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. 

Debate Topic!

Resolve: Should an exception be established, in the Great Lakes Compact, to allow a diversion of water from the Great Lakes to be sent to western states?

Debate rules and FAQ's (Available on October 11th)

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Volunteer Judge Registration 

How to start a team!

YMCA Michigan Youth in Government
2175 Association Drive, Suite 200
Okemos, Michigan 48864
Phone: (517) 639-4480 - Contact Us
Fax: (517) 639-3525