Matthew du Mée understands the values and character qualities that one learns through debate team. Participants must learn to think clearly and present arguments concisely. They must be able to quickly assess the other person’s perspective and formulate a response that follows proper logic, and they must be attentive to the interaction on many different levels. All of these are superb attributes needed by lawyers. These skills and more were mastered by du Mée when on debate teams at Patrick Henry College and Harvard Law School, evidenced by his many wins in competitions for debate and moot court.
As a currently practicing attorney in Phoenix, the former homeschooler and his wife have established debate camps and debate teams for homeschoolers in the valley. They have taken leadership in filling the gap in this area, and believe it is one of the most important tools that homeschoolers can develop.