Akshay Amin Paradigm

Last changed 2/11 4:50P MST

Background

I work as a Program Manager; I work with 8 to 10 teams across the globe. All team members think differently and they are all right. Relationship and communication, regardless of the culture, are the keys to be successful in the type of work I participate.

Approach to judging

I believe a debate is the process of clarifying my own belief, but it may come across as I am imposing my belief upon another person. When I judge, I get so busy comparing the arguments of both debaters and completely consumed by listening so my own beliefs do not get a chance to influence me. I compare two arguments like a math equation, but do not forget to add emotions because that is also part of the equation.  I do use standard Lincoln-Douglas flowchart and depend on that heavily. 

Presentation preferences

 

All debaters, I have seen in my career as a judge, are amazingly respectful, professional, neutral, constructive, and disciplined and that is why I like to participate. Clearly understanding the content is important to me your opponent and speaking style should reflect this.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 VLD R6 Albany RR Evergreen Valley AG Neg
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 VLD R6 Dougherty Valley AS George Washington CO NG Neg
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 VLD R5 Hawken JT Loyola JN Aff
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 VLD R5 Cupertino EQ Dougherty Valley NR Neg
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 VLD R3 Hawken VP Oakwood Secondary School - North Hollywood AO Aff
SCU Spring Philalethic Invitational 4/2/2016 LD V Semi Fremont RP Palo Alto NR Aff Neg on a 2-1
SCU Spring Philalethic Invitational 4/2/2016 LD N Octo University Prep AV Palo Alto NM Aff Aff on a 2-1
SCU Spring Philalethic Invitational 4/2/2016 LD N Octo Young Genius SM Palo Alto SZ Aff Aff on a 3-0
SCU Spring Philalethic Invitational 4/2/2016 LD V R4 Fremont RP Cupertino AD Aff
SCU Spring Philalethic Invitational 4/2/2016 LD V R4 Golden State NM Cupertino AS Aff
SCU Spring Philalethic Invitational 4/2/2016 LD V R3 Westmont SN BASIS Independent AB Aff
SCU Spring Philalethic Invitational 4/2/2016 LD V R3 Cupertino RC Harker UP Aff
SCU Spring Philalethic Invitational 4/2/2016 LD N R2 Golden State RG Palo Alto LF Neg
SCU Spring Philalethic Invitational 4/2/2016 LD N R2 Harker LT Golden State KA Neg
SCU Spring Philalethic Invitational 4/2/2016 LD N R1 Young Genius KN Golden State DY Neg
SCU Spring Philalethic Invitational 4/2/2016 LD N R1 Young Genius AR Cupertino SD Aff
Western JV and Novice National Championship 3/12/2016 JLD Octas Arcadia Independent KW Harker AM Neg
Western JV and Novice National Championship 3/12/2016 JLD R5 Lynbrook SZ Golden State RT Neg
Western JV and Novice National Championship 3/12/2016 JLD R4 Harker AG Lynbrook YZ Neg
Western JV and Novice National Championship 3/12/2016 JLD R4 Harker SN Arcadia Independent KW Aff
Western JV and Novice National Championship 3/12/2016 JLD R3 Harker AM Lynbrook NA Neg
Western JV and Novice National Championship 3/12/2016 JLD R3 Harker SP Marlborough MC Aff
Western JV and Novice National Championship 3/12/2016 JLD R2 Quarry Lane SK Los Altos SH Aff
Western JV and Novice National Championship 3/12/2016 JLD R2 Harker AMa Milpitas TN Neg
Western JV and Novice National Championship 3/12/2016 JLD R1 Lynbrook CW Harker NR Neg
Western JV and Novice National Championship 3/12/2016 JLD R1 Harker CZ Lynbrook RM Aff
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD Octas Sunset RB Harker AMa Aff Aff on a 2-1
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD Double Granada Hills LG Elite of Irvine CL Aff Aff on a 3-0
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD Double CL Education WJ Sprague LW Neg Neg on a 3-0
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD R4 FSHA (Flintridge) FL Monte Vista RF Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD R4 Dougherty Valley PT Kudos NN Aff
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD R3 Loyola BJ Granada Hills GS Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD R3 Granada Hills SH St. Francis NB Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD R2 La Costa Canyon SS Milpitas TN Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD R2 Westview NM College Prep RY Aff
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD R1 Los Altos HE College Prep AO Aff
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD R1 Loyola TN Granada Hills LG Aff
30th Annual Stanford National Invitational 1/16/2016 JLD R2 Mountain View DN Golden State AS Neg
30th Annual Stanford National Invitational 1/16/2016 JLD R2 Leland NW Valencia SJ Neg
30th Annual Stanford National Invitational 1/16/2016 JLD R1 Young Genius VA Mission San Jose KG Aff
30th Annual Stanford National Invitational 1/16/2016 JLD R1 Mabank LJ Homestead KF Neg