SC Polytechnic MM Neg Neg 3-0
29th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2015-02-08 VCX R4 Lowell CC Bakersfield BC Neg
29th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2015-02-08 VCX R3 Lowell ZB Nevada Union FH Neg
29th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2015-02-08 VCX R2 Diamond Bar CS El Cerrito CG Neg
29th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2015-02-08 VCX R1 Lowell CZ El Cerrito MM Neg
2015 Golden Desert Debates HS 2015-01-31 NCX R5 Notre Dame PM Desert Vista GQ Neg
2015 Golden Desert Debates HS 2015-01-31 VCX R4 Hillcrest HM College Prep MM Neg
2015 Golden Desert Debates HS 2015-01-31 VCX R3 Hamilton Za Coronado AG Aff
2015 Golden Desert Debates HS 2015-01-31 VCX R2 West BP DnG Independent DG Neg
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin HS 2014-11-06 NCX R6 POLYTECHNIC HW C.K. McClatchy NM Aff
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin HS 2014-11-06 NCX R3 Rowland Hall St Marks SD San Dieguito ZR Aff
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin HS 2014-11-06 NCX R2 Nevada Union RL College Prep NN Aff
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin HS 2014-11-06 NCX R1 C.K. McClatchy LS Rowland Hall St Marks BM Aff
The Cal Invitational at UC Berkeley HS 2014-02-15 VCX R7 Downtown Magnets AD Capital MW Neg
The Cal Invitational at UC Berkeley HS 2014-02-15 VCX R6 Boise JV University Prep DK Neg
The Cal Invitational at UC Berkeley HS 2014-02-15 JVCX R5 Milpitas BH Head Royce SW Neg
The Cal Invitational at UC Berkeley HS 2014-02-15 VCX R4 Rowland Hall WR South East PR Aff
The Cal Invitational at UC Berkeley HS 2014-02-15 VCX R3 Crenshaw AD Houston Memorial CM Neg
The Cal Invitational at UC Berkeley HS 2014-02-15 VCX R2 Whitney Young DS Vashon ZS Aff
The Cal Invitational at UC Berkeley HS 2014-02-15 VCX R1 Denver School of the Arts FF Crenshaw HJ Aff