Adam Lederer Paradigm

Last changed 1/12 12:56P EDT

alederer621@gmail.com

Debated Policy for 3 years at Alpharetta High School (GA)

Georgia Tech c/o 2022 (Public Policy)

I have judged zero rounds on the immigration topic, so don't assume that I know the acronyms and buzzwords that you'll inevitably spew out at 300 wpm.

I try my best to view each round as a blank slate, and am pretty open to most arguments. With that said, I am less likely to be familiar with critical arguments, so quality articulation will need to be done to persuade me to vote for them. To be honest, T debates aren't my favorite to judge; I default to competing interpretations, but am often persuaded by reasonability. Case lists from both sides in T debates are key.

Also important: I am predisposed to favor consequentialist moral frameworks. I generally think that outcomes matter, and a moral worldview is only as good as the world that results from it. This does not mean you can't win on deontology, as I have voted on these arguments before. You just have an uphill battle if you go with this strategy.

The best debates are high in clash and evidence comparison. Do not underestimate the utility of CX... let's be honest, policy debate is full of contrived link chains and tag lines that have little to do with the text of the card. CX is a great time to point out these inconsistencies and gain ethos in the meantime.

Impact calc is vital. The 2AR/2NR should paint a clear picture of why you get my ballot. Don't be messy. My flow is ultimately what I evaluate in making my decision, so jumping around increases the odds of me missing something that could play a key role in the debate.

Humor can be an effective means of getting across a point. If you make me laugh in the round, your speaker points will be rewarded. Also, if you are somehow able to weave Shrek, Rick and Morty, or the offensiveness/inferiority of pineapple pizza into your speech, I will bump your speaks up by 0.1.

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Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 NCX Quarte Woodward LH Montgomery Bell CH Neg Neg on a 3-0
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 NCX R6 Drew Charter GF USN CH Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 NCX R5 Decatur TS Marist HM Aff
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 LD R3 Vestavia Hills RC Auburn ND Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 LD R2 Vestavia Hills EL Auburn MF Aff
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 LD R2 Cabot AM Hoover SN Aff
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 LD R1 Altamont AA Auburn JE Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 LD R1 Vestavia Hills KY Calhoun HS - Calhoun, GA AD Aff
Raider Round Robin 2/2/2018 R1 AlpHS Raimondo & Chappuy-Anderson AlpHS Thompson & Jin Aff Aff on a 3-0
Alpharetta Treasure Hunt 1/20/2018 JCX R3 Woodward KG Westminster YL Aff
Alpharetta Treasure Hunt 1/20/2018 JCX R2 Montgomery Bell HY Westminster AI Neg
Alpharetta Treasure Hunt 1/20/2018 JCX R1 Cambridge GaMu Marist UU Neg
Alpharetta Treasure Hunt 1/21/2017 NCX R4 Cambridge VG Pace CK Neg
Johns Creek One Day 9/9/2016 NCX R4 WesSch AB JohCre PD Neg
Johns Creek One Day 9/9/2016 NCX R3 Woodwa GK USN HK Aff
Johns Creek One Day 9/9/2016 NCX R1 Woodwa SK JohCre SS Neg