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Lincoln-Douglas Debate

Lincoln-Douglas debate on the intercollegiate level is one-on-one policy debate. Typically, the membership proposes several different topic areas which are used for an entire season. The membership votes on those areas, selecting one. The LD committee then proposes several resolutions.
  • Time limits for LD debate are:

    • 1st Aff. constructive – 6 minutes
    • Cross Examination – 3 minutes
    • 1st Neg. constructive – 7 minutes
    • Cross Examination – 3 minutes
    • 1st Aff. rebuttal – 6 minutes
    • Neg. rebuttal – 6 minutes
    • 2nd Aff. rebuttal – 3 minutes
    • Prep time: 4 minutes
  • 2013-2014 LD Committee Members

    • John Boyer (Chair) (2 year term)--Lafayette College
    • Ian Hopkins--Miami University
    • David Trumble, St. Anselm University
    • Nichelle McNabb--Otterbein College
    • Spencer Orlowski (Student Rep)--Western Kentucky University