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 Nov 22:

LD: Resolved: The "right to be forgotten" from Internet searches ought to be a civil right.

PF: Resolved: On balance, the benefits of genetically modified foods outweigh the harms.


The Invitation to the Debate and Congress Tournament on Nov. 22 at Syosset is available.

Congress Bills for the Syosset Tournament are available.

The Invitation to the Chaminade Tournament, Jan 10 is available.


 The Results of the Jericho High School Debate Tournament are available.

The Results of the St. John the Baptist Speech Tournament are available.

The Results of the Molloy College Novice Speech Tournament 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. 

Please register at