Contemporary Issues Forum


Contemporary Issues Forum is a debate between four-member teams. Students work with law students as well as members of the legal community.

Debate is a type of formal argumentation in which a team of affirmative debaters answers a formally worded question and a team of negative debaters argue the other side of the question. 


2017 debate question is as follows:

Resolved: All public high schools in the state of Michigan must equally fund sports and arts programs.

Have a question about CIF click here and we will answer it! (Answers will be available on October 16th)

Volunteer Judge Registration 

Click here for Debate Manual and here for the final registration form

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