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:

Resolved: Wealthy nations have an obligation to provide development assistance to other nations.

Resolved: The United States should require universal background checks for all gun sales and transfers of ownership.


Results from the Schreiber Tournament are available.

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

The Invitation to the Speech Tournament at Roslyn on Dec. 9 is available.

The Invitation to the Debate and Congress Tournament at Syosset on Dec. 16 is available.

The invitation to the 2018 Chaminade Invitational Tournament is 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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