LGN Attorneys and Law Clerks volunteered as judges at the Minnesota Urban Debate League’s All-Conference Championship for the MNUDL’s Middle School Program Northeast Conference on March 20, 2019. The tournament was the end of the season championship for middle school debaters from Battle Creek Middle School, Hazel Park Middle School, Capitol Hill Gifted and Talented Magnet, Ramsey Middle School, Murray Middle School, and Laura Jeffrey Academy.

LGN Partner Gregg Fishbein and Associate Kate Baxter-Kauf both serve on the Minnesota Urban Debate League’s Advisory Board. The MNUDL is a program of Augsburg University which provides resources and programming to support competitive academic debate in Twin Cities high schools and middle schools. The mission of MNUDL is to empower students through competitive academic debate to become engaged learners, critical thinkers, and active global citizens who are effective advocates for themselves and their communities. Currently, MNUDL serves more than 900 students at 39 partner schools and has seen sustained growth in student participation since its inception in 2004.