Young Lawyers

2018 — UT/US

Co-sponsored by the Litigation Division and the Young Lawyers of the Utah State Bar Association. Final rounds will be judged by panels of Lawyers from the Utah State Bar Association.

The Tournament will include 5 preliminary rounds with novice and open divisions in 3 events, policy, LD and public forum. 



Policy will use the 2018-2019 national topic and novice division will follow Utah state mandates. Open and Novice Lincoln Douglas will use the September/October topic. Public Forum will use the October topic.  

LD topic: Resolved: In the United States, reporters ought to have the right to protect the identity of confidential sources. The decision to NOT use the novice topic on civil disobedience is intentional. All debaters should be prepared on the confidential sources topic.

PF topic: Resolved: The United States should accede to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea without reservations.

Policy topic: Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reduce its restrictions on legal immigration to the United States.


Fees & Requirements

Judging requirements are 1 judge per 2 policy teams or part thereof and 1 judge per 3 in LD and PF.  Varsity Debaters who are Juniors or seniors may judge the novice divisions.  

Cost will be $30.00 per school, $14.00 per policy and PF Team, and $7.00 per LD competitor.  



Friday, October 12th

3:00-3:20     Check-in pay fees- Welcome and housekeeping info in the commons

3:30               Round 1 all events

5:30               Round 2 all events

7:30               Round 3 all events

Saturday, October 13th

8:00am               Round 4 all events

10:00am            Round 5 all events

11:30-12:30pm   Lunch Break

12:30pm           Quarterfinals all events

2:30pm               Semifinals all events

4:30pm               Finals all events