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

LD and PF Topics for Nov/Dec:

LD: Resolved: In a democracy, the public’s right to know ought to be valued above the right to privacy of candidates for public office.

PF: Resolved: The United States federal government should impose price controls on the pharmaceutical industry.

The Results of the Dec 1. Speech Tournament at Kellenberg are available.

Bills for the Dec. 15 Congress at Syosset are available.

The Invitation to the Debate and  Congress Tournament on Dec. 15 at Syosset is available.

The Invitation to the Chaminade Invitational 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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