Lessons learned from fifth graders

I am endlessly fascinated by the mechanics beyond rhetorical argumentation and how we convince others that we are in the right.

I spent about four years of my life where competitive debate was my primary focus - one year in high school, and two and a half years in college. Participating on both high school and collegiate debate teams has given me the love of breaking down arguments, and my experience in the activity was at the forefront of my mind when I got to attend the Judicial Learning Day for fifth graders across Carbon County. The students got to participate in a mock trial and I got to...


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