Michelle Li Paradigm

Last changed 8/23 1:15A EST

Hey! I debated for Hunter College High School (NY) for four years (graduated in 2018), debated entirely on the national circuit in the northeast, and qualled to the TOC my senior year. I am now a sophomore at NYU and still do debate and am a 2N with Pacy Yan!

*UPDATE 3/9: I have now taken the hot Cheetos policy off my paradigm. Rest in peace.*

Tl; dr: feel free to read anything. As long as you have warrants, don’t rely on your lingo, slow down on plan/interp/standard/etc. texts, make your links/abuse stories as specific as possible, weigh, and are not blatantly offensive (sexist/racist/ableist/homophobic/etc.), we should be good. I like unique arguments of all "types." I have preferences on how you run certain arguments, but ultimately, it is your round, and you should go for your best/most comfortable arguments. I will take the route of least intervention. If you have any questions, feel free to fb message or email me!!

Email: limichelle0809@gmail.com I’ll only flow along with the speech doc for names of cards, but won’t rely on it so that I don’t miss extempted args. Compiling the speech doc is prep but flashing isn’t (unless it takes you a suspiciously long time to flash).

People I coach: Hunter SK, Roslyn WB, Brookline AD, Byram Hills TD

Other conflicts: Hunter, Acton-Boxborough ML, Roslyn AG, Mission San Jose SC, Acton-Boxborough CX, Acton-Boxborough AV

Things (I say "things" because some of you think these are arguments but they really are not) I will not vote on, and will dock your speaks for:

-Sexual assault doesn't matter/rape good/some other version of that -- I will actually stop listening to part of/the rest of the speech if you say this.

-Any version of "oppression doesn't exist/is good" (this is not the same thing as extinction outweighs)

-Unnecessarily bringing up your opponent's private life as a reason to vote for you -- especially if the implications are homophobic/sexist/etc.

Misc. Defaults (very, very loose, and only apply if no one makes any arguments in round) and other stuff:

-Tech>>>truth. I also think the burden is on the debaters to point out misrepresented/powertagged evidence, so I won't interfere (this could change as I keep judging though).

-Text>spirit

-Ethical confidence

-The more creative you are/entertaining the round is, the better your speaks will be

-You can ask questions after the round or send me a fb message/email about my RFD, but if you or your 100 coaches grill me aggressively, I will change your speaks to a 0 and walk out of the room

Specifics:

K’s: I’ve realized that I have a higher threshold and more preferences for K’s than other arguments, so don’t just read one in front of me because I used to read them. I read everything from identity politics to high theory throughout my career, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't be able to explain your K in simple terms. I also want K debates to be more tech.

-Please know your K lit. If you botch it I will be sad :(, and you will also be sad about your speaks.

-I evaluate the ROB similarly to a normative FW debate. You need to be winning your specific ROB+offense linking back to it for me to grant you the K. This does not mean engage in Oppression Olympics — rather, tell me why combatting colonialism controls the internal link to liberating womxn, why analyzing media is key to the res, etc. Also, please don’t read a performance without justifying why that’s important in the ROB/somewhere in the method because I?? Don’t?? Know?? Why?? You’re?? Reading it?????? And will probably ignore it. If there are 2 competing ROB’s and both debaters pretend that that debate’s a wash, I will be frustrated.

-I think methods debate is dying because people don’t card solvency anymore. I’m more willing than you think to pull the trigger on presumption. AFF’s need to do something (this can be as vague as utopian politics or be hyper-specific to the topic — just don’t rant about how the world is horrible for 6 minutes.)

-Please have specific dis-ads to the perms (preferably ones that aren’t just generated off the links), and respond to each perm individually.

-I like brief overviews on the K if you’re running one, especially if your lit is really dense

-One of my favorite authors is Denise Ferreira da Silva; if you card and run her lit correctly I will give you no less than a 29.5

Performance: totally cool with it. I read these and I like unique methods. Again, just warrant why it's important in the ROB. Trigger warnings are good.

Non-T AFF’s: go for them. Please have reasons as to why we should reject the res/interpret it differently. More thoughts on these in the “non-T AFF’s/K’s vs T/theory” section.

Theory: I really couldn’t care less about how frivolous the shell is, just slow down on interps and weigh standards

-I won't default any voters; you should be reading them. If you don't, I probably won't vote on the shell.

-Semantic I meet’s are, of course, cool :) but they don't trigger RVI's

-I tend to think disclosure theory is true, and will like you more if you disclose. That being said, if you win why disclosure is bad, I will vote for you. If you’re running disclosure theory, please have a screenshot in the speech doc/ready if I call for it.

T: I like T, I suppose, especially against non-T AFF's that don't do anything/arbitrarily say fuck the topic.

Non-T AFF’s/K’s vs. Theory/T:

-I don’t have a preference/bias as to which comes first; you should be doing this weighing.

-I really dislike generic fairness bad/theory and T are oppressive dumps. I would much prefer you interact with the standards or articulate why that specific shell is oppressive. That being said, if you do win an impact turn on theory/T, I will vote on it.

-The more specific your interp is to the AFF/K, the happier I will be, and the higher your speaks will be. I would also be much happier if you linked some parts of the shell back as offense under the ROB instead of excluding the entire K.

Tricks:

-I like these! I tend to find these to be pretty funny.

-I don't care if you're sketchy about them in CX.

-Please number your analytics

-Love creative/trolly a priori’s

-I will not be amused if you read these against a K AFF and go “haha! Oppression doesn’t exist!!!” I will give you a L0 (to clarify, I don’t care if you read these against K AFF’s, just don’t be a dick.)

Phil/FW: I’m familiar with the common LD frameworks, but don’t assume that I know your lingo !

-I’m extremely skeptical of epistemic modesty (and honestly not even sure how it really works ngl)

LARP: please please please weigh!!

-I think LARP debates can be really good but half of the time they're not :(

-I like unique plans/CP's/PIC's/etc.

-I've realized I'm kind of bad at understanding what CP's do (esp. if it's some other policy), so err on the side of more explanation

-Bonus points if your util fw isn’t just Bostrom/Goodin/Woller/Sunstein/Paterson/Sinnott-Armstrong/Bryant/Coverstone/Sinhababu/Yudkowsky

-Love plan flaw

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Harrison Round Robin 4/20/2019 LD S Riya Ganpati Zachary Lu Aff Aff on a 3-0
Harrison Round Robin 4/20/2019 LD R5 Chase Earland Sanaa Ward-rodriguez Aff Aff on a 2-0
Harrison Round Robin 4/20/2019 LD R4 Simran Gandhi Chase Earland Aff Aff on a 2-0
Harrison Round Robin 4/20/2019 LD R3 Osmane Sanogo Kevin Wang Aff Aff on a 2-0
Harrison Round Robin 4/20/2019 LD R2 Riya Ganpati Annie (Yijing) Wang Aff Aff on a 2-0
Harrison Round Robin 4/20/2019 LD R1 Tajaih Robinson Sonali Nicola Aff Aff on a 2-0
NYCFL Grand Tournament 3/16/2019 LD R2 Stuyvesant SP Scarsdale CC Neg Neg on a 2-0
NYCFL Grand Tournament 3/16/2019 LD R1 Stuyvesant GP Harrison EL Neg Neg on a 2-0
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD Octafi Princeton DS Success Academy Manhattan TR Neg Neg on a 3-0
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD Double Success Academy Manhattan CE West Des Moines Valley AJ Neg Aff on a 2-1
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD Triple Bergen County Academies MS Scarsdale CC Neg Neg on a 3-0
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD Triple West Broward EM Ridge AL Aff Aff on a 3-0
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R6 Cambridge Rindge and Latin AG Millburn KW Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R6 Princeton DS Cherokee AG Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R5 Needham SC Blair AC Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R5 JPII BP Poly Prep Country Day DB Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R4 Timothy Christian ZL Scarsdale ZS Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R3 McClintock CM Millburn AH Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R3 Westview Independent RSu Newsome DB Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R2 James Bowie TW Stuyvesant SP Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R2 Roslyn BL McClintock LK Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R1 King VK American Heritage Boca/Delray NT Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R1 King MB Ft Lauderdale VM Aff
Columbia University Invitational 1/25/2019 VLD Octos Harrison AZ Bronx HS Of Science AW Aff Aff on a 3-0
Columbia University Invitational 1/25/2019 VLD R4 Success Academy Manhattan CE Timothy Christian PT Aff
Columbia University Invitational 1/25/2019 VLD R4 Harrison AK Stuyvesant GP Aff
Columbia University Invitational 1/25/2019 VLD R3 Stuyvesant SP Timothy Christian JM Aff
Columbia University Invitational 1/25/2019 VLD R1 Newtown JK Bronx HS Of Science AW Neg
Columbia University Invitational 1/25/2019 VLD R1 Harrison EV Thomas Jefferson HSST AD Neg
The Newark Invitational 1/3/2019 VLD Octafi Edgemont RG Harrison AZ Neg Neg on a 2-1
The Newark Invitational 1/3/2019 VLD R6 Hill NL Lexington DY Neg
The Newark Invitational 1/3/2019 VLD R5 Lexington JC Harrison EL Neg
The Newark Invitational 1/3/2019 VLD R4 Pennsbury CZ Lexington JM Neg
The Newark Invitational 1/3/2019 VLD R3 Cambridge Rindge and Latin AG Bronx HS Of Science JB Aff
The Newark Invitational 1/3/2019 VLD R2 Lexington EL Quarry Lane ZD Aff
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 VLD Octs Princeton DS Thomas Jefferson HSST RK Aff Aff on a 3-0
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 VLD Dubs Millburn AW Ridge AL Aff Neg on a 2-1
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 VLD Run-of Cypress Woods AZ Thomas Jefferson HSST RK Neg Neg on a 3-0
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 VLD Run-of Scarsdale CC Walt Whitman BW Neg Neg on a 3-0
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 VLD R6 Lexington JM Millburn AW Neg
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 VLD R6 Pennsbury CZ Bergen County Academies MS Aff
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 VLD R4 Walt Whitman BW Princeton IP Aff
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 VLD R4 Timothy Christian EY Freehold Township SA Neg
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 VLD R3 Phillipsburg DC Stuyvesant GP Neg
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 VLD R3 Scarsdale FH Newtown SM Neg
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 VLD R2 Thomas Jefferson HSST RK Harrison GC Aff
The Princeton Classic 11/30/2018 VLD R2 Timothy Christian JM Thomas Jefferson HSST TBu Neg
The 15th Scarsdale Invitational 11/10/2018 VLD Octos Harris JW Prince DS Neg Neg on a 3-0
The 15th Scarsdale Invitational 11/10/2018 VLD R6 BerCou MS Harris AZ Neg
The 15th Scarsdale Invitational 11/10/2018 VLD R5 BroHS JB Harris EL Neg
The 15th Scarsdale Invitational 11/10/2018 VLD R4 Lex RE Harris MR Neg
The 15th Scarsdale Invitational 11/10/2018 VLD R3 Millbu AH SucAca SB Aff
The 15th Scarsdale Invitational 11/10/2018 VLD R2 Lex AR Millbu KW Neg
The 15th Scarsdale Invitational 11/10/2018 VLD R1 SucAca BC Pennsb CZ Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/12/2018 LD Sextod West Des Moines Valley CT Byram Hills LP Neg Neg on a 2-1
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/12/2018 LD Runoff West Des Moines Valley AJ Scarsdale SB Aff Aff on a 2-1
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/12/2018 LD R7 Lexington AF Scarsdale WC Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/12/2018 LD R5 Dallastown NK Pinnacle KA Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/12/2018 LD R5 Lexington JM Newark Science TO Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/12/2018 LD R3 Lexington SG West Broward Independent SI Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/12/2018 LD R3 Newark Science SB King AK Neg
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD Double Stuyvesant CL Cambridge Rindge and Latin MB Neg Neg on a 2-1
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD Double Byram Hills LP Scarsdale SH Neg Neg on a 3-0
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD Trips Millburn TG Stuyvesant CL Neg Neg on a 3-0
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD Trips BASIS Mesa HS Walt Whitman BW Neg Neg on a 3-0
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R6 Poly Prep Country Day DB Dallastown EW Neg
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R6 Roslyn YB John Paul II BP Neg
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R5 Syosset JL Unionville KL Aff
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R5 Cambridge Rindge and Latin MB Ridge MC Aff
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R4 McDowell KP Millburn TG Neg
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R3 Trinity Prep AS NSU SF Neg
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R3 Interlake MWu Byram Hills TD Aff
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R2 Byram Hills LP Blair AC Aff
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R2 American Heritage Boca/Delray NT Roslyn BL Aff
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R1 Achievement First Brooklyn DS Roslyn AB Neg
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VLD R1 Collegiate CW Syosset RD Aff
Byram Hills Invitational 9/7/2018 LD R5 Bronx HS Of Science JB Harrison MR Neg
Byram Hills Invitational 9/7/2018 LD R3 Newark Science SB Harrison AZ Aff
Byram Hills Invitational 9/7/2018 LD R3 Bronx HS Of Science HL Harrison AK Neg
Byram Hills Invitational 9/7/2018 LD R2 Harrison SN Bergen County Academies EL Neg
Byram Hills Invitational 9/7/2018 LD R1 Bergen County Academies MS Bronx HS Of Science AH Aff
Byram Hills Invitational 9/7/2018 LD R1 Bronx HS Of Science AK Newark Science TO Neg
The 14th Scarsdale Invitational 11/10/2017 NLD R4 Newark Science EA Lexington DY Neg
The 14th Scarsdale Invitational 11/10/2017 NLD R3 Harrison GC Stuyvesant NJ Aff
The 14th Scarsdale Invitational 11/10/2017 NLD R1 Lexington SK Newark Science VA Aff
The 13th Scarsdale Invitational 11/11/2016 NLD R4 Scarsdale DL Monticello RS Aff
The 13th Scarsdale Invitational 11/11/2016 NLD R2 Bronx HS Of Science HL Stuyvesant KL Aff