Civil Discourse

The Civil Discourse program at the University of Richmond School of Law is designed to model the ideals of informed, respectful debate as part of the legal education experience. Faculty members and their debate partners argue opposite sides of a resolution, and the audience votes to determine the winner of the debate based on which team "converted" the greatest percentage of audience members to its viewpoint. Key components of the program are respect, civility, and a commitment to "disagree-ability."

2017 Civil Discourse Debate: Gerrymandering

2018 Civil Discourse Debate: Free Speech on Campus | Monday, April 16 at 4:30 p.m. | Register Online