The 2017 OGDI

Debate: July 22-August 5, 2017
Mock trial: July 22-July 29, 2017
IEs: July 22-July 29, 2017


The OGDI sponsored by Oregon Forensics is a summer experience like no other. The institute provides superior instruction in all types of debate, individual events and in 2017 we will provide instruction in mock trial.

Our institute is distinguished by our emphasis on creating learning environments yielding the best possible educational outcomes. An active, flexible, and state-of-the-art curriculum is driven by a faculty with unmatched forensics success and unparalleled academic training. Students enjoy access to most university facilities and resources.

Forensics – competitive speech – advances the process of human communication, yet very few high school students can explain the importance concepts such as language in persuasion, social construction, political influence, rhetoric, discourse, or ideology. Given the Oregon commitment to teaching and learning, the electives and theory seminars are more advanced and interactive than comparable classes at other institutes.

The mock trial program at the 2017 OGDI will incorporate instruction from UO Law School faculty, judges, and legal experts, as well as focused instruction and practice from the the leaders of Oregon’s nationally-competitive mock trial program.