Kaelan Saley Paradigm

Last changed 29 January 2016 9:45 AM EST

I am a sophomore at Emory University, studying Political Science and conducting undergraduate research on topics including political monitoring and political development. In high school, I debated in Public Forum for 4 years, attending multiple national-level tournaments and breaking to outrounds at multiple tournaments. 

As a judge, I judge with a mixed flow-lay style. In my decisions, my biggest decision makers are explicitly-quantified impacts and chain of logic. Ensure that all arguments are logically sound and that you are able to provide evidence if it is called for.

1) Speed: Keep it understandable. If I cannot understand what you are saying, I will not consider it through the round.

2) Speaking Style: Be clear in which arguments you are addressing after the constructive speech. If I don't know what you're referring to, I can't evaluate your argument properly as a judge.

Also, the Final Focus is typically what I use to come to my decision. If you don't bring it up in Final, it will at most be a secondary thought to me and not influence my decision. In general, I want teams to clash throughout the round, because no clash is no fun.

3) Be cordial and civil in CX. I will drop teams for being rude/abusive/overly aggressive in extreme cases, and it generally reflects poorly on your team.

 

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 PF R10 American Heritage Plantation BB Poly Prep Country Day HE Pro Pro 3-2
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 PF R8 College Prep WW Millburn CP Pro Pro 3-0
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 PF R6 Brentwood DH Marist MT Con
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 PF R6 Trinity Prep FH Morristown West PM Pro
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 PF R5 Bethlehem Christian GR Potomac MZ Con
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 PF R5 Lambert MY NSU University ER Pro
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2015-01-23 PF Quarte Nova Sr MC Myers Park AT Con Con 2-1
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2015-01-23 PF Octos Christopher Columbus LA Oxbridge Academy TS Con Pro 2-1
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2015-01-23 PF R6 Madison Central DL Brentwood NP Con
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2015-01-23 PF R3 Lake Highland Prep DS St. Thomas Aquinas BS Pro
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2015-01-23 PF R3 Lake Mary Prep SW Myers Park KM Pro