Forensics Speech & Debate

What is Forensics?

Forensics is intercollegiate competitive speaking that is held locally and across the nation on different College/University campuses.

Team members practice and compete individually or with a partner to uncover different kinds of truth through speech, performance, and/or debate. This activity serves as the applied or laboratory experience for many of the communication classes offered today (i.e. argumentation, public speaking, oral interpretation, etc.).

Students gain confidence and the necessary communicative skills to be competitive in their personal, academic, and career life. Plus it’s fun!

 

Description of Events

Platform Speeches

For the Professional/Business Speaker in Each of Us

Oral Interpretation

For the Actor/Performer in Each of Us

Limited Preparation

For the Spontaneous/Risk Taker in Each of Us

Debate

For the Feisty and Logical in Each of Us

 

Coaching Staff

M. "Shae" Hsieh

Director of Forensics

hsiehm@lacitycollege.edu

Ben Bates 

Individual Events Coach

BenjiBates@aol.com

Grant Tovmasian 

Debate Coach

tovmasg@lacitycollege.edu

Les Belikian

Debate Coach

belikil@lacitycollege.edu 

 

To inquire about the team contact M. "Shae" Hsieh at hsiehm@lacitycollege.edu or (323) 953-4000 Ext. 2961

 

Take a look at our past success!

2010-2011 WINNERS
2010 Publicity
2008 Publicity
2006 Policy Debate Team, 4th place in the Nation
  

 

FUN WITH FORENSICS!