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UIL Speech Judges

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Lauren Loper

Current high school:
University of Texas at Austin

Currently coaching?: no

Conference: Not Coaching

Number of years coached:

Number of tournaments judged: 1-3

High school attended:
Skyline High School Dallas, TX (Class of 2012)

Graduated high school: 2011

Participated in high school: yes

Participated in college: no

Judging qualifications:
NAUDL National Qualifier April 2012, Dallas Urban Debate League 1st Place Team and Speaker Sept. 2010, UIL 5A Regional Qualifier in Persuasive Speaking 2010

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged: 6
Judging approach: policy maker
Policy priority: Equal
Evidence philosophy: equal
Paradigm: I debated in high school from 2009-2012 (Social Services to Space) and I currently debate at the University of Texas at Austin. I tend to judge most rounds based upon who creates the best policy option, however I don't mind voting for kritical arguments. Specifics: Case- I like case. Some teams completely ignore the 1AC. That's fine if you do, but the impacts will still be weighed following the 2AR. T- I default to competing interpretations. However, I don't necessarily like the strategy of throwing 3 different T's at the Aff and picking up whatever they don't answer. I believe that the topic should be open to interpretation, but if the Aff is clearly out of the range of the topic then impact your standards and tell me why they matter. CPs- Love them. They should be competitive with the Aff and have a clear net benefit. DisAds- Love these too. Make sure you expand upon your link passed the 1NC. Impact calc is also nice. Ks- I never ran these much in high school. I am familiar with a few and don't mind voting on one. Make sure you have a clear link, impact, and don't forget about your alt. Also, don't use a lot of heavy K jargon. Clarity is something that many teams are starting to lack. I don't mind speed, but if I can't understand you then I will give you a verbal cue that you are unclear. Respect is a huge deal to me in a round. Acting rude to your opponents will get you docked speaker points and probably something written on your ballot about it. Debate shouldn't be just competitive but also enjoyable for everyone involved.


Rounds judged:

Contact Information

cell: 972 345-7761

Availability Information

Meet types:
District Regional CX State

Qualified for:


Region of residence:

I will travel to: 1