In this one-on-one format, students debate a topic provided by the Association. Lincoln Douglas Debate topics range from individual freedom versus the collective good to economic development versus environmental protection. Students may consult evidence gathered prior to the debate but may not use the Internet in round. An entire debate is roughly 45 minutes and consists of constructive speeches, rebuttals, and cross-examination. A range of diverse individuals with diverse backgrounds will be recruited to judge this event.
Lincoln Douglas has a Quarterfinals bid in the Varsity Division.
There will be both a Varsity division and a Novice division of Lincoln Douglas.
Lincoln Douglas will follow official NSDA Rules.
Both the Novice and Varsity divisions will be using the November/December topic. The Novice division will not be using the Novice topic.
The topic is Resolved:
In a democracy, the public’s right to know ought to be valued above the right to privacy of candidates for public office.
ALL Varsity LD judges are required to post a paradigm on Tabroom.com