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


Topics for Sept. 27:

LD:  Resolved: A just society ought to presume consent for organ procurement from the deceased. 

PF: Resolved: On balance, public subsidies for professional athletic organizations in the United States benefit their local communities. 


The invitation to the Sept. 27 tournament at HHHE is 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. 

Please register at