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Kirkland & Ellis Debate Invitational

by Erik Fogel | Mar 27, 2019 |

Debate Night


Kirkland & Ellis Debate Invitational Tournament! The NYC Urban Debate League was honored to partner with Kirkland & Ellis LLP for 4+ years now in hosting the Kirkland & Ellis Debates! Over 90 students, lawyers, teachers, volunteers, judges and staff joined us for a day of debates at its iconic office space! Thank you Kirkland & Ellis LLP for hosting! 


Thank you to everyone for making possible!  Thank you to the NYC City Council and Council Member Keith Powers of District 4 and all the volunteers and debaters of District 4!  Thank you to our incredible school teachers and debate coaches!  Thank you to our inspiring staff and volunteers! 


The evening featured eight different debate rounds with several debate formats including public forum debate and parliamentary debate. The debate topics of the evening included:


Tournament Photo Album



Tournament Topics

Resolved: The United States should end its arms sales to Saudi Arabia. (High School Public Forum)

Resolved: This house would legalize marijuana  (Middle School Parliamentary)

Resolved: The United States should promote the development of market rate housing in urban neighborhoods. (Middle School Public Forum)

Thanks to Kirkland & Ellis, all participating debaters received gavels, an incredible dinner, inspiring words from attorneys, and the most amazing views of the city.  Thank you everyone!
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