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Cameron Baghai

Content Director
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Cameron Baghai oversees DebateDrills' Traditional Debate products and resources.

Cameron received a J.D. from Yale Law School and a B.A. in Philosophy from UCLA. After graduating law school, he clerked on the Ninth Circuit Appellate Court and worked at the law firm O’Melveny & Myers. As an attorney, he represented clients in high-stakes, high-profile civil litigation. During his schooling, Cameron had won numerous tournaments and speaker awards in both high school LD debate and college NPDA debate. In college, he coached powerhouse teams, winners of national championships, and debate luminaries. Cameron’s passion for debate never died, and so he eventually left law to return to coaching. He served as the Curriculum Director and lead instructor at Athens Debate, and since left Athens to join DebateDrills. At DebateDrills, Cameron leverages his extensive experience in law—the world of applied debate—to teach students advanced persuasion, critical thinking, and analysis. His knowledge base is both deep and wide, built on well over a decade of debate and extensive experience in the legal industry.

 

 

"Working with Cameron for just a year rapidly improved the way I not only responded to arguments but simultaneously improved how I thought about debate as a whole. Cameron's consistent focus on perfecting the creation of argument's allowed me to rethink the way I go about treating debate and was one of the largest drivers of my success in such a short span."

Yesh Rao

 

"Cameron is a teacher who mixes a drive to succeed with learning in a way that I haven’t seen before. He creates a learning environment where work is not seen as work but as a drive to succeed. He encourages growth regardless of where you are as a debater through amazing interactive lessons, feedback and more. Cameron has helped me advance to the next level of my debate career"

Rohit Dayanand

 

"Cameron is one of the best instructors I know. He taught me how to be the best I can be in every round. Cameron will not only teach you how to be a better debater but also a better person. He is an amazing instructor who has helped me to learn so much about debate."

Zayne Abraham