New York State Forensic League

Welcome to the official website of the New York State Forensic League (NYSFL). Our mission is to “develop articulate adults who revere truth and who effectively express the truth as they participate in the life of the nation”.  In order to promote this mission, the NYSFL aims to stimulate speech activities in the high schools of New York State by encouraging schools and their students to participate in the forensic activities we offer.

The NYSFL sponsors annually the New York State Grand Championship Tournament, for which students of member schools may qualify individually. Membership is open to all high schools (grades 9-12) in New York State – public, private and religious. Qualification for the Grand Championship Tournament is according to the rules set out in the NYSFL By-Laws and Tournament Handbook.

If your school is interested in beginning a program of speech and debate activities and would like to join the NYSFL, please click on “Contact Us” and we will be very happy to welcome and assist you.

The Invoice for the 2017-2018 School Year is available.

The Invitation to the State Tournament is available.

Hotels for States are available.

Student Congress Bills are available.

Congress Chambers are available.

Instructions on Registering Students on Tabroom

Instructions on Registering Judges on Tabroom

Instructions on e-balloting

Minor Release Form

 WiFi  Instructions for Hofstra

LD Topic for States:  Resolved: The United States ought to provide a universal basic income.

PF Topic for States: Resolved: The United States federal government should increase its quota of H-1B visas.


We look forward to seeing you in 2018!

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