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UIL Speech Judges

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Amaar Gillan

Current high school:

Currently coaching?: No


Number of years coached:

Number of tournaments judged: 1

High school attended:
Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences

Graduated high school: 2017

Participated in high school: Yes

Participated in college: Yes

Judging qualifications:
I debated LD all throughout highschool and I have judged the underclassmen debaters my senior year. I also did persuasive speaking for UIL and HOSA. I know a lot of philosphy, politics, and the art of charisma/speaking. I have judged in my debate class and I won my schools debate tournament.

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged:
Judging approach: Stock Issues
Policy priority: Resolution of substantive issues is more important than communication skills
Evidence philosophy: Quantity of evidence and quality of evidence are of equal importance
Paradigm: I usually don't have too many paradigms for cx. I dislike spreading and cheap tricks a lot of schools are taught to use but I will recognize the better debater.


Rounds judged: 20
Approach: Communication skills and resolution of substantive issues are of equal importance
I love the use of philosophy and morality in these debates because many of them have to do with moral obligation. Especially this years resolution literally has the term "moral obligation" in it. LD is all in the rebuttals. Yes a good constructive case is a must have and anyone can write a good one given enough time, but in order to show true understanding of the resolutiom and your case you have to get them in the rebuttals.

Contact Information

cell: 682 5589794

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional State Meet

Qualified for:


Region of residence:

I will travel to: 2 8