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 the Speech Tournament on Dec. 10 at Roslyn is available.

The Invitation to the Chaminade Invitational Tournament on Jan 7 is available.

Nov/Dec LD: Resolved: The United States ought to limit qualified immunity for police officers.

Dec PF: Resolved: The United States should end Plan Colombia.

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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