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UIL Speech Judges

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Erin Dulaney

Current high school:
Texas A&M University

Currently coaching?: no

Conference: Not Coaching

Number of years coached:

Number of tournaments judged: 7-10

High school attended:
Hallsville High School

Graduated high school: 2010

Participated in high school: yes

Participated in college: no

Judging qualifications:
Extemporaneous Speaking: District-6th place 2007, 1st 2009, 2nd 2010 Regional-6th(?) 2009, 4th(?) 2010- I was in the top 6 National Forensics League National Qualifier-2009 Tournament of Champions National Qualifier-2010 Competed on UIL, TFA and TOC circuits Poetry/Prose: Competed in Poetry in TFA circuit Since graduated have judged numerous poetry/prose competitions. Contact Ronda Craig at Hallsville High School if more qualifications needed. LD: though trained as a policy debater, I have found that I love judging LD debate. I take my hobby of philosophy and use it while I am judging this event. Also in the past two years, I have judged more LD rounds than I have policy rounds. I use my argumentation skills that I learned in debate in general as a way to evaluate a LD round. My deep understanding of claim, warrant and impact has allowed me to easily transition to a good LD judge. Contact Racy Grant (Ferris High School) or Melissa Witt (Hallsville High School) if more qualifications needed.

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged:
Judging approach: tabula rosa
Policy priority: Equal
Evidence philosophy: equal
Paradigm: N/A


Rounds judged: 30+
Approach: Equal
I was a policy debater in high school. That does not mean that I judge LD in a policy framework. I vote by how the debaters tell me I should vote and why I should vote that way. A clear framework should be established so I know how to evaluate the round. I love value/criterion clash, but that does not mean to neglect the contention debate. I don't like doing work for the debaters. I feel like that is unfair to both debaters because my personal opinion can give one debater and unfair advantage. That goes back to me wanting good warranted reasons why I should vote for you. I like good sign posting so that my flow is neat and I can see exactly where arguments are supposed to be placed. This also makes it easier for me to make my decision.

Contact Information

cell: 903 8068817

Availability Information

Meet types:
Regional State Meet

Qualified for:


Region of residence:
Area 5 Waco/Lufkin

I will travel to: 5