Kate Mozynski Paradigm

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Civil rights/LGBTQ+ rights attorney during the week, debate coach by weekend.

Coaching/judging CX for about 10 years now. Tech over truth, insofar as it minimizes my own intervention. But that's not an excuse to throw out a bunch of poorly developed/bad quality args.

In general, it's your debate, not mine. You can choose to follow my preferences on here if you want to, but never limit your ability to debate based on my personal preferences.

I find that case debate is frequently underdeveloped on the high school level. Like, I get you love your K, but you should probably cross apply all that to the S flow please? At the end of the round, I'm basically going to ask myself if the aff is a good idea. As the neg, don't make it harder than it needs to be- tell me why it isn't. As an Aff, give me good impact calc and explain why the plan is a good idea, as opposed to just answering off case.

T- I have a very high standard on T, and in general, I'm not going to vote on potential abuse. You need to do more work than that. The standards debate is important and needs to be fleshed out well. I enjoy quality procedural fairness debates.

Theory- Make it interesting. Super generic theory is lame, and it makes me very sad, especially when you use it to avoid poignant and interesting debate. I really hate rounds that are just people reading blocks at each other instead of actually engaging. That being said, I really appreciate nuanced pre-fiat args, so go for it- tell me all about how fiat is illusory. Tell me all about how policy debate is inherently elitist and how valuing procedural fairness is a bad idea. Or tell me it's a key prereq to structural fairness. Or not. Engage and have critical thought.

Ptix- I get that it's the bread and butter of policy debate, but can we please be a bit more creative than pol cap? I get that there's like...no generic DA ground on this topic, but can we all just admit that Trump base is a stupid scenario? *Note: this portion was written last year. I'm leaving this up because Iran is pretty damn close to the Trump base scenario, and I'll admit when I'm wrong.*

Condo is fone, PICS are fine.

I love good K debate, and I'm completely fine with voting on unusual positions. However, you need to truly know and understand your K and articulate it well. Even if I know your cards, I'm not going to interpret them or argue them for you- that's your job. I'll appreciate it if you do a nice job with the alt debate- make me understand the post alt world and flesh out alt solvency. Perf con matters on a reps focused K.

Framework debates are sometimes really frustrating to judge. Chances are, they're going to get to read their K. I'd much rather you spend the time of K proper and impact framing. Of the framework debate is what really matters, engage in it with critical thought and clash.

K affs are fine, with some notes. If there's absolutely no potential for clash or when the K aff is just making for really lazy aff debaters, that's sad to me. I think that topic education is important, and I hate when either Aff debaters or neg debaters use the K as a way to bypass properly engaging with the topic lit.

Other Notes:

Speed is fine as long as you're clear. I'll tell you if you aren't. I appreciate it if you slow down on your tags, especially super long ones. For the love of all that is holy, if you spread those Lacan tags at me, we will not be friends.

Underviews make everyone sad, me included.

If you are racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, etc., you will absolutely pay for it in your speaks, and we're gonna have a post-round chat.

A good analytic is always better than a bad card, especially in K debate.

At the end of the day, debate is a game. Have fun and learn stuff.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/24/2020 PEL R6 Walter Payton LP Lexington LL Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/24/2020 PEL R4 North Broward Prep AR Little Rock Central GL Aff
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VCX Double Archbishop Mitty PA Peninsula FM Aff Neg on a 2-1
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VCX R6 Silver Creek RV Prosper RW Neg
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VCX R5 Harker YS Northwood HS Independent LL Neg
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VCX R4 Homewood-Flossmoor BM Peninsula DS Aff
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VCX R3 Sonoma KE Niles West KS Neg
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VCX R2 La Reina HM Harker AM Neg
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VCX R1 Peninsula AW Presentation NG Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R7 Westminster AM Lindblom Math and Science DS Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R6 Berkeley Prep ZS Detroit Country Day LR Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R5 Montgomery Bell BH Glenbrook North BC Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R3 Westminster BK Jones DE Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R2 Detroit Country Day SA Maine East SS Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R1 Glenbrook North BS Montgomery Bell KS Aff
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK 9/7/2018 VPD JV Sem Westminster YL Chattahoochee AM Aff Aff on a 3-0
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK 9/7/2018 VPD R4 Marist FO Cambridge HS ST Neg
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK 9/7/2018 VPD R2 Berkeley Prep KK Chattahoochee HV Neg
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK 9/7/2018 VPD R1 Berkeley Prep KZ Chattahoochee BJ Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/26/2018 PEL R5 Calhoun FB Maine East PS Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/26/2018 PEL R4 St. Andrew's Episcopal JL Ft Lauderdale FW Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/26/2018 PEL R3 Henry W. Grady WW Mountain Brook CL Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 11/1/2017 VCX R7 St. Ignatius CP MP Maine East NR Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 11/1/2017 VCX R5 Stevens Point Area Senior High (SPASH) BJ West Des Moines Valley MS Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 11/1/2017 NCX R4 Glenbrook South JZ Niles North AC Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 11/1/2017 NCX R3 Chicago Lab KP New Trier DR Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 11/1/2017 PF X R2 Oak Park and River Forest MP Homewood-Flossmoor AV Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 11/1/2017 NCX R1 Glenbrook North KK South HS - Minneapolis CJ Neg
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK 9/8/2017 VPD R6 Montgomery Bell KK Northview RJ Aff
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK 9/8/2017 NPD R5 Westmi/MonBel SM USN SF Aff
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK 9/8/2017 VPD R4 Northview PY Montgomery Bell TF Aff
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK 9/8/2017 VPD R2 Brophy CP GS Mountain Brook HC Aff
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK 9/8/2017 VPD R1 Thomas Jefferson HSST TD USN BK Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/27/2017 PEL R5 Madison Central OW Henry W. Grady NW Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/29/2016 PEL R6 New Trier BW Meadows BN Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/29/2016 PEL R4 Head Royce DF Georgetown Day BQ Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/29/2016 PEL R3 Holy Cross SD Stuyvesant DS Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/29/2016 PEL R2 Baltimore City YE Caddo Magnet CM Aff
John Edie Holiday Tournament at Blake 12/19/2014 CX Double Glenbrook North JM Edgemont CG Neg Neg on a 2-1
John Edie Holiday Tournament at Blake 12/19/2014 CX R7 Wayzata BS Sioux Falls Roosevelt HI Aff
John Edie Holiday Tournament at Blake 12/19/2014 CX R6 Chicago Lab Schools NF Glenbrook South SB Aff
John Edie Holiday Tournament at Blake 12/19/2014 CX R5 WDM Valley CR Glenbrook North JM Neg
John Edie Holiday Tournament at Blake 12/19/2014 CX R2 Lakeland District Debate DL Glenbrook North LB Neg
Yale Invitational 9/19/2014 CX Qtr Bronx Science ZK University BM Aff Aff on a 3-0
Yale Invitational 9/19/2014 CX R5 Strath Haven BM Brooklyn Independent Debate WR Aff
Yale Invitational 9/19/2014 CX R3 Brooklyn Independent Debate DE Stuyvesant YA Aff
Yale Invitational 9/19/2014 CX R2 ACORN Community RR Newburgh Free GG Neg