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 Results of the Chaminade Tournament are available.

The Invitation to State Elims in Debate at Half Hollow Hills East on Feb. 11 is available.

Bills for the Chaminade Congress are available.

The Invitation to State Elims in Congress at Chaminade on Feb. 15 is available.

Information about the Big Questions Debate is available.

Topics for Feb. 11: 

LD: Resolved: Public colleges and universities in the United States ought not restrict any constitutionally protected speech.

Resolved: The United States should lift its embargo against Cuba.

Big Questions: Resolved: Science leaves no room for free will.

This year, Program of Oral Interpretation (POI) will be an event at States.  Instructions 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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