Young Lawyers

2019 — Salt Lake City, 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. 

The tournament will also observe the new internet policies.  


Policy will use the 2019-2020 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, colleges and universities ought not consider standardized tests in undergraduate admissions decisions. The decision to NOT use the novice topic on civil disobedience is intentional. All debaters should be prepared on the varsity topic.

PF topic: Resolved: The European Union should join the Belt and Road Initiative.

Policy topic: Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reduce Direct Commercial Sales and/or Foreign Military Sales of arms from 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 11th

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 12th

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