Dhruv Sehgal Paradigm

Last changed Wed, Sep 19, 2018 at 3:05 PM UTC

Yes, I want to be in the e-mail chain:

dhruvsehgal@utexas.edu

I was a grad assistant/coach at UT Austin.

I debated 4 years in college and went to the NDT 3x.

I judged, coached and performed mostly critical arguments extensively throughout my time in debate.

I have an English degree, but a majority of my academic background is in Eastern and Continental philosophy.

DEBATE:

I view debate as a testing ground for competing ideas and views of the world.

Regardless, there is zero excuse to berate or insult other people in debate. It doesn't make you cool or funny (to me, anyway), it just makes you unbearable to be around and I will dock your speaker points. I don't care how great you think you are.

Besides that I enjoy debates which focus on:

- EFFICIENCY/EFFECTIVENESS: being efficient and effective highlights to me a degree of professionalism and confidence in debate that I think is admirable. It makes the debate go smoother, and it moves towards clarity and elucidation versus confusion and deception, which I tend not to be a big fan of. Be clear about your arguments from the outset, and we will all have a much a better time in the debate

- IMPACTS (re: STAKES) THAT MATTER: prioritize what is the most important aspect of the round and be willing to sacrifice your life on it. when you raise the stakes of the debate not only does it tend to make you a better advocate for what you are talking about, it helps me as a judge figure out which impacts matter and which don't. doing impact framing/calc matters, especially in close debates.

- (AN ACTUAL?!) CASE DEBATE: this is more if you are neg in front of me. i tend to be more in favor of having specific and thorough case debates, as opposed to generic link stories that you could have read against any aff on the topic. moving towards specificity as opposed to generality is a major 🔑 for me if you are interested in being an effective/great/constantly winning 2N.

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” - George Bernard Shaw

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Event Rd Aff Neg Decision
Rutgers University Newark Debate Tournament 10/5/2018 nov N 1 Liberty RS George Mason BM NEG
Rutgers University Newark Debate Tournament 10/5/2018 JV 2 Rutgers-Newark KB George Mason BB NEG
Rutgers University Newark Debate Tournament 10/5/2018 nov N 3 Liberty BW George Mason RS AFF
Rutgers University Newark Debate Tournament 10/5/2018 nov N 4 George Mason KhSi Liberty HW AFF
Rutgers University Newark Debate Tournament 10/5/2018 nov N 5 Liberty HK United States Military AH AFF
Rutgers University Newark Debate Tournament 10/5/2018 nov N 6 George Mason SD Liberty CW AFF
Rutgers University Newark Debate Tournament 10/5/2018 JV Quarters Rutgers-Newark ML George Mason KL NEG
George Mas on a 2-1
Rutgers University Newark Debate Tournament 10/5/2018 nov Semis Liberty BW United States Military ML AFF
Liberty BW on a 3-0
SADL Middle School Tournament 1 9/29/2018 OpenP R1 SA Harlem East DE SA Harlem West BT NEG
SADL Middle School Tournament 1 9/29/2018 JVP R2 SA Harlem West FP SA Harlem North Central SD NEG
SADL Middle School Tournament 1 9/29/2018 OpenP R3 SA Ditmas Park PD SA Harlem West LS AFF
Phyllis Schatz Invitational at Binghamton University 9/21/2018 JV 1 Cornell KO George Mason AS NEG
Phyllis Schatz Invitational at Binghamton University 9/21/2018 JV 2 Rutgers-Newark KB George Mason BK NEG
Phyllis Schatz Invitational at Binghamton University 9/21/2018 Open O3 WesVir BM UniSta SM AFF
Phyllis Schatz Invitational at Binghamton University 9/21/2018 Novi N4 George Mason SR NewSchool EN AFF
Phyllis Schatz Invitational at Binghamton University 9/21/2018 Open O5 Cornel MS Monmou AH AFF
Phyllis Schatz Invitational at Binghamton University 9/21/2018 Novi N6 George Mason KS United States Military KT NEG
Phyllis Schatz Invitational at Binghamton University 9/21/2018 Novi OCTS United States Military AH George Mason BM AFF
United Sta on a 2-1
Phyllis Schatz Invitational at Binghamton University 9/21/2018 JV Finals George Mason PR Cornell GT AFF
George Mas on a 2-1
Texas Open 2/3/2018 TXO 1 Puget Sound GW Liberty HS NEG
Texas Open 2/3/2018 TXO 2 Arizona State CR UT San Antonio WW AFF
Texas Open 2/3/2018 TXO 7 Houston PS James Madison GS AFF
Texas Open 2/3/2018 TXO Octos Southern California BL Wake Forest AW NEG
Wake Fores on a 5-0
Bear Shock at Wichita State 1/20/2018 Open 3 Johnson County Community NR UT San Antonio AO AFF
Bear Shock at Wichita State 1/20/2018 JV 4 Emporia State MW UT San Antonio WW NEG
Bear Shock at Wichita State 1/20/2018 Open 6 Johnson County Community EM Kansas ES AFF
Bear Shock at Wichita State 1/20/2018 Open 7 Kansas SD Central Oklahoma CF NEG
Bear Shock at Wichita State 1/20/2018 JV Sems Emporia State LS UT San Antonio WW NEG
UT San Ant on a 3-0
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/1/2017 LD R1 Dripping Springs NA Strake Jesuit College Prep AA NEG
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/1/2017 LD R1 Prosper AA Stony Point RJ NEG
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/1/2017 CCX R5 Grapevine MW Westwood GB NEG
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/1/2017 CCX R6 Katy Taylor LX Woodlands MR NEG
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/1/2017 CCX D Ronald Reagan SV Hebron KN AFF
Ronald Rea on a 2-1
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/1/2017 CCX Q Ronald Reagan SV Westside PN NEG
Westside P on a 2-1
UCO Joe C Jackson 11/3/2017 Open Round 1 Oklaho HW UTSan CO AFF
UCO Joe C Jackson 11/3/2017 JV Round 2 UTSan GH CenOkl SH AFF
UCO Joe C Jackson 11/3/2017 Open Round 3 Kansas BW UMKC HM AFF
UCO Joe C Jackson 11/3/2017 Open Round 4 MisSta SW UMKC SJ AFF
UCO Joe C Jackson 11/3/2017 JV Round 6 JohCou FR UTSan GH AFF
UCO Joe C Jackson 11/3/2017 Open Quarters UMKC HM Baylor RW NEG
Baylor RW on a 3-0
Las Vegas Classic Debate Tournament at UNLV 10/21/2017 Open 1 Weber State BR Iowa RW NEG
Las Vegas Classic Debate Tournament at UNLV 10/21/2017 Nov 2 CSU - Northridge SC Arizona State KS NEG
Las Vegas Classic Debate Tournament at UNLV 10/21/2017 JV 3 UT San Antonio DW Arizona State GS AFF
Las Vegas Classic Debate Tournament at UNLV 10/21/2017 Open 4 UC Berkeley NH Iowa NO NEG
Las Vegas Classic Debate Tournament at UNLV 10/21/2017 JV 6 CSU - Northridge GP UT San Antonio/Wyoming AB AFF
Las Vegas Classic Debate Tournament at UNLV 10/21/2017 Open Doubles United States Military MS Weber State GM AFF
United Sta on a 2-1
Las Vegas Classic Debate Tournament at UNLV 10/21/2017 Open Octas Towson UG UC Berkeley NH NEG
UC Berkele on a 3-0
Las Vegas Classic Debate Tournament at UNLV 10/21/2017 Open Qrtrs Iowa NO United States Military MS AFF
Iowa NO on a 3-0
UMKC Baby Jo 9/16/2017 Open 1 Baylor CG UT San Antonio WS AFF
UMKC Baby Jo 9/16/2017 Open 2 Oklahoma MW Arizona State FK AFF
UMKC Baby Jo 9/16/2017 Open 3 Southern California BL Central Oklahoma CM AFF
UMKC Baby Jo 9/16/2017 Open 4 Baylor RW Iowa DH NEG
UMKC Baby Jo 9/16/2017 Open 5 Central Oklahoma HS Arizona State CR AFF
UMKC Baby Jo 9/16/2017 Open 6 Iowa GL Oklahoma JS AFF
UMKC Baby Jo 9/16/2017 JV Qrtrs Kansas State AP Central Oklahoma CE NEG
Central Ok on a 3-0
UMKC Baby Jo 9/16/2017 Open 8 Kansas BM Emporia State RN AFF
UMKC Baby Jo 9/16/2017 JV Semis Central Oklahoma CE Emporia State KM NEG
Emporia St on a 3-0
UTNIF Showdown 2 8/1/2017 CX R1 UMICH 7wk K Lab Sp Professors JM NEG
UTNIF Showdown 2 8/1/2017 CX R3 Professors BD AP Test Lab SR NEG
UTNIF Showdown 2 8/1/2017 CX R4 NPR CH UMICH 7wk K Lab LN NEG
UTNIF Showdown 2 8/1/2017 CX R5 NPR LP AP Test Lab HD NEG
UTNIF Showdown 2 8/1/2017 CX R6 UMICH 7wk K Lab OP NPR LT AFF
UTNIF Skills 2 7/21/2017 CX R1 FouCULT BN Professors HM NEG
UTNIF Skills 2 7/21/2017 CX R2 Rhombus of K Db8 GR Professors HP NEG
UTNIF Skills 2 7/21/2017 CX R3 Sauce Ontology Jo AP Test Lab CH NEG
UTNIF Skills 2 7/21/2017 CX R4 AP Test Lab RS Sauce Ontology MS AFF
UTNIF Skills 2 7/21/2017 CX R5 Rhombus of K Db8 Wa NPR EW NEG
UTNIF Skills 2 7/21/2017 CX R6 NPR BJ NPR FG NEG
UTNIF Showdown 1 7/9/2017 CX 1 AKA BEST LAB HR Summer Survivors JR NEG
UTNIF Showdown 1 7/9/2017 CX 2 Cool Sports BD Baby Got Vaxx RS AFF
UTNIF Showdown 1 7/9/2017 CX 3 Baby Got Vaxx WP Tbh no SL NEG
UTNIF Showdown 1 7/9/2017 CX 5 AKA BEST LAB BD Cool Sports JP AFF
UTNIF Showdown 1 7/9/2017 CX Qtrs Summer Survivors CL AKA BEST LAB LG AFF
AKA BEST L on a 2-1
UTNIF Skills 1 6/29/2017 CX R3 Cool Sports KS Tbh no FG AFF
UTNIF Skills 1 6/29/2017 CX R6 AKA BEST LAB CG AKA BEST LAB HR AFF
Cross Examination Debate Assocation National Tournament 3/17/2017 Open 2 Central Oklahoma HS Liberty HT AFF
Cross Examination Debate Assocation National Tournament 3/17/2017 Open 5 Cornell LT West Virginia WT AFF
Cross Examination Debate Assocation National Tournament 3/17/2017 Open 7 NYU LS Fullerton Indy GR AFF
Cross Examination Debate Assocation National Tournament 3/17/2017 Open Dbls Kansas State PP Liberty OR AFF
Liberty OR on a 2-1
JV Novice Nationals at West Virginia University 3/4/2017 JV 1 Liberty RT United States Military CG AFF
JV Novice Nationals at West Virginia University 3/4/2017 JV 2 West Virginia AI New York DS NEG
JV Novice Nationals at West Virginia University 3/4/2017 JV 3 Liberty BW Illinois College PC AFF
JV Novice Nationals at West Virginia University 3/4/2017 Nov 4 Rutgers-Newark AC George Mason BT NEG
JV Novice Nationals at West Virginia University 3/4/2017 JV 5 West Virginia BC United States Military CS AFF
JV Novice Nationals at West Virginia University 3/4/2017 JV 6 James Madison TB Liberty HS NEG
JV Novice Nationals at West Virginia University 3/4/2017 Nov 7 United States Military KK New York BZ AFF
JV Novice Nationals at West Virginia University 3/4/2017 Nov Octos New York SS United States Military KK NEG
United Sta on a 3-0
William DeMougeot Debates 1/6/2017 JV 1 Illinois SH Concordia NS AFF
William DeMougeot Debates 1/6/2017 JV 2 UT Dallas BS UT San Antonio CM NEG
William DeMougeot Debates 1/6/2017 JV 3 Emporia State MW Illinois HH AFF
William DeMougeot Debates 1/6/2017 Open 4 Northern Iowa KM Central Oklahoma HS NEG
William DeMougeot Debates 1/6/2017 Open 6 Kansas State PL Concordia DH NEG
William DeMougeot Debates 1/6/2017 JV Nov Missouri - Kansas City SO UT San Antonio CM NEG
UT San Ant on a 3-0
Fear and Loathing in Dallas 1/3/2017 OPEN 1 Missouri - Kansas City MS Kansas State LP NEG
Fear and Loathing in Dallas 1/3/2017 JV 2 Houston HS Missouri - Kansas City SO NEG
Fear and Loathing in Dallas 1/3/2017 OPEN 3 UT San Antonio WW Northern Iowa MK NEG
Fear and Loathing in Dallas 1/3/2017 OPEN 4 Missouri - Kansas City HC Central Oklahoma CM NEG
Fear and Loathing in Dallas 1/3/2017 OPEN 5 Concordia GN Iowa RW NEG
Fear and Loathing in Dallas 1/3/2017 JV Nov Sems Illinois SH Concordia RS AFF
Illinois S on a 2-1
Fear and Loathing in Dallas 1/3/2017 JV Nov Final Missouri - Kansas City SO Illinois SH AFF
Missouri - on a 2-1
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/2/2016 RR 2 Little Rock Central JJ Reagan SS NEG
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/2/2016 CCX Final Lindal TD HerHal DV AFF
Lindal TD on a 2-1
UCO Joe C Jackson Tournament 11/4/2016 Open Round 1 Emporia RW WSU CR NEG
UCO Joe C Jackson Tournament 11/4/2016 JV Round 2 WSU WH Illinois HS NEG
UCO Joe C Jackson Tournament 11/4/2016 Nov 3 UTSA AM Illinois AC AFF
UCO Joe C Jackson Tournament 11/4/2016 Nov 4 UMKC SO Illinois HH NEG
UCO Joe C Jackson Tournament 11/4/2016 JV Round 5 Housto AW JCCC HV NEG
UCO Joe C Jackson Tournament 11/4/2016 Nov Semis Illinois HH UTSA AM NEG
UTSA AM on a 2-1
The Jesuit Gonzaga University 10/29/2016 Open RD 3 Southern California BL UC Berkeley OP AFF
The Jesuit Gonzaga University 10/29/2016 Open RD 4 Gonzaga SW Oklahoma JW AFF
The Jesuit Gonzaga University 10/29/2016 Open DOUBLES Weber State GT Michigan DM AFF
Weber Stat on a 2-1
4th annual Mukai College Classic at Weber State 10/1/2016 Open 1 George Mason OT Johnson County Community ES AFF
4th annual Mukai College Classic at Weber State 10/1/2016 Open 2 UC Berkeley OP Kansas State FS AFF
4th annual Mukai College Classic at Weber State 10/1/2016 Open 3 Oklahoma SP Iowa RS AFF
4th annual Mukai College Classic at Weber State 10/1/2016 Open 4 Weber State AM Gonzaga JM NEG
4th annual Mukai College Classic at Weber State 10/1/2016 Open 5 George Mason BH Puget Sound QF AFF
4th annual Mukai College Classic at Weber State 10/1/2016 Jnr 6 Arizona State SW Oklahoma HH NEG
4th annual Mukai College Classic at Weber State 10/1/2016 Open 7 Oklahoma PS Stanford AS AFF
Georgia State University 9/17/2016 OPEN 4 Gonzaga SW Pittsburgh KL AFF
Georgia State University 9/17/2016 OPEN 6 Navy PM Michigan State BP NEG
Showdown 2 8/1/2016 CX 1 SeaLab 2021 MP NH NEG
Showdown 2 8/1/2016 CX 2 Emron and the turtles SV Teen Drama SW NEG
Showdown 2 8/1/2016 CX 3 FN Emron and the turtles RK NEG
Showdown 2 8/1/2016 CX 4 No More Parties at UT BK SeaLab 2021 PW AFF
Showdown 2 8/1/2016 CX 6 Leave Harambe Dead LR Bush did... MW NEG
Showdown 2 8/1/2016 CX Doubles Bush did... GN No More Parties at UT CY AFF
Bush did.. on a 1-0
Electric City Debates 12/3/2015 Open 1 North Star Academy OM Brooklyn Independent YD NEG
Electric City Debates 12/3/2015 Nov 2 Lexington BF Baltimore City RR AFF
Electric City Debates 12/3/2015 Nov 3 Baltimore City DC Edgemont CG AFF
Electric City Debates 12/3/2015 Nov 4 Lexington TZ Brooklyn Independent ER AFF
Electric City Debates 12/3/2015 Open 5 Brooklyn Independent BR Blake NW NEG
Electric City Debates 12/3/2015 Open 6 Brooklyn Independent PZ Pittsburgh Central Catholic MR NEG
Electric City Debates 12/3/2015 Nov Semifinals Baltimore City DC North Star Academy DI NEG
North Star on a 3-0
Electric City Debates 12/3/2015 Open Quarterfinals Baltimore City YE Lexington CD AFF
Baltimore on a 2-1
Electric City Debates 12/3/2015 Open Semifinals Brooklyn Independent CQ Baltimore City YE NEG
Baltimore on a 2-1
Rochesters Brad Smith Debate Tournament 11/21/2015 1 NYU LD Monmouth PT NEG
Rochesters Brad Smith Debate Tournament 11/21/2015 2 NYU SM Monmouth LS AFF
Rochesters Brad Smith Debate Tournament 11/21/2015 3 SUNY Broome Monmouth WT AFF
Rochesters Brad Smith Debate Tournament 11/21/2015 5 Monmouth LR NYU PS AFF
Rochesters Brad Smith Debate Tournament 11/21/2015 Qrts NewSchool GS NYU CX NEG
NYU CX on a 2-1
Arizona Debate Institute 8/8/2015 ADI 1 Dunn HG Pointer CJ AFF
Arizona Debate Institute 8/8/2015 ADI 2 Dunn HG Pointer SL NEG
Arizona Debate Institute 8/8/2015 ADI 3 Pointer SL Dunn HO NEG
Arizona Debate Institute 8/8/2015 ADI 5 Pointer CB Dunn CH NEG
Arizona Debate Institute 8/8/2015 ADI 6 Dunn BS Dunn WA NEG
Arizona Debate Institute 8/8/2015 ADI 7 Dunn PS Dunn GV AFF
Dunn PS on a 5-0
JVNovice Nationals at Binghamton University 3/6/2015 Nov 2 GMU CL Rochester GH AFF
JVNovice Nationals at Binghamton University 3/6/2015 Nov 3 BC JN GMU KY NEG
JVNovice Nationals at Binghamton University 3/6/2015 Nov Finals USMA GM GMU CL NEG
GMU CL on a 3-0
CEDA East Regionals at WCSU 2/21/2015 Nov Finals Liberty ER Cornell BK AFF
Liberty ER on a 2-1
The Electric City Debates 12/4/2014 NCX 1 Stuyvesant LG Baltimore City College SH NEG
The Electric City Debates 12/4/2014 Open 2 Lakeland District Debate HT Stuyvesant XY AFF
The Electric City Debates 12/4/2014 Open 3 Stuyvesant SY La Salle College GH NEG
The Electric City Debates 12/4/2014 Open 4 Brooklyn Independent Debate NA Stuyvesant GY NEG
The Electric City Debates 12/4/2014 Open 5 Wilson KK Pittsburgh Central Catholic WM AFF
The Electric City Debates 12/4/2014 Open 6 Lexington ZW Stuyvesant CL AFF
The Electric City Debates 12/4/2014 NCX Semifinals Stuyvesant SA Lexington KZ AFF
Lexington on a 2-1
The Electric City Debates 12/4/2014 Open Octafinals Broad Run KL Stuyvesant CX AFF
Broad Run on a 3-0
The Electric City Debates 12/4/2014 Open Quarterfinals Broad Run KL Atholton BB NEG
Atholton B on a 2-1
Arizona Debate Institute 8/8/2014 ADI 1 Pointer Symonds CB Pointer Symonds SH AFF
Arizona Debate Institute 8/8/2014 ADI 2 Pointer Symonds KH Pointer Symonds BR NEG
Arizona Debate Institute 8/8/2014 ADI 3 Parker Perry MD Parker Perry SW NEG
Arizona Debate Institute 8/8/2014 ADI 4 Andrade Dunn CA Parker Perry VS AFF
Electric City Invitational 12/5/2013 VCX 1 Edgemont JN La Salle College GD AFF
Electric City Invitational 12/5/2013 VCX 3 Lakeland District Debate BT Capitol Debate LB AFF
Electric City Invitational 12/5/2013 NCX 4 Baltimore City College Kudek & Yeargin Lakeland District Debate Tahir & Shah AFF
Electric City Invitational 12/5/2013 VCX 5 E. L. Meyers PC Edgemont RH NEG
Electric City Invitational 12/5/2013 VCX 6 Head Royce TP University Prep DK NEG
Electric City Invitational 12/5/2013 VCX Octafinals Reservoir SB Capitol Debate HP NEG
Capitol De on a 3-0