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.
2015-2016 Invitational Tournaments
Inaugural Little Apple Mock Trial Invitational
October 2-4, 2015 | Manhattan, KS
Kansas State University is pleased to announce the first annual Little Apple Mock Trial Invitational Tournament. The tournament will take place on our main Manhattan, Kansas campus, conveniently located just off I-70, from Friday October 2, to Sunday October 4, 2015.
This three-day, four round tournament will prove an excellent opportunity for early season development as the judging pool will be pulled from local attorneys and judges, JAG judges and attorneys from the local Fort Riley, as well as the university and local law school trial advocacy educators. Special education will be given to all judges to optimize feedback for early season development.
The registration fee is $50 per team for teams registering before September 7, and $75 for teams registering from September 8 until September 21. Situated in the beautiful Flint Hills, Kansas State University was founded in 1863 and boasts a student population of near 25,000 students. Please contact the tournament by email.
6th Annual Bearcat Invitational
October 9-10, 2015 | Maryville, MO
The Mock Trial Team at Northwest Missouri State University is pleased to announce the 6th Annual Bearcat Invitational. The tournament will be held October 9-10, 2015 in Maryville, Missouri, on the NWMSU campus.
The tournament will consist of four rounds, with two rounds occurring on each day, and conclude 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 have been reserved for competing teams at the Holiday Inn Express, America’s Best Inn and Suites, and the Comfort Inn in Maryville. All are within a five minute drive of campus. Further details on hotels and travel as well as a tournament schedule will be available mid-August.
To register, please complete our online registration form. If you have any questions, please contact Tournament Co-Directors Lindsey Wiederholt or Kyle Hyde; or Mock Trial Coach Dan Smith / (660) 562-1293.
15th Annual Dayton Flyers Invitational
October 17, 2015 | Dayton, OH
The University of Dayton presents the Fifteenth Annual (after a twelve-year hiatus!) Dayton Flyers Mock Trial Invitational Tournament on October 17th, 2015. This will be a two-round, one-day developmental tournament. Coaches will be permitted to discuss the case and performance with their teams between rounds over lunch to allow students to participate in a competitive event early in the season which emphasizes learning as well as competition. All students participating will be given a certificate of participation. There will be a trophy for first place, but no individual awards. It is difficult to do with only two rounds and defeats the developmental emphasis. Registration is $50 per team. Continental breakfast and pizza lunch are included. The capacity of the University of Dayton Law School facilities limits our tournament to 20 teams. Deadline for registration & payment: Friday, October 9th, 2015. For more information contact us for a registration form.
The Colonial Classic
October 17-18, 2015 | Williamsburg, VA
The College of William and Mary Mock Trial Program is excited to announce the 2015 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 17, and Sunday October 18. Our commitment to providing an excellent tournament experience for competitors, coaches, visitors, and judges requires that we limit the field to 24 teams. There is no requirement that teams bring a judge. All teams will be provided with competitive local hotel rates, and the ability to pre-order lunch for delivery on campus during both days of competition. The registration fee for the tournament is $175 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 Harper.
Battle for the Ballots Invitational
October 17-18, 2015 | Deland, FL
Stetson University Mock Trial Team is excited to host its first annual Battle for the Ballots Invitational! The tournament will be held on October 17th and 18th, 2015 on Stetson’s Undergraduate campus in Deland, Florida. There will be two rounds on each day and an award ceremony Sunday evening. The first round each day will begin at 9AM. Early bird registration will be $125 per team and will be open until August 15th. If you want to register after this date, it will be $140 and will close on September 15th The tournament is limited to 12 teams. . For more information or to register, please email us. Details regarding hotels and other accommodations will be available after registration.
2nd Annual Market Street Invitational
October 17-18, 2015 | Philadelphia, PA
Drexel University is excited to announce its second annual Market Street Invitational! The tournament will be held on Drexel’s main campus in Philadelphia, PA on October 17th and 18th, 2015. 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.
4th Annual Richard Calkins Invitational Tournament
October 24-25, 2015 | Des Moines, IA
Drake University is excited to announce its 4th Annual Richard Calkins Invitational Tournament. This two day tournament will be hosted on Saturday, October 24th and Sunday, October 25th in Des Moines, IA, on our conveniently located campus, just off of I-235. Registration is $100 per team. 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 Tournament Director Amber Virdi, or Assistant Tournament Directors Beth Macnab, or Shea Seiff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Winter Is Coming Invitational
October 24-25, 2015 | Brunswick, ME
Bowdoin College Mock Trial is proud to announce its first ever invitational to be held the weekend of October 24th and 25th. There will be 2 rounds each in Saturday and Sunday with an award ceremony to follow. The tournament will take place on Bowdoin's campus. The hosts will provide judges for all rounds. Registration shall be $100 prior to October 1 and $150 thereafter. For more information please contact our tournament director Matthew Liptrot.
The Commonwealth Classic Invitational
October 24-25, 2015 | Amherst, MA
The University of Massachusetts at Amherst is pleased to announce the 2015 Commonwealth Classic Invitational on October 24th-25th. This is a four round tournament, with two rounds on Saturday and two rounds on Sunday, which will be held in the center of UMass Amherst's campus. There will be a registration fee of $150. There is no requirement to bring a judge but it is recommended. Any questions can be directed to by email. We hope to see you there!
7th Annual Wildcat Mock Trial Invitational Tournament
October 31-November 1, 2015 | Durham, NH
The University of New Hampshire is pleased to announce it's 7th Annual Wildcat Mock Trial Invitational Tournament. The tournament will be held October 31st-November 1st 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. If your team is interested in competing or you have any questions please contact tournament directors, Nick Boynton or Keli Anderson.
4th Annual Friar Faceoff
November 7-8, 2015 | St. Bonaventure, NY
St. Bonaventure University is pleased to announce the fourth annual Friar Faceoff Invitational Tournament to be held November 7 and 8. 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; $200 for two teams. Registration fees are due October 1. A late fee of $25 per team will be assessed after October 1. Each school is encouraged to bring a qualified judge with the ability to serve at least one round. Please contact Tournament Director Jessica Ungaro for more information.
Demon Deacon Invitational
November 7-8, 2015 | Winston-Salem, NC
The Wake Forest Mock Trial Team is excited to host its first annual Demon Deacon Invitational! The tournament will be held on November 7th-8th on Wake Forest's campus in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. There will be two rounds on each day and an award ceremony Sunday afternoon. The first round each day will begin at 9AM. Each team will need to bring one person capable of judging at least one round. Registration will be $80 per team, but an early bird registration of just $50 per team will be available to those who register by September 1st. The tournament is limited to 16 teams. All rooms will be in the center of campus, within easy walking distance of food and parking. For more information or to register, please email us. Details regarding hotels and other accommodations will be available after registration.
8th Annual Illini Invitational
November 7-8, 2015 | Urbana-Champaign, IL
The University of Illinois Mock Trial Association is excited to host our 8th Annual Illini Invitational. This two day, four round, tournament will take place on Saturday, November 7th and, Sunday, November 8th. The tournament will be held on the beautiful University of Illinois campus in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. The registration fee this year is $175. For any team that can bring a coach capable of judging, the registration fee will be lowered to $150. The limit of teams that can attend this year is 24, and all teams after that will be placed on a wait list. For more information contact this year's tournament coordinator Cindy Lawando.
15th Annual Cornshucker Challenge
November 7-8, 2015 | Iowa City, IA
The University of Iowa mock trial team is pleased to announce we will be hosting our 15th annual Cornshucker Challenge! The tournament will take place in Iowa City on the University of Iowa Campus the weekend of November 7th and 8th. There will be opening ceremonies and two rounds on Saturday, November 7th and two rounds and an awards ceremony on Sunday, November 8th. The University of Iowa's campus is situated within a block of downtown Iowa City, offering hundreds of dining options, and is a five minute drive from various hotels. This tournament has a 26 team limit and will cost $125 per team to register. For more information please contact either of our tournament directors, Kimberly DePalma or Storm Miller.
2nd Annual Average American Mock Trial Invitational
November 7-8, 2015 | Berkeley, CA
Cal Mock Trial is thrilled to announce that this November, we will be hosting our second annual fall invitational tournament, AAMTI! The tournament is set to take place on the weekend of November 7-8, 2015, 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 $175. If you are interested in attending, please send us an email specifying the number of teams your program would like to send.
6th Annual YellowJacket Invitational
November 7-8, 2015 | Rochester, NY
University of Rochester Mock Trial is please to announce that its sixth annual YellowJacket Invitational will take place on November 7th and 8th at Rochester's River Campus! There is a standard 2-2 round schedule with two rounds on Saturday, November 8th, and two rounds on Sunday, November 7th. 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, Izabel Yurovskiy, for registration information or questions.
The Quaker Classic
November 14-15, 2015 | Philadelphia, PA
The University of Pennsylvania is excited to announce our 13th annual Quaker Classic Tournament. Our tournament will be held on the 14th and 15th of November on the University of Pennsylvania's beautiful urban campus in Philadelphia. Similar to a traditional tournament, there will be four total rounds, with two rounds on Saturday the 14th and two rounds on Sunday the 15th. The registration fee for this year is $195 per team. A 10% discount will be awarded to any team that can bring a judge. For more information about the Quaker Classic, please contact tournament director Madeline Decker.
Justice Louis D. Brandeis Invitational Tournament
November 14-15, 2015 | Waltham, MA
The Brandeis University Mock Trial Association is excited to announce that the 10th Annual Justice Louis D. Brandeis Invitational Tournament will take place on Saturday, November 14 and Sunday, November 15. The tournament will be held on our campus in Waltham, Massachusetts. For more information, please contact our Tournament Director, Jessica Rosales.
Inagural Sooner Invitational
November 14-15, 2015 | Norman, OK
The University of Oklahoma is proud to present the inagural Sooner Invitational at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. The tournament will consist of four rounds, and there will be opportunities to gain valuable feedback from professors, attorneys, and law students. There will be prizes for best team, best speaker, and best witness. There will also be refreshments and snacks. Team registration will be $100 per team. For more information, contact the hosts via email.
10th Annual Billiken Barristers Invitational
November 14-15, 2015 | St. Louis, MO
The Mock Trial Team at Saint Louis University is pleased to announce the 10th Annual Billiken Barristers Invitational. The tournament will be held November 14-15, 2015 in downtown Saint Louis, Missouri, in the Eagleton Federal Courthouse.
The tournament will consist of two rounds each on Saturday, November 14 and Sunday, November 15, concluding with an awards program on Sunday. There is a twenty team limit for this invitational. The registration fee is $115 per team. Schools MUST bring one person per team capable of judging two rounds (although we hope to cap coaches judging to one round each). Information on hotel accommodations will be provided upon registration.
6th Annual Ole Open
November 14-15, 2015 | Northfield, MN
St. Olaf College is pleased to announce the Sixth Annual Ole Open! This two-day, four-round tournament will take place Saturday and Sunday, November 14-15th, 2015, 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 $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, Evan Holmstrom and Allison Fitzgerald. Register early to reserve your spot!
Twelfth Annual Big Red Invitational Classic (BRIC XI)
November 21-22, 2015 | Ithaca, NY
Cornell University Mock Trial is pleased to announce the Twelfth Annual Big Red Invitational Classic (BRIC XII), which will take place on Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22, 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, Cara Sierks.
December 5-6, 2015 | Cincinnati, OH
Xavier University will be hosting a 4 round invitational on campus December 5th & 6th, 2015. Registration is $150/ team and space is limited to ensure each round is on time and has judges. We asked for feedback from teams who attended our 2014 invitational and this is what they said: "I thought that the tournament was extremely well run at all times. None of my team members had a complaint about it beyond that judges occasionally began the trials slightly early." "The tournament was great. It was run efficiently and on time. I have no complaints. Thanks for hosting!" "You did a phenomenal job running it. I am trying to think of any criticisms I have, but nothing comes to mind. It all ran so smoothly." To reserve your spot email us.
Second Annual Jersey Shore “Hawk” Invitational
December 5-6, 2015 | 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 second annual Jersey Shore “Hawk” mock trial invitational tournament to be held at Monmouth University on Saturday and Sunday, December 5 and 6. 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 about the competition, please contact Stephen Lang. For invoice and payment information, please contact Joseph Talafous.
January 16-17, 2016 | Houston, TX
The Houston Baptist University Mock Trial Program is pleased to announce the Houston Invitational, held January 16-17, 2016 on the campus of Houston Baptist University. The tournament will follow a 2-2 format with an awards ceremony following the last round on Sunday. Registration is $175 a team. Schools should bring one person capable of judging one round. For further information please contact Coach Derrick Owens.
Central College Invitational
January 23-24, 2016 | Pella, IA
The Central College Mock Trial team will be hosting an invitational tournament the weekend of January 23-24, 2016. 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 o 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.
5th Annual Sydney Park Memorial Invitational
January 23-24, 2016 | Berkeley, CA
Cal Mock Trial is excited to be hosting its 5th Memorial Invitational this winter, this year in honor of the dearly departed Sydney Park. The tournament is set to take place at UC Berkeley on the weekend of January 23-24, 2016, with two rounds each day. This is an excellent opportunity to prepare for regionals by competing with some of the finest programs in the country. Spots are limited and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. The registration fee for each team will be $175. If you are interested in attending, please send us an email specifying the number of teams your program would like to send.
USF Midwest Challenge Invitational
January 23-24, 2016 | 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 23 (rounds start at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.) and Sunday, January 24 (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, 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. Online registration coming soon!