Arman Jaffer Paradigm

Last changed 29 October 2017 5:14 AM PST

2017 Parli Update: lol I did Parli at Cal. Policy, K's, performances, speed, etc it's all good.

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2013:

I debated circuit LD for Mountain View High School, graduating in 2013. I am conflicted with Mountain View and Los Altos High School.

The following is a pretty concise, hastily put-together version of my paradigm, so if you have any questions at all, I encourage you to ask me questions prior to your round.

First and foremost, please debate how you are comfortable debating. A good debate is a good debate, whether it’s theory, larp or on the standards level. I do not aim to impose my debate views on you.

Speed is fine, but I was never the best flower, so PLEASE slow down on tag lines and card names. Reading tags at conversational speed will make me love you. I will yell “clear” or “slow” if needed.

I default to truth-testing, but will evaluate the debate with what ever paradigm is won. I don’t mind a deviation from the value criteria model of evaluating arguments, but I need some sort of link to the ballot (whether it be an a priori, K, theory or something else.)

For theory, I default to competing interpretations. If you run reasonability, please give me a threshold on what is reasonable. I will vote on frivolous theory and understand its strategic value, but if you can win without it, I'd prefer if you did so.

In general, I am open to most kinds of arguments, so long as they have a claim, warrant and impact. I debated the standards a lot in high school, so if you want to run metaethics/epistemology/ontology/etc arguments, I'm probably a good judge for that.

I try to gage speaker points on how much each debater contributed to creating a debate that I actually want to watch. If I'm cringing because you don't understand your case or are making key drops, you probably won't get high speaks. Taking risks and making clever responses will get you high speaker points. Also being nice kind of works too.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament HS 2016-02-13 JVLD Finals Sprague LW Monte Vista RF Aff Aff 3-0
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament HS 2016-02-13 JVLD R6 Kent Denver AP Leland IS Aff
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament HS 2016-02-13 JVLD R6 Kent Denver RC Brophy CP RS Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament HS 2016-02-13 JVLD R5 Loyola RB Elite of Irvine PB Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament HS 2016-02-13 JVLD R5 Northland Christian MB Kudos AS Aff
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament HS 2016-02-13 JVCX R1 Los Angeles Leadership ST Emery AA Aff
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament HS 2016-02-13 VLD R1 Loyola GR George Washington CO CB Aff
The National Parliamentary Debate Invitational HS 2015-11-14 Open Round Bishop ODowd CM CK McClatchy FL Opp
The National Parliamentary Debate Invitational HS 2015-11-14 Open Round Campolindo DQ Belmont HM Opp
The National Parliamentary Debate Invitational HS 2015-11-14 Open Round Campolindo GL Sonoma GK Opp
The National Parliamentary Debate Invitational HS 2015-11-14 Open Round Evergreen EL Sonoma KV Opp
The National Parliamentary Debate Invitational HS 2015-11-14 JV Round Jesuit RS Nueva RS Opp
29th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2015-02-08 VLD Double Mission San Jose PB John Marshall DD Neg Neg 2-1
29th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2015-02-08 VLD Triple Del Mar VB Lynbrook NS Aff Aff 3-0
29th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2015-02-08 VLD Triple Mission San Jose LS West Des Moines Valley TG Aff Neg 2-1
29th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2015-02-08 VLD R5 Lake Highland Prep KH Monta Vista HS (Cupertino) SS Neg
29th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2015-02-08 VLD R5 Loyola ZM Mission San Jose SS Neg
29th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2015-02-08 VLD R4 Lynbrook HW West Des Moines Valley TF Neg
29th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2015-02-08 VLD R4 Del Mar VB Mission San Jose AB Aff
29th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2015-02-08 VLD R3 West Des Moines Valley CT Oakwood AB Neg
29th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2015-02-08 VLD R2 West Des Moines Valley SC Lake Highland Prep MK Neg
29th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2015-02-08 VLD R1 Dougherty Valley AM Lake Highland Prep JN Neg
29th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2015-02-08 VLD R1 Saratoga SD Dougherty Valley SZ Aff
College Preparatory School Lincoln Douglas Debate Invitational HS 2014-12-20 OLD Octas Brentwood JC Del Mar VB Neg Neg 3-0
College Preparatory School Lincoln Douglas Debate Invitational HS 2014-12-20 OLD Double Del Mar AI LAMP RR Neg Neg 2-1
College Preparatory School Lincoln Douglas Debate Invitational HS 2014-12-20 OLD Triple Oakwood JW Monta Vista Independent SS Aff Aff 3-0
College Preparatory School Lincoln Douglas Debate Invitational HS 2014-12-20 OLD R6 Evergreen Valley AT Oakwood JG Neg
College Preparatory School Lincoln Douglas Debate Invitational HS 2014-12-20 OLD R6 BASIS Scottsdale CD Oakwood JW Aff
College Preparatory School Lincoln Douglas Debate Invitational HS 2014-12-20 NLD R5 Evergreen Valley JS El Cerrito CS Neg
College Preparatory School Lincoln Douglas Debate Invitational HS 2014-12-20 OLD R4 Brentwood JR Mountain Pointe EH Aff
College Preparatory School Lincoln Douglas Debate Invitational HS 2014-12-20 OLD R4 LBK Indep. DW Miramonte TK Neg
College Preparatory School Lincoln Douglas Debate Invitational HS 2014-12-20 OLD R3 Oakwood AB Mission San Jose AB Neg
College Preparatory School Lincoln Douglas Debate Invitational HS 2014-12-20 OLD R2 Mission San Jose RR Loyola DW Aff
College Preparatory School Lincoln Douglas Debate Invitational HS 2014-12-20 OLD R2 Del Mar KB Brentwood CH Neg
College Preparatory School Lincoln Douglas Debate Invitational HS 2014-12-20 OLD R1 Whitney EW Evergreen Valley KV Aff
The National Parliamentary Debate Invitational at Berkeley HS 2014-11-15 OPD Elim2 Sonoma GK Bishop ODowd LiMi Aff Aff 3-0
The National Parliamentary Debate Invitational at Berkeley HS 2014-11-15 OPD Elim1 Irvington CM Bishop O'Dowd VP Aff Neg 2-1
The National Parliamentary Debate Invitational at Berkeley HS 2014-11-15 JVPD R6 Evergreen AN Bishop O'Dowd CM Neg
The National Parliamentary Debate Invitational at Berkeley HS 2014-11-15 OPD R5 Cupertino MS Dougherty Valley SY Aff
The National Parliamentary Debate Invitational at Berkeley HS 2014-11-15 OPD R4 Jesuit MT Lynbrook Independent Debate CW Neg
The National Parliamentary Debate Invitational at Berkeley HS 2014-11-15 OPD R2 Campolindo HM Cupertino AP Aff
The National Parliamentary Debate Invitational at Berkeley HS 2014-11-15 OPD R1 Evergreen SM Bishop ODowd LiMi Neg