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UIL Speech Judges

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Joseph A Willis

Current high school:

Currently coaching?: No


Number of years coached: 20

Number of tournaments judged: 6

High school attended:
Clovis High School, New Mexico

Graduated high school:

Participated in high school: Yes

Participated in college: Yes

Judging qualifications:

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged: 10
Judging approach: Policy Maker
Policy priority:
Evidence philosophy: CX should be about the clash of two clear policy options. Each side has the responsibility to build and defend their positions. A key responsibility is to clash with the opposition’s case. Clash is the essence of this debate. Each side must develop clear arguments as to WHY one argument or the other may not be valid. In addition, each debater must be able to communicate their ideas effectively and persuasively.


Rounds judged: 14
Approach: The key difference between CX and LD is that LD is about a value or a philosophy rather than a policy. Clash and persuasion are still critical but the use is different under the LD paradigm. LD is more about the relative “worth” of a particular value and less about which policy is best.

Contact Information

cell: 432 664-1175

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional CX State State Meet

Qualified for:


Region of residence:

I will travel to: 3 4 5