Department of Communication Studies
The Emerson Forensics Team's first informational meeting for the semester is on Wed, Sept. 12, 2012 at noon in the Conference Room on the 8th floor of the Walker Building (W825); come join us!
The Emerson Forensics Team is a nationally competitive speech and debate team. We represent Emerson College as we travel across the country competing in 12 different public speaking events. We’ve competed in Tennessee, Georgia, New York, Missouri, and Ohio!
Forensics truly has something for everyone:
- If you’re an actor looking to hone your audition skills, we have interpretive events.
- If you’re a WLP major looking to improve your writing and researching skills AND polish your ability to speak in front of others, we have Persuasion and Informative Speaking.
- For Marketing Communications majors trying to understand how persuasion works in the real world, Rhetorical Criticism is for you.
- And if you’re a Communication Studies or Political Communication major, then our Lincoln-Douglas Debate will be just the thing to keep you informed and thinking on your feet at all times.
All events allow for the team members to practice together, research together, travel, and compete with each other and with students from other schools. Being part of a forensics team gives students the opportunity to go to new places and meet people from different schools and backgrounds.
Forensics is one of the few activities that truly integrates academics, cultural diversity, social commentary, advocacy, and FUN!
The 2011 team: (Front row, left to right) Corey Efron, Liza Cortright, Sheldon Browne, Sophie Meuch, Teirnan Cahill, Patrick Johnson. (Back row, left to right) Heather Erickson, Charvelle Holder, Felix Grygoreciwicz, Jason Margaritis, Sarah Betancourt, Sean Werkheiser, Colby Jackson.
Join The Team
No experience necessary
Travel the country
Something for everyone
For more information, contact Heather Erickson, Forensics Team Director
Upcoming forensics tournaments
Oct. 6-7: Lafayette University, Allentown, PA
Oct. 10: Suffolk Fall Classic, Boston, MA
Nov. 3: Manchester, NH
Dec. 1-2: Long Island Swing, Long Island, N.Y.