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The 2009 Liberty Debate Institute

"The Liberty Debate Institute is a mixture of fun and learning that leaves you
with great memories and a deeper understanding of your field"
--Nicole Chapman 2005 VHSL LD State Tournament Qualifier

"The Liberty Debate Institute was an informative and worthwhile experience"
--Laura Bherer 2003 VHSL AA LD State Champion
& 2004 VHSL LD State Tournament Qualifier

More than 58 Liberty Debate Institute campers have qualified to the VHSL State Championship Tournament. At the VHSL Tournament, LDI campers have placed among the top ten speakers 51 times with 10 of those being either 1st or 2nd speaker! Additionally, LDI campers have placed either first or second in their division at the VHSL Tournament more than 25 times and 15 times they were State Champions!

Announcing: LDI Dates-June 21-July 11, 2009

The Liberty Debate Institute is a summer workshop open to all high school students of all experience levels in policy, Lincoln-Douglas, and Student Congres. It is sponsored by Liberty University and the Liberty University Debate Team. It is designed for beginning students who want to learn how to debate in the classroom or in competition as well as for intermediate and advanced (junior varsity and varsity) debaters who want to sharpen their debating skills and knowledge while preparing for the competitive debate season. The Liberty Debate Institute offers workshops catering to students interested in both policy and Lincoln-Douglas style debate.

Debate Institute Elite Performance Lab
Debate Institute Lincoln-Douglas Lab

If you are looking for a place to improve your speaking skills, your debating skills, your knowledge of this year's national topic, your knowledge of debate theory and your argumentation skills, then the Liberty Debate Institute should be your choice for a summer debate workshop.

See our FAQ page for dates, prices and other important information.

Debate Institute Details
Debate Institute FAQs 

Learn in one of the finest debate facilities in the country!

Come experience instruction from one of the best institute staffs 
in America in our new, state-of-the-art, 3500 square foot facility. Students at the Liberty Debate Institute have access to a private computer lab (no fighting the rest of the student body for time on a computer), an on-site copier, a workroom for cutting evidence, and a high-tech classroom for topic lectures.

LDI Faculty

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