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 Topic for Jan/Feb:

Resolved: The United States ought not provide military aid to authoritarian regimes.

PF Topic for Jan:

Resolved: The United States federal government should prioritize reducing the federal debt over promoting economic growth.

Results from the Half Hollow Hills Speech Tournament are available.

Results from the Syosset Debate Tournament are available.

Results from the Chaminade Tournament are available.

The Invitation to the Schreiber Tournament on Jan 19 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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