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**CODE OF CONDUCT POLICIES**

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slps conduct policy
slps videotaping policy

Student Registration (High School Students)
Students must register with NAUDL & SLUDL for the 2018-19 school year.  Please complete the online registration step by taking 5 minutes to register here.                        There are two other steps required for debaters to be fully registered. 1) Debaters must have a parent or guardian read and sign the Student Releases Form, and 2) Debaters and their parents or guardians must complete the Student-Debater Information Form.

Student Registration (Middle School Students)
Students must register with NAUDL & SLUDL for the 2018-19 school year.  Please complete the online registration step by taking 5 minutes to register here.                There are two other steps required for debaters to be fully registered. 1) Debaters must have a parent or guardian read and sign the Student Releases Form, and 2) Debaters and their parents or guardians must complete the Student-Debater Information Form.

Debate Topic & Core Files: 2018-2019

Below you will find information on the 2018-19 Debate Topic:

Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reduce its restrictions on legal immigration to the United States.

Our core files serve multiple purposes. As a closed set for middle school, novice, and junior varsity debaters, they allow relatively inexperienced competitors to focus on skill development rather getting lost in the research requirements of exploring the vastness of every debate topic. For varsity debaters, it serves as a starter pack to introduce them to the new topic before opening the door for increased breadth and depth of knowledge.

Core files for 2018-2019

0 READ ME FIRST – NAUDL 18-19
1 – Refugees Affirmative – NAUDL 18-19
1 – Visas and Refugees Negative
1- Visas Affirmative – NAUDL 18-19
2 – Courts Counterplan — NAUDL 18-19
2 – Muslim Ban Core_NAUDL 18-19
2 – Midterms Politics DA_NAUDL 18-19
3 – Security K- NAUDL_18-19
3- Settler Colonialism K_NAUDL 18-19

Sample 4 minute 1ACs

4 – SLUDL Refugee 1AC 4 minutes 2018
4 – SLUDL Employment-Based Visas 4 min 1AC

Use of Core Files and Evidence Limitations for SLUDL

Novice & MS-II:
1) No changes to plan texts.
2) No new cards unless they are released to all schools in the League a minimum of 7 days before a tournament.
3) No major revisions to the arguments. Students may make minor edits to tags or change power-wording. (Students who are capable of reworking the files to generate new advantages, disadvantages, etc. are no longer novices and should move up a division.)

JV & MS-I:
1) T1: Junior varsity and MS-I students will use the same rules as Novice & MS-II. Additionally, there are some additional files available to JV & MS-I students.
2) After T1: JV & MS-I must work within the core files; however, they may write new advantages/scenarios. They may update those files to include more recent evidence and/or stronger evidence. They may NOT add new impact scenarios, new link stories, etc. Students are prohibited from running new cases or negative positions not contained in the core files.
3) T5: JV & MS-I are limited to core file areas, but do not have any evidence, link, or impact restrictions. Thus, they may run the School Integration Aff, School Lunches Aff, STEM Aff, Federalism DA, and Racism DA. JV also may run States CP, Courts CP, and Topicality.
*JV: No core file restrictions at Pattonville Invitational (T3), City Championships (T5), or MSHSAA/NSDA Districts (T6).

Varsity:
There are no restrictions in the Varsity division.

Additional Materials
SLUDL Template– For preparing files