Victory Briefs Institute



VBI offers two- and three-week sessions on the campuses of the University of California-Los Angeles and Loyola Marymount University. The curriculum includes lectures, smaller seminars, demonstration and practice rounds, informal discussions and one-on-one sessions with coaches. The institute places students in lab groups of 12 to 15 based upon area of focus and experience level. A novice lab serves boys and girls with no previous Lincoln-Douglas experience. High school debate coaches and former invitational and national tournament champions serve as VBI instructors.

General Info

Name Victory Briefs Institute
Location Los Angeles, CA
Year-round Contacts 310-472-6364
Program Focuses & Features Debate
Grade Range (rising grades) 8-12
Age Range Residential and Day — Coed Ages 13-18
Application Deadline Rolling
Director Mike Bietz, Director
Residential Fee $1500-3450, 2-3 weeks.
Day Fee $900-1900, 2-3 weeks.
Year Established 2003
Dates & Sessions July-Aug; 2 sessions, 2-3 weeks long


Mike Bietz, Director