Maria Keller Paradigm

Last changed 3/23 11:12P EDT

General:
I'm a big advocate of comparative impact analysis and what I mean by that is explaining your impacts not just in relation to the affirmatives but reasons for why your arguments turn their impacts or come first or any other consideration you think gives me a reason to vote for you. At the end of the day the surest way to get my ballot is to do a better job explaining why I should vote for you compared to the reasons the other team is giving me. The team that does the better job of framing the debate usually wins.

Topicality:
Not my favorite argument, but am open to hearing the debate. I'm open to reasonability or competing interpretations. I don't have an image of what is and what is not topical and than bring some bias from that in, I will only evaluate from a tech perspective on this debate, which means if an aff is horrible for the topic and explodes limits but you argue that in an ineffective manner than you will lose. If you deserve to win the debate I will vote for you, no matter my feelings on topicality.

Theory:
Theory is fine, I'll vote for anything from Condo to Process CP theory if you do a good job explaining it. Make sure you are doing comparative analysis as well as impact explanation.

Kritiks:
I think that most K teams do the bare minimum with the argument and would not get my ballot because they rely on generic links and don't give specific applications. You should always make sure to explain the thesis of your K as well as your link arguments in detail.

CP's
A good specific CP to the aff is always a great debate. Just make sure to explain the difference between the CP and the Aff if it is a confusing one (e.g. you don't need to explain the consultation process in great detail if you read a consult CP, we all get it, it's consult).
DA's
These are fine. Politics, plan based DA's, whatever. The internal link and impact parts of the debate are the most important to me, do this well and you will be rewarded. 

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/30/2019 VCX Semis Homestead MW North Broward Prep DF Aff Aff on a 3-0
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/30/2019 VCX Octos Whitney Young MM Edina AB Aff Aff on a 3-0
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/30/2019 VCX Double St. Mark's School of Texas YS Casady BH Aff Aff on a 3-0
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/30/2019 VCX R6 Casady BH Lexington JP Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/30/2019 VCX R5 Montgomery Bell KK Homestead MW Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/30/2019 VCX R4 Mamaroneck LR Montgomery Bell KJ Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/30/2019 VCX R3 Kent Denver LK Montgomery Bell KP Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/30/2019 VCX R2 Mamaroneck RK Oak Park and River Forest BR Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/30/2019 VCX R1 Montgomery Bell CM Detroit Country Day LP Aff
Michigan Summer Institutes 7/30/2019 POL R4 Classic ABZ WB Classic HJO PH Neg
Michigan Summer Institutes 7/30/2019 POL R2 FFPSVZ BA HFBRMS BL Neg
NDT District 5 Qualifying Tournament 2/23/2019 NDT R6 Indiana LL Michigan State SJ Neg Neg on a 3-0
NDT District 5 Qualifying Tournament 2/23/2019 NDT R3 Michigan State SJ Indiana LL Aff Aff on a 3-0
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX Octos New Trier AK Glenbrook North DF Aff Aff on a 3-0
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX Double Alpharetta HS BM Montgomery Bell HR Aff Aff on a 2-1
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R7 New Trier LR Westminster BK Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R6 Alpharetta HS BM Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart AG Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R4 Westminster BR Homewood-Flossmoor KW Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R3 Westminster AM Glenbrook North NR Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R2 Westminster VK Niles West FW Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R1 Carrollton Sacred Heart GC Casady BB Aff
Wayne State Ziegelmueller Invitational 10/20/2018 Open R3 Kentucky SW Indiana BB Aff
Wayne State Ziegelmueller Invitational 10/20/2018 JV R2 Indian OH MicSta WB Neg
Michigan Summer Institutes 7/31/2018 POL R4 FFGSV LW Classic KAZ HM Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 11/1/2017 VCX R6 Pace HN New Trier KE Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 11/1/2017 VCX R4 Westminster IM New Trier BB Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 11/1/2017 VCX R3 Niles West CS Theodore Roosevelt AD Aff
Michigan Summer Institutes 8/1/2017 POL Double AFKKMM FM BFHHR JL Neg Neg on a 3-0
Michigan Summer Institutes 8/1/2017 POL R3 BCPPR HW CFJ CF Aff
District 5 D5 NDT Qualifying Tournament 2/17/2017 NDT R6 Michigan State RW Indiana HF Neg Neg on a 3-0
District 5 D5 NDT Qualifying Tournament 2/17/2017 NDT R5 Indiana AS Northwestern LW Neg Neg on a 2-1
District 5 D5 NDT Qualifying Tournament 2/17/2017 NDT R4 Wayne State AD Northwestern LW Neg Neg on a 2-1
District 5 D5 NDT Qualifying Tournament 2/17/2017 NDT R3 Northwestern LW Indiana HF Neg Neg on a 3-0
District 5 D5 NDT Qualifying Tournament 2/17/2017 NDT R2 Northwestern JY Wayne State CH Aff Aff on a 2-1
District 5 D5 NDT Qualifying Tournament 2/17/2017 NDT R1 Wayne State CH Michigan State RW Neg Neg on a 3-0
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/26/2016 VCX Octos New Trier KS Montgomery Bell RK Neg Aff on a 2-1
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/26/2016 VCX Double Montgomery Bell CJ Glenbrook South BS Aff Aff on a 2-1
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/26/2016 JRR R7 Niles West Beutelspacher & Chan USN Kurupassery & Bradshaw Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/26/2016 VCX R6 Carrollton DT Glenbrook South BS Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/26/2016 SRR R6 Whitney M. Young Magnet Robinson & Oladipo Calhoun Bearden & Ku Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/26/2016 JRR R5 Calhoun Forster & Falkenstein Whitney M. Young Magnet Gekker & Puchowitz Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/26/2016 VCX R5 Carrollton FP Wayzata MJ Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/26/2016 JRR R4 North Broward Preparatory Mancini & Rabbini Montgomery Bell Barton & Jablonski Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/26/2016 VCX R4 Bellarmine CT Niles West GB Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/26/2016 SRR R3 Baltimore City Edwards & Yeargin Niles West Salehitezangi & Silber Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/26/2016 VCX R3 New Trier KS Montgomery Bell CJ Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/26/2016 JRR R2 Lexington Gunnala & Lu Pine Crest Preparatory Tomchin & Vlessing Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/26/2016 VCX R2 Glenbrook South KV Carrollton BG Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/26/2016 VCX R1 Mountain Brook WS Glenbrook South RK Neg
Wayne State George Ziegelmueller Ziggy Invitational 10/22/2016 Open Semis Iowa CK Harvard GS Neg Neg on a 3-0
Wayne State George Ziegelmueller Ziggy Invitational 10/22/2016 Open Quarte Harvard GS Iowa WR Aff Aff on a 3-0
Wayne State George Ziegelmueller Ziggy Invitational 10/22/2016 Nov Finals Wayne State IM Minnesota FK Neg Neg on a 3-0
Wayne State George Ziegelmueller Ziggy Invitational 10/22/2016 Open R5 Harvard GS Michigan State BR Aff
Wayne State George Ziegelmueller Ziggy Invitational 10/22/2016 Open R4 Michigan State IP Minnesota JW Neg
Wayne State George Ziegelmueller Ziggy Invitational 10/22/2016 Nov R3 Indiana KT Minnesota FK Neg
Wayne State George Ziegelmueller Ziggy Invitational 10/22/2016 Open R2 Indiana PS Wayne State MJ Neg
Wayne State George Ziegelmueller Ziggy Invitational 10/22/2016 Open R1 Iowa PJ Wayne State DH Neg
Michigan National Debate Institute Summer Camp 7/28/2016 POL R6 FFRSV Silverstein & Ye PT Suh & Zhang Aff
Michigan National Debate Institute Summer Camp 7/28/2016 POL R5 AKKMM Stuart & Gunnink BFHLR Bajwa & Richey Neg
Michigan National Debate Institute Summer Camp 7/28/2016 POL R4 AKKMM Day & Hurt FFRSV Cho & Zhang Aff
Michigan National Debate Institute Summer Camp 7/28/2016 POL R3 CPPRW Bradshaw & Wolfson BFHLR Zabner & Ben-Isvy Neg
Michigan National Debate Institute Summer Camp 7/28/2016 POL R2 PT Padmanabhan & Thurber BH Gilmer-Hill & McCain Neg
Michigan National Debate Institute Summer Camp 7/28/2016 POL R1 HJPPV Heigis & Stras BFHLR Buckman & Warshauer Neg
70th National Debate Tournament at Binghamton 3/31/2016 Open Round Samford BD Iowa PW Aff Aff on a 3-0
70th National Debate Tournament at Binghamton 3/31/2016 Open Round Minnesota AK Kentucky GV Neg Neg on a 3-0
70th National Debate Tournament at Binghamton 3/31/2016 Open Round Emory KL Liberty CS Aff Aff on a 3-0
70th National Debate Tournament at Binghamton 3/31/2016 Open Round Indiana SH Gonzaga SW Aff Aff on a 2-1
70th National Debate Tournament at Binghamton 3/31/2016 Open Round Mary Washington CW Missouri State BR Aff Neg on a 2-1
70th National Debate Tournament at Binghamton 3/31/2016 Open Round Harvard AM Minnesota LT Aff Aff on a 2-1
70th National Debate Tournament at Binghamton 3/31/2016 Open Round Kentucky GN Georgetown KK Aff Aff on a 3-0
JV Novice Nationals at West Virginia University 3/5/2016 Nov Octos Liberty HH Samford DS Aff Neg on a 2-1
JV Novice Nationals at West Virginia University 3/5/2016 Nov R3 George Mason AS Central Florida DI Aff
JV Novice Nationals at West Virginia University 3/5/2016 Nov R2 Liberty BH Central Florida TS Aff
District 5 NDT Qualifying Tournament 2/19/2016 NDT Round Indiana Smale & Hoffman Northwestern Callahan & Esman Neg Neg on a 2-1
District 5 NDT Qualifying Tournament 2/19/2016 NDT Round Northwestern Callahan & Esman Michigan State Brill & Runburg Aff Aff on a 3-0
District 5 NDT Qualifying Tournament 2/19/2016 NDT Round Michigan State Brill & Runburg Indiana Aaronson & Ferguson Neg Neg on a 3-0
District 5 NDT Qualifying Tournament 2/19/2016 NDT Round Northwestern Callahan & Esman Michigan State Munsinger & Walkington Aff Aff on a 3-0
District 5 NDT Qualifying Tournament 2/19/2016 NDT Round Michigan State Munsinger & Walkington Indiana Aaronson & Ferguson Neg Neg on a 2-1
Hoosier Invite HIT 1/30/2016 Break Final Wayne State PK Louisville TW Aff Aff on a 3-0
Hoosier Invite HIT 1/30/2016 Break Semis Wayne State PK IndianaIowa PJ Aff Aff on a 2-1
Hoosier Invite HIT 1/30/2016 Break R7 Louisville TW IndianaIowa PJ Aff
Hoosier Invite HIT 1/30/2016 Lil 5 Semis WaySta Matmanivong Ibrahim Vander Link & Du Neg Neg on a 3-0
Hoosier Invite HIT 1/30/2016 Cutt R6 Florid Daskalakis & Marchini Georgi Stupek & Yonter Neg
Hoosier Invite HIT 1/30/2016 Cutt R5 MicSta Staats & Nierman Samfor Davis & Bennie Neg
Hoosier Invite HIT 1/30/2016 Cutt R4 Vander Kohlmaier & Cohon MicSta Campbell & Wier Neg
Hoosier Invite HIT 1/30/2016 Cutt R2 Iowa Oberto-Besso & Shearer Minnes Kuoch & Tauring-Traxler Aff
Hoosier Invite HIT 1/30/2016 Cutt R1 MicSta Runburg & Brill WaySta Anton & Williams Aff
Hurricane Debates at the University of Miami 1/4/2016 OPEN Octos Minnesota KA Emory GM Neg Neg on a 2-1
Hurricane Debates at the University of Miami 1/4/2016 OPEN R9 Emory BG Georgia AR Neg
Hurricane Debates at the University of Miami 1/4/2016 OPEN R4 Emory GM Minnesota KA Neg
Hurricane Debates at the University of Miami 1/4/2016 NOV R2 Emory PZ Vanderbilt CK Neg
Hurricane Debates at the University of Miami 1/4/2016 OPEN R1 Vanderbilt SG Georgia SW Neg
ADA Fall Championship 11/13/2015 Open Semis Wayne State AW Liberty SC Aff Aff on a 2-1
ADA Fall Championship 11/13/2015 Open Quarte Vanderbilt GK Boston BS Neg Neg on a 2-1
ADA Fall Championship 11/13/2015 Nov Octo Liberty JM United States Military CK Aff Aff on a 3-0
ADA Fall Championship 11/13/2015 Open R6 Florida CK Miami AK Aff
ADA Fall Championship 11/13/2015 Nov R5 Miami AK Emory GZ Neg
ADA Fall Championship 11/13/2015 Open R4 Mary Washington DH Vanderbilt CS Neg
ADA Fall Championship 11/13/2015 Open R3 Boston BS Liberty SC Neg
ADA Fall Championship 11/13/2015 Nov R2 Samford ST Liberty GT Neg
ADA Fall Championship 11/13/2015 Nov R1 Minnesota GJ Emory CR Aff
University of Michigan HS Tournament 10/28/2015 VCX Quarte Glenbrook South RS Westminster Schools CK Aff Aff on a 2-1
University of Michigan HS Tournament 10/28/2015 VCX R7 New Trier BK Wayzata AJ Aff
University of Michigan HS Tournament 10/28/2015 VCX R6 Berkeley Prep KN Bellarmine CP SP Neg
University of Michigan HS Tournament 10/28/2015 VCX R5 Berkeley Prep LE Ransom Everglades FG Neg
University of Michigan HS Tournament 10/28/2015 VCX R4 Chicago Lab Schools BH Montgomery Bell YZ Neg
University of Michigan HS Tournament 10/28/2015 VCX R3 Northside CP KS Carrollton Sacred Heart BG Neg
University of Michigan HS Tournament 10/28/2015 VCX R2 New Trier BY Des Moines Roosevelt DK Neg
Michigan Summer Institute 8/4/2015 POL Dubs HJPV SC MAGS ST Aff Neg on a 2-1
Michigan Summer Institute 8/4/2015 POL R5 GHJMP SD Buckman and Kirby Neg
Michigan Summer Institute 8/4/2015 POL R4 BEFJR MM KM SS Aff
Michigan Summer Institute 8/4/2015 POL R1 Hybrid BL MAGS JR Neg
Michigan Summer Institute 8/5/2014 POL Dubs GRAMS Chan & Agrawal Pace Brand and Rawls Aff Aff on a 2-1
Michigan Summer Institute 8/5/2014 POL Round CL Grady & Charlie SS Schuler & Mnushkin Neg
Michigan Summer Institute 8/5/2014 POL Round RT Juliette & Analisa RT Atticus & Caroline Neg
Michigan Summer Institute 8/5/2014 POL Round BEFJR Cajanding & Stroud GRAMS Chapkis & Neme-Micula Neg
Michigan Summer Institute 8/5/2014 POL Round ClaBMW Liao & Lee GHJPP Emerson & Zhang Neg
Michigan Summer Institute 8/5/2014 POL Round HJPV Galant & Plumber ClaBMW Caosun & Chang Aff
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/1/2013 VCX R7 Glenbrook South OS Homewood-Flossmoor FR Neg
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/1/2013 VCX R6 Independent HJ Niles West LD Neg
Michigan Summer Institute 8/7/2013 Open Double AtcCHM Hayes & Carlson GreenJP Shen & Roth Aff Aff on a 2-1
Michigan Summer Institute 8/7/2013 Open Round Hybrid 9 Chen & Srivastava GanTall Carty & Ganem Aff
Michigan Summer Institute 8/7/2013 Open Round GanTall Levin & Suri Heidt-Pappas-Jo Charous & Hoffen Neg
Michigan Summer Institute 8/7/2013 Open Round DW Yoon & Ratner CroTopp Erickson & Gartner Neg
Michigan Summer Institute 8/7/2013 Open Round Hybrid 24 Berger & Aaronson Hybrid 8 Kimbrough & Dean Aff
Michigan Summer Institute 8/7/2013 Open Round DW Morales & Guzman Ald-San Zmyslo & Rose Neg
Michigan Summer Institute 8/7/2013 Open Round Hybrid 3 Knudson & Zhang AtcCHM Choi & Wang Neg
Michigan Summer Institute 8/1/2012 Open Double AFHM AJ BHKPP BS Neg Neg on a 2-1
Michigan Summer Institute 8/1/2012 Open Round Hybrid TK CDT MC Aff
Michigan Summer Institute 8/1/2012 Open Round GJJP BA GJJP RG Aff
Michigan Summer Institute 8/1/2012 Open Round LW PE CDT NR Neg
Michigan Summer Institute 8/1/2012 Open Round BHKPP ME Hybrid CD Neg
Michigan Summer Institute 8/1/2012 Open Round CDT VinAle BJR JR Aff
Michigan Summer Institute 8/1/2012 Open Round BJR SC GJJP AG Neg