We are Harvard-Westlake School's internationally-competitive debate team competing in Middle School Public Debate, World Schools, Lincoln-Douglas and other debate competitions.
Head Coach: Mike Bietz
In summer 2016, 333 students from 127 different schools, 9 states, and 10 countries participated in Harvard-Westlake's summer debate program.
Our program serves students in grades 5-12 with all different levels of experience. Programs include: Middle School Public Debate Program, Policy, Lincoln-Douglas and World Schools.
For our main session we offer a residential option where students stay at the world-renowned UCLA dormitories.
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The annual Harvard-Westlake Debates will take place over the MLK weekend, with a number of events running from January 12-16, 2016.
Lincoln-Douglas Round Robin
- January 12-13
High School Invitational
- January 14-16
- Formats: Lincoln-Douglas, Policy, World Schools (We are an Octas bid to the Tournament of Champions in Lincoln-Douglas)
Middle School Invitational
- January 16
- Format: Middle School Public Debate Program (3-on-3 parliamentary)
MLK Public Debate
Join the Harvard-Westlake Debate Team, Team USA and a panel of special guest judges as we host a public debate on Civil Rights. Martin Luther King Jr Day, 2017.