Daniel Lewis Paradigm

Last changed 10/8 2:04P EDT

For Policy Debate:

I started my debate career probably long before your parents met, much less before you were born. I was a Prosecuting Attorney under Janet Reno and still practice occasionally when I'm not teaching or at debate tournaments. I prefer and my expertise is in policy round argumentation but I can be convinced to vote for critical argumentation when done correctly. Barring tournament rules, Flash time is not prep. Email speech docs. Points are between 28-30, barring bizzarro argumentation, presentation or decorum (This does not include personal narratives or performance arguments with a purpose - they are fine). If you speak (debate) worse than the other debaters in a Round, you will get lower points. Quick and clear is OK. Unclear is not. I will let you know at least once - then it's up to you. I will read evidence in a close debate when I think it is at issue because cards exceedingly often don't prove what they are being offered to prove. You have to point it out unless I think the claim is outlandish.

For LD:

See the above. I was a policy debater. So LD theory which deviates from policy may be lost on me. You've been warned. Critiks and CPs are ok. So are theory args against them. Standard frameworks which stifle all critical debate won't fly. Tell me why your framework should be applied in this debate.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD R6 Barrington OG Immaculate Heart JL Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD R6 McDowell KP Harker AV Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD R5 Marquette Univ SP Munster AM Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VLD R4 St. Andrew's Episcopal AH Isidore Newman JH Neg
Carrollton Sacred Heart 12/1/2018 NCX R3 Cypress Bay SB Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart LM Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 JCXRR R2 North Broward Prep GG Meadows SR Aff Aff on a 2-0
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 JCXRR R1 Niles North KR Northside College Prep CC Neg Neg on a 2-0
The Tradition Cypress Bay 11/10/2018 CX R6 Cypress Bay MS Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart CM Aff
The Tradition Cypress Bay 11/10/2018 CX R5 North Broward Prep/Gulliver Prep RG Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart HG Aff
The Tradition Cypress Bay 11/10/2018 NCX R4 Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart Solares & Lawrence Tampa Prep Delvecchio & Reens Aff
The Tradition Cypress Bay 11/10/2018 CX R2 North Broward Prep AB Cypress Bay BB Aff
The Tradition Cypress Bay 11/10/2018 CX R1 North Broward Prep GB Cypress Bay LR Neg
Nova Titan Invitational 10/6/2018 PF R5 Pembroke Pines Charter AA West Broward JK Neg
Nova Titan Invitational 10/6/2018 PF R4 Miami Beach Sr KM American Heritage Plantation RR Aff
Nova Titan Invitational 10/6/2018 PF R3 Cypress Bay MS Hamilton SV Aff
Nova Titan Invitational 10/6/2018 PF R2 Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches SS St Thomas Aquinas DB Aff