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2023 High School Debate Championship

March 10, 2023 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

For more than two decades, The City Club of Cleveland has hosted the annual High School Debate Championship.

Every year, the top two area high school debaters square off in a classic “Lincoln-Douglas” style debate at a Friday forum. This allows the debaters to compete—not only for the judges and audience in the room—but also for our radio and television audiences.

On behalf of BakerHostetler, we are honored to support this annual tradition in memory of Patrick Jordan–a lawyer, fierce protector of democracy and free speech, and was a championship debater himself.

In March 2022, Tom Lucchesi, partner at BakerHostetler, offered powerful opening remarks on the life and legacy of Pat Jordan which you can watch here, or read the transcript here.

The debate topic, judges, and two competing finalists will be announced at a later date.


March 10, 2023
11:30 am - 1:00 pm


The City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Avenue, 2nd Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114
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