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You Cant Throw A Stick….

Posted on June 6th, by Sarah Spring in Alumni, Debate Pedagogy. Comments Off on You Cant Throw A Stick….

And not hit a debater at the Harris County courthouse…

The title of this post was inspired by a 2007 Houston Chronicle Op-Ed by two UH Debate Alums, Ron Bankston & Barbara Radnofsky.

Debate is preparation for life. Not much more evidence is needed than this 1971 UH policy debate yearbook photo. Check out the interactive version here.

While debate does prepare many undergraduates for law school, the reach of its metaphorical “stick” goes much further.

Yes, UH alums are successful lawyers, honorable judges and mediators, but UH Debate alums, in particular, have excelled in fields outside of the law.  Debate coaches, professors, medical ethicists and on and on.

One goal of this blog is to showcase the accomplishments of these alumni, so stay tuned.

I’ll leave you with the wisdom of UH Debate Alum Linda Listrom – executive director of the National Association of Urban … Read More »





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