Support the Minnesota Urban Debate League during the second tournament of the high school season at the University of Minnesota. We need your help to make these tournaments possible for our Highschool debaters.
NO PREVIOUS DEBATE EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. Judges watch the debate round and evaluate teams on logic, effective argumentation, and speaking skills. They pick a winner, assign speaking points to individual students, and provide written feedback on their decision. By volunteering you save the league hundreds of dollars in judging fees and provide an invaluable service to the community, allowing us to support more students.
Dinner is provided to judges! We are happy to work with you to be flexible with your needs and schedules, as you are doing a great service for the students in our program.
High School Judge volunteers will undergo a small training session that will educate them on the norms of high school debate, including debate evaluation, the style of the activity, and how to make effective and informative decisions.
* Attend 1-hour judging training
- People Skills
- Problem Solving
- Public Speaking
- Verbal / Written Communication
- Critical Thinking
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training