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
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.
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.
5th Annual Colgate Classic
November 2-3, 2013 | Hamilton, New York
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.
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.
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.
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.