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 Tournament at Chamiande are available.

The results of the Jericho Debate are available.

The Invitation to Hofstra on Oct. 29 is available.

Parental Release forms for the tournament at Hofstra on Oct. 29 are available.

The Invitation to the Novice Speech and Congress Tournament at St. John the Baptist is available.


The Invitation for the Interleague at Kellenberg is available.

Topics for Sept/Oct:

LD: Resolved: Countries ought to prohibit the production of nuclear power.

PF: Resolved: In United States public K-12 schools, the probable cause standard ought to apply to searches of students.


This year, we will be experimenting with a new event, Program of Oral Interpretation (POI).  Instructions are available.

 Instructions on Worlds Debate 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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