La Salle Forum Invitational

2015 — PA/US

Topics for Debate, Congress, and Extemp

Policy Debate - The 2015-2016 Policy Debate Topic is "Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially curtail its domestic surveillance."


Lincoln Douglas Debate: The November-December 2015 Lincoln Douglas Debate Topic is "Resolved: In the United States criminal justice system, jury nullification ought to be used in the face of perceived injustice."


Public Forum Debate: The December 2015 Public Forum Debate Topic is "Resolved: On balance, standardized testing is beneficial to K-12 education in the United States."


Congressional Debate: The Congressional Houses will use the PCFL Legislation packet as well as all additional legislation emailed to by December 1st.  Each school may submit up to 2 pieces of legislation for debate.


Extemporaneous Speaking: The Extemporaneous Speaking Topic Areas will be the same as the 2016 PHSSL Extemporaneous Speaking Topic Areas: 

  • US Candidates & Elections
  • Privacy Issues
  • European Economy
  • Africa
  • World Human Rights
  • New Frontiers in Science


Extemporaneous Commentary: The Extemporaneous Commentary Topic Areas will be the same as the 2016 PHSSL Extemporaneous Commentary Topic Areas:

  • Global Economy
  • The Obama Legacy
  • Social Media
  • World Health Issues
  • International Leaders
  • Pennsylvania Politics