Eric Oddo -- Niles West

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Judging philosophy:

I have judged several varsity debate rounds since I graduated from New Trier Township High School in Winnetka, Illinois. Currently, I am the District 219 Speech & Debate Coordinator, Head Debate Coach and Global Studies Teacher at Niles West High School in Skokie, IL.

Education:
Wake Forest University
Master of Arts in Education
Chicago-Kent College of Law
Juris Doctor
University of California at Santa Barbara
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy & Political Science

Debate arguments:
I will vote on any type of debate argument so long as the team extends it throughout the entire round and explains why it is a voter. Thus, I will pull the trigger on theory, agent specification, and other arguments many judges are unwilling to vote on. Even though I am considered a “politics/counter plan” debater, I will vote on kritiks, but I am told I evaluate kritik debates in a “politics/counter plan” manner. I try not to intervene in rounds, and all I ask is that debaters respect each other throughout the competition.

Seasonal voting record:

TourneyDivRdAFF    NEG    Decision

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