Debate LA offers 5 different sessions throughout June and July. Most sessions are devoted to Lincoln-Douglas style debate, a one-on-one, competitive debate style, and the Middle School Public Debate Program (MSPDP), a three-on-three, parliamentary style of debate for middle school students. Opportunities in Public Forum and Policy debate are offered as well. Remaining program dates will be announced when registration opens.
Flagship Program (July 12, 2021 - July 23, 2021)
Our two-week flagship program offers an immersive debate experience for all levels. The Flagship program offers three forms of debate: Lincoln-Douglas, MSPDP, and Public Forum. If you’re not sure what type of debate is right for you, check out our debate frequently asked questions.
If it is safe to do so in summer 2021, Debate LA will offer a boarding option during the Flagship program. Students stay at American Jewish University, a short bus ride from Harvard-Westlake.
Not sure if you are ready to commit to two weeks of intensive debate, try one of our one-week programs. Sessions offer programs in all levels of MSPDP as well as Lincoln-Douglas Debate for beginners.
For policy debaters as well as experienced LD debaters who want to expand their debate experience, this two-week, virtual program focuses exclusively on Policy Debate.