Felix Li Paradigm

Last changed 2/9 2:43P EDT

Email is lifelix@seas.upenn.edu (I find that sending things to my personal email is faster: ligaoxu2012@gmail.com

I did four years of LD debate in high school, on both the local and national circuit, so I'm well-versed in is both progressive and traditional arguments. I am tabula rasa above all, which means that you can convince me of anything. There has been one case when a debater convinced me not to follow my own paradigm. Barring that, here's my take:

While I won't drop a debater for doing so, I would prefer that they only run progressive arguments if their opponent also has experience with them; otherwise there's no real engagement.(Clarification: A progressive arg will still win against a traditional arg if the traditional debater doesn't know how to deal with it, but I may give a ~0.5 speaker point penalty. Exceptions made for plans and especially counterplans, since I consider them barely progressive).

If you spread, I just ask that you flash or send your case to your opponent if they request it. I'm fine with flex-prep, but let me know you want it before your opponent starts their prep.

I find that many debaters don't adequately engage with their opponent's framework - remember to directly attack them on the line-by-line if that's strategically right (and it is, more often than people think it is)

I will disclose at the end of a round if both debaters agree to it.

Weighing is important - for substance, for K's, and for theory. If there is absolutly no weighing, I default Theory>T>K>Policy>Traditional. That assumes that not a single sentence is spoken about what comes first

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
45th University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/7/2020 VLD Semis Hunter NK Montgomery Blair PZ Neg Neg on a 2-1
45th University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/7/2020 VLD Quarte Harrison AA Montgomery Blair PZ Neg Neg on a 2-1
45th University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/7/2020 VLD Octs Harrison AA Lexington SGa Aff Aff on a 2-1
45th University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/7/2020 VLD Double McDowell AG Harrison AA Neg Neg on a 2-1
45th University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/7/2020 VLD Double Unionville DJ Hunter MD Aff Aff on a 2-1
45th University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/7/2020 VLD R6 Chagrin Falls AH Unionville MP Aff
45th University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/7/2020 VLD R6 Hunter AIo Lexington EL Neg
45th University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/7/2020 VLD R5 Princeton DR McDowell KP Neg
45th University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/7/2020 VLD R3 Cosby SV Regis AG Aff
45th University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/7/2020 VLD R3 West Orange FC Timber Creek SY Neg
45th University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/7/2020 VLD R2 Harrison MB Chagrin Falls AHo Aff
45th University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/7/2020 VLD R2 Harrison EM Cosby JG Aff
45th University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/7/2020 VLD R1 Princeton VC Harrison AZ Neg
44th University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/8/2019 VLD Semis Lexington AF Harrison EL Neg Neg on a 3-0
44th University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/8/2019 VLD Quarte Harrison EL Lexington SG Aff Aff on a 2-1
44th University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/8/2019 VLD Octs Lexington SG Millburn AW Aff Aff on a 3-0
44th University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/8/2019 VLD Run-of DuPont Manual JX Success Academy Manhattan BC Aff Neg on a 2-1
44th University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/8/2019 VLD R6 McDowell SA Holy Ghost Prep MS Neg
44th University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/8/2019 VLD R6 Woodgrove AC Millburn HR Neg
44th University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/8/2019 VLD R5 Harrison EL Lexington AF Aff
44th University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/8/2019 VLD R4 Lexington AMa Harrison SN Neg
44th University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/8/2019 VLD R4 Harrison RA La Salle IM Aff
44th University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/8/2019 VLD R3 Ridge GK La Salle TW Neg
44th University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/8/2019 VLD R2 Bridgewater Raritan ATa Harrison MR Neg
44th University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/8/2019 VLD R1 Harrison EV Success Academy Manhattan BC Neg
44th University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/8/2019 VLD R1 Unionville DJ DuPont Manual JX Neg
Villiger 39 St Josephs University 11/17/2018 LD Finals La Salle TW Woodrow Wilson ES Aff Aff on a 2-1
Villiger 39 St Josephs University 11/17/2018 LD Semis Bronx HS Of Science WF La Salle TW Neg Neg on a 2-1
Villiger 39 St Josephs University 11/17/2018 LD Quarte Ridge NK Woodrow Wilson ES Neg Neg on a 2-1
Villiger 39 St Josephs University 11/17/2018 LD R5 Dallastown NK Pennsbury DT Aff
Villiger 39 St Josephs University 11/17/2018 LD R4 Bronx HS Of Science WF Cary EX Aff
Villiger 39 St Josephs University 11/17/2018 LD R3 Bronx HS Of Science AK Ridge TN Aff
Villiger 39 St Josephs University 11/17/2018 LD R2 Cary WA La Salle TW Neg
Villiger 39 St Josephs University 11/17/2018 LD R1 Woodrow Wilson ES Achievement First Brooklyn AM Aff
Villiger 39 St Josephs University 11/17/2018 LD R1 Ridge NK Achievement First Brooklyn CE Aff