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.
NEW AMTA POLICY – Licensing Fee for Use of Case Materials at Invitational Tournaments
AMTA's case materials are the intellectual property of the American Mock Trial Association. By paying the School Registration Fee, a School acquires a license to use this case for internal educational purposes and to compete at AMTA-sanctioned tournaments (that is, regionals, ORCS, and the National Championship Tournament). Under AMTA’s Intellectual Property policy, however, this license does not, by itself, permit use of AMTA's case materials to host an invitational tournament. Instead, Schools wishing to use these case materials to host an invitational tournament must obtain a separate license to do so. For 2016-17, this license will require tournament hosts to (1) pay to AMTA an amount equal to 5% of gross fees collected from all participating teams, (2) provide AMTA with a copy of the tournament tab summary, and (3) respond promptly to any requests for information from AMTA. Failure to comply with any of these requirements could result in sanctions under the AMTA rules or other consequences. If you host an AMTA-sanctioned tournament (i.e. Regionals, ORCS, or Nationals), you are exempt from this fee. If you have any questions, please contact Ryan Seelau.
2016-2017 Invitational Tournaments
Second Annual Battle for the Ballots
October 8-9, 2016 | DeLand, FL
We invite you to attend the second annual Battle for the Ballots invitational, hosted in the beautiful and historic city of DeLand, Florida at Stetson University’s Undergraduate Campus. Registration is open until September 15th with a registration fee of $150 per team. All payments are due no later than September 21st. For more information or to register, please contact via email. Details regarding hotels and other accommodations will be available after registration. We only have three spots left, so get in while you can!
Hustle City Challenge
October 8-9, 2016 | Houston, TX
We are pleased to announce St. Thomas Mock Trial will be hosting the inaugural Hustle City Challenge, located in Houston, Texas! We would love for all of you to join us October 8-9th 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 $150 per team. We ask that you contact our tournament director, Paul Hubbell, by September 1st with either a YES or a NO. We hope to see everyone in Houston and good luck on the upcoming mock trial season!
7th Annual Bearcat Invitational
October 14th-15th, 2016 | Maryville, Missouri
The Mock Trial Team at Northwest Missouri State University is pleased to announce the 5th Annual Bearcat Invitational. The tournament will be held October 14-15, 2016 in Maryville, Missouri, on the beautiful Northwest campus. The tournament will consist of two rounds each on Friday, October 14, and Saturday, October 15, 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 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 Claire Allen, or Mock Trial Coach Dan Smith (660) 562-1293.
9th Annual University of Minnesota Nordic Undergraduate Mock Trial Battle (UMNUMB)
October 14-16, 2016 | Minneapolis, MN
The University of Minnesota’s Undergraduate Mock Trial Association is pleased to announce that our 9th 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 14 to October 16, 2016, just minutes from beautiful downtown Minneapolis. This tournament will consist of one round on the evening of Friday the 14th, two rounds during the day on Saturday the 15th, and one round on the morning of Sunday the 16th 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, 2016. 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, Katie Bassett, via email.
The Guardian Invitational Tournament
October 15-16, 2016 | New London, CT
We are pleased to announce the return of The Guardian Mock Trial Invitational Tournament, 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 15th, and finish with the fourth trial on Sunday afternoon, October 16th. 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.
Grand Strand Invitational
October 15-16, 2016 | Conway, SC
Coastal Carolina Mock Trial invites you to attend the resurrected Grand Strand Invitational. This four-round tournament will take place on Coastal Carolina University’s idyllic campus in Conway, SC—just north of picturesque Myrtle Beach—with two rounds on Saturday October 15th and the remainder on Sunday October 16th. Registration is $125 for the first team and $100 for additional teams, with a $25 discount for first teams registered by September 15th. Each competing team will be required to provide one judge—this individual may vary by round, but we do require that a judge be provided for each round. If you are interested in attending or would like more information, please contact Michael Julius via email.
3rd Annual Market Street Invitational
October 15-16, 2016 | Philadelphia, PA
Drexel University is excited to announce its third annual Market Street Invitational! The tournament will be held on Drexel’s main campus in Philadelphia, PA on October 15th and 16th, 2016. The tournament will feature a 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. For more details about registration or to receive an invitation, please contact us at via email.
9th Annual Spartan Throwdown
October 22-23, 2016 | Cleveland, OH
Case Western Reserve University is excited to announce the 9th annual Spartan Throwdown Invitational Tournament! This two-day tournament will be held on Saturday October 22 and Sunday October 23 at the Cleveland Justice Center in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Registration is $155 for the first team and $100 for a second team. Please note, programs will be limited to two teams. We also ask that you provide a judge if you bring more than one team. If you are interested in attending or would like more information, please contact our tournament directors Sarah Thomas and Katie Laird via email.
Bradley University Invitational
October 22-23, 2016 | Peoria, IL
We invite you to attend the Bradley Invitational held at the Peoria County Courthouse, Peoria, Illinois. This tournament will consist of two rounds during the day on Saturday the 22nd and one round on the morning of Sunday the 23rd with an award ceremony to follow in the early afternoon. Registration is $150 for each team. The final date to register is October 3, 2016. To register or receive more information, please contact Jerelyn Maher via email.
8th Annual Wildcat Mock Trial Invitational Tournament
October 22-23, 2016 | Durham, NH
The University of New Hampshire is proud to announce its 8th Annual Wildcat Mock Trial Invitational Tournament. The tournament will be held October 22nd-October 23rd 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. Registrations are due September 15, 2016. For more information, or to learn how to register, please email Tournament Director Sadie Matteson.
Black Squirrel Invitational
October 22-23, 2016 | Haverford, PA
Haverford College Mock Trial would like to welcome you to the first Black Squirrel Invitational! The tournament will be held on Haverford's beautiful, spacious campus (which does in fact have black squirrels), located only minutes away from Philadelphia. There will be two rounds each day, as well as an awards ceremony that Sunday. We will provide all judges and free parking for all teams. The cost is $125 per team and $25 more for each additional team from the same school. We ask that you register by September 23rd in order to be guaranteed a spot. Any later registrations may be subject to an additional fee. Please contact us via email for information on registration or questions you may have. We hope to see you there!
4th Annual Red Cedar Classic Invitational
October 22-23, 2016 | East Lansing, MI
Michigan State University is pleased to host the 4th Annual Red Cedar Classic Invitational on MSU’s campus in East Lansing this October 22-23, 2016. We are also very excited to welcome Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein as our opening speaker and judge. Several other trial and appellate court judges will be judging throughout the weekend as well. The tournament will be a traditional 2-2 format taking place in Berkey Hall, with opening and closing ceremonies held only steps away at Old Horticulture Hall. Registration is open through at least October 1 and will cost $150 per team. We should be able to accommodate up to three teams from your program, so please just ask us. You may register with our Tournament Director, Dylan Westrin, or our Head Coach, Scott Shimkus. You may also reach us by phone at 517-281-4756. We look forward to seeing everyone along the banks of the Red Cedar!
5th Annual Richard Calkins Invitational Tournament
October 29-30, 2016 | Des Moines, IA
Drake University is excited to announce our 5th Annual Richard Calkins Invitational Tournament. This two day tournament will be hosted on Saturday October 29th and Sunday October 30th in Des Moines, IA, on our conveniently located campus, just off of I-235. Registration is $100 per team plus a $5 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, Josh Hughes, or Morgan Gehrls via email.
October 29–30, 2016 | Lisle, IL
Benedictine University is pleased to announce it will host the Second Midwest Classic Invitational. This four-round invitational will take place on Benedictine's beautiful campus in Lisle, IL. The competition will be divided into two rounds on Saturday and two rounds on Sunday, with the closing ceremony to follow. Awards will be given to the top five teams, the top ten attorneys, and the top ten witnesses. There is no Registration fee for the tournament. To register or if you have any questions, please contact us via email.
The 2nd Annual Colonial Classic
October 29-30, 2016
The College of William and Mary Mock Trial Program is excited to announce the 2016 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 29, and Sunday October 30. 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, and the ability to preorder lunch for delivery on campus during both days of competition. The registration fee for the tournament is $185 per team, due by September 1, 2015. A late fee of $25 will be charged for all registrations received after September 1 but by September 15. After September 15, we will offer any unpaid team’s spot to a team on the waitlist.
Invitations to The Colonial Classic will be sent by May 15. If you have questions about The Colonial Classic, or would like to attend, please email our Tournament Director Brandon Harpervia e-mail. Thanks very much for your interest in The Colonial Classic!
7th Annual YellowJacket Invitational
October 29-30, 2016 | Rochester, NY
University of Rochester Mock Trial is pleased to announce that its seventh annual YellowJacket Invitational will take place on October 29th and 30th at Rochester's River Campus! There is a standard 2-2 round schedule with two rounds on Saturday, October 29th, and two rounds on Sunday, October 30th. 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. For teams that register by September 30th, the fees will be discounted at $135 for one team and $250 for two. We will accept second teams on a first come, first serve basis. Space is limited, so please contact our Tournament Director, Kristen Webster, by October 9th, for registration information or questions via email.
The St. Paul Trials
November 4-6, 2016 | St. Paul, MN
Macalester College and Hamline University, both located in scenic St. Paul, Minnesota, will co-host a four-round invitational November 4-6. 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 by1:30 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. To cover AMTA’s intellectual property licensing fee, each team will also need to pay additional $24 per team. 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 will be assessed an additional fee. To register for the tournament, contact both Dick Lesicko, Director of Forensics, Macalester College via email, and Kelly Rodgers, Mock Trial Director at Hamline via email. If you have additional questions you may contact us by phone Lesicko: 651-696-6715 Rodgers: 651-523-2974.
6th Annual Capital City Invitational
November 5-6, 2016 | Tallahassee, FL
Florida State University is pleased to announce the 6th Annual Capital City Invitational! CCI will take place the weekend of November 5th and 6th 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 22 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, Kerry Norberg and Matthew Young, via email.
UB Winter Rhetoric Tournament
November 5-6, 2016 | Buffalo, NY
We are the Mock Trial Team at University at Buffalo and would love to invite you to the invitationals on the 5th and 6th of November. These will be standalone tournaments, so you can participate on either day or both. We'll have 2 rounds per team on both days. Feel free to sign up multiple teams. The registration fee is $100 for one team; $150 for two teams. To register or if you have other tournament related queries, please write to Devashish Agarwal via email.
3rd Annual Average American Mock Trial Invitational
November 5-6, 2016 | Berkeley, CA
AAMTI: Cal Mock Trial is thrilled to announce that this November, we will be hosting our third annual fall invitational tournament, AAMTI! The tournament is set to take place on the weekend of November 5-6, 2016, on the UC Berkeley campus! But what is AAMTI, you ask? It’s the Average American Mock Trial Invitational: a showcase for elite programs with both strength and depth throughout their entire roster. Spots are limited and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. The registration fee for each team will be $200. If you are interested in attending, please send us an email specifying the number of teams your program would like to send.
4th Annual Sooner Mock Trial Invitational Tournament
November 5-6, 2016, |Norman, OK
The University of Oklahoma College of Law Board of Advocates and the University of Oklahoma Mock Trial Team invite you to attend the 4th Annual Sooner Mock Trial Invitational Tournament! The tournament will take place at OU Law – minutes away from amazing eateries around OU’s campus corner and many more located just to the north in Oklahoma City’s famous Bricktown! Come and enjoy two days of fun and competition to be held on Saturday November 5th and Sunday November 6th. The registration fee is ONLY $100 for the first team each school registers, $75 dollars for your second team, and $50 dollars for your third team! The final date to register will be October 15, 2016. Awards will be presented for Best Team, Best Advocate, and Best Witness, so show off your skills! If you are interested in attending or would like more information, please contact the tournament director Genni Ellis via email. We look forward to seeing you at the invitational!
7th Annual Thunderbird Invitational
November 5-6, 2015 | Colorado Springs, Colorado
The United States Air Force Academy will host the Seventh Annual Thunderbird Invitational at the El Paso County Courthouse in Colorado Springs, CO. The tournament will follow a 2-2 format with an awards ceremony following the last round on Sunday. There is no registration fee. For more information please contact Coach Elizabeth McDaniel.
5th Annual Hooter Invitational
November 5-6, 2016 | Philadelphia, PA
Hoot, hoot - Temple Mock Trial's annual Hooter Invitational is back! Hooter 2016 will be hosted on November 5th and 6th this year at our Philadelphia, PA campus. It will be a traditional two day, four round tournament. The registration fee for this year's tournament is $185, with a $40 discount for every judge you can bring with you that can judge all four rounds of competition. If you can bring four judges, your registration is free! Whooooo's interested? Email us firstname.lastname@example.org to register or if you would like any other information. Come for the competition - stay for the owl puns.
MTSU Annual Mid-South Invitational Mock Trial Tournament
November 11-12, 2016 | 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 11 and Saturday, November 12, 2016. Due to space and staff restraints this year, we are limiting the participating teams to 50. In order to hold your spot(s) among the 50 teams, we ask that you email your team registration form as soon as you are able (an email invite with all the forms and information will go out later this summer). The team registration fee is $135 per team if received by October 17, 2016 and $150 per team if received after the deadline. We must receive these fees by the deadline to confirm your tentative spot(s). We require that you bring one judge per competing team. If you want to get on the email invite list or need to update your school’s contact information, please contact Pam Davis via email or Brandi Snow via email.
* The tournament is now closed and if teams want to get on the waiting list, please email Pam Davis.
Second Annual Polar Plunge Invitational
November 12-13, 2016 | Brunswick, ME
You are invited to the Second Annual Bowdoin College Polar Plunge Invitational!
There will be two rounds on Saturday, November 12th and two rounds on Sunday, November 13th, followed by an award ceremony on Bowdoin’s campus. Bowdoin Mock Trial will provide judges for the tournament.
Registration will be $100 per team if registered before October 1st, $150 per team after October 1st.
To register or for any more information please contact via email.
9th Annual Illini Invitational
November 12-13 | Urbana-Champaign, IL
The University of Illinois Mock Trial Association is excited to host our 9th Annual Illini Invitational. This two day, four round, tournament will take place on Saturday, November 12th and, Sunday, November 13th. The tournament will be held on the beautiful University of Illinois campus in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois. The registration fee this year is $175. The registration fee will be lowered to $150 to the first ten teams that register and are capable and willing to bring a judge. The limit on the numbers of teams that can attend will be announced on the website. For more information contact this year's tournament chair Cindy Lawando.
The Matador Invitational
November 12-13, 2016 | Tampa, FL
The University of South Florida Mock Trial team is excited to announce its inaugural tournament. The Matador Invitational will be hosted in Tampa, Florida on November 12th - 13th, 2016 at the University of South Florida Marshall Student Center. The registration fee for this tournament is $125 per team. Registration for a second team is $100. The tournament will be run in a 2-2 format with two rounds held on both Saturday, the 12th and Sunday, the 13th. We will be reserving spots on a first-come, first-serve basis. To confirm a spot in our tournament, contact via email. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any inquiries. We hope to see you there!
The 7th Annual Ole Open
November 19-20, 2016 | Northfield, MN
St. Olaf College is pleased to announce the Seventh Annual Ole Open! This two-day, four-round tournament will take place Saturday and Sunday, November 19-20th, 2016, with two rounds Saturday and two rounds Sunday. The Ole Open will be held in 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 $125 per team for teams registering beofre November 1st. A $50 non-refundable deposit must be sent to St. Olaf Mock Trial at 1500 St. Olaf Avenue, Northfield, MN, 55057 by November 1st in order to qualify for regular registration (with the remainder due at the beginning of the tournament). Checks should be made payable to St. Olaf Mock Trial. Late registrants will pay $150 per team. Teams are required to provide a scoring judge for each round, and teams unable to do so will be assessed an additional $50 fee. If you would like to register or would like additional information, contact the Tournament Directors, Nicholas Gonnerman and Carter Granneman via email.
11th Annual Justice Louis D. Brandeis Invitational Tournament
November 19-20, 2016 | Waltham, MA
The Brandeis University Mock Trial Association is excited to announce that the 11th Annual Justice Louis D. Brandeis Invitational Tournament will take place on Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20. The tournament will be held on our campus in Waltham, Massachusetts. For more information, please contact our tournament directors Joshua Romanowicz via email and Cameron Hunt via email.
13th Annual Big Red Invitational Classic
November 19-20, 2016 | Ithaca, NY
Cornell University Mock Trial is pleased to announce the 13th Annual Big Red Invitational Classic (BRIC XIII), which will take place on Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20, 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. For more information about this tournament, please contact Tournament Coordinator, Steven Torres,via email.
4th Annual Quaker Classic
November 19-20, 2016 | Philadelphia, PA
The University of Pennsylvania Mock Trial Team is proud to present our 14th Annual Quaker Classic Invitational Tournament on November 19th and 20th, 2016. Our traditional-style (2-2) tournament will take place at our beautiful, historic campus in Philadelphia, PA. The Quaker Classic, one of the largest collegiate Mock Trial tournaments in the country, will feature competitive teams from all across the nation. Registration will be $195 per team (due by October 14th), and there will be a 10% discount for any team that can provide its own judge(s). For more information, or to learn how to register, please email Tournament Director Michael Krone via email.
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10th Annual Fantastic Flyer Invitational Tournament –
November 19-20 2016 | Romeoville, IL
The Lewis University Mock Trial program is pleased to announce the 10th 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 19, 2016 and two (2) on Sunday, November 20, 2016 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 (lewisu.edu). The registration fee for this tournament is $100 per team. Registration for a second team is $75. 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, which could be used 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 via email or at 815-836-5313.
Fifth Annual Great Lakes Mock Trial Invitational
November 19-22, 2016 | Ypsilanti, Michigan
Eastern Michigan University will host a four-round (two-day) invitational mock trial tournament November 19-20, 2016, on its campus in Ypsilanti, Michigan in the shadow of its world famous water tower. All courtrooms, war rooms and presentations will be located on the main campus and in the same building. Registration is $175 per team. $25 of the registration fee will be waived if a qualified judge is provided and listed on the registration form with a cell phone. Tournament is limited to 28 teams and is based on a first come, first served basis. Checks should be made out to Eastern Michigan University and sent with forms (available on website: http://www.emich.edu/
Superior Durst Memorial Invitational
December 2-4, 2016 | Superior, WI
UW-Superior in Superior, WI will host the Superior Durst Memorial Invitational on December 2-4, 2016 at UW-Superior campus. This will be a 1-2-1 tournament with award ceremony to follow on Sunday afternoon. This is a perfect opportunity for pre-winter break practice. 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. To register your teams, contact Dr. Maria Stalzer Wyant Cuzzo, UW-Superior Mock Trial Head Coach, via email, no later than November 1, 2016. For questions or more details, contact Cuzzo at 218-591-8488.
21st Annual Yale Invitational
December 3-4, 2016 I New Haven, CT
It is our pleasure to announce that the 21st Annual Yale Invitational will be held on December 3rd and 4th, 2016. We host the American Mock Trial Association’s best college mock trial teams, and are excited to host one of the strongest fields on the AMTA Invitational Circuit.
From California to New York, the 21st Yale Invitational will be hosting the top ranked mock trial teams in the United States. In recent years, our Invitational has become a leading AMTA Tournament, featuring five of the six teams to win their National Championship Division and compete in the AMTA Final Round in the past three seasons. In 2015, we welcomed 42 award-winning teams, including past National Champions, the top three power ranked teams in America, numerous All-American Attorneys and Witnesses, and 27 teams from programs that earned one or two bids to the 2015 National Championship. The deadline to register for this year's Invitational will be August 1, 2016. Our registration fee is $200 per team and will be due by September 15, 2016. Please feel free to contact us via email or 1-630-880-1013 to register, or to reach out with any questions.
2016 Blues City Scrimmage
December 3-4, 2016 | Memphis, TN
I am honored to extend your Mock Trial Program an invitation to the 2016 Blues City Scrimmage! Located in iconic Memphis, TN, this year’s scrimmage will take place December 3-4 on the beautiful campus of Rhodes College. 2 rounds each will take place on Saturday and Sunday, with a brief awards ceremony to follow Sunday afternoon’s round. Unlike many other tournaments, we focus on making the Blues City Scrimmage a low cost, fun environment, where teams can come to scrimmage and get valuable feedback from seasoned mock trial coaches, competitors, and multiple All Americans. As a more localized travel opportunity for many schools, Blues City will give you a taste of the competition to expect at your Regional Tournament in the spring!!!
The registration fee will be $25 per team. To help keep our operating costs down and to allow for high quality judging a feedback, we ask each program bring one capable judge who can serve in all four rounds of trial, if necessary. In addition to coaches provided by each team, Rhodes College Mock Trial alums will be volunteering their years of experience to judge for us! If you would like to join us in the great city of Memphis, please RSVP to email@example.com so we can save your spot. If your program would like to bring two teams, you must also bring two qualified judges.
Thank you, and we hope to see your superior Mock Trial programs in Memphis this fall!!!
2016 Jayhawk Invitational
December 3-4, 2016 | Lawrence, KS
The University of Kansas is happy to announce the 2016 Jayhawk Invitational! We will be hosting the tournament from December 3rd to the 4th in Lawrence, KS. The cost per team is $130 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.
Mid-Missouri Mock Trial Invitational
January 13-14, 2017 | Columbia, MO
Columbia College and the University of Missouri Columbia will host the Mid-Missouri Mock Trial Invitational tournament on Friday, January 13th and Saturday, January 14th 2017. We began hosting AMTA events in 1999 and we look forward to our nineteenth year of hosting. This is a four round, two day tournament which is limited to 28 teams. 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) 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.
6th Annual Argo Invitational Mock Trial Tournament
January 14-15, 2017 | Pensacola, FL
The University of West Florida will host the 6th Annual Argo Invitational Mock Trial Tournament on the UWF campus in beautiful Pensacola, Florida, on Saturday and Sunday, January 14-15, 2017. 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, 2016. Teams who bring a judge can participate in the tournament at a discounted rate. For more information please contact our faculty sponsor Dr. Kimberly McCorkle or our department administrator Ms. Linda Hendrieth. We hope to see you at UWF!
4th Annual MSSU Invitational
January 20-21, 2017 I Joplin, MO
Missouri Southern State University announces the 3rd annual MSSU City of Hope Invitational. The tournament will be held January 20-21, 2017 on the campus of MSSU in Joplin, Missouri. We hope to provide you with a final opportunity to prepare for Regionals and have been able to provide a substantial number of attorney judges (only needing coaches for conflicts) in the past. The tournament will consist of two rounds each on Friday, January 20, and Saturday, January 21, concluding with an awards program on Saturday. The registration fee is $150 per team with pizza dinner provided on Friday. Schools should bring one person per team capable of judging although we hope to provide judges as much as possible. To register, or if you have any questions, please contact Mock Trial Coach JoAnna Derfelt, or at (417) 625-3081.
The Dr. Donald P. Racheter Invitational Tournament at Central College
January 21-22, 2017 | Pella, IA
The Central College Mock Trial team will be hosting an invitational tournament the weekend of January 21-22, 2017. 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.
USF Midwest Challenge
January 21-22, 2017 | Joliet, IL
The University of St. Francis Mock Trial Team is pleased to announce its annual USF Midwest Challenge at the historic St. Francis campus in Joliet, Illinois. The four-round tournament will be held on Saturday, January 21 (rounds start at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.) and Sunday, January 22 (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 five teams, top 5 attorneys and top 5 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, 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 or submit payments online at http://www.stfrancis.edu/
Fifth Annual Hoosier Hoedown
January 28-29, 2017 | Bloomington, IN
Indiana University Mock Trial is proud to announce that the Fifth Annual Hoosier Hoedown will take place at the Maurer School of Law in Bloomington, IN on January 28th and 29th. The Hoosier Hoedown will follow a traditional format, with two rounds on Saturday and two rounds on Sunday, followed by an awards ceremony. Registration fees, due by November 1st, are $150 for one team and $275 for two teams. If you are interested in attending or have any questions about the tournament please contact our tournament directors, Lindsey Walker and Camilla Alway, via email.
The 2nd Annual Charm City Classic
January 28th-29th, 2017 I Baltimore, MD
The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and Stevenson University are excited to announce the 2017 Charm City Classic Mock Trial Invitational! The tournament will take place on the campus of Stevenson University in Owings Mills, MD, centrally located just miles outside of Baltimore. The Classic will feature four rounds over two days on Saturday, January 28th and Sunday, January 29th, 2017. Registration for the 2017 Classic is $120, with a $20 discount available to all teams who can provide a qualified judge for two (2) rounds. If you are interested in attending the 2017 Classic, please email tournament co-director Ben Garmoe for more information.
Bobcat Invitational Tournament
January 28th-29th, 2016 | North Haven, Connecticut
The Quinnipiac University Mock Trial Team is pleased to announce the first ever Bobcat Invitational Tournament, to be held in the newly built Quinnipiac School of Law Center in North Haven, Connecticut. The tournament will take place on January 28th and 29th with two rounds on Saturday as well as two rounds on Sunday followed by an awards ceremony. The registration fee is $150 for the first team registered, and $100 for each additional team from the same school. There will be a $25 discount for teams registered before December 1st. Please contact tournament director Rose Haseltine to receive additional information or to register for the tournament.
5th Annual Friar Faceoff
Jan. 28-29, 2017 | St. Bonaventure, NY
St. Bonaventure University is pleased to announce the fifth annual Friar Faceoff Invitational Tournament to be held January 28 and 29.* This two-day, four-round, tournament will take place at 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-four teams. The first twenty-four teams registering will compose the initial tournament roster. There is a fee payment deadline of December 1. After December 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 Keegan Miller for more information.
*This is a date change from the initial posted announcement.