The new URL for the NFA website is:

Content at this site is no longer being updated. The domain name will redirect to the new site as content (such as the journal) is being migrated.

At the 2013 NFA General Business Meeting, the membership voted on changes to the NFA-LD rules and NFA Bylaws (concerning LD).  The new rules are now a part of the NFA Constitution.  The NFA Constitution and NFA Bylaws can now be found at:

  • 2013 NFA Nationals DVD’s now available. The order form has been updated.
    • Just a reminder: Do not send the forms to Dan Smith at Bradley. They should now go to Megan Koch at Illinois State! If you have any copies of the previous forms – they’re no longer accurate.
  • 2013-2014 NFA-LD resolution: Be it Resolved: The USFG should substantially reform elementary and/or secondary education in the U.S.
  • 2013 Nationals results posted.
  • Pedagogy Report posted

The National Forensic Association is a 30-year old association devoted to both education and competitive excellence in intercollegiate speech and debate.

The National Forensic Association sponsors the largest intercollegiate individual events and Lincoln-Douglas debate tournament as well as a journal devoted to forensic research. You’ll find on the site past results from the national tournament, information about intercollegiate speech and debate events and more.

If you’re looking for information about forensic science, you won’t find it here — instead, we encourage you to search other sites by using terms such as “forensic science not speech.”

So why is intercollegiate speech and debate also called forensics? The answer to that and other questions can be found on our FAQ page.