The Long Island Forensic Association and the Catholic Forensic League of Rockville Centre are cocurricular organizations which exist to promote  leadership in high school students through public speaking activities. We seek to teach students the importance of analytical and communication skills. As such, we hold regular speech and debate tournaments throughout the school year.

Membership in both leagues is open to both public and private schools in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

 Competition in these tournaments leads to the State Championship, sponsored by the New York State Forensic League


The Invitation to CFL Elims for Nationals is available.

LD Topic for the Grand:  Resolved: Civil disobedience in a democracy is morally justified.

PF Topic for the Grand: Resolved: Committing United States ground combat troops to fight ISIL is in the best interest of the United States.

The Congress Bills for the Grand Tournament are available.

Congress Bills for the NYCNFL District are available.

The Results of the Grand Tournament in Speech are available.



Any school that is interested in joining either or both leagues may contact either Mrs. Lydia Esslinger, President of the Long Island Forensic Association or Bro. John McGrory, President of the Catholic Forensic League of Rockville Centre for information. 

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