Carolyn Luedtke Paradigm

Last changed 1/28 11:46P PST

I did Lincoln Douglas debate in high school for three years (a long time ago!) and parliamentary debate in college at Princeton. Debate was an amazing activity that I loved doing. It trained me very well to be a lawyer -- I am now a litigator and I debate with my adversaries in court instead of high school classrooms. I started judging high school parliamentary debate in the Fall of 2018. High school parli is different from college parliamentary debate and very different from Lincoln Douglas so be aware that I am very familiar with debate, but I am not as familiar with all high school parliamentary lingo.

Things I like:

-- clash (I promise I won't hold it against you if you take a position that I don't agree with, but I really enjoy judging debates where the two sides create a lot of clash and disagreement on the resolution)

-- when you hit all their points. don't drop arguments.

-- organization (please sign post, help me flow)

-- really good quality public speaking (you can talk as fast as you want as long as I can understand you; I think debate should be both persuasive and strategic -- this means I will evaluate both what you say and how well you say it)

Things I do not like:

-- theory

-- running a "K"

-- jargon and acronyms that I don't understand (if you use jargons and acronyms, please just explain them to me)

-- being disrespectful of your opponents (you can crush them, but please do it respectfully)

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Vikings Invitational 2/1/2020 OPAR R5 Granite Fjord CC Mentoring ST Aff
Vikings Invitational 2/1/2020 OPAR R3 Mountain House SK El Cerrito/Berkeley BS Neg
Vikings Invitational 2/1/2020 OPAR R1 Berkeley HT Campolindo CT Aff
Berkeley High School Parli Invitational 2/23/2019 Nov R5 El Cerrito KF Washington AB Aff
Berkeley High School Parli Invitational 2/23/2019 Open R4 John Swett SB Nueva FS Neg
Berkeley High School Parli Invitational 2/23/2019 Open R3 Valley Christian RP Nueva XC Neg
Berkeley High School Parli Invitational 2/23/2019 Open R2 Branham GL Evergreen Independent BN Neg
Berkeley High School Parli Invitational 2/23/2019 Open R1 Design Tech GG Dougherty Valley SL Aff
Nueva Parli Invitational 1/13/2019 JPAR R4 Hillview WD Los Altos DS Aff
Nueva Parli Invitational 1/13/2019 JPAR R3 Nueva SJ Washington GD Aff
Nueva Parli Invitational 1/13/2019 JPAR R2 Washington AG Nueva FS Neg
Nueva Parli Invitational 1/13/2019 JPAR R1 Nueva KG Valley Christian AC Aff