Debate Judges

Volunteer Virtually OR In-Person This Season!

This fall, the Minnesota Urban Debate League has virtual and in-person debate judging options! See our full tournament schedule and sign up today:

Fall Tournament Dates:

  • 9/25: MDTA Jamboree (Virtual)
  • 10/2: Lakeville (Virtual)
  • 10/8: UMN (Virtual) & 10/9: (In Person, UMN Campus)
  • 10/16: Northside Invitational (In Person)
  • 10/29: Roseville (Virtual) & 10/30 (In Person, Roseville)
  • 11/5: Farmington (Virtual) & 11/6 (In Person, Farmington)
  • 11/12: Highland Park (Virtual) & 11/13 (In Person, Highland Park)
  • 11/20: UMBrooks (In Person, UMN Campus)
  • 12/11: MNUDL Championships (Virtual) & 12/12 (In Person)

The high school national topic policy season has begun. We need judges to make it happen! Debate judges listen to students, share feedback, and choose the winner. No experience is needed – we train judges at every tournament.


Sign up to judge today! 


Plus, if you’re interested in learning more about our special paid judging opportunities for experienced policy debaters, contact Jake Swede at