Invitational Tournament Information
During the fall and early spring, invitational tournaments are held around the country to allow teams to practice and prepare for AMTA-sanctioned tournaments in February through April. AMTA allows invitational tournaments to announce and advertise their tournaments on the AMTA website.
To have your invitational tournament included on this site, please email AMTA with your tournament name, dates, location and description.
Note: Invitational tournaments are NOT sanctioned by AMTA.
Notice to Invitational Hosts: Mandatory Case License Fee
All AMTA cases are the intellectual property of the American Mock Trial Association. By paying the School Registration Fee, your program receives a license to use a case for internal educational purposes and competing at AMTA-sanctioned tournaments (that is, regionals, ORCS, and the National Championship Tournament). This license does not permit use of AMTA's case materials to host an invitational tournament. Anyone wishing to use an AMTA case to host an invitational tournament must obtain a separate license.
For 2017-18, this license will require tournament hosts to
(1) complete the 2017-18 Invitational Registration Form;
(2) pay AMTA an amount equal to $2.00 per team per trial for your tournament. (So, for example, a 4-round, 24-team tournament would require payment of $192; if the same tournament had a final round, the fee would be $196). Payment is due 60 days after receipt of an invoice. Payment can be made online here;
(3) provide AMTA with a copy of the tournament tab summary and copies of all captains' meeting forms no later than 30 days after the conclusion of the tournament, which can be e-mailed to AMTA here; and
(4) respond promptly to any requests for information from AMTA.
If you host an AMTA-sanctioned tournament (i.e. Regionals, ORCS, or Nationals), you are exempt from the fee but still must meet all other requirements.
Failure to comply with any of these requirements will result in sanctions under the AMTA rules or other consequences. If you have any questions, please contact us here.
2017-2018 Invitational Tournaments
Second Annual Demon Deacon Invitational
October 7th-8th | Winston-Salem, NC
We are pleased to announce Wake Forest University Mock Trial will be hosting our second annual Demon Deacon Invitational Tournament. The tournament will be held at Wake Forest Law School, located on our undergraduate campus in Winston-Salem, NC on October 7th and 8th, 2017, with two rounds Saturday and two rounds Sunday. Registration is $125 for the first team and $100 for additional teams. The final day to register will be September 8th, 2017. If you are interested in attending or would like more information, please contact us via email.
Hustle City Challenge II
October 7th-8th, 2017 | Houston, TX
We are pleased to announce St. Thomas Mock Trial will be hosting the Second Annual Hustle City Challenge, located in Houston, Texas! We would love for all of you to join us October 7-8th for a controlled weekend of learning early in the season. The tournament will allow teams to vet any new theories or strategies EARLY in the year and allow younger or more inexperienced mockers to get their feet wet in the AMTA world. Pairings will take place the week before the tournament. Although we may crown a “winner” at the awards ceremony, the purpose of this tournament is to gain data on how your team performs, set future roles and understand where your team needs improvement. We will also use an alternative ranking system to award competitors like top attorney, top witness, best witness on cross, best overall attorney and best overall witness. As we commit to fielding our judge pool through our local law community and law schools, coaches will be free to watch their teams the entire weekend. Registration fees for the tournament are $200 per team. We ask that you contact our tournament director, Paul Hubbell, by September 15th for a spot in the tournament. We hope to see everyone in Houston and good luck on the upcoming mock trial season!
11th Annual Polar Bear Invitational scheduled for October 7-8, 2017 has been rescheduled for January 13-14, 2018.
University of Minnesota Nordic Undergraduate Mock Trial Battle
October 13-15, 2017 | Minneapolis, MN
The University of Minnesota’s Undergraduate Mock Trial Association is pleased to announce that our 10th Annual University of Minnesota Nordic Undergraduate Mock Trial Battle, will be held on our scenic West Bank campus along the banks of the Mississippi River from October 13 to October 15, 2017, just minutes from beautiful downtown Minneapolis. This tournament will consist of one round on the evening of Friday the 13th, two rounds during the day on Saturday the 14th, and one round on the morning of Sunday the 15th with an award ceremony to follow in the early afternoon. Registration fees for the tournament are $150 for the first team registered from each school, and $125 for each additional team. We request that each school bring one judge per team registered. The final date to register will be October 1, 2017. Our iconic trophies will be awarded to the top witnesses and attorneys, as well as the top overall teams. To register or receive more information about UMNUMB, please contact our Events Chairperson, Bri Goodchild, via email.
The 2017 Guardian Invitational Tournament
October 14-15, 2017 | New London, CT
We are pleased to announce the return of the Guardian Mock Trial Invitational Tournament this fall, hosted by the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT. The tournament will begin with opening ceremonies and the first round on Saturday morning, October 14th, and finish with the fourth trial on Sunday afternoon, October 15th. Registration is $150 per team. Teams are not required to provide judges – but may do so if anyone is interested in judging. To register a team or for more information, please contact the tournament director, Dave Sherry, via email.
Sapientia et Doctrina IX
October 14-15, 2017 | Bronx, NY
We are pleased to announce Fordham University at Rose Hill Mock Trial will be hosting our 9th annual tournament. The tournament will be held at Fordham University's Rose Hill campus located in the Bronx, NY on October 14th and 15th, with two rounds on Saturday and two rounds on Sunday. Registration is $150 per team, but will be reduced to $125 per team if the team provides someone to help judge rounds. The final day to register will be September 21st, 2017. If you are interested in attending or would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact our Tournament Director Kaela Palmiter via email.
October 14-15, 2017 | St. Louis, MO
Washington University in St. Louis is excited to be hosting our Arch Invitational once again. The tournament will take place on October 14th and 15th. As it is an earlier tournament, it is an great opportunity to participate in four excellent rounds of competition, and get an early start on the season. All events including Opening Ceremony, Trials, and Closing Ceremony will be conveniently located on our suburban campus. Registration is $125 per team. Our recruitment of area judges will be limited, and we ask that each competing team please provide one judge. A $75 fee will be assessed for teams that do not provide a judge. Please contact via email if you are interested in attending!
The Matador Invitational
October 21, 2017 | Tampa, FL
The University of South Florida's Mock Trial team is pleased to announce and invite everyone to its second annual tournament, The Matador Invitational. The Matador Invitational will be hosted in Tampa, Florida on October 21st, 2017 at the USF Marshall Student Center. The registration fee for this tournament is $100 per team. Registration for a second team is $75. If your team brings a judge, you will get $10 off of your total. The tournament will be run in a one day format with two rounds held on Saturday, October 21st. We will be reserving spots on a first-come, first-serve basis. For registration instructions and/or any questions, please contact our tournament director, Shruti Agarwal. Registration will close on September 14th and payment is due no later than September 21st. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any inquiries. We hope to see you there!
Third Annual Polar Plunge Invitational
October 21-22, 2017 | Brunswick, ME
Bowdoin College is excited to announce its Third Annual Polar Plunge Invitational! There will be two rounds on Saturday, October 21st and two rounds on Sunday, October 22nd, followed by an award ceremony on Bowdoin’s campus. Bowdoin Mock Trial will provide judges for the tournament. The registration fee will be $125 per team. The deadline to register for this year’s invitational will be October 1, 2017. To register or for any further information, please contact us via email. We hope to see you at Bowdoin this fall!
16th Annual Blues City Scrimmage
October 21 – 22, 2017 | Memphis, TN
Located on the beautiful campus of Rhodes College, this Scrimmage will feature 2 rounds on Saturday and 2 rounds on Sunday, pre-paired by the host prior to the tournament start. With a registration fee of only $25, we strive to provide a low-cost, low stress environment for teams to perform against other local and regional programs. We will start in the afternoon on October 21 and end early in the evening on October 22 to accommodate for regional travel. Any interested programs must RSVP as soon as possible, as the scrimmage can only accommodate 16 teams. To attend, each team MUST bring a qualified judge to every round, as the host does not recruit judges for this scrimmage. Please do not hesitate to contact either Tournament Director Daniel Elliott or Program Director Anna Eldridge with any questions or concerns. We hope to see you in October!
1st Annual Cougar Classic Invitational
October 21-22, 2017 | Worcester, MA
Description: Clark University is pleased to announce the 2017 Cougar Classic Invitational Tournament! There will be two rounds on Saturday, October 21, as well as two on Sunday, October 22. All four rounds will be held at Clark University located in Worcester, MA. Registration is $150 per team, but if a team provides someone to help judge rounds, the fee will be reduced to $125. The deadline to register will be October 1, 2017. Please contact us via email if you would like to attend or have any questions. We hope to see you in October!
8th Annual Bearcat Invitational
October 27-28, 2017 | Maryville, MO
The Mock Trial Team at Northwest Missouri State University is pleased to announce the 8th Annual Bearcat Invitational. The tournament will be held October 27-28, 2017 in Maryville, Missouri, on the beautiful Northwest campus.
The tournament will consist of two rounds each on Friday, October 27, and Saturday, October 28, concluding with an awards program on Saturday. There is a twenty team limit for this invitational. The registration fee is $120 per team. Schools should bring one person per team capable of judging two rounds, although we hope and expect to cap coaches judging to one round each.
Rooms are available at the Holiday Inn Express, Super 8 and Comfort Inn in Maryville—all within a five minute drive to campus—and at the newly-opened Boulder Inn & Suites a few miles out of town at Mozingo Lake. A tournament schedule and additional information will be forwarded to teams upon registration.
To register, please complete our online registration form. If you have any questions, please contact Danielle Lawton, or Mock Trial Coach Dan Smith / (660) 562-1293.
3rd Annual Colonial Classic
October 28-29, 2017 | Williamsburg, VA
The College of William & Mary Mock Trial Program is excited to announce the 2017 Colonial Classic Mock Trial Invitational Tournament! This four-round tournament will take place on the beautiful campus of America’s second-oldest college Saturday, October 28th, and Sunday, October 29th. Our commitment to providing an excellent tournament experience for competitors, coaches, visitors, and judges requires that we limit the field to 24 teams. As with last year's Colonial Classic, there is no requirement that teams bring a judge. All teams will be provided with competitive local hotel rates as well as the option to pre-order lunch for delivery on campus during both days of competition. The registration fee for the tournament is $200 per team, due by September 20, 2017. A late fee of $25 will be charged for all registrations received after September 20 but by September 25. After September 25, we will offer any unpaid team’s spot to a team on the waitlist. If you have questions about the Colonial Classic, or would like to attend, please email our Tournament Director Leah Roemer via e-mail. Thank you for your interest in the Colonial Classic!
10th Annual Spartan Throwdown
October 28-29, 2017 | Cleveland, OH
Case Western Mock Trial is excited to announce that the 10th annual Spartan Throwdown will be held over the weekend of October 28th-29th this fall! The tournament will take place at the Cleveland Justice Center in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. There will be two rounds per day and the first round will be challenge matched. This is an excellent opportunity to get some early practice in real courtrooms and experience a Midwestern judging pool before Nationals. The cost to attend is $150 for the first team and $100 for any additional teams. Please note, if you are planning on bringing more than one team, we ask that you provide a judge with each additional team. If you are interested in attending this year’s tournament or if you have any questions, contact our tournament directors, Sarah Thomas and Emily Ahlstrom, via email. We hope to see you this fall!
1st Annual Bulldog Brawl Invitational
October 28-29, 2017 | Spokane, WA
Gonzaga University is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 1st Annual Bulldog Brawl Invitational. The tournament will take place at Gonzaga University’s beautiful law school in downtown Spokane, WA. The tournament will consist of two Saturday rounds and two Sunday rounds. Registration is $150 for the first team and then $120 for each additional team. Every program is required to bring one judge, and each additional judge will award a discount of 25$ on registration. The registration deadline is September 8th. Please contact our Student Tournament Coordinator, Sharon Maher via email.
Ninth Annual Wildcat Mock Trial Invitational
October 28-29, 2017, | Durham, NH
The University of New Hampshire is proud to announce its 9th Annual Wildcat Mock Trial Invitational Tournament! The tournament will be held October 28th-October 29th at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH. The tournament will consist of 2 rounds on Saturday and 2 rounds on Sunday, followed by an awards ceremony. The cost for this tournament is $125 per team. To register or for any further information, please contact Nick Boynton via email. We hope to see you this fall!
6th Annual Richard Calkins Invitational Tournament
October 28-29, 2017 | Des Moines, IA
Drake University is excited to announce our 6th Annual Richard Calkins Invitational Tournament. This two day tournament will be hosted on Saturday, October 28th and Sunday, October 29th in Des Moines, IA. Registration is $100 per team, plus a $8 case licensing fee. While we are hoping to step up the number of local judges this year, we still ask that every school that plans on registering provide one judge per team competing. This may be a different individual for each round or the same individual for all rounds, but we ask that a judge be provided for all four rounds. If you are interested in attending or would like more information, please email Shea Seiff, Alexis Haley, or Hannah Arneson via email.
7th Annual Capital City Invitational
October 28-29, 2017 | Tallahassee, FL
Florida State University is pleased to announce the 7th Annual Capital City Invitational! CCI will take place the weekend of October 28th and 29th in Tallahassee, Florida at the Florida State University College of Law and Advocacy Center. Every year FSU Mock Trial is committed to providing an enjoyable and educational tournament experience. As the state capital of Florida, Tallahassee provides a wonderful opportunity for teams to get invaluable feedback from experienced lawyers, judges, and FSU law professors. The facilities also give teams the opportunity to compete in both spacious classrooms and newly renovated, state of the art courtrooms. All teams are guaranteed to compete in a courtroom at least once during the tournament. CCI has a 24 team limit and the registration fee is $200 for one team and $175 for each additional team. While we request that all teams register by Monday, August 29th, payment is not due until Thursday, September 23rd. If you are interested in attending CCI or have any questions please contact our tournament directors via email.
The Macalester Trials
November 3-November 5, 2017 | St. Paul, MN
Macalester College located in scenic St. Paul will host a four round invitational November 3-5. The tournament will take place on Macalester’s campus There will be one round on Friday evening with registration taking place between 5-6 p.m. on the main floor of Olin-Rice. There will be two rounds on Saturday and one round on Sunday morning. The awards ceremony should conclude by 1:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. The tournament will be limited to 50 teams. Registration fees for the tournament will be $150 per team and each team required to provide a scoring judge. If you are not going to be able to bring a judge, we need to know that before Labor Day. Teams that do not provide scoring judges may be assessed an additional fee. To register for the tournament, contact Dick Lesicko, Director of Forensics, Macalester College via email. If you have additional questions you may contact the tournament director by phone 651-696-6715.
The Black Squirrel Invitational
November 4-5, 2017 | Haverford, PA
We welcome you to the second annual Black Squirrel Invitational! The tournament will be held on Haverford's beautiful, spacious campus (which does in fact have black squirrels and free parking), located only minutes away from Philadelphia. There will be two rounds each day, with challenge matching first round and championship style fourth, as well as an awards ceremony that Sunday. The cost is $195 per team with 25 off any additional team and 25 off for every judge you can supply for the weekend. We ask that you register by October 3rd with payment received by October 17th. After that date, we will offer spots to teams on the waitlist. Any later registrations may be subject to an additional fee. Please contact us via email for registration information. We hope to see you there and find out who will be named “The Hardest Nut to Crack”!
8th Annual YellowJacket Invitational
November 4-5, 2017 | Rochester, NY
The University of Rochester Mock Trial Organization is pleased to announce that its Eighth Annual Yellowjacket Invitational will take place on November 4th and 5th on Rochester's River Campus! There is a standard 2-2 round schedule with two rounds on Saturday, November 4th, and two rounds on Sunday, November 5th. This year, the Julia Varshavsky Final Round will feature a panel of jurors to help judge the round, receive instructions, and render a verdict. This year we are offering an early registration fee of $135 for one team and $250 for two teams for teams who submit their registration fees by September 5th. Thereafter, the registration fees will be $150 for one team and $275 for two teams, with fees due by October 5th. Space is limited, so please contact our Tournament Director, Rochelle Sun, by September 5th, for registration information.
Grand Ole Tournament 2017
November 4th and 5th, Nashville TN
Vanderbilt Mock Trial is thrilled to be hosting its premier fall invitational, the Grand Ole Tournament, for the third time this November! On November 4 and 5, 2017, 12 elite programs from across the country will come to the Music City for a competitive bracket-style tournament. This tournament is unique in that schools compete as a program, with each school sending two teams. Programs will be divided into four three-school pools, and the winner of each pool will advance to a "Final Four" on Sunday. Trials will be held, two each on Saturday and Sunday for all 24 teams, in downtown Nashville at the Davidson County Courthouse, situated on the bank of the Cumberland River. The tournament will also feature our signature social event on Saturday evening, providing competitors the chance to meet other mockers and get an authentic taste of the Music City's distinctive charm. Registration is $475 per team ($950 per program) and is due on September 8th. Please contact us via email with any questions or concerns!
10th Annual Illini Invitational
November 4-5, 2017 | Champaign IL
We are pleased to announce that the University of Illinois Trial Team will be hosting the 10th Annual Illini Invitational. The tournament will be hosted at our campus in Urbana-Champaign, and will be held on November 4th and 5th, 2017. The Registration fee is $200 per team unless you are one of the first 10 teams to offer additional judges to the tournament, which will drop the fee to $150. The final day to register and have your fees turned in is October 4th. More information can be found on our site here: 10th Annual Illini Invitational.
Fourth Annual Blue Jay Invitational
November 4-5, 2017 | Elizabethtown, PA
The Elizabethtown College Mock Trial team is pleased to announce the fourth annual Blue Jay Invitational. The two-day, four-round tournament will take place November 4th and 5th at the Elizabethtown College Campus in scenic Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Registration will be $125 for each school's first team and $100 for any additional teams. A further discount of $25 will be applied for any team that provides and pre-registers a judge who is not a coach for the team. The deadline for registration will be Friday October 13th. If you are interested in attending or you would like to receive more information please contact the Elizabethtown College Mock Trial club.
2nd Annual Grand Strand Invitational Tournament
November 4-5, 2017 | Conway, SC
The Coastal Carolina University Mock Trial is proud to announce the 2nd annual Grand Strand Invitational Tournament! The tournament will be held November 4th and 5th at the Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC. The tournament will consist of 2 rounds on Saturday and 2 rounds on Sunday, followed by an awards ceremony. The cost for this tournament is $100 per team. Contact Michael Julius if you’re interested.
MTSU Annual Mid-South Invitational Mock Trial Tournament
November 10-11, 2017 | Murfreesboro, TN
Middle Tennessee State University (along with our co-sponsor, Belmont University College of Law) will host its annual Mid-South Invitational Tournament on Friday, November 10 and Saturday, November 11, 2017. Schools will receive invitations to the tournament based upon their prior participation in the Mid-South Invitational. Invitees must complete the registration form and return it by Monday, October 2 to Pam Davis in order to confirm their participation in the tournament. The team registration fee is $150 per team if received by October 9, 2017 and $175 per team if received after the deadline. Each team is required to bring one judge. If you want to get on the waitlist for any remaining spots or need to update your school’s contact information, please contact Pam Davis or 615-898-2708.
Scarlet Knight Mock Trial Invitational
November 11-12, 2017 | New Brunswick, NJ
The Rutgers University Mock Trial Association is excited to announce our first tournament: the Scarlet Knight Mock Trial Invitational. This 4 round tournament will be held on the historic Rutgers University - New Brunswick campus from November 11th to November 12th, 2017, a Saturday and Sunday. We are expecting excellent competition and superb judging. Teams are not expected to bring their own judges. If you are interested in attending, please contact the tournament staff prior to September 10th.
4th Annual David Frohnmayer Invitational
November 11 - 12, 2017 | Eugene, OR
The University of Oregon Mock Trial is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the fourth annual David Frohnmayer Invitational at the beautiful campus and law school of University of Oregon. The tournament will consist of two Saturday rounds and two Sunday rounds, followed by an awards ceremony. Teams are not expected to bring their own judges, and we will have two scoring judges per round. We have a limited number of spots available, so please email Tournament Director Melissa Liu for more details or to express interest.
11th Annual “Fantastic Flyer Invitational Tournament”
November 11-12, 2017 | Romeoville, IL
The Lewis University Mock Trial Program is pleased to welcome you to our 11th Annual Fantastic Flyer Invitational Tournament, which will be held on Lewis University Main Campus in Romeoville, IL. This is a 20-team tournament consisting of four rounds – two on Saturday, November 11 and two on Sunday, November 12, with Awards Ceremony following the last round. Teams should arrive at 8:00 am on Saturday. The location of the Lewis Main Campus in Romeoville can be found on the Lewis University website (lewisu.edu). The registration fee for this tournament is $100 for the first team, and $75 for a second team. (Each school/program is limited to two teams.) Each team is required to provide one judge for the duration of the tournament (does not have to be the same individual at every round). There is a $15 discount for each additional judge you can supply for the entire weekend. The registration period runs through October 21. If you are interested in participating or would like additional information, please contact our Mock Trial Director, Dr. Maureen Lowry-Fritz. We hope to see you there!
Fifth Annual Intercollegiate Sooner Invitational
November 11–12, 2017 | Norman, OK
Teams from colleges and universities registered with the American Mock Trial Association are invited to compete in an invitational Mock Trial Tournament at OU Law. Team members must be registered with the AMTA. All teams must comply with AMTA rules found on the AMTA website.
The tournament will use the 2017¬–2018 AMTA case problem. Teams will conduct full trials, including opening statements, closing arguments, witness examinations and presentation of evidence. Participants will compete for Best Team, Best Advocate and Best Witness Awards. OU Law Students, professors, and local attorneys will serve as judges.
If you are interested in attending or would like more information about the tournament, please contact the Sooner Invitational Director, Josh Fanelli, via email. We look forward to seeing you at the invitational!
DATES AND FEES:
Saturday – Sunday, November 11–12, 2017
Full and detailed schedule will be released after sign-ups close
On or before October 21, 2017
$100 for the first team a school brings
$75 for the second team brought by the same school
$50 for any other teams brought by the same school
Local lodging accommodations offered at a special discount are available upon request
BlueJay Open Mock Trial Tournament
November 11-12, 2017 | Omaha, NE
Creighton University is excited to announce the BlueJay Open Mock Trial Tournament. This two-day tournament will be hosted on Saturday, November 11th and Sunday, November 12th in Omaha, NE at the Harper Center on Campus. Registration is $125 per team, plus an $8 AMTA case licensing fee per team. We are hoping to have a number of local attorneys this year, but we still ask that every school that plans on coming provide one judge per team competing. We will be capping the tournament at 20 teams. If you are interested in attending or would like more information, please email George McNary.
Sixteenth Annual Illinois State University Invitational "As of 9/14/2017, this tournament is full"
November 17-19, 2017 | Bloomington/Normal, IL
The Illinois State University Mock Trial program is hosting its 16th Annual Mock Trial Invitational on November 17-19, 2017. The competition will take place at the McLean County Court House (Law & Justice Center) in Bloomington, Illinois. Teams from at least eight different states will be participating. The tournament consists of four rounds: one on Friday evening, two on Saturday, and one on Sunday morning. This invitational is limited to 32 teams. Although we have filled most of the slots, we are accepting additional teams on a first-come, first serve basis. The registration fee is $230 per team. We have negotiated an excellent rate with a hotel partner. If you are interesting in competing in this tournament, please contact the tournament director, Professor Tom McClure.
12th Annual Justice Louis D. Brandeis Invitational Tournament
November 18th-19th, 2017 | Waltham, MA
The Brandeis University Mock Trial Association is excited to announce that the 12th Annual Justice Louis D. Brandeis Invitational Tournament will take place on Saturday, November 18th and Sunday, November 19th. The tournament will be held on our campus in Waltham, Massachusetts. For more information, please contact our tournament directors Cameron Hunt via email and Scott Halper via email.
15th Annual Quaker Classic
November 18-19, 2017 | Philadelphia, PA
The University of Pennsylvania's Mock Trial program is pleased to announce that the 15th Annual Quaker Classic Tournament will be held on November 18th and 19th. The tournament will take place on the University of Pennsylvania’s beautiful, urban campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the tournament will consist of four rounds: two on Saturday and two on Sunday. The Quaker Classic is one of the largest collegiate Mock Trial tournaments in the country, featuring competitive teams from all across the nation. This year, the invitational is being capped at 44 teams, and registration will be $195 per team. This registration fee will be due by October 1st, and there will be a 10% discount for any team that can provide at least one judge. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Quaker Classic Tournament Director, Rebecca Suh via email.
3rd Annual Wolverine Classic Invitational
November 18-19, 2017 | Ann Arbor, MI
At this time, our registration is full. Please email if you are interested in adding your team to our wait list.
Michigan Mock Trial is excited to announce the third annual Wolverine Classic Invitational. The tournament will be held in downtown Ann Arbor at the Washtenaw County Courthouse, during the weekend of November 18-19, 2017. The tournament will hold four rounds of competition, two on Saturday and two on Sunday, and will culminate with a closing ceremony at the University of Michigan Law School. The registration fee is $225 per team, and we are accepting teams on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please contact this year’s tournament director, Preston Horvath, via email, if you have any other questions.
Third Annual Battle for the Ballots
November 18-19, 2017 | DeLand, FL
Stetson Mock Trial is excited to announce our third annual Battle for the Ballots Invitational! This year, we will be hosting our tournament at our undergraduate campus in historic downtown DeLand, Florida. The tournament will consist of four rounds over two days, with the first round beginning on Saturday, November 18, and the final round ending on Sunday, November 19 and award ceremony to follow. There are twelve spots available, with a limit of two teams per university. Registration fees are $150 per team with discounted rates available. Early-bird registration closes on September 18, and regular registration closes on October 18. To register, please contact us via email. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us. We hope that you attend our tournament and visit our beautiful campus!
6th Annual Friar Faceoff
Nov. 18-19, 2017 | St. Bonaventure, NY
St. Bonaventure University is pleased to announce the sixth annual Friar Faceoff Invitational Tournament to be held November 18 and 19. This two-day, four-round, tournament will take place on St. Bonaventure University’s beautiful campus, nestled in the Enchanted Mountains of Western New York. The registration fee is $150 for one team; $250 for two teams. We are limiting the tournament roster to twenty teams. The first twenty teams registering will compose the initial tournament roster. There is a fee payment deadline of November 1. After November 1 spots on the tournament roster occupied by teams that have not paid the registration fee may be offered to teams on the wait list. Teams are encouraged to bring a qualified judge with the ability to serve at least one round. Please contact Tournament Director Lara McCormick for more information.
8th Annual Ole Open
November 18-19, 2017 | Northfield, MN
The Mock Trial team at St. Olaf College is excited to announce our 8th annual invitational tournament, the Ole Open. Located on St. Olaf's scenic, 200-acre campus, this tournament will have two rounds on Saturday, November 18th, and two rounds on Sunday, November 19th. Registration fees for the Ole Open will be $150 for the first team registered, and $125 for each additional team. In addition, each program is required to bring at least one scoring judge. If you are unable to provide at least one judge for all four rounds, you will be required to pay an additional $50. In order to secure your spot at the Ole Open, please fill out this form, Ole Open 2017 Team Registration. Register soon as we only have slots for 30 teams!
If you have questions, don't hesitate to contact our tournament directors via email: Carter Granneman and Mary Landis Gaston. We hope to see you there!
“Swear Me In, Scotty!” Mock Trial Invitational
December 1-3, 2017 | Pittsburgh, PA
You are invited to Carnegie Mellon University’s annual “Swear Me In, Scotty!” Mock Trial Invitational! This thrilling event will begin with opening ceremonies the night of Friday, December 1st, and, after four rounds of trials, conclude with an award ceremony on the afternoon of Sunday, December 3rd. Registration for one team is $150. Each additional team is $120. Each team is asked, but not required, to bring judges with them. Teams will receive a $20 discount for every judge they bring. If you are interested in attending please submit this google form. For any questions, please contact our Tournament Director, Agatha Woodbury.
SUPERIOR DURST MEMORIAL INVITATIONAL
December 1-3, 2017 | Superior, WI
UW-Superior in Superior, WI will host the Superior Durst Memorial Invitational on December 1-3, 2017 at UW-Superior’s campus. This will be a 1-2-1 tournament with award ceremony to follow on Sunday early afternoon. This is a perfect opportunity for a pre-winter break practice invitational. All rounds and tournament activities are held in one building (Swenson Hall) so no need to walk around outside in the polar cold! The Durst Memorial has a solid track record of attorney/judges to provide feedback to teams. We do request that teams bring one judge to the tournament who can observe or judge as needed. Registration fees are $125 for your first team and $135 for all additional teams. Special hotel room rates are available. In past years, the tournament has sometimes been reduced to three rounds (one on Friday, two on Saturday) to save on team travel time. If interested in this option, contact Dr. Cuzzo. To register your teams, contact Dr. Maria Stalzer Wyant Cuzzo, UW-Superior Mock Trial Head Coach, no later than November 1, 2017. For questions or more details, contact Cuzzo at 218-591-8488.
4th Annual Bomber Blitz
December 2-3, 2017 | Ithaca, NY
The Ithaca College Mock Trial team is pleased to announce our 4th annual Bomber Blitz! The tournament will be hosted in Ithaca, New York on December 2-3, 2017. The tournament will consist of an opening with two rounds on Saturday and two rounds including an awards ceremony immediately following the rounds on Sunday. Registration is $150 for the first team and $200 for two teams. Any team that brings a judge will be awarded a $25 discount on registration. We request that you register by November 3rd to reserve your spot. Please contact our Tournament Director, Tiffany Sanabia with any questions or concerns!
Mid-Missouri Mock Trial Invitational
January 12-13, 2018 Columbia, MO
Columbia College and the Board of Advocates at the University of Missouri-Columbia Law School will host the Mid-Missouri Mock Trial Invitational tournament on Friday, January 12th and Saturday, January 13th 2018. We began hosting AMTA events in 1999 and we look forward to our 20th year of hosting. This is a four round, two day tournament which is limited to 28 teams. You may automatically register two teams up to our capacity limits. Those desiring to enter more than two teams will have their additional teams added to a wait list. The entry fee is $150.00 per team if paid by December 15, and each team is expected to bring a judge with the ability to serve at least two rounds. Those teams paying after December 15, and/or unable to send a judge, should add a $50.00 surcharge for each deficiency (late payment and/or judges). If you paid an entry last year and did not compete or receive a refund, you will be credited for this season’s event. We will award appropriate numbers of team trophies and individual awards consistent with the size of the event. To reserve your spot in this tournament, or for more information, please e-mail Barry Langford. Registration checks should be made payable to Columbia College Mock Trial.
7th Annual Argo Invitational
January 13-14, 2018 | Pensacola, FL
The University of West Florida will host the 7th Annual Argo Invitational Mock Trial Tournament on the UWF campus in beautiful Pensacola, Florida, on Saturday and Sunday, January 13-14, 2018. The tournament is sponsored by the Stetson College of Law, and is a two-day, four-round tournament. The registration fee is $150 and the deadline for registration is December 1, 2017. Teams who bring a judge can participate in the tournament at a discounted rate. For more information please contact our department administrator Ms. Linda Hendrieth. We hope to see you at UWF in January!
11th Annual Polar Bear Invitational
January 13-14, 2018 | Ada, OH
Ohio Northern University is excited to announce its 11th Annual Polar Bear Invitational Mock Trial tournament. The tournament will be held on the ONU campus on January 13-14, 2018. It is a four round tournament. Registration, opening ceremonies and Rounds 1 and 2 will be on Saturday, January 13, 2018. Rounds 3 and 4 and the awards ceremony will be on Sunday, January 14, 2018. The registration fee is $150 for one team or $250 for two teams. There is a $25 reduction in the registration fee if a team brings a judge with them to the tournament. As in previous years, ONU will provide lunch for all participants on Sunday, January 14, 2018. For more information regarding the tournament and/or a registration form please contact Lisa Bradley.
The Dr. Donald P. Racheter Invitational Tournament at Central College
January 20-21, 2018 | Pella, IA
The Central College Mock Trial team will be hosting an invitational tournament the weekend of January 20-21, 2018. The two-day, four round invitational will be held in the Roe Center on the Central College campus in Pella, IA, which is 40 miles southeast of Des Moines, IA. The registration fee will be $130 per team. Teams providing a scoring judge for the duration of the tournament will receive a discounted registration fee of $100. For further information, or to register a team, please contact Professor Andrew Green.
Blue Jay Invitational
January 20-21, 2018 | Baltimore, MD
The Mock Trial Program at Johns Hopkins University is excited to announce the Second Annual Blue Jay Invitational, held from January 20th-21st on the Homewood campus in Baltimore, MD. The registration fee is $150 per team, with a $25 discount for every judge that is brought. If you are interested in attending our invitational, or have any questions, please contact us via email.
2nd Annual Bobcat Invitational
January 27-28, 2018 | North Haven, CT
Quinnipiac University Mock Trial is proud to announce that we will be hosting the 2nd Annual Bobcat Invitational this year! Our invitational will be held at Quinnipiac’s Law School in North Haven, CT and will take place the weekend of January 27th with two rounds on Saturday and two rounds on Sunday, followed by the award ceremony. We strive to make the Bobcat Invitational the best environment for each team to have one last shot at competing before the regional season starts. If your school is taking advantage of early registration (registration by October 1st and payment by October 15th), the cost for the team will be $150. The cost for a team who registers by November 15th with payment by December 1st will be $175. Any team who attempts to register after that will be placed on a waitlist. If a school seeks to bring a second team, the second team's registration fee will be $100. If your team is interested in competing in our tournament, and we hope that you are, or your team has any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email.
14th Annual Big Red Invitational Classic
January 27-28, 2018 | Ithaca, NY
Cornell University Mock Trial is pleased to announce the 14th Annual Big Red Invitational Classic (BRIC XIV), which will take place on Saturday, January 27th and Sunday, January 28th, 2016. There will be two rounds on Saturday and two rounds on Sunday. The tournament will be held at Cornell Law School, on our beautiful campus in Ithaca, NY. If you have any questions about BRIC, please contact us via email.
3rd Annual Seminole Smackdown Invitational
January 27-28, 2018 | Tallahassee, Florida
Florida State University is excited to announce the 3rd Annual Seminole Smackdown Invitational! We invite you back to an elite tournament held at Florida State University’s Law School and Advocacy Center on January 27th and 28th to gain experience before Regionals and ORCS. Seminole Smackdown is committed to providing teams with a professional and educational tournament experience. Known for its state of the art courtrooms, each round of SSI will be held in Tallahassee, Florida at the former First District Court of Appeal, now the FSU Advocacy Center. SSI is limited in the number of teams we can host which is why we ask you reserve your spot as soon as possible. Registration fees are $200 for one team and $175 for each additional team. If you are interested in attending or have any questions about SSI please contact our tournament directors via email.
2018 Jayhawk Invitation
January 27-28, 2018 | Lawrence, KS
The University of Kansas is happy to announce the 2018 Jayhawk Invitational! The Bronze Cowboy Hat is once again up for grabs! We will be hosting the tournament on January 27th and 28th in Lawrence, KS. The cost per team is $125 with a judge and $150 without a judge. Schools are welcome to bring multiple judges to get the discount on multiple teams. For more information please contact us via email.