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.
8th Annual University of Minnesota Nordic Undergraduate Mock-Trial Battle (UMNUMB)
October 9-11, 2015 | Minneapolis, MN
The University of Minnesota Mock Trial Association is excited to announce our 8th Annual University of Minnesota Nordic Undergraduate Mock Trial Battle, held on our gorgeous University of Minnesota West Bank campus October 9-11, 2015. This tournament will consist of one round on Friday the 9th, two rounds on Saturday the 10th, and one round on Sunday the 11th with an award ceremony to follow. Registration fees for the tournament are $135 for the first team registered from each school, and $150 for each additional team. We request that each school bring one judge per team registered. For more information or to register, please contact Tournament Director Megan Bauer.
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.
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.
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 September 15th. If you want to register after this date, it will be $140 and will close on October 1st. 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.
5th Annual Capital City Invitational
October 24th- 25th, 2015 | Tallahassee, FL
Florida State University is pleased to announce the 5th Annual Capital City Invitational! CCI will be taking place the weekend of October 24-25th 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 24th, payment is not due until Thursday, September 24th. If you are interested in attending CCI or have any questions please contact our tournament directors, Kelly Scandone and Nicole Montgomery.
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!
October 24-25, 2015 | Cleveland, Ohio
Justice Center Complex
1200 Ontario St, Cleveland, OH 44113
Case Western Reserve University Mock Trial is pleased to announce our eighth annual Spartan Throwdown! The tournament will take place on October 24th and 25th in the Justice Center of Cleveland in downtown Cleveland, Ohio.
Registration is $150 for the first team and $100 per additional team. Please note that if you register more than one team, we are asking that you provide a judge with each additional team registered. While the judge does not always have to be the same person, please have someone available to judge all four rounds. For registration information or if you have any questions, please contact our Tournament Directors at email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
6th Annual Owl Classic Invitational
October 31 | Atlanta, GA
Kennesaw State University’s Mock Trial program is pleased to announce the 6th Annual Owl Classic Invitational. This one-day, two-round tournament will be held on Saturday, October 31 at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School in midtown Atlanta. This tournament is open to teams of any experience level, but space is limited. Attorneys and law students from metro Atlanta will serve as judges. Registration deadline is Oct. 19. Entry fee is $80 per team, with an early bird rate of $70 for teams registering and paying by Sept. 30. For information or to request an invitation, contact Dr. Elizabeth Gordon at email@example.com.
4th Annual DFW Invitational
October 31-November 1 | Plano, TX
Collin College is pleased to host the Fourth Annual DFW Invitational Mock Trial Tournament on Oct 31-Nov 1, 2015, at its Plano, Texas campus (adjacent to Dallas). The four round, two day competition begins at 8am on Saturday Oct 31 with two rounds, followed by two rounds on Sunday, Nov 1, concluding with an awards banquet at 6pm. Registration is $115 per team. Each team is to provide one qualified judge per round, although we usually have sufficient judges, this insures a smooth tournament. Each time is provided a private and locked study room adjacent to the court rooms, where they can store exhibits and use as a team office and meeting room. We have arranged for special hotel rates at nearby locations. Please contact Robert Franklin at RFranklin@collin.edu for a registration and information packet. We look forward to hosting you.
The Macalester Trials
November 6- 8, 2015 | St. Paul, MN
Macalester College, located in scenic St. Paul, Minnesota, will host a four-round invitational November 6-8. There will be one round on Friday evening with registration taking place between 5-6 p.m. on the main floor of Olin-Rice. There will be two rounds on Saturday and one round on Sunday morning. The awards ceremony should conclude by 1:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. The tournament will be limited to 50 teams. Registration fees for the tournament will be $150 per team and each team is required to provide a scoring judge. If you are not going to be able to bring a judge, I need to know that before Labor Day. Teams that do not provide scoring judges will be assessed an additional fee. To register for the tournament, contact Dick Lesicko, Director of Forensics, Macalester College via email or by phone at 651-696-6715.
Green & Gold Invitational
November 6th-8th, Baylor University, Waco, TX
The opening ceremony and first round will take place Friday the 6th in the evening. The final round and awards ceremony will take place Sunday the 8th in the afternoon. $150 Registration Fee per team, $25 discount FOR EACH JUDGE A SCHOOL PROVIDES (Maximum of 2) Please RSVP by October 1st 2015. To receive a registration form and other details contact Rebecca Voth for more information.
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 emailspecifying 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.
MTSU Annual Mid-South Invitational Mock Trial Tournament
November 13-14, 2015 | Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Middle Tennessee State University (along with co-sponsors Belmont University College of Law) will host its annual Mid-South Invitational Tournament on Friday, November 13 and Saturday, November 14, 2015. Due to space and staff restraints this year, we are limiting the participating teams to 50. Team registration is $135 per team if received by October 16, 2015 and $150 per team if received after the deadline. 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 emailPam.Davis@mtsu.edu or Brandi.Snow@mtsu.edu. This invitational is now closed. Teams should still email Pam Davis for questions.
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, at the new Saint Louis University School of Law.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. To register, please contact Ryan Reed at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling him at (785) 906-0265. Additional information can be obtained from Michael Skinner, J.D.
6th Annual Thunderbird Invitational
November 14-15, 2015 | Colorado Springs, Colorado
The United States Air Force Academy will host the Sixth 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 Sarah Edmundson email@example.com.
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 at firstname.lastname@example.org. Register early to reserve your spot!
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.
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.
9th Annual Fantastic Flyer Invitational Tournament –
November 21-22 2015 | Romeoville, IL
The Lewis University Mock Trial program is pleased to announce the 9th 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 tournament will consists of four (4) rounds, two (2) on Saturday, November 21, 2015 and two (2) on Sunday, November 22, 2015 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. We do request that teams bring one judge to the tournament who can observe or judge as needed. To register, please e-mail Dr. James Houlihan your school name, AMTA team numbers, number of teams, team members and the name and cell phone number of the contact person on the day of the tournament. If you are interested in competing or would like to have your team placed on the wait list, please contact Dr. Houlihan. Teams will be placed on a wait list, pending responses from invitations. Any questions or for further information, Dr. Houlihan can be reached by email or at 815-836-5313. This tournament has been filled and is now closed.
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.
Fifth Annual Great Lakes Mock Trial Invitational
November 21-22, 2014 | Ypsilanti, Michigan
Eastern Michigan University will host a four-round (two-day) invitational mock trial tournament November 21-22, 2015, 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. We plan to provide sufficient judges so that the use of coaches as judges will be kept at a minimum. Registration is $175 per team. $25 of the registration fee will be waived if paid by October 15, 2015 and another $25 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 in care of Dr. Barry Pyle at Eastern Michigan University, Room 601D, Pray-Harrold, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 along with your registration form. Questions and concerns should be directed to Joseph Pernicano, President of EMU Mock Trial, who may be contacted at 313-515-5573 and via email email@example.com or Barry Pyle, Coach and Tournament Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-487-3113. A website for the tournament is located at http://www.emich.edu/polisci/
Superior Durst Memorial Invitational
December 4-6, 2015, UW-Superior, Superior Wisconsin
UW-Superior in Superior, WI will host the Superior Durst Memorial Invitational on December 4-6, 2015 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, no later than November 1, 2015. For questions or more details, contact Cuzzo at 218-591-8488
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.
Jayhawk Invitational Tournament
December 5-6, 2015 | Lawrence, Kansas
The University of Kansas is excited to announce the 2015 Jayhawk Invitational Tournament. This two day tournament will be hosted on Saturday, December 5th and Sunday, December 6th in Lawrence, Kansas on the University of Kansas campus. Registration is $150 per team. For any team that can bring a judge, registration will be lowered to $125 per team. The limit of teams will be 20 teams and the first place team will take away The Golden Hat, the traveling trophy given to the winning team at each previous Jayhawk Invitational. If you are interested in attending or would like more information, please email Tournament Director Jackson Laughlin at email@example.com.
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.
Rhodes College's Blues City Scrimmage
December 5-6 | Memphis, TN!
This is our annual fall tournament which aims to provide a low cost tournament for teams in the South and Southeast. As in previous years, this will be a pre-paired 2-2 tournament hosted on December 5-6. We plan to have a late start on Saturday, so that teams can travel and get to Memphis on the 5th and save a night of hotel costs. Each team is expected to bring $25 for your registration fee and 1 judge. There is a 16 team cap for this tournament and every program can bring 2 teams. This is on a first come first serve basis. If you want to bring more than 2 teams please tell us how many, and if space becomes available we will let you know. Lastly, we would like to stress that this is a scrimmage, not an invitational. This is why part of the registration is bringing a judge; we do not recruit them ourselves. There will be no physical awards, just recognition and applause. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to send us an email! Hope to see you in December!
Sixth Annual Emerald City Open
, Seattle, WA
Make your way to the Emerald City this December to do battle in the heart of Seattle! The Emerald City Open is an annual invitational hosted by the University of Washington Mock Trial club. This year, the tournament will be held in the Seattle Municipal Court, a sleek, new building known for big courtrooms and even bigger performances. When not in court, students can enjoy local attractions like getting some coffee at the first Starbucks, take a walk along the waterfront, and catch a flying fish at the world famous Pike Place Market. Teams can rest easy as many hotels, food options, and transportation services are within easy walking distance to the courthouse. Rates this year are $250 for one team, $400 for two. Registration is limited, so please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your spot today!
Mid-Missouri Mock Trial Invitational
January 15-16, 2016 Columbia, MO
Columbia College and the University of Missouri Columbia will host the Mid-Missouri Mock Trial Invitational tournament on Friday, January 15th and Saturday, January 16th 2016. We began hosting AMTA events in 1999 and we look forward to our eighteenth 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 November 15, and each team is expected to bring a judge with the ability to serve at least two rounds. Those teams paying after November 15, and/or unable to send a judge, should add a $25.00 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.
Annual Polar Bear Invitational
January 16-17, 2016 | Ada, OH
Ohio Northern University is happy to announce the annual Polar Bear Invitational tournament. The tournament will be held January 16-17, 2016 on the campus of ONU in Ada, OH. We have been generally been able to provide a substantial number of attorney judges in the past with the generous assistance of the Petit College of Law. The tournament will consist of two rounds each on Saturday, January 16 and Sunday, January 17, concluding with an awards program on Sunday. There is a twenty team limit for this invitational. The registration fee is $150 per teamy. 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 Dr. Samantha Howe at email@example.com or by phone at 419-772-3926.
Boulder Battle Invitational
January 16-17, 2016 | Boulder County Justice Center, Boulder, CO
The University of Colorado Boulder is happy to announce our 2016 Boulder Battle Invitational Tournament. The tournament will be hosted in the courtrooms of the Boulder County Justice Center in beautiful Boulder, Colorado, just a few blocks from the University of Colorado Boulder campus. This tournament is a great opportunity for Western and Midwestern teams to preview some of the competition they will encounter at their regional tournaments. Boulder is within driving distance of many Western states, and is also just a short drive or bus ride away from the Denver International Airport. There are many convenient and affordable hotels near the courthouse. Please visit the tournament website for details. The tournament will be a 2-2 format. Registration will be $125, plus $25 for any team that is unable to bring a qualified judge for all four rounds. Please visit the tournament website for more information, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.colorado.edu/studentgroups/cumocktrial/boulderbattle.html
January 16 | New York, NY
The St. John’s University Mock Trial Program is pleased to announce that it will host a one-day, two-round mini-invitational on Saturday, January 16 at the campus of St. John’s. The number of teams will be limited. The tournament fee will be $75 per team. To register for the invitational, please contact either of the St. John’s coaches, Prof. Helldorfer email@example.com or Prof Holt firstname.lastname@example.org
The 5th Annual Argo Invitational
January 16-17, 2015 | Pensacola, FL
The University of West Florida will host the 5th Annual Argo Invitational Mock Trial Tournament, on the UWF campus in beautiful Pensacola, Florida, on Saturday and Sunday, January 16-17, 2016. The tournament is sponsored by the Stetson College of Law, and is a two-day, four-round tournament. The registration fee is $125 and the deadline for registration is December 1, 2015. 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 at email@example.com or our tournament coordinator Ms. Ashley Condon at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you at UWF!
3rd Annual MSSU Invitational
January 22-23, 2016 I Joplin, MO
Missouri Southern State University announces the 3rd annual MSSU City of Hope Invitational. The tournament will be held January 23-24, 2015 on the campus of MSSU in Joplin, Missouri. We hope to provide you with a final opportunity to prepare for Regionals 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 23, and Saturday, January 24, concluding with an awards program on Saturday. There is a twenty team limit for this invitational. The registration fee is $150 per team with dinner provided on Friday. Schools should bring one person per team capable of judging although we hope to provide judges as much as possible. To register, or if you have any questions, please contact Mock Trial Coach JoAnna Derfelt, or at (417) 625-3081.
The 6th Annual "Boy, I Wish We Had One More Chance to Compete Before Regionals! Tournament"
January 22-23, 2016 | Purcellville, VA
The Patrick Henry College Mock Trial Team will be hosting an invitational tournament on Friday and Saturday, January 22 and 23, 2016 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 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 $105.00 and all teams that wish to attend must register in full by December 11, 2015. You may register and pay online at http://www.phc.edu/events_mocktrial.php (Hotel information may also be found on the site.)
If you would rather pay by check, please register online (use above link) and indicate that a check will be mailed to:
Office of the Dean of Academic Affairs
Patrick Henry College
10 Patrick Henry Circle
Purcellville, VA 2013
If you have any questions, please contact Gayle Reinhardt at Patrick Henry College (email@example.com or call 540-441-8041).
2nd Annual Queen City Classic Invitational
January 23-24, 2016 | Charlotte, NC
The Charlotte School of Law and UNC Charlotte are pleased to announce the 2016 Queen City Classic Invitational on January 23rd-24th in Charlotte, North Carolina. The tournament will take place at the Charlotte School of Law campus in the heart of Charlotte. There will be four rounds, including two each on Saturday and Sunday. The cost of registration will be $90 if paid before December 1, 2015 and $125 thereafter. We do not anticipate the need for schools to provide judges. For additional information, please contact either of our tournament directors, John Szmer or Mindy Sanchez.
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. Click here for online registration.
10th Annual Hatting Invitational
January 23-24, 2016 | Minneapolis, MN
The University of St. Thomas School of Law and the Hatting Invitational Committee will host the 10th Hatting Invitational at the UST School of Law in downtown Minneapolis on Saturday and Sunday, January 23-24. 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 $150 per team. The first round will be a challenge round and challenges will be awarded in the order that teams register. Please register online at http://stthomas.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event.asp?id=577&cid=41. Please direct questions firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fourth Annual Hoosier Hoedown Invitational
January 23-24, 2016 | Bloomington, Indiana
Indiana University Mock Trial is pleased to announce the fourth annual Hoosier Hoedown taking place on January 23rd and 24th , 2016 in the Maurer School of Law, located in the beautiful Bloomington, Indiana. The Maurer School of Law’s central and breathtaking location, coupled with an immediate access to an elite law school environment, lends it to being an ideal location that guarantees a competitive tournament with valuable feedback from current law students, professors, and practicing attorneys. The tournament will follow the traditional four round format: two rounds on Saturday, January 23rd and two rounds on Sunday, January 24th. The registration fee for our tournament will be $175 for one team or $350 for two and is due December 1st, 2015 with a $25 late fee per team. For more information or to register contact us at email@example.com.
The Final Test Scrimmage
January 23, 2016 | Boston, MA
Suffolk University is planning on launching a new mini scrimmage that we are hoping to turn into a tournament in the future. This scrimmage will be starting this year, right before Regionals. This 2-round scrimmage will be held on January 23rd, 2016. While smaller than your full on, typical invitational tournament, this new scrimmage titled 'The Final Test' will be nothing short of what the title itself says. A maximum of 8 teams will be allowed on a first come first serve basis. The scrimmage is FREE of charge, and will be held at the Suffolk law school, making use of all 3 of our prestigious and stylish courtrooms, as well as one other room. We also intend on having a good pool of experienced mockers and current attorneys as judges, to provide you with last minute, valuable feedback on performance. If you are interested in attending, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!"
28th Loras College Annual Mock Trial Invitation
January 29-30 | Dubuque, Iowa
The Loras College mock trial team is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the 28th National Mock Trial Invitational in Dubuque, Iowa on the Friday the 29th and Saturday the 30th of January 2016. The field will be limited to 64 teams. Each team is required to provide a qualified judge that will be available for all four rounds. Registration fees will remain at $125 this year and can be paid via credit card online or via mail-in check. Registration fees are final and non-refundable. Registration is not guaranteed until the payment is received. A link for team rosters and judge’s registration will be emailed to coaches after the payment is received and verified. For more information, and to register, please visit our web page. http://lorasmocktrial.wix.com/lorasmocktrial
Annual Bomber Blitz
January 30-31 | Ithaca, NY
Ithaca College Mock Trial will be hosting its annual Bomber Blitz on January 30-31, 2016. There will be two rounds on Saturday followed by two on Sunday. The tournament will take place on Ithaca College's campus in Ithaca, NY. It's a great early tournament to gain experience as you prepare for Regionals. The registration fee is $120 for one team, $150 for two teams, and if you can provide judges, you will receive a $20 discount. To register or ask for more information, please contact Nicole Ang at email@example.com.