Julian Gagnon Paradigm

Last changed 2 February 2019 4:03 PM CST

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this is difficult for me b/c i'm not sure i have A judging philosophy but I do have many different ideas about and for debate...some inconsistent. that being said i don't want what i think about debate to totally dictate what debaters decide to do in rounds.

topicality- generally don't like it. I find no abuse args to be really persuasive. Since I like critical arguments so much I think you can usually find ground in any debate. i don't like the competing interpretations framework very much. i find the "that limits out any aff" arg to be persuasive. but i will vote on that framework and topicality if left unchallenged. in a good topicality debate on competeing interp vs an ok no abuse arg i'll USUALLY vote aff.

cp- like em. with a critical nb even better. i think i'm a fair judge for these debates. aff theory args generally not persuasive unless unchallenged. very similar to topicality in this regards.

das- great. a lot of people are now struggling with the we control the uniqueness = a risk vs. we got d/risk of turn. i don't think the aff has to have offense to win a da but i do find in a lot of debates that with only defense it hurts the aff a bunch. especially when the neg has a cp. but i tend to weight the da first in terms of probability and then magnitude.

critical args- love em. these are the debates i find the most interesting. i'm willing to listen to virtually any way the neg wants to present them. method. alternative. text no text. don't care. case turn. obviously it's the neg's burden to provide some way to evaluate their "framework" but in terms of theory i think they are all pretty much legit. args are args and it's the other teams responsibility to answer them.

others- i like to see people be nice to each other in debate rounds. some people may say i intervene sometimes. it's true but let me provide context. if you go for you mis-spelled (jk) a word in your plan and you should lose and your winning the arg but the other team says this is stupid...we'll i'm persuaded. you just wasted a bunch of peoples time. another thing. DON'T RUN MALTHUS IN FRONT OF ME- DOESN'T MATTER IF IT RIGHTS OR NOT. i won't flow it. i think that while debate is a game we still have a responsibility to "speak truth to power". discourse is very important. definately co-constitutes with reality. this may be why i'm starting/have been hating the politics debate for the last year and a half. but hey, like i said before, i'm full of inconsistancies b/c sometimes you just don't have another arg in the box to go for. i'm sympathetic to this. especially in high school debate. i still research it for the hs topic and coach my kids to go for it.


from debateresults...

Debate is a game- i have a lot of ideas about how the game should be played but in the absence of teams making those arguments i won't default to them. i think debate should make the rules of the game and provide a framework for how i should evaulte the debate. i'm not a big fan of some arguments...like malthus in particular...but also theory arguments in general. these debates generally happen faster then my mind and pen can handle. ive judged a lot although i haven't much this year on the china topic. some people may think i have a bias towards critical arguments, and while this is true to some degree (i generally find them more intersting than other debates), it also means i have higher standards when it comes to these debates. yeah imagine that, me with high standards.


Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Georgetown Fall 2021 HS 2021-10-08 MSO R6 Potomac TT VDA - Vancouver LY Aff
Georgetown Fall 2021 HS 2021-10-08 MSN R5 Potomac RU SD-Shanghai BL Neg
Georgetown Fall 2021 HS 2021-10-08 MSN R4 SD-Shanghai LW ModernBrain HW Neg
Georgetown Fall 2021 HS 2021-10-08 MSO R2 Ivy Bridge QA VDA - Vancouver WZ Neg
Georgetown Fall 2021 HS 2021-10-08 MSN R1 Potomac FM SD-Shanghai LiWa Aff
Yale University Invitational 2021 HS 2021-09-17 JVPF R4 St Luke's GG Durham HH Con
Yale University Invitational 2021 HS 2021-09-17 JVPF R3 Summit TJ Desert Vista YF Con
Yale University Invitational 2021 HS 2021-09-17 JVPF R1 BASIS Scottsdale DR Long Wings Education WL Con
National Speech and Debate Tournament 2021-06-07 WS R6 Carolina West Gold Gulf Coast Red Prop
National Speech and Debate Tournament 2021-06-07 WS R4 North Dakota Roughrider Blue Yellow Rose Blue Prop
National Speech and Debate Tournament 2021-06-07 WS R1 Colorado White LBJ Red Opp
Taiwan NSDA National Qualifier MS 2021-04-03 CX CX Rou 306 303 Aff
Taiwan NSDA National Qualifier HS 2021-04-03 PF PF Rou 111 102 Aff
Taiwan NSDA National Qualifier HS 2021-04-03 PF PF Rou 114 113 Neg
Taiwan NSDA National Qualifier HS 2021-04-03 PF PF Rou 104 113 Neg
47th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2021-02-12 JVPF R7 Regis LP Potomac CD Pro
47th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2021-02-12 MSPF Double Ivy Plus YX Golden State NH Con Pro 2-1
47th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2021-02-12 JVPF R7 St Michael's OO Dalton HM Con
47th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2021-02-12 MSPF Triple Potomac GP Ivy Bridge YN Con Pro 2-1
47th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2021-02-12 JVPF R5 Laurel Christian PH BCAcademy KY Pro
47th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament MS 2021-02-12 JVPF R5 NSDA China Yellow WZ NHSDLC National HS Debate League of China TL Pro
47th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2021-02-12 JVPF R4 Newton South FP Hackley AK Pro
47th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2021-02-12 JVPF R4 Walt Whitman WC Cardinal Newman KA Pro
47th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2021-02-12 JVPF R3 Summit SS BCAcademy CJ Pro
47th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2021-02-12 JVPF R3 Ivy Bridge CB King KA Pro
35th Annual Stanford Invitational MS 2021-02-06 PF-MS Triple Stratford Osgood JA Taipei American TW Con Con 2-1
35th Annual Stanford Invitational MS 2021-02-06 PF-N R6 Joaquin Miller SD Heritage Christian LL Con
35th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2021-02-06 PF-JV R5 Joaquin Miller CM Westmont BM Pro
35th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2021-02-06 PF-JV R4 Albany FL BC Academy CJ Pro
35th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2021-02-06 PF-N R3 ADL SL Potomac CG Pro
35th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2021-02-06 PF-N R2 Heritage Christian HS Golden State DD Con
35th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2021-02-06 PF-N R1 Edgemont Junior-Senior GJ Heritage Christian TZ Con
Villiger 41 HS 2020-11-19 JVPF R4 Collegiate OM Regis HT Pro
Villiger 41 HS 2020-11-19 NPF R2 Cary Acad CH Regis PS Con
Villiger 41 HS 2020-11-19 NPF R1 Regis CM Cary XJ Con
Georgetown Fall Tournament HS 2020-10-09 PFJV R6 Packer BE New Horizons D.N CC Neg
Georgetown Fall Tournament HS 2020-10-09 PFJV R6 New Horizons D.N TP Potomac MS Neg
Yale University Invitational HS 2020-10-01 JVPF Double Newton South CL Heritage Christian HL Pro Con 2-1
Yale University Invitational HS 2020-10-01 JVPF Triple Milton Acad YT Carlsbad CF Pro Pro 2-1
Yale University Invitational HS 2020-10-01 JVPF R6 Upper St Clair KW Summit SN Pro
Yale University Invitational HS 2020-10-01 JVPF R3 Lake Highland Prep DG Lake Nona VD Pro
Yale University Invitational HS 2020-10-01 JVPF R2 APASS LY Brighton LH Con
Yale University Invitational HS 2020-10-01 JVPF R1 Desert Vista WG Stuyvesant HL Con
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament HS 2020-09-19 O PF Quads Torrey Pines KT Lakeville HS Neg Aff 2-1
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament MS 2020-09-19 N PF R6 BL DW Edvic ZT Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament HS 2020-09-19 O PF R5 Harker SN Del Norte BP Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament HS 2020-09-19 N PF R2 BCAcademy YC Westridge YW Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament HS 2020-09-19 N PF R2 Magnet CD Westridge NL Neg
Back to School Debate Challenge HS 2020-08-23 OPFD Quarte International Youth Debate Initiative Yan & Yan Real School Institute Mackey-Piccolo NEG NEG 2-1
Back to School Debate Challenge HS 2020-08-23 OPFD R1 Basis Peoria Independent Sekandari & Saravanan CYDC Independent Choi & Lee AFF
2019 California Round Robin HS 2019-02-14 CX RR R7 Overland Park North Independent CM Bellarmine VR Neg Neg 2-0
2019 California Round Robin HS 2019-02-14 CX RR R6 Montgomery Bell BH Overland Park North Independent CM Aff Aff 2-0
2019 California Round Robin HS 2019-02-14 CX RR R5 McQueen RR Jesuit HM Neg Neg 2-0
2019 California Round Robin HS 2019-02-14 CX RR R3 College Prep BG Montgomery Bell BG Neg Neg 2-0
2019 California Round Robin HS 2019-02-14 CX RR R2 Jesuit HM College Prep BG Aff Aff 2-0
2019 California Round Robin HS 2019-02-14 CX RR R1 Bellarmine VR CK McClatchy FS Neg
Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational HS 2019-02-01 VCX O Jesuit MW Liberal Arts and Science CU Neg Neg 2-1
Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational HS 2019-02-01 VCX R5 Liberal Arts and Science CU Crossings Christian HK Aff
Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational HS 2019-02-01 VCX R4 Grapevine HT Hendrickson ZF Aff
Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational HS 2019-02-01 VCX R3 Crossings Christian KR Jesuit TH Neg
Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational HS 2019-02-01 VCX R2 Guyer IM Wichita East YT Neg
Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational HS 2019-02-01 VCX R1 Crossings Christian HH Greenhill WZ Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2019-01-25 PEL R6 Evanston Twp BH Bronx HS Of Science IT Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2019-01-25 PEL R5 Meadows SN Newark Science AS Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2019-01-25 PEL R4 Maine East SS North Broward Prep DF Neg
Isidore Newman School Invitational HS 2017-12-08 VarCX Semis Katy Taylor BK Jenks BM Neg Neg 3-0
Isidore Newman School Invitational HS 2017-12-08 VarCX R5 Murrah AM Bentonville AV Neg
Isidore Newman School Invitational HS 2017-12-08 NovCX R1 St. Andrew's Episcopal BH Little Rock Central BE Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament 2017-06-19 WS R6 East Oklahoma White Colorado Grande Red Prop
National Speech and Debate Tournament 2017-06-19 WS R4 Pittsburgh Red South Texas White Opp
National Speech and Debate Tournament 2017-06-19 WS R2 North Dakota Roughrider White Rocky Mountain-South Opp
Tournament of Champions HS 2017-04-29 SPF R5 Fairmont Prep OP Byram Hills YC Pro
Tournament of Champions HS 2017-04-29 SPF R5 Bronx HS Of Science CK Nueva PG Con
Tournament of Champions HS 2017-04-29 SPF R4 Millard North SN Thomas S. Wootton ZL Pro
Tournament of Champions HS 2017-04-29 SPF R3 Strake Jesuit DD Geneva School of Boerne PR Pro
Tournament of Champions HS 2017-04-29 SPF R2 Cabot CT Durham DO Pro
Tournament of Champions HS 2017-04-29 PF R1 Lincoln-Sudbury SW Eagan PS Pro
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament HS 2016-02-13 JVCX Double Cypress Bay KB Nevada Union AM Aff Aff 3-0
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament HS 2016-02-13 JVCX R6 Rosemont JD Brophy CP CK Aff
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament HS 2016-02-13 JVCX R5 Oakland PW Oregon Episcopal School (OES) CS Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament HS 2016-02-13 JVCX R4 Harker CD Fairview ZK Aff
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament HS 2016-02-13 JVCX R3 Interlake TY BASIS Chandler KK Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament HS 2016-02-13 JVCX R2 Lynbrook RZ Heritage Hall GP Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament HS 2016-02-13 JVCX R1 Alliance Stern Math and Science BS Sonoma HN Aff
2016 California Round Robin HS 2016-02-11 CX RR R7 La Costa Canyon MY Notre Dame CP Neg Neg 2-0
2016 California Round Robin HS 2016-02-11 CX RR R4 Walter Payton CP BC Kinkaid BY Neg
Franklin R. Shirley Classic at Wake Forest University C 2012-11-08 - 2 NYU AG KCKCC MR Aff
Franklin R. Shirley Classic at Wake Forest University C 2012-11-08 - 1 WesternConn BR Kentucky GR Neg