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UIL Speech Judges

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Wei-Hsin Liu

Current high school:
None

Currently coaching?: No

Conference:

Number of years coached:

Number of tournaments judged: 3

High school attended:
Liberal Arts and Science Academcy

Graduated high school: 2013

Participated in high school: No

Participated in college: No

Judging qualifications:
Debated at UIL Districts and UIL State for CX in both 2010 and 2011. Outside of UIL, debated at TFA tournaments as well for 2.5-3 years in high school.

Judging Philosophy

CX

Rounds judged: 12
Judging approach: Tabula Rasa
Policy priority: Communication skills and resolution of substantive issues are of equal importance
Evidence philosophy: Quality of evidence is more important than quantity of evidence
Paradigm: Open to judging all arguments. In high school, I spent more time debating kritikal arguments but I enjoy listening to politics DA and technical CP. I tend to err aff bias on T, but will vote on a good T argument. Open to all theory arguments, but I do lean towards conditionality. I tend to find PIKs abusive and do not like listening to them. Framework debates are good, all Ks are good, but don't anticipate any prior knowledge of any specific philosophies, even if I ran them in high school. In other words, good story telling of Ks is important. Speed is not an issue, go as fast as you'd like but keep in mind, if you aren't clear, I won't flow.

LD

Rounds judged:
Approach: Resolution of substantive issues is more important than communication skills
Philosophy:
I do not have a lot of experience with LD, so for the most part my judging philosophy will align with CX judging.

Contact Information

email: davidliu@utexas.edu
cell: 512 7977288
office:

Availability Information

Meet types:
CX State

Qualified for:
CX

Travel

Region of residence:
1

I will travel to: 1