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

Sept/Oct Topics:

LD: Resolved: In the United States, colleges and universities ought not consider
standardized tests in undergraduate admissions decisions.
PF: Resolved: The European Union should join the Belt and Road Initiative.

The invitation to the Jericho Tournament on Oct. 12 is available.

The Invitation to the Molloy JV Speech, Worlds, and Congress Tournament is available.

The Permission Slip for the Molloy Tournament is available.

Instructions for Worlds Debate at Molloy are available.

The Results of the Half Hollow Hills East Tournament are available.

The Results of the Sacred Heart Tournament are available.

Instructions on registering your judges for e-balloting.

Instructions on registering your students for e-balloting.

Instructions on e-balloting. 

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

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