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.
2013-2014 Invitational Tournaments
4th Annual Bearcat Invitational
October 4-5, 2013 | Maryville, MO
The Mock Trial Team at Northwest Missouri State University is pleased to announce the 4th Annual Bearcat Invitational. The tournament will be held October 4-5, 2013 in Maryville, Missouri, on the beautiful Northwest campus.
The tournament will consist of two rounds each on Friday, October 4, and Saturday, October, 5, 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, Super 8 and Comfort Inn in Maryville (details to be provided by mid-August). All are within a five minute drive to campus.
7th Annual Carolina Classic Invitational
October 11-13, 2013 | Greensboro, NC
The Elon University Mock Trial Program is pleased to announce that the 7th Annual Carolina Classic Invitational Tournament will be held on October 11-13, 2013 in Greensboro, North Carolina.
The Carolina Classic will be held in the Guilford County Courthouse in downtown Greensboro. The registration fee for this year’s tournament will be $175. All teams who wish to attend must register in full by September 14, 2013. However, due to early interest, we expect the field will be full long before this date. In the sprit of the Carolina Classic’s “Service First” motto, the tournament will be providing lunch to all participants and coaches on Saturday.
6th Annual Nordic Undergraduate Mock Trial Battle
October 11-13, 2013 | Minneapolis, MN
The University of Minnesota Mock Trial Association will host the 6th Annual Nordic Undergraduate Mock Trial Battle from October 11-13. As usual, UMNUMB will be a 1-2-1 tournament held at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus. The champion will walk away with the UMNUMB Traveling Helm (an authentic Viking helmet with 16-inch horns) and free registration to next year's tournament.
With limited spaces available, we suggest you register quickly to ensure your place. Questions and registration for the invitational can be directed to Brandon Pakkebier.
Inaugural California Polytechnic Central Pacific Tournament
October 12-13, 2013 | San Luis Obispo, CA
The California Polytechnic Central Pacific Tournament will take place on October 12th and 13th, at the Cal Poly campus in San Luis Obispo. It will feature SLO related activities on Saturday night to get everyone aquatinted with the teams they'll be seeing all season, and this tournament will act as a precursor to the beginning of the invitational season. Because we are a quarter school the tournament will only be taking a few weeks after school starting, so we've decided to run it a bit differently. We will be having two separate brackets, one for rookies and one for veterans. Teams will register as one or the other, and that way the rookies will be paired with mock trial coaches and veterans who can judge and advise the new students, while the veteran mockers will be able to be more competitive with each other.
The important thing about this tournament is that we are serious about having a real tournament, but we want this to act as a more relaxed way for the season to begin. We know, as we are in the same boat, that teams may not be formed by the time of the tournament, especially in the brand new teams. We are hoping this tournament may serve as a way for teams to help determine who belongs where, and we hope that teams do not choose not to come, just because they may not be ready.
If interested, please contact: Ellen Stark, California Polytechnic University, Cal Poly Mock Trial Tournament Coordinator, (707) 326-3461.
Inaugural Bomber Blitz Invitational
October 12-13, 2013 | Ithaca, NY
The Ithaca College Mock Trial Team is very excited to announce that it will be hosting their Inaugural Bomber Blitz Invitational on their campus in Ithaca, NY. In order to kick off the competitive season with a bang, this tournament will be held October 12 and 13. There will be two rounds on Saturday (October 12) and two rounds on Sunday (October 13).
The registration fee for our invitational will be $125 for one team, and $200 for two teams. If you are able to provide a qualified judge, your registration fee will be lowered by $25 ($100 for one team, $175 for two).
Inaugural Thunderdome Invitational
October 18-19, 2013 | Wheaton, Illinois
The Wheaton College Mock Trial program is pleased to announce its Inaugural Thunderdome Invitational tournament to be held on the Wheaton campus the weekend of October 18-19, 2013. Wheaton is conveniently located 25 miles west of Chicago, Illinois. The tournament will consist of two rounds on Friday (afternoon and evening) and two rounds on Saturday (morning and afternoon).
The registration fee is $175 for one team and $325 for two. Registrations are taken on a first come, first served basis and the field is filling up fast. To get more information or to register your team, please contact Tournament Director Brooks Locke at tournament@wheatonmocktrial.
St. Paul Brawl
October 18-20, 2013 | St. Paul, MN
Hamline University Mock Trial is please bring back the Saint Paul Brawl. Fight your way through four rounds to earn the championship belt. The Brawl will be a 1-2-1 tournament on Hamline's St. Paul campus. Registration fee is $125 for the first team, $100 for each additional team.
Inaugural QC Invitational Tournament
October 19, 2013 | Davenport, IA
On October 19th, St. Ambrose will hold the inaugural QC Invitational Tournament. This is a two round tournament with the first round at 10am to be held on our campus in Davenport Iowa. Registration will be limited to 12 teams. Registration fee is $75 for the first team and $60 for your second team. Each team will need to supply one judge for each registered team. For information or to register contact Henry Marquard or call 563 264 6210.
3rd Annual Bradley University Invitational
October 19-20, 2013 | Peoria, IL
Bradley University is excited to announce that it will host its Third Annual Mock Trial Invitational Tournament on October 19 and 20, 2013. This is a two-day, four-round tournament which will take place on Bradley's campus in Peoria, Illinois. We will have a registration limit of 20 teams. The registration fee will be $125.00 per team until September 1, After September 1, the fee will be $150.00 per team. Please contact Tournament Director Nicole Meyer for more information.
7th Annual "Guardian" Invitational Mock Trial Tournament
October 25-27, 2013 | New London, CT
The United States Coast Guard Academy is pleased to announce the 7th Annual "Guardian" Invitational Mock Trial Tournament will be held on October 25-27. This 1-2-1 tournament will be hosted on from Friday evening through Sunday morning on our campus in New London, CT, just minutes off of 1-95. (New London is approximately equidistant between New York and Boston.) Registration is $150 per team, and includes a pizza luncheon during the awards ceremony. If you are interested in attending or would like more information, please email Christopher Tribolet.
2nd Annual North Texas/DFW Invitational
October 25-27, 2013 | Plano, TX
The Mock Trial Team of Collin College is pleased to host its Second Annual North Texas DFW Invitational Tournament. The traditional format of four rounds over three days will begin Friday, October 25, 2013. In honor of Halloween, we are also pleased to invite teams to our annual mock trial ‘Screamage’ where participants can present the current case they way it should be presented, without those pesky rules of evidence, and in full Halloween costume attire.
We are limiting this tournament to twenty teams, with a registration fee of $110 per team. Each team must bring one qualified person per round as a judge, although we hope to have a sufficient judging panel on hand to cap the coaches at one round each).
We will provide a list of available hotels and food establishments within ten minutes of the campus.
Make this your first invitational tournament of the year. Contact Robert Franklin for registration materials.
2nd Annual Richard Calkins Invitational Tournament
October 26-27, 2013 | Des Moines, IA
Drake University is excited to announce our 2nd Annual Richard Calkins Invitational Tournament. This two day tournament will be hosted on Saturday, October 26th and Sunday, October 27th in Des Moines, IA, on our conveniently located campus, just off of I-235. Registration is $100 per team. While we are stepping up 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 different rounds, but we ask that a judge be provided for all four rounds. Improved this year, we will have larger 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 Ray Barr or Brittany Fish.
Third Annual Great Lakes Mock Trial Invitational
October 26-27, 2013 | Ypsilanti, Michigan
Eastern Michigan University will be hosting a four round (two day) invitational mock trial tournament October 26-27, 2013 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 $125 per team. 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 Director, 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. This tournament was filled quickly last year so that early registration is encouraged.
Riverside Classic Invitational Tournament
October 26, 2013 | Quincy, IL
Quincy University will host its annual Riverside Classic, one day tournament, at the Adams County Courthouse, in Quincy, Illinois, on Saturday, October 26, 2013. This is a great way to test your case early in the season. As always, our tournament is judged by Circuit Judges and trial attorneys from our local bar. Entry is $75 per team. Please contact Brian Borlas or Judy Abbott to register.
4th Annual Owl Classic Invitational Tournament
October 26, 2013 | Kennesaw, GA
Kennesaw State University’s Mock Trial program is pleased to announce the 4th Annual Owl Classic Invitational. This one-day, two-round tournament will be held on Saturday, October 26 on the beautiful KSU campus, located in Atlanta’s northwest suburbs. In the past, the Classic has been geared for novice teams; this year the tournament is open to teams of any experience level. Attorneys and law students from metro Atlanta will serve as judges. Entry fee is $70 per team, due no later than Oct. 18. Write Dr. Elizabeth Gordon for registration information.
The Macalester Trials
November 1-3, 2013 | St. Paul, MN
Macalester College, located in scenic St. Paul, Minnesota, will host a four-round invitational on November 1-3. 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 $125 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.
12th Annual Illinois State University Invitational
November 1-3, 2013 | Bloomington, IL
Illinois State University will be hosting a four-round invitational mock trial tournament on November 1-3. There will be one round on Friday evening with registration taking place 4:30-5:00 p.m. at the McLean County Law & Justice Center in downtown Bloomington. There will be two rounds on Saturday and one round on Sunday morning. The awards ceremony will take 1:30 p.m. Sunday. The tournament is limited to 32 teams. All teams are guaranteed at least three trials in actual courtrooms. For further details and to register for the tournament, go to our website or email Professor Tom McClure. There will be no late fee assessed for registration fees received before October 10.
5th Annual Colgate Classic
November 2-3, 2013 | Hamilton, NY
Colgate University is pleased to announce that the Fifth Annual Colgate Classic will be held on November 2nd and 3rd with two rounds each day. All trials will take place on the Colgate University campus in Hamilton, New York.
The registration fee will be $150 per team. If your team is able to provide a judge, the fee will be $100 per team. We are willing to negotiate further if your team can provide more than one judge.
Registration for the Fifth Annual Colgate Classic is now closed. If you would like to be placed on a waitlist for the tournament, please contact Lauren Tuttle.
8th Annual Justice Louis D. Brandeis Invitational Tournament
November 2-3, 2013 | Waltham, MA
The Brandeis University Mock Trial Association is pleased to announce its 8th Annual Justice Louis D. Brandeis Invitational Tournament, taking place on Saturday, November 2nd and Sunday, November 3rd, 2013 at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.
Registration fees will be $150 for each individual team. This price will be lowered to $125 for each individual team that brings a qualified judge.
Please direct all questions to BUMTA's Tournament Director Danielle Stubbe.
4th Annual YellowJacket Invitational
November 2-3, 2013 | Rochester, NY
University of Rochester Mock Trial will host its fourth annualYellowJacket Invitational on November 2nd and 3rd at the University of Rochester River Campus! There will be the standard four round competition schedule with two rounds on Saturday (Nov 2nd) and two rounds on Sunday (Nov 3rd).
Additionally, we are very excited to announce the new addition of prizes for our first and second placing teams.Teams placing first and second at this year's invitational will receive a registration fee waiver for the 2014 invitational!
The registration fee for our invitational is $135 for one team, and $235 for two teams. We will accept second teams on a first come first serve basis. Post-tournament ballot analysis will also be available for purchase for $10. Space is limited, so we highly recommend registering as early as possible.
For more registration information or questions please contact Nguyen Nguyen.
9th Annual Billiken Barristers' Invitational Tournament
November 2-3, 2013 | St. Louis, MO
*TOURNAMENT IS FULL*
The Saint Louis University Mock Trial Team is pleased to announce it's 9th Annual Billiken Barristers' Invitational, to be held on Saturday, November 2nd. and Saturday November 3rd., 2013 at the Civil and Federal Courts in Downtown St. Louis. The registration fee will be $150 per team. Although we are stepping up the number of local judges this year, we still require that each participating team provide one individual qualified to judge for each round in the event that they are needed. To register for the tournament, contact Kelley McCottrell or 314-977-3695. The tournament will be limited to the first 24 teams.
6th Annual Great Sonoran Showdown
November 2-3, 2013 | Tucson, AZ
Mock Trial at the University of Arizona will host the 6th Annual Great Sonoran Showdown Tournament. The GSS will be held on November 2-3, 2013 in Tucson, Arizona.
The Great Sonoran Showdown will be held in the Pima County Superior Courthouse in downtown Tucson. The GSS is a two day, four round tournament. The registration fee for this year’s tournament will be $160. Space is limited, so please contact our Tournament Director, Emily Farmer, if you have any questions or would like more information.
24th Annual Mid-South Invitational Tournament
November 8-9, 2013 | Murfreesboro, TN
Middle Tennessee State University will host its annual Mid-South Invitational Tournament on Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9, 2013. The tournament consists of four rounds, two on Friday and two on Saturday. Registration is $115.00 per team if received by October 15, 2013. Late registrants will pay $125.00 per team. We require that you bring one judge per competing team (necessary for such a large tournament!). If you want to get on the email invite list or need to update your school’s contact information, please email Pam Davis or John Vile.
3rd Annual Capital City Invitational Tournament
November 9-10, 2013 | Tallahassee, FL
Florida State University’s Mock Trial Program is pleased to announce that the 3rd Annual Capital City Invitational is being held the weekend of Saturday, November 9, 2013- Sunday, November 10, 2013. The tournament will be at Florida State’s College of Law and will have four rounds of competition, two on Saturday and two on Sunday.
Competition will be held at the Trial Advocacy Center. Newly renovated, the Trial Advocacy Center once was home to Florida’s First District Court of Appeal, but is now a part of Florida State’s College of Law. The Advocacy Center features real courtrooms and is adjacent to Florida State’s campus. Teams will get to compete in these authentic courtrooms as judges, witnesses, and juries can watch on.
Registration is $150 and teams are encouraged to register early with a limit of two teams per school. To apply for a spot for your team at the 3rd Annual Capital City Invitational or if you have any questions about our tournament, please contact Rachel Kay, Tournament Director.
4th Annual Thunderbird Invitational Tournament
November 9-10, 2013 | Colorado Springs, CO
The United States Air Force Academy Mock Trial Team is excited to host the Fourth Annual Thunderbird Invitational Tournament. The tournament will be held on November 9th and 10th, 2013 with two rounds on each day. The tournament will be located at the El Paso County Courthouse located at 270 S Tejon Street, Colorado Springs, CO. There is no registration fee. Please contact email us for additional inquires or if you have interest in attending.
4th Annual St. Olaf Ole Open Invitational Tournament
November 16-17, 2013 | Northfield, MN
Saint Olaf College is pleased to announce the Fourth Annual Ole Open! This two-day, four-round tournament will take place Saturday and Sunday, November 16-17th, 201, with two rounds Saturday and two rounds 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. 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 early 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 $130 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. To register or for any other information, contact the Tournament Directors, Nicole Cervenka or Olivia Luther. Register early to reserve your spot!
2nd Annual Friar Faceoff Invitational Tournament
November 16-17, 2013 | St. Bonaventure, NY
St. Bonaventure University is pleased to announce the second annual Friar Faceoff Invitational Tournament to be held November 16 and 17. 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 per team. Each team is asked to bring a qualified judge with the ability to serve at least two rounds. Please contact Tournament Director Alex Noguerola for more information.
7th Annual Fantastic Flyers Invitational Tournament
November 16-17, 2013 | Romeoville, IL
*TOURNAMENT IS FULL*
The Lewis University Mock Trial Program is pleased to announce the 7th Annual Fantastic Flyers Tournament, which will be held at the Lewis University Main Campus in Romeoville, Illinois. This will be a 20-team tournament. The twenty team tournament will consist of four (4) rounds, two (2) on Saturday, November 16, 2013 and two (2) on Sunday, November 17, 2013, 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 you 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 at the above email or by phone 815-836-5313.
2nd Annual "Swear Me In, Scotty" Invitational
November 23-24, 2013 | Pittsburgh, PA
The Carnegie Mellon University's Mock Trial Association is proud to announce its 2nd Annual "Swear Me In, Scotty" Invitational. The invitational tournament will take place on November 23rd and 24th, 2013 at the Allegheny County Courthouse in Pittsburgh, PA. We will have four rounds, two per day.
The registration fee for this year’s tournament will be $150 per team. All teams who wish to attend must register in full by November 1st, 2013. Registration will be conducted on a first-come-first-serve basis. Email for information, questions, and registration. We look forward to mocking with you again this year!
Inaugural Trinity College 2013 Trinvitational
November 23-24, 2013 | Hartford, CT
Trinity College Mock Trial is pleased to announce the first ever Trinity College 2013 Trinvitational! We will hold the 2013 Trinvitational on the weekend before Thanksgiving: Saturday November 23th through Sunday November 24th. Trinity is in scenic Hartford, CT. Registration costs $100 per team, and you are welcome to register one team; however, if you would like to register a second team please let know and we can place that team on a wait-list. If you do choose to register one of your teams, please let us know ASAP.
For questions or to reserve a spot please contact Tournament Director, Meredith Munro.
2nd Annual Hooter Invitational
November 23-24, 2013 | Philadelphia, PA
Temple University's Mock Trial team is proud to announce the second annual Hooter Invitational. The tournament will be held on November 23rd and 24th at Temple University's main campus in the heart of Philadelphia, PA. The tournament will be split evenly across the two days and will include opening and closing ceremonies. The registration fee for this tournament will be $130, with a discount for those schools that bring a second team or a judge to the tournament. Registration will be rolling admission. We are hoping to continue last year's success with the recordings of each trial, which we believe to be an invaluable asset to each mock trial team's improvement.
UW-Superior Durst Memorial Mock Trial Open Tournament
December 6-8, 2013 | Superior, WI
The University of Wisconsin-Superior Mock Trial program will host the Durst Memorial Holiday Mock Trial Open Tournament (as in all are invited to attend) from December 6-8, 2013 in Superior, WI. This tournament will be a 1-2-1 format. Special hotel rates will be available. Closest airport access is Duluth International Airport (about 20 minutes from campus). Registration is $125 per team. The tournament staff will make every effort to recruit external judges and lawyers from the region. All teams are expected to provide one judge per team unless mitigating circumstances. This tournament will be limited at a 30 team field. Dick Lesicko from Macalester will run the tabulation room. All rounds will be held in the same two buildings---Swenson Hall and Yellowjacket Union---no running around all over campus! Questions, additional information and details can be obtained from Dr. Maria Cuzzo after July 25, 2013. We look forward to hosting you!
6th Annual Illini Invitational Tournament
December 7-8, 2013 | Urbana-Champaign, IL
The University of Illinois Trial Team is proud to announce that it will be hosting the 6th annual Illini Invitational Tournament on the weekend of December 7-8, 2013. This tournament is a great way to get your school that final competition before winter break! The University of Illinois requests that participating schools bring at least one coach or qualified individual to judge. Registration fees are $150 for teams providing a coach, and $175 for teams without a coach.
The tournament will consist of two rounds on Saturday and two on Sunday, for a total of four rounds. Each school is restricted to a maximum of two teams. For any schools wishing to enter more than two teams, the additional teams will be placed on a waiting list.
To register or for more information, contact Arjun Sharma, Tournament Chair.
18th Annual Yale Invitational Tournament
December 7-8, 2013 | New Haven, CT
The Yale Mock Trial Association will be hosting our 18th annual Yale Invitational on December 7-8th on our beautiful campus in New Haven, CT. There will be two rounds on Saturday and two rounds on Sunday. As per the past two years, we anticipate having three qualified scoring judges per round.
This year's registration fee will be $150 dollars per team and will be due by September 15; a late fee of $40 will be charged to teams who submit their registration fee after September 15. The deadline for payments will be October 15, 2013. For more information about the tournament, please contact Amelia Clark. If you are interested in attending or have questions about registration, please contact Allison Durkin.
Swarthmore College Quaker Matchbox Tournament
December 7-8, 2013 | Swarthmore, PA
The Swarthmore College Mock Trial Team is pleased to announce the second Quaker Matchbox Invitational. The tournament will take place on December 7th and 8th on our campus just outside of Philadelphia. The tournament fee will be $135 per team, and the registration deadline is November 6th. Additionally, for teams who are able to provide a judge, the fee will be reduced to $100. We look forward to four excellent rounds of competition and hope you will join us! For more information or to request a registration form, please contact our tournament director, Anita Desai.
Inaugural Queen City Classic
January 11, 2014 | Charlotte, NC
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is pleased to announce the Inaugural Annual Queen City Classic. The tournament will be held January 11th in Charlotte, North Carolina, on its Central Campus in Uptown Charlotte.
The Tournament will be a one day, two round tournament on Saturday the 11th. There is a 12 team limit for this invitational. The registration fee is $100.00 per team. Each school should bring one person per team to judge two rounds. A list of hotels will be available upon registration.
To register, or if you have any questions, please contact Tournament Director, John Accursio.
Mid-Missouri Mock Trial Invitational
January 17-18, 2014 | Columbia, MO
Columbia College and the University of Missouri Columbia will host the Mid-Missouri Mock Trial Invitational tournament on Friday, January 17th and Saturday, January 18th 2014. We began hosting AMTA events in 1999 and we look forward to our sixteenth year of hosting. This is a four round, two day tournament which is limited to 24 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.
8th Annual Polar Bear Invitational Tournamen
January 18-19, 2014 | Ada, OH
Ohio Northern University is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 8th Annual Polar Bear Invitational Mock Trial Tournament on the weekend of January 18-19, 2014. This is a two-day, fourround competition. All trials will be held on the campus of Ohio Northern University. As has been true in the past, ONU will provide lunch for all participants on Sunday, January 19. An awards ceremony will follow the completion of the tournament, with team, individual, and spirit of AMTA awards being presented to the top seven teams and the top 10 attorneys and witnesses.
The registration fee is $175.00 per team if the school registers and pays prior to December 1, 2013. For schools registering and paying after December 1, 2013 the fee is $200.00 per team. A $25.00 discount will be applied to those teams providing a judge.
For more information regarding the tournament and for a registration form please contact Dr. Jo Ann Scott via email or by calling 419-772-2091.
Inaugural Market Street Invitational
January 18-19, 2014 | Philadelphia, PA
Drexel University Mock Trial is pleased to announce we will be hosting the Inaugural Market Street Invitational on Saturday, January 18th and Sunday, January 19th, 2014. The tournament will be held on Drexel's campus in Philadelphia. Registration will be $150, with a $25 discount for teams that can provide a qualified judge.
If your school is interested in an invitation, or if you have any questions, please reach out to Ryan Nasino.
USF Midwest Challenge
January 18-19, 2014 | 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 18th (rounds start at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.) and Sunday, January 19th (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. Round 1 will be a challenge based on order of payment of the registration fee. Saturday dinner and Sunday lunch is 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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. You may also register online here.
3rd Annual Argo Invitational
January 18-19, 2014 | Pensacola, FL
On the Saturday and Sunday of January the 18th and 19th, the University of West Florida will be proud to host its 3rd Annual Argo Invitational. This two day tournament will consist of four rounds. Two rounds will take place on Saturday the 18th and then Sunday the 19th will begin with the final two rounds and a concluding awards ceremony. The cost will be $125 per team. Accomodations include various hotels just minutes from the UWF campus. If you need any more information, please just contact me, Zachary Farrington.
Commonwealth Classic Invitational Tournament
January 25-26, 2014 | Amherst, MA
The University of Massachusetts at Amherst is hosting an invitational tournament. For more information, please call 781-588-4170 or email.
“The ‘Boy, I Wish We Had One More Chance to Compete Before Regionals!’ Tournament”
January 24-25, 2014 | Purcellville, VA
The Patrick Henry College Mock Trial Team will be hosting an invitational tournament on Friday and Saturday, January 24th and 25th in sometimes sunny, sometimes snowy, always beautiful Purcellville, Virginia (about 45 miles west of Washington, D.C.).
The purpose of this tournament is stated pretty clearly in the title: It’s to provide teams with a chance to compete in a tournament setting between the end of the fall semester and the regionals. Accordingly, this will be a fairly bare-bones event. We want to keep the registration costs fairly low; we want to offer a quality event; but we aren’t aiming to be very fancy. We will try to supply a full complement of outside judges, but, since this isn’t a qualifier, we will ask coaches to step in to judge if necessary to keep the tournament running on time. We have limited physical space at PHC, so we’ll need to cap at 20 teams, and, while we have had some teams ask us to hold spots for them, we still have space available.
The registration fee for the tournament will be $85.00. All teams that wish to attend must register in full by December 13, 2013. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Frank Guliuzza at Patrick Henry College (540-441-8042) or Ms. Gayle Reinhardt (540-441-8041). Teams may register online here.
Inaugural MSSU City of Hope Invitational
January 24-25, 2014 | Joplin, MO
Missouri Southern State University announces the inaugural MSSU City of Hope Invitational. The tournament will be held January 24-25, 2014 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 24, and Saturday, January 25, concluding with an awards program on Saturday. There is a twenty team limit for this invitational. The registration fee is $125 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 (417) 625-9794.
10th Annual Big Red Invitational Classic
January 25-26, 2014 | Ithaca, NY
Cornell University Mock Trial is pleased to announce the Tenth Annual Big Red Invitational Classic (BRIC X), which will take place on Saturday, January 25 and Sunday, January 26, 2014. 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 Alexis Leonard.
Stanford University Mock Trial Invitational
January 25-26, 2014 | Stanford, CA
*TOURNAMENT IS FULL*
Stanford Mock Trial is pleased to host SUMTI at the Stanford University Law School! We would like to invite your program to compete in our tournament, which will take place January 25th through 26th, 2014.
We are confident that SUMTI will be a fun and exciting environment with incredibly high stakes competition. With nationally ranked teams from throughout the country in attendance, and expert judges from the greater Silicon Valley area, we expect SUMTI to be a great success.
The deadline for confirming your space is September 1st, and the tournament fee is $100. Please let us know ASAP if you are interested in attending, as space fills up fast. Please email us for more information.
2nd Annual Hoosier Hoedown Invitational Tournament
January 25-26, 2014 | Indianapolis, IN
Indiana University Mock Trial organization is proud to announce that we are hosting our second annual mock trial tournament, the Hoosier Hoedown, in downtown Indianapolis Saturday, January 25th and Sunday, January 26th. For this year’s tournament, we again expect to utilize the Marion County courthouse in downtown Indianapolis, but we have learned a lot from our tournament last year and are working to make this year’s tournament even better. We are working to make the courthouse more accessible and easier to navigate. We are also negotiating with hotels within walking distance from the courthouse that will offer a special rate for our competitors In addition to this, we have already begun the search for judges and are hoping to rely less on coaches this year. Please feel free to call (317-695-9448) or email Lily Berman to register or with any questions you may have. We hope to see you this year at IU Mock Trial’s Hoosier Hoedown.
3rd Annual Hilltop Invitational Tournament
January 25-26, 2014 | Washington, D.C.
Georgetown University Mock Trial will host the third annual Hilltop Invitational Tournament on January 25-26 at the Georgetown University Law Center. There will be two rounds on Saturday and two on Sunday, with the first round set as challenge format and the remaining rounds paired according to tab room calculations.
In previous years, we have welcomed 22 teams to HIT, and we look forward to welcoming both returning and new teams for the third annual, Hilltop Invitational. Please contact Ben Perotin with any questions or for more information.
Central College Invitational
January 25-26, 2014 | Pella, IA
The Central College Mock Trial team will be hosting an invitational tournament the weekend of January 25-26, 2014. 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.
January 25-26, 2014 | Minneapolis, MN
The University of St. Thomas School of Law, the UST Pre-Law Society and the Hatting Invitational Committee will host the 8th Hatting Invitational, a four-round tournament, at the UST School of Law in downtown Minneapolis, MN, on Saturday and Sunday, January 25-26. 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 24 teams. Teams are not required to bring a judge. Complimentary lunch will be provided for teams and coaches on Sunday. The registration fee is $125 per team if received on or before November 1, 2013 and $175 per team if the registration fee is received after that date.
The first round will be a challenge round and challenges will be awarded in the order that each team's registration fee is received. Please begin the registration process by emailing us at email@example.com. Upon pre-registration, we will send you an email with further information, including where to send your registration fee check.
2nd Annual Running of the Bulls Invitational Tournament
January 25-26, 2014 | Amherst, NY
The University at Buffalo is proud to host the Running of the Bulls Tournament to be held at our North Campus on January 25-26, 2014. The tournament will have four rounds, two on Saturday and two on Sunday.
The registration fee is $95 per team, and $80 for teams who bring a qualified judge that is available for two rounds of the tournament. Registration will be on a first-come-first-serve-basis. To register please contact Minahil Khan.
The National Mock Trial Invitational at Loras
January 31 - February 1, 2014 | Dubuque, IA
Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa will host the National Mock Trial Invitational Tournament on Friday and Saturday, January 31st and February 1st of 2014. Online registration will open November 1st. Registration will not be complete until fees are paid, and no fees may be refunded. 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. A limited number of teams will be accepted without a judge for an additional fee of $75.
The Best Western Hotel in Dubuque has a block of rooms reserved for Mock Trial at the rate of $79 for Thursday, $99 for Friday, and $99 for Saturday which includes a full breakfast buffet.
This notice will be updated when registration opens. In the meantime, please direct questions to tournament director Deone Merkel, 563-588-7125 (office); 563-564-5096 (cell).