Emily Chan Paradigm

Last changed 20 November 2021 9:08 AM EST

Experience: I spent 4 years doing Policy Debate at Bronx Science and am currently a sophomore majoring in biology and sociology at Macaulay Honors College.

Email: chane7@bxscience.edu - please put me on the email chain :)

FOR POLICY - Updated for 2021:

Overall: I am a tech over truth judge. Unless something is contested in round, I'll generally take it for truth as I believe judge intervention moots the purpose of debate. The only exception to this rule is if something blatantly offensive is said in round (this includes but is not limited to anything racist, sexist, homophobic, and ableist). In this case, I wouldn't give the offending team the win or high speaker points even if the argument goes cold conceded. In general, run what you want and know the best. I was a pretty kritikal debater but I don't have any reservations to voting on a DA, CP, T, or Theory. I generally take the path of least resistance, so I love it when teams do the work of saying why they win. I'm okay with speed, but I've also not competed in a long time so use speed at your own discretion and and make it clear especially in an online format.

*I've been out of doing debate for 2 years now so don't assume I have any topic knowledge. I'm old now so I also don't know the meta in terms of common arguments.

Ks: I love them. That being said, I won't vote on a K if the link debate isn't clear or just poorly run. In terms of the alt, I don't really have a preference. It can be as radical as a violent revolution or as mild as prefiguration. No matter the case, explain your theory of power! I also don't believe that the alt needs to be won in order to vote on a K, although it will help you out. If the alt is abstract or is pragmatic or is even just presumption, I will have no trouble voting for the K if the aff isn't able to prove why that is a problem. Make sure that you explain whatever it is that you're running well!

DAs: I'm cool with them. I don't hate them but I also don't especially love them. I usually find the internal links extremely far fetched and the impacts to be ridiculous. If you're going to run these I'd recommend putting more time into the impact calc debate. However, even if the impact calc debate isn't fleshed out but the aff doesn't do a good job taking out the internal links to the impact, I will buy the risk of the impact.

CPs: I enjoy these if they're done for a reason. If they are competitive with the aff and make sense to read, I'll be partial to these. Make sure you make the net benefit clear and I'll have no problem voting on a CP.

T: I'm fine with T. If an aff isn't topical, I won't automatically vote it down. Make it clear to me why an aff is untopical and why that matters. I am a believer that sometimes there is a good reason for an aff to reject to be topical so as neg, make sure if T is what you're going for, that you're winning the impacts of T. I don't believe fairness is inherently an impact! If you make a fairness claim, make sure that there's some external impact!

Theory: If there is clear abuse and you're able to prove how it has affected the round in a way that was unfair, I'll gladly pull the trigger on theory. I'll vote on theory if it's dropped, but generally, I think I have a high threshold to vote on it.

Affs: Run what you're best at! I'll vibe with K affs though I have no issue with soft left or traditional policy action affs.

In general, have fun and enjoy the debate. Be assertive, but not rude and have a good time. If you've gotten to the end, congrats! Tell me a bear pun (but if you don't know one, a fact about bears is fine too) before the round starts to prove it. I won't automatically vote you up, but by proving you read a judge's paradigm, that's evidence of strategy/caring about the activity and so might just boost speaker points. 🐻

FOR LD:

All of the above from the Policy section applies wherever applicable.

I like performance and kritikal debate although traditional is fine too.

Assuming I don't know anything about the topic beforehand is a good idea.

I've never debated LD so I don't have a strong opinion about LD specific theory (for ex: RVIs) and I might not know what LD specific arguments/theory is or what the conventional way to evaluate such arguments are - if you explain what it is, I won't have a problem with it though!

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Villiger 42 Saint Josephs University HS 2021-11-19 VLD Quarte Bridgewater Raritan SG Pennsbury GB Neg Aff 2-1
Villiger 42 Saint Josephs University HS 2021-11-19 VLD R5 Bridgewater Raritan PK George Washington EC Neg
Villiger 42 Saint Josephs University HS 2021-11-19 JVLD R4 Collegiate CS CR North NS Aff
Villiger 42 Saint Josephs University HS 2021-11-19 JVLD R2 Collegiate ND Calvert Hall EM Aff
Villiger 42 Saint Josephs University HS 2021-11-19 VLD R1 Pennsbury EH Bridgewater Raritan AK Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2021-10-15 CXV Octos McDonogh RS Northview SI Neg Neg 3-0
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2021-10-15 CXV R6 McDonogh HW Newark Tech DW Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2021-10-15 CXV R5 Georgetown Day BL Thomas Jefferson HSST XD Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2021-10-15 CXV R4 Berkeley Prep SS Gilman GM Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament MS 2021-10-15 CXV R3 Taipei European CC Berkeley Prep VF Neg
Yale University Invitational 2021 HS 2021-09-17 VCX R4 George Washington CB Mamaroneck BV Aff
Yale University Invitational 2021 HS 2021-09-17 VCX R2 Coppell DG Mamaroneck WS Neg
NYSFL State Championship HS 2021-04-19 LD-N Quarte Chaminade AS Half Hollow Hills HS East TE Aff Aff 2-1
NYSFL State Championship HS 2021-04-19 LD-N Octas Shenendehowa AN Syosset VH Neg Neg 3-0
NYSFL State Championship HS 2021-04-19 LD-V R6 Kellenberg Memorial RN Ardsley ZS Aff
NYSFL State Championship HS 2021-04-19 LD-V R5 Harrison RA Collegiate PJ Aff
NYSFL State Championship HS 2021-04-19 LD-I R4 Jericho HK Emma Willard TZ Neg
NYSFL State Championship HS 2021-04-19 LD-V R3 Shenendehowa RM Harrison MB Neg
NYCFL Grand Tournament Eligible Schools Only HS 2021-03-06 LD R4 Harrison AC Byram Hills EW Aff Aff 2-0
NYCFL Grand Tournament Eligible Schools Only HS 2021-03-06 LD R3 Stuyvesant SP Harrison JP Aff
NYCFL Grand Tournament Eligible Schools Only HS 2021-03-06 LD R1 Harrison MB Stuyvesant MZ Aff Aff 2-0
Lakeland Westchester Classic 2021 HS 2021-02-25 CX-JV Final Newark Science SD Mamaroneck MS Aff Aff 3-0
Lakeland Westchester Classic 2021 HS 2021-02-25 CX-JV Semis Mamaroneck MS Hunter AD Aff Aff 3-0
Lakeland Westchester Classic 2021 HS 2021-02-25 CX-N R5 Columbia Secondary COMPASS CS Mamaroneck MW Aff
Lakeland Westchester Classic 2021 HS 2021-02-25 CX-N R2 Mamaroneck BS Leon Goldstein CS Neg
Lakeland Westchester Classic 2021 HS 2021-02-25 CX-N R1 Lexington TL Brooklyn Technical SK Neg
47th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2021-02-12 VCX Dbls Univ Of Chicago Lab KO Edina AA Aff Aff 3-0
47th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2021-02-12 VCX R7 North Broward Prep GG Reagan AG Aff
47th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2021-02-12 VCX R6 Georgetown Day CH Univ Of Chicago Lab BN Neg
47th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2021-02-12 JVCX R5 Thomas Jefferson HSST RL Berkeley Prep UP Aff
47th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2021-02-12 JVCX R4 Boston Latin YA Berkeley Prep WiWe Neg
47th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament MS 2021-02-12 NCX R3 SA Hudson Yards ZB Berkeley Prep SH Neg
47th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2021-02-12 JVCX R2 Berkeley Prep WH Leon Goldstein BA Neg
47th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2021-02-12 NCX R1 Berkeley Prep AH Stuyvesant CC Neg
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational HS 2021-02-04 CX Quarte Calvert Hall BL James Madison SY Aff Aff 3-0
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational HS 2021-02-04 CX Octos Stuyvesant NR BASIS San Antonio Shavano XM Aff Neg 2-1
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational HS 2021-02-04 CX R5 Hyattsville MF Lexington HV Neg
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational HS 2021-02-04 CX R4 Calvert Hall CS Mamaroneck OB Aff
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational HS 2021-02-04 CX R3 SWW CE Mamaroneck LP Aff
Lexington Winter Invitational HS 2021-01-15 VCX Octos North Broward Prep DR Georgetown Day BS Aff Aff 3-0
Lexington Winter Invitational HS 2021-01-15 VCX R5 Stuyvesant HN Chaminade BV Aff
Lexington Winter Invitational HS 2021-01-15 VCX R4 DuVal SA Berkeley Prep TZ Neg
Lexington Winter Invitational HS 2021-01-15 VCX R3 Ferris MC Casady WN Neg
Lexington Winter Invitational HS 2021-01-15 VCX R2 McDonogh HW Calvert Hall IM Aff
Lexington Winter Invitational HS 2021-01-15 VCX R1 North Broward Prep NO Berkeley Prep DV Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2021-01-08 NCX SFinal Lowell ND Leland CM Neg Neg 2-1
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2021-01-08 VCX Dubs Berkeley Prep ZT ADL BT Neg Neg 3-0
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2021-01-08 JVCX R5 CK McClatchy BB Folsom RN Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2021-01-08 NCX R3 Rowland Hall HZ Lowell LT Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2021-01-08 VCX R2 ADL KT BASIS Peoria KC Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2021-01-08 NCX R1 Leland CM Berkeley Prep HA Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2020-12-18 LD Double Scarsdale KS Harrison RA Neg Neg 3-0
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2020-12-18 LD R6 Apple Valley AD Minnetonka JB Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2020-12-18 LD R5 Lexington VM Torrey Pines KN Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2020-12-18 LD R4 West Des Moines Valley SJ Harrison AA Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2020-12-18 LD R3 Presentation MS Success Academy Liberal Arts SB Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2020-12-18 LD R2 Harrison AC Minnetonka SW Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2020-12-18 LD R1 Apple Valley MA Coppell HA Aff
Ridge Debates HS 2020-12-11 VCX R5 Princeton TP Lexington PL Neg
Ridge Debates HS 2020-12-11 VCX R4 Lexington BO Newark Tech TW Neg
Ridge Debates HS 2020-12-11 VCX R3 Lexington PL Newark Tech ND Aff
Ridge Debates HS 2020-12-11 NCX R2 Lexington JL Newark Science SL Aff
Ridge Debates HS 2020-12-11 NCX R1 Lexington WT Newark Science SD Neg
NY Fall Faceoff at Mamaroneck HS HS 2020-12-04 VCX R6 Barstow LL Stuyvesant HN Aff
NY Fall Faceoff at Mamaroneck HS HS 2020-12-04 VCX R5 Thomas Jefferson HSST PL Newark Tech DW Aff
NY Fall Faceoff at Mamaroneck HS HS 2020-12-04 JVCX R4 Eleanor Roosevelt BB Barstow WM Neg
NY Fall Faceoff at Mamaroneck HS HS 2020-12-04 VCX R3 Lexington IK Newark Tech TN Neg
NY Fall Faceoff at Mamaroneck HS HS 2020-12-04 VCX R1 DuVal NR Leon Goldstein BM Aff
Villiger 41 HS 2020-11-19 VLD Semis Unionville DJ Collegiate PJ Aff Aff 2-1
Villiger 41 HS 2020-11-19 VLD Quarte Unionville DJ Woodrow Wilson CO Aff Aff 3-0
Villiger 41 HS 2020-11-19 VLD R4 Cary CP Woodrow Wilson SR Aff
Villiger 41 HS 2020-11-19 VLD R3 Unionville RK Pennsbury MD Neg
Villiger 41 HS 2020-11-19 VLD R2 Woodrow Wilson TE Collegiate PJ Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2020-10-15 CX Octos James Logan BM North Broward Prep DR Neg Neg 3-0
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2020-10-15 CX Sextos Brooklyn Technical SA North Broward Prep DR Neg Neg 3-0
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2020-10-15 CX R5 USN BH West Des Moines Valley LM Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2020-10-15 CX R1 James Madison SY SWW EC Aff
Byram Hills Invitational HS 2020-10-09 LD R5 Lexington AM Byram EW Neg
Byram Hills Invitational HS 2020-10-09 LD R5 Harris AC ScsDle JT Neg
Byram Hills Invitational HS 2020-10-09 LD R1 Perry JSP Harris MB Neg
Byram Hills Invitational HS 2020-10-09 LD R1 BP MP Harris TB Aff
Yale University Invitational HS 2020-10-01 VCX Octos Coppell PY USN HK Neg Neg 3-0
Yale University Invitational HS 2020-10-01 VCX R6 Casady BH Pittsburgh Central Catholic HO Neg
Yale University Invitational HS 2020-10-01 VCX R3 West Des Moines Valley KK Mamaroneck LP Neg
Yale University Invitational HS 2020-10-01 VCX R2 Unionville AP Lexington IZ Neg
Winter Bronx Local Redux HS 2020-02-08 NPol R3 Bronx Science CH Bronx Science BT Neg
Winter Bronx Local Redux HS 2020-02-08 NPol R1 Bronx Science WZ Bronx Science PS Neg
Big Lex HS 2020-01-18 NCX Quarte Newark Tech IG Mamaroneck TP Neg Neg 3-0
Big Lex HS 2020-01-18 NCX Octos Pine Crest AO Berkeley Prep AH Neg Neg 2-1
Big Lex HS 2020-01-18 NCX R6 Newark Science BG Hunter WM Aff
Big Lex HS 2020-01-18 NCX R5 Pine Crest YG Nashua HS South KT Aff
Big Lex HS 2020-01-18 NCX R3 Newark Tech AA Baltimore City PS Neg
Big Lex HS 2020-01-18 NCX R2 Berkeley Prep SV McCormack SJ Aff
Big Lex HS 2020-01-18 NCX R1 Cathedral Prep AM John D. O'Bryant School Of Mathematics And Science GM Neg
Bronx Fall Local HS 2019-11-23 NPol R3 Bronx Science AC Bronx Science TN Neg
Bronx Fall Local HS 2019-11-23 NPol R2 Bronx Science BK Bronx Science CH Aff
Bronx Fall Local HS 2019-11-23 NPol R1 Bronx Science TB Bronx Science BS Aff
The Kaiser Debate Invitational HS 2019-11-02 NPol R3 Bronx Science BT Bronx Science BK Aff
The Kaiser Debate Invitational HS 2019-11-02 Pol R1 Bronx Science HL Bronx Science CW Aff
The Ridge Debates HS 2018-12-07 NCX Finals Stuyvesant LY Edgemont JS Neg Neg 3-0
The Ridge Debates HS 2018-12-07 NCX Quarte Lexington GE Edgemont PK Aff Neg 2-1
The Ridge Debates HS 2018-12-07 NCX R5 Newark Science SQ Stuyvesant SE Neg
The Ridge Debates HS 2018-12-07 NCX R4 Mamaroneck RM Stuyvesant ST Aff
The Ridge Debates HS 2018-12-07 NCX R3 Edgemont JS Lexington KT Aff
The Ridge Debates HS 2018-12-07 NCX R1 Stuyvesant LY Mamaroneck DB Aff