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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 March.  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.  

 

2014-2015 Invitational Tournaments

5th Annual Bearcat Invitational
October 3-4, 2014 | Maryville, MO

The Mock Trial Team at Northwest Missouri State University is pleased to announce the 5th Annual Bearcat Invitational. The tournament will be held October 3-4, 2014 in Maryville, Missouri, on the beautiful Northwest campus.

The tournament will consist of two rounds each on Friday, October 3, and Saturday, October 4, concluding with an awards program on Saturday. There is a twenty team limit for this invitational. The registration fee is $115 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 are within a five minute drive to campus.  Further details on hotels, travel and a tournament schedule will be available mid-August.

To register, please complete our online registration form. If you have any questions, please contact Tournament Director Ashley Phelps, or Mock Trial Coach Dan Smith (660) 562-1293.

2nd Annual QC Invitational
October 11, 2014 | Davenport, IA

St. Ambrose University will host the 2nd Annual QC Invitational on October 11, 2014. This "friendly" 2 round tournament is a great warm up for the rest of the season. It will be held at our campus in Davenport, Iowa. Registration is at 10am. Rounds at 11am and 3pm. Cost $70/team. Each team is required to bring a judge. Please email us to reserve your place at the tournament or for more information.

2nd Annual Tournament of Roses
October 11-12, 2014 | East Lansing, MI

The Michigan State University Mock Trial Association is proud to present the 2nd Annual Tournament of Roses, which will be located in the MSU College of Law and surrounding buildings from October 11th to October 12th. Start off the season right in East Lansing, MI! Registration fees are $150 per team. Email tournament director Gregory Dachko at mcktrial@msu.edu for more information and to reserve your spot!

Sixth Annual Wildcat Invitational
October 25-26, 2014 | Durham, NH

The University of New Hampshire is pleased to announce its Sixth Annual Wildcat Mock Trial Invitational Tournament. The tournament will be held October 25-26, 2014 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 closing ceremonies. The cost for this tournament is $125 per team.

For additional information please contact tournament directors Paige Brooks or Haley Curley.

7th Annual UMNUMB Invitational
October 24-26, 2014 | Minneapolis MN

The University of Minnesota's Undergraduate Mock Trial Team is extremely excited to be hosting their 7th annual UMNUMB invitational this October! Taking place on the 24th, 25th and 26th of October, the competition will feature a 1-2-1 tournament style. Held on the University's West Bank campus, the tournament will begin in the evening on the 24th, with the closing ceremonies finishing in the early afternoon on the 26th. Registration fees for the tournament will be $135 for the first team registered, and $150 for each additional team added to the competition. We request that each school bring one judge per team registered. To register teams for the tournament please email us. If you have any questions or concerns please contact either our Tournament Coordinator Madeline Erickson, or our President Ashley Finck. We look forward to seeing you this October, at our UMNUMB Invitational!

4th Annual Bradley Mock Trial Invitational - TOURNAMENT IS FULL
October 25-26, 2014 | Peoria, IL

Bradley University is pleased to announce its 4th Annual Mock Trial Invitational Tournament. The tournament will be held October 25-26, 2014 at the Peoria County Courthouse. The tournament will be a 2-2 format, with registration and two rounds on Saturday, and two rounds with closing ceremonies on Sunday.

For additional details about registration, or if you have any questions, please contact tournament director Nicole Meyer or at 309-677-4200.

3rd Annual Richard Calkins Invitational Tournament
October 25-26, 2014 | Des Moines, IA

Drake University is excited to announce our 3rd annual Richard Calkins Invitational Tournament, for the year of 2014. This two-day tournament will be hosted on Saturday, October 25th and Sunday, October 26th, in Des Moines, IA. The tournament takes place on our conveniently located campus, which is just off of I-235. Registration will be $100 per team. While we hope to have an increase in the number of local judges this year, we still ask that every school registering provide one judge per team registered. This may be a different individual for each round, but we ask that a judge be provided for all four rounds. Like last year, we will have large competition rooms and will be using a challenge format for round one pairings. If you are interested in attending or would like more information, please email us.

Inaugural Market Street Invitational
October 25-26, 2014 | Philadelphia, PA

Drexel University is excited to announce its first annual Market Street Invitational! The tournament will be held on Drexel’s main campus in Philadelphia, PA on October 25th and 26th, 2014. The tournament will feature a challenge format, with the potential for a continuing challenge format. We will follow a 2-2 schedule with registration, opening ceremonies, and two rounds on Saturday, and two rounds and closing ceremonies on Sunday.

We will be offering a discount to teams who bring qualified judges! For more details about registration or to receive an invitation, please contact Christina Schweingruber.

3rd Annual DFW/North Texas Invitational
October 25-26, 2014 | Plano, TX

The Third Annual DFW/North Texas Mock Trial Invitational at Collin College will be held on Saturday October 25 and Sunday October 26 at our Spring Creek Campus in Plano, Texas.

The tournament will be a 2-2 format, with two rounds on Saturday and two rounds on Sunday. There is an 18 team limit, and the registraion fee is $110 per team. Schools should bring at least one person per team per round qualified to judge.

Each team will have access to its own secure study room where it can keep personal items, exhibits and demonstrative aids overnight and between rounds. We will be happy to help coordinate room availability, as well as transport from DFW or Love Field airports.

For registration materials and further information, please contact Robert Franklin.

Norse Invitational Free Mock Trial Tournament - CANCELLED
October 25, 2014 | Decorah, IA

The Luther College Mock Trial program is pleased to announce that it is hosting a one day, two round tournament Saturday, October 25 beginning at 8:30 a.m. on the campus of Luther College, Decorah, Iowa. THERE IS NO ENTRY FEE. Top witnesses and attorneys and the top three teams will be recognized with certificates. Freewill donations will be accepted to provide a light breakfast for judges. There will be a limit of 20 teams. Due to the small number of attorneys in Decorah, we urge all teams to bring a judge if at all possible to avoid one judge rounds.

Please register by calling Dr. Michael J. Engelhardt at 563-387-1252 or by emailing me. For accomodations, contact Country Inn and Suites (563-382-9646 or 800-456-400), Hotel Winneshiek (563-382-4164 or 800-998-4164), Bluffs Inn (877-382-8600), Quality Inn (800-334-3277) or Super 8 (563-382-8771) The deadline for registration will be October 15.

5th Annual Owl Classic Super-Mini Invitational
October 25, 2014 | Atlanta, GA

Kennesaw State University’s Mock Trial program is pleased to announce the 5th Annual Owl Classic Invitational, a one-day, two-round tournament on Saturday, October 25. We expect this year’s Owl Classic to be better than ever – hence the “Super-Mini” label - with two major changes. First, we have a new venue: Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School in vibrant midtown Atlanta. Second, free space will be available at the law school on Sunday Oct. 26 for teams who wish to stay and challenge their rivals to friendly scrimmages. This tournament is open to teams of any experience level. Attorneys and law students from metro Atlanta will serve as judges. Registration deadline is Oct. 10. Entry fee is $80 per team, with an early bird rate of $70 for teams registering and paying by Sept. 20. Write Dr. Elizabeth Gordon if you would like to receive an invitation.

The Macalester Trials
October 31-November 2, 2014 | St. Paul, MN

Macalester College, located in scenic St. Paul, Minnesota, will host a four-round invitational October 31-November 2. 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 is required to provide a scoring judge. If you are not going to be able to bring a judge, I need to know that before Labor Day. Teams that do not provide scoring judges will be assessed an additional fee. To register for the tournament, contact Dick Lesicko, Director of Forensics, Macalester College via email or by phone at 651-696-6715.

7th Annual Spartan Throwdown
November 1-2, 2014 | Cleveland, OH

The Case Western Reserve University Mock Trial Program is pleased to announce the 7th Annual Spartan Throwdown, taking place on November 1-2, 2014 at the Cleveland Justice Center.  The tournament consists of two rounds on both Saturday and Sunday, with a closing ceremony and awards to follow on Sunday afternoon. The registration fee is $150 per team. There are numerous hotel options in the Cleveland area, including several within walking distance of the Justice Center. As in years past, we will be offering teams the option of purchasing lunch to be delivered on both Saturday and Sunday. Details and payment for that can be submitted at registration on Saturday morning.
To register, or for any questions, please contact the Tournament Director Jasmine Ng.  

Justice Louis D. Brandeis Invitational Tournament
November 1-2, 2014 | Boston, MA

The Brandeis University Mock Trial Association would like to announce that we will be holding our annual Justice Louis D. Brandeis Invitational tournament on November 1st and 2nd, 2014. If you have any comments/concerns you can contact me via email or at 954-552-2267.

7th Annual Great Sonoran Showdown
November 1-2, 2014 | Tucson, AZ

Mock Trial at the University of Arizona is pleased to announce the 7th Annual Great Sonoran Showdown Invitational. The tournament will be held at the Pima County Superior Courthouse in downtown Tucson, Arizona from Saturday November 1 to Sunday November 2, 2014.

The Great Sonoran Showdown is a two-day, four-round tournament that gives students the opportunity to practice their legal skills in real courtrooms. The opening and closing ceremonies, as well as all four rounds of competition will be held in the courthouse. Tournament space is limited. At this time, we will only be accepting two teams per school on a first come, first serve basis. Please contact us as soon as possible to confirm your team’s interest in attending.

If you have any further questions or concerns regarding the tournament, please feel free to contact Arizona's tournament director, Chelsea Norman.

6th Annual Colgate Classic
November 1-2 2014 | Hamilton, NY

The Mock Trial Team at Colgate University is pleased to announce the 5th Annual Colgate Classic. The tournament will be held on November 1-2, 2014 in Hamilton, New York on Colgate's campus.

The tournament will consist of two rounds each day, two on November 1st and two on November 2nd. We will conclude with an award ceremony after the fourth round on Sunday.

To register, please e-mail us. If you have any questions please contact our Tournament Coordinator Madeleine Tsao or our President Lauren Bender. We hope to see you there!!!

Inaugural ULV Southern California Classic
November 8-9, 2014 | Ontario, CA

The University of La Verne is excited to announce its first annual Mock Trial Invitational! The tournament will be held on the University of La Verne’s College of Law Campus in Ontario, CA on November 1st and 2nd. We will follow a 2-2 schedule with registration, opening ceremonies, and two rounds on Saturday, and two rounds and closing ceremonies on Sunday. Registration is $50 per team. We are looking forward to great competition with experienced judges!

For more details about registration or to receive an invitation, please contact Thomas Allison.

The Fifth Annual Thunderbird Invitational Tournament
November 8-9, 2014 | Colorado Springs, CO

The Air Force Academy Mock Trial Team will host its 5th Annual Thunderbird Invitational Tournament on Veteran’s Day weekend, November 8-9, 2014 at the El Paso County Courthouse in beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The tournament will consist of 2 rounds on Saturday and 2 rounds on Sunday, followed by closing ceremonies Sunday evening. There is a twenty team limit for this invitational. THERE IS NO REGISTRATION FEE. Schools should bring one person per team capable of judging at least one round.

To register or ask questions, please contact our Tournament POC, Cadet Tarina Crook or the USAFA Mock Trial Coach Matt Bush.

3rd Annual Friar Faceoff
November 8-9, 2014 | St. Bonaventure, NY

St. Bonaventure University is pleased to announce the third annual Friar Faceoff Invitational Tournament to be held November 8 and 9. This two-day, four-round, tournament will take place on St. Bonaventure University’s beautiful campus in St. Bonaventure, NY. The tournament will be limited to 24 teams. The registration fee is $125 for one team; $100 for each additional team. Schools that pay the registration fee prior to October 1 will receive a $25 discount off the total registration fee. Each school is asked to bring a qualified judge with the ability to serve two rounds. Please contact Tournament Director Jessica Ungaro for more information.

Fourth Annual Great Lakes Mock Trial Invitational
November 8-9, 2014 | Ypsilanti, MI
- NOTE DATE CHANGE

Eastern Michigan University will be hosting a four round (two day) invitational mock trial tournament November 8-9, 2014 on its campus in Ypsilanti, Michigan. All courts, war rooms, presentations will be centrally located on the main campus. The plan is to provide sufficient judges so that the use of coaches as judges will be kept at a minimum. Registration is $150 per team. $25 of the registration fee will be waived if paid by October 15, 2014 and another $25 if a qualified judge is provided and listed on the registration form. The tournament is limited to 24 teams, based on a first come, first served basis. Checks should be made out to Eastern Michigan University and sent in care of the Tournament Coordinator, Mark D. Maironis at Eastern Michigan University, Room 601T, Pray-Harrold, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 along with your school’s contact information. All other concerns should likewise be directed to Prof. Maironis who may be contacted at (734) 487-1461 and via email. A website for the tournament is located here.

Xavier University Invitational Tournament
November 8-9, 2014 | Cincinnati, OH

The Xavier University Mock Trial Team will host its inaugural invitational tournament November 8-9, 2014 on campus. There will be two rounds on Saturday and two rounds on Sunday, followed by an awards ceremony. The first round on Saturday will begin at 9 AM. The focus of the tournament will be on learning, so coaches will be allowed to talk to their team during breaks in trials.

Rooms are available at Courtyard by Marriot Cincinnati Midtown/Rookwood at (513) 672-7100 under the block “Xavier University Mock Trial Tournament.” The hotel is two miles from campus.

Registration is $100. To reserve a spot​ or for further information, please email us. The tournament will be capped at 20 teams.

12th Annual Quaker Classic
November 8-9, 2014 | Philadelphia, PA

The University of Pennsylvania is excited to announce the 12th annual Quaker Classic. This invitational will be held on Upenn's beautiful, Philadelphia campus on the weekend of November 8th and 9th.

The tournament will consist of 2 rounds on Saturday and 2 rounds on Sunday followed by an awards ceremony. The deadline for registration is October 6th. For further information about the QC or questions regarding registration, please contact this year's tournament director Frances Rodriguez.

MTSU Annual Mid-South Invitational Mock Trial Tournament - TOURNAMENT IS CLOSED
November 14-15, 2014 | Murfreesboro, TN

MTSU’s Invitational Mock Trial Tournament is CLOSED. They cannot accept any other team registration unless one of the currently registered teams cancels. Middle Tennessee State University will host its annual Mid-South Invitational Tournament on Friday, November 14 and Saturday, November 15, 2014. We require that you bring one judge per competing team (we sometimes have as many as 70 teams competing, so this requirement is necessary!). If you want to get on the email invite list or need to update your school’s contact information, please email Pam Davis or Brandi Snow.

7th Annual Mumbo Jumbo Invitational
November 15-16, 2014 | Medford, MA

Tufts Mock Trial is excited to announce the 7th Annual Mumbo Jumbo Invitational! The tournament will be held at the Tufts University Medford/Somerville campus on November 15-16, 2014.  The tournament will be a 2-2 format, with registration and two rounds on Saturday, and two rounds and closing ceremonies on Sunday. 

For more information about registration, or if you have any questions, please contact our tournament director Sara Weiss.

5th Annual Yellow Jacket Invitational
November 15-16, 2014 | Rochester, NY

University of Rochester Mock Trial is please to announce that its fifth annual Yellow Jacket Invitational will take place on November 15th and 16th at Rochester's River Campus! There is a standard 2-2 round schedule with two rounds on Saturday, November 15th, and two rounds on Sunday, November 16th. This year, the final round will feature a panel of jurors to help judge the round, receive instructions, and eventually decide a verdict.

Registration will be $150 for one team and $275 for two. We will accept second teams on a first come, first serve basis. Space is limited, so please contact our Tournament Director, Deanna Thompson, for registration information or questions.

5th Annual St. Olaf Ole Open Invitational Tournament
November 15-16, 2014 | Northfield, MN

Saint Olaf College is pleased to announce the Fifth Annual Ole Open! This two-day, four-round tournament will take place Saturday and Sunday, November 15-16th, 2014, with two rounds on Saturday and two rounds on Sunday. The Ole Open will be held in the Regents Hall of Natural and Mathematical Sciences on the scenic, 200-acre campus of St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN.

Registration fees for the tournament will be $100 per team for teams registering BEFORE November 1st. Late registrants will pay $130 per team. A $50 non-refundable deposit must be sent to St. Olaf Mock Trial at 1500 St. Olaf Avenue, Northfield, MN, 55057 by November 1st to qualify for early registration (with the remainder due at the beginning of the tournament). Checks should be made payable to St. Olaf Mock Trial. Teams are required to provide a scoring judge for each round, and teams unable to do so will be assessed an additional $50 fee. To register or for any other information, contact the Tournament Directors, William Goodnow or William Seabrook by email. Register early to reserve your spot!

3rd Annual Hooter Invitational
November 15-16, 2014 | Philadelphia, PA

Temple University will be hosting the Hooter Invitational at our Philadelphia campus on the weekend of November 15-16, 2014. As in past years, teams will have the opportunity to record their trials using the "Class Capture" function of the smart rooms at our business school. The registration fee will be $135 per team, with a $15 discount for providing a judge. If you would like to register or if you have any questions, please email us.

14th Annual Rhodes Mock Trial Scrimmage - WAITLIST IS OPEN
November 22-23, 2014 | Memphis, TN

Rhodes College is pleased to announce we will be hosting our annual fall tournament known as the Blues City Scrimmage, which aims to provide a low cost tournament for teams in the South and Southeast. As in previous years, this will be an open paring 2-2 tournament hosted on November 22-23. We plan to have a late start on Saturday, so that teams can travel and get to Memphis on the 22 and save a night of hotel costs. Each team is expected to bring $25 for your registration fee and 1 judge.

There is a 16 team cap for this tournament and every program can bring 2 teams. This is on a first come first serve basis. If you want to bring more than 2 teams please tell us how many, and if space becomes available we will let you know. Please contact our student administrator, Rebekah Barr to RSVP.

4th Annual WONK Trial Invitational
November 22-23, 2014 | Washington, DC

The American University Mock trial Program is pleased to announce the 4th Annual WONK Trial Invitational. The tournament will be held November 22-23, 2014 in Washington, DC, on American University's campus.

Per tradition, the tournament will be a 2-2 format, with registration and two rounds on Saturday, and two rounds with closing ceremonies on Sunday.

To inquire about registration, or if you have any questions, please contact tournament coordinator Ashley DiMuzio (910-625-7073).

8th Annual Fantastic Flyer Invitational Tournament - TOURNAMENT IS CLOSED
November 22-23 2014 | Romeoville, IL

The Lewis University Mock Trial program is pleased to announce the 8th Annual Fantastic Flyer Tournament, which will be held at the Lewis University Main Campus in Romeoville, IL. This will be a 20-team tournament. The twenty team tournament will consists of four (4) rounds, two (2) on Saturday, November 22, 2014 and two (2) on Sunday, November 23, 2014 with awards ceremony following the last round.

Teams should arrive at 8:00am on Saturday. The location of the Romeoville campus can be found on the Lewis University website. Each school is limited to two (2) teams. To register, please e-mail Dr. James Houlihan your school name, AMTA team numbers, number of teams, team members and the name and cell phone number of the contact person on the day of the tournament. If you are interested in competing or would like to have your team placed on the wait list, please contact Dr. Houlihan. Teams will be placed on a wait list, pending responses from invitations. Any questions or for further information, Dr. Houlihan can be reached by email or at 815-836-5313.

Durst Memorial Holiday Mock Trial Invitational
December 5-7, 2014 | Superior WI

The University of Wisconsin-Superior Mock Trial program will host the Durst Memorial Holiday Mock Trial Invitational from December 5-7, 2014 in Superior, WI. This tournament will be a 1-2-1 format. Special hotel rates will be available and registration is $125 per team. Registration checks are due by November 1, 2014 to reserve your spots unless special arrangements are made with Dr. Cuzzo. Send checks payable to UWS Mock Trial to Dr. Maria Cuzzo, PO Box 2000, Swenson Hall 2072, UW-Superior, Superior, WI 54880. The tournament staff will make every effort to recruit external judges and all teams are expected to provide one judge per team. Thanksgiving gratitude and pre-Holiday cheer will be practiced! This tournament will be limited to a 24 team field. All rounds and awards ceremony will be held in the same building---Swenson Hall! So no matter how cold the winter, you will be warm and comfy in Swenson Hall! Questions, additional information and details can be obtained from Dr. Maria Cuzzo or call (715-394-8482). We look forward to hosting you!

5th Annual Emerald City Open 
December 6-7 2014 | Seattle, WA

The University of Washington Mock Trial program will be hosting the 5th Annual Emerald City Open this year on the weekend of December 6th and 7th. The tournament will be a 2-2 format with two rounds on Saturday and two on Sunday. Rounds will be held within the beautiful William H. Gates Hall, home to the University of Washington School of Law. Many accommodations located within walking distance of campus and local food options are available. The tournament fee this year is $150 per team. If your team is interested in attending this year or in the future, please contact us through email or visit our website.

14th Annual Cornshucker Challenge Invitational Mock Trail Tournament

December 6-7 2014 | Iowa City, IA

The University of Iowa Mock Trial program is excited to host the 14th Annual Cornshucker Challenge Invitational Mock Trail Tournament. The tournament will he held on Saturday and Sunday, December 6th and 7th, 2014. It will be a four-round tournament with two rounds on Saturday and two rounds on Sunday. All rounds will be held on the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City, IA. Registration for the tournament is $125 per team attending and is due by November 1st. Please direct any questions about the Shucker to the Invitational Tournament Director, Kaitlyn Evans.

19th Annual Yale Invitational
December 6-7, 2014 | New Haven, CT

The Yale Mock Trial Association will be hosting our 19th annual Yale Invitational on December 6-7th on the Yale University Campus in New Haven, CT. There will be two rounds on Saturday, and two rounds on Sunday. As in previous years, we anticipate having a minimum of three judges in each trial.

This year's registration fee will be $175 dollars per team and will be due by October 15th; a late fee of $30 will be charged to teams who submit their payment after this date. For more information about the tournament, please contact Loryn Helfmann. If you are interested in attending the tournament, or have questions about registration, please contact Chloe Larkin.

First Annual Jersey Shore “Hawk” Invitational
December 6-7, 2014 | West Long Branch, NJ

Get one last invitational in before the end of the semester! Do it at the Jersey Shore! The Monmouth University Pre-Law Club and Mock Trial team are happy to announce the inaugural Jersey Shore “Hawk” mock trial invitational tournament to be held at Monmouth University on Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7. The tournament will be a 2-2 format with two rounds on Saturday and two rounds on Sunday and an awards ceremony following the fourth round on Sunday. Welcoming and team check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday and opening ceremonies at 8:45 a.m. The entry fee per team is $175, with a $25 discount for any school that can send a qualified judge who can serve at least two rounds. For more information and inquiry about the competition, please contact Cara Turcich.

Mid-Missouri Mock Trial Invitational
January 16-17, 2015 | Columbia, MO

Columbia College and the University of Missouri Columbia will host the Mid-Missouri Mock Trial Invitational tournament on Friday, January 16th and Saturday, January 17th 2014. We began hosting AMTA events in 1999 and we look forward to our seventeenth year of hosting. This is a four round, two day tournament which is limited to 28 teams. Entry fee is $150.00 per team, and each team is expected to bring a judge with the ability to serve at least two rounds. 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.

Inaugural Boulder Battle Invitational
January 17-18, 2015 | Boulder, CO 

The University of Colorado at Boulder’s Mock Trial team is pleased to announce our inaugural Boulder Battle Invitational. This competition will be held Saturday January 17 and Sunday January 18 at the Boulder Justice Center in Boulder, Colorado. The tournament will be a 2-2 format, with two rounds on Saturday and two rounds on Sunday. Registration fee will be $125 per team, and teams that provide a judge will receive a $25 discount. To receive more information or to register your team, please email Amanda Wellons.

4th Annual Argo Invitational Mock Trial Tournament
January 17-18, 2015 | Pensacola, FL

The University of West Florida will host the 4th Annual Argo Invitational Mock Trial Tournament, on the UWF campus in beautiful Pensacola, Florida, on Saturday and Sunday, January 17-18, 2015. The tournament is sponsored by the Stetson College of Law, and is a two-day, four-round tournament. The registration fee is $125 and the deadline for registration is December 1, 2014. Teams who bring a judge can participate in the tournament at a discounted rate. For more information please contact our faculty sponsor Dr. Kimberly M. Tatum  or our team president, Catherine Huang.

9th Annual Polar Bear Invitational
January 17-18, 2015 | Ada, OH

Ohio Northern University is excited to announce its 9th Annual Polar Bear Invitational Mock Trial tournament. The tournament will be held on the ONU campus on January 17-18, 2015. It is a four round tournament. Registration, opening ceremonies and Rounds 1 and 2 will be on Saturday, January 17. Rounds 3 and 4 and the awards ceremony will be on Sunday, January 18. The registration fee is $175 per team if paid by December 1, 2014; thereafter it is $200 per team. 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 18. For more information regarding the tournament and/or a registration form please contact Dr. Jo Ann Scott via email or at 419-772-2091.

Austin College Invitational
January 17-18, 2015 | Sherman, TX

The Austin College Mock Trial Program is pleased to announce an invitational tournament on its campus, conveniently located 75 miles northeast of D/FW Airport. There will be two rounds on Saturday and two rounds on Sunday, with an awards ceremony on Sunday evening. Austin College is grateful for the enthusiastic support of its alumni/ae and other attorneys in northern Texas, and we do not anticipate asking coaches to judge except on an emergency basis. Registration is $175 per team. We can accommodate 24 teams, on a first-come-first-served basis, and there is no cap on the number of teams a school may bring. For further information, or to register, please contact Michael Gunnin.

7th Annual Illini Invitational
January 17-18, 2015 | Urbana-Champaign, IL

My name is Jill Doherty, and I am the Illinois Trial Team Tournament Chair for the 2014-2015 Season. I would like to cordially invite you to the 7th Annual Illini Invitational to be held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus. It will be a two day tournament beginning on Saturday, January 17 and concluding in the evening on Sunday, January 18.

If you are interested in the Illini Invitational, please fill out the Google Form here.  Please keep in mind space is limited, so complete this form promptly.

The 5th Annual ‘Boy, I Wish We Had One More Chance to Compete Before Regionals!' Tournament
January 23-24, 2015 | Purcellville, VA

The Patrick Henry College Mock Trial Team will be hosting an invitational tournament on Friday and Saturday, January 23 and 24, 2015. The registration fee for the tournament will be $85.00 and all teams that wish to attend must register in full by December 12, 2014. You may register and pay online here, or pay by check. (Hotel information may also be found on the site.)  For more information please contact Gayle Reinhardt.

2nd Annual MSSU City of Hope Invitational
January 23-24, 2015 | Joplin, MO

Missouri Southern State University announces the 2nd annual MSSU City of Hope Invitational. The tournament will be held January 23-24, 2015 on the campus of MSSU in Joplin, Missouri. We hope to provide you with a final opportunity to prepare for Regionals!

The tournament will consist of two rounds each on Friday, January 23, and Saturday, January 24, concluding with an awards program on Saturday. There is a twenty team limit for this invitational. The registration fee is $150 per team with dinner provided on Friday. Schools should bring one person per team capable of judging although we hope to provide judges as much as possible. For more information, please contact us.

To register, or if you have any questions, please contact Mock Trial Coach, JoAnna Derfelt, via email or at (417) 625-9794.

Hoosier Hoedown
January 24-25, 2015 | Indianapolis, IN 

Indiana University's Mock Team is excited to announce the 3rd annual Hoosier Hoedown, which will be held January 24th and 25th. The tournament is located in Indianapolis, Indiana with a cost of $175 per team. Further details will be announced, but any immediate questions can be directed to either tournament director Mason Fisher or Rachel Laurel.

Hatting Invitational
January 24-25, 2015 | Minneapolis, MN

The University of St. Thomas School of Law and the Hatting Invitational Committee will host the 9th Hatting Invitational, a four-round tournament, at the UST School of Law in downtown Minneapolis, on Saturday and Sunday, January 24-25. There will be two rounds each day with Captains' meetings at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday and at 8:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.

The tournament will be limited to 22 teams. Teams are not required to bring a judge. Complimentary lunch will be provided for teams and coaches on Sunday. The registration fee is $150 per team. The first round will be a challenge round and challenges will be awarded in the order that teams register. Teams may register online. Please email with any questions.

Queen City Classic Invitational
January 24-25, 2015 | Charlotte, NC

The Charlotte School of Law, in partnership with the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, is pleased to announce the Queen City Invitational on January 24 and January 25, 2015 in Uptown Charlotte. Invitations are sent out on a first come first serve basis and the tournament is limited to 24 teams. Registration is $90 and the tournament will provide four rounds of competition over the two days. The registration deadline has been extended until Wednesday, December 24th.  For more information and to request an invitation please email Brian Clark.

The Charlotte School of Law has generously agreed to grant a $20,000 scholarship to the top Attorney Advocate of the competition, subject to renewal in the second and third year.  This is a tremendous opportunity for all competitors who plan on attending law school in the new future.

University of St. Francis Midwest Challenge
January 24-25, 2015 | Joliet, IL

The University of St.Francis Mock Trial Team is pleased to announce the USF Midwest Challenge at the historic St. Francis campus in Joliet, Illinois. The four-round tournament will be held on Saturday, January 24 (rounds start at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.) and Sunday, January 25 (rounds start at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.), with the captains meetings one half hour prior. The entry fee is $125.00 per team payable to the University of St. Francis Mock Trial Team. Saturday dinner included. Awards for the top seven teams, top 10 attorneys and top 10 witnesses, and Spirit of AMTA winner.

Each team is required to provide a qualified judge. To confirm your registration, please send an email to Mock Trial Coach Dr. Stephanie Washington, swashington@stfrancis.edu, with the name of the university, AMTA number, number of teams (two-team limit per school),and name of judge(s). Also include contact cell number for the day of the tournament. Please send payment in advance to Dr. Stephanie Washington, c/o University of St. Francis, Criminal & Social Justice, 500 Wilcox Street, Joliet, Illinois 60435. Your spot will not be secure until you send in the registration fee. Click here to register.

10th Annual Ramblin' Wreck Tournament
January 24-25, 2015 | Atlanta, GA

Georgia Tech Mock Trial team is pleased to announce the 10th Annual Ramblin' Wreck Tournament. It will take place the weekend of January 24th and 25th, 2015. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Our tournament is hosted on the campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA.
We are having 24 teams competing, so to accomplish this, we are capping each school to 2 teams, with a wait list for additional teams. Additionally, each team that is competing must provide at least one judge for two rounds of the tournament. (i.e. if your school is bringing two teams then you must provide judges to cover at least four rounds.)
Registration dates and prices:
Early Registration (ends 10/17): $130
Regular Registration (10/17-12/5): $160
Late Registration (starts 12/5): $190

Click here for the registration form. If you have any questions or issues registering feel free to email.

11th Annual Big Red Invitational Classic (BRIC XI)
January 24-25, 2015 | Ithaca, NY

Cornell University Mock Trial is pleased to announce the Eleventh Annual Big Red Invitational Classic (BRIC X), which will take place on Saturday, January 24 and Sunday, January 25, 2015. 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.

For more information about this tournament, please contact Tournament Coordinator, Ashani Ranwala, by email.

Stanford University Mock Trial Invitational
January 24-25, 2015 | Stanford, CA

Stanford Mock Trial is excited to announce the 2nd Annual SUMTI hosted at Stanford University! SUMTI is a fun, highly-competitive tournament with a diverse playing field. We pride ourselves on hosting programs from all over the country, giving teams the chance to challenge teams they otherwise might not see until much later in the season. Registration is $175/team. Our tournament is now full, but please continue to email ASAP if you're interested in being added to our waiting list.

Central College Invitational Tournament - WAITLIST IS OPEN
January 24-25, 2015 | Pella, IA

The Central College Mock Trial team will be hosting an invitational tournament the weekend of January 24-25, 2015. 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 $125 per team. Teams providing a 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.

Inaugural Matador Invitational
January 24-25, 2015 | Tampa, FL


The University of South Florida is pleased to announce the Inaugural Matador Invitational! We will be hosting this invitational at the University of South Florida main campus in Tampa, Florida. The registration fee will be $125 per team. The tournament will be run in a 2-2 format with two rounds held on both Saturday and Sunday. For registration and further information, please contact Sammy Hamed.

27th Annual National Mock Trial Invitational
January 30-31, 2015 | Dubuque, IA

Lora Mock Trial is pleased to announce the 27th Annual National Mock Trial Invitational at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. This tournament will take place on Friday, January 30 and Saturday, January 31, 2015. The field will be limited to 64 teams. All teams will be required to provide a judge for each round. Registration fees will remain at $125 this year. Registration is available online via credit card or mail-in check.

Registration fees are non-refundable, and registration is not guaranteed until payment is received. A link for team rosters and judge's registration will be emailed to coaches after payment is received and verified. Click here for more information and to register.

Sapientia et Doctrina Invitational
January 31-February 1, 2015 | Bronx, NY

The Fordham University Rose Hill Mock Trial team is pleased to announce the 7th annual Sapientia et Doctrina Invitational. It will be hosted on Saturday, January 31 and Sunday, February 1 at Rose Hill’s beautiful campus in the Bronx, New York.  The competition will have the standard 2-2 round format with closing ceremonies and awards on Sunday evening. The registration fee is $125, with a discount offered to teams who can provide a qualified judge. For further information, please contact Ashley Rainge.

The Midwest Classic
February 7-8 2015 | Lisle, IL

Benedictine University, in Lisle, Illinois, is hosting an inaugural four-round invitational February 7th –February 8th. The Midwest Classic will be located on Benedictine University’s Main Campus in Lisle, IL. The tournament is two rounds on Saturday and two rounds on Sunday with closing ceremony to follow. Awards will be given to the top 5 teams, top 5 attorneys and top 5 witnesses. Although we expect enough judges, teams may need to provide a scoring judge in case of an emergency. To register for the tournament please email.


Prior Year Invitational Tournament Listings

2013 - 2014