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Invitational Tournament Information


During the fall and early spring, invitational tournaments are held around the country to allow teams to practice and prepare for AMTA-sanctioned tournaments in February through April.  AMTA allows invitational tournaments to announce and advertise their tournaments on the AMTA website.

To have your invitational tournament included on this site, please email AMTA with your tournament name, dates, location and description.

Note: Invitational tournaments are NOT sanctioned by AMTA.  

Last seasons Invitational Tournament announcements can be viewed here.


Notice to Invitational Hosts: Mandatory Case License Fee

All AMTA cases are the intellectual property of the American Mock Trial Association. By paying the School Registration Fee, your program receives a license to use a case for internal educational purposes and competing at AMTA-sanctioned tournaments (that is, regionals, ORCS, and the National Championship Tournament). This license does not permit use of AMTA's case materials to host an invitational tournament. Anyone wishing to use an AMTA case to host an invitational tournament must obtain a separate license.

For 2019-20, this license will require tournament hosts to
(1) complete the Invitational Registration Form;

(2) pay AMTA an amount equal to $6.00 per team per trial for your tournament. (So, for example, a 4-round, 24-team tournament would require payment of $576.00; if the same tournament had a final round, the fee would be $588.00). Payment is due 60 days after receipt of an invoice.  Payment can be made online here;

(3) provide AMTA with a copy of the tournament tab summary and ​complete the Case Information Form no later than 30 days after the conclusion of the tournament, which can be e-mailed to AMTA here; and

(4) respond promptly to any requests for information from AMTA.

If you host an AMTA-sanctioned tournament (i.e. Regionals, ORCS, or Nationals), you are exempt from the fee but still must meet all other requirements.

Failure to comply with any of these requirements will result in sanctions under the AMTA rules or other consequences. If you have any questions, please contact us here.


2019-2020 Invitational Tournaments

University of Minnesota Nordic Undergraduate Mock Trial Battle
October 11-13, 2019 | Minneapolis, MN

The University of Minnesota’s Undergraduate Mock Trial Association is pleased to announce our 12th annual University of Minnesota Nordic Undergraduate Mock Trial Battle. This tournament will be held on our West Bank campus from October 11-13, 2019. The tournament will have a 1-2-1 format with an awards ceremony early Sunday afternoon. Registration is $200 for the first team per school, and $175 for every additional team. We request that each program bring one judge per team attending. There will be an additional fee for teams unable to bring judges. The final date to register is October 1, 2019. To register or receive more information about UMNUMB, please contact our Events Director, Harshita Kalidindi, via email

Arch Invitational
Dates: October 12-13, 2019 | St. Louis, MO

Washington University in St. Louis is excited to announce that we will be hosting our annual Arch Invitational tournament again this fall! The tournament will be held October 12-13 on WashU’s beautiful campus, and will consist of two rounds on Saturday and two rounds on Sunday. Arch is a great opportunity to participate in four excellent rounds of competition and get an early start on the season! Registration is $125 per team, and each team will be asked to provide a scoring judge (one judge per team, not per program: i.e. if your school brings two teams, for example, you must provide two judges). If your team is not able to bring a judge, you will incur an additional $75 fee. If you are interested in attending, or have any questions, please contact the tournament director, Nathalie Hart, via email.

2nd Annual Brotherly Love Invitational
October 12-13, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

La Salle University is delighted to host our Second Annual Brotherly Love Invitational on our campus in the Olney neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA. The tournament will be held on October 12th and 13th with two rounds on Saturday and two rounds on Sunday. Registration costs $150/team, or $125/team if you bring a judge. Registration closes September 15th, 2019. For more information, please contact our Tournament Director, Elizabeth McLaughlin, via email 

11th Annual Classic City Invitational
October 12-13, 2019 | Atlanta, GA

Your friends from Athens are once again excited to host the Classic City Invitational! The tournament will be held in Atlanta inside the beautiful Dekalb County Courthouse. This year, CCI will be a week earlier, October 12-13. We hope it’ll be a great time to test out your State v. Ryder theories against some of the best in the South, and have tons of fun along the way. Registration fees are $275. There’s no requirement to bring a judge. If you have any questions, please contact our tournament director, Hannah, via email

2nd Annual Habeas Hippopotamus Invitational
October 12-13, 2019 | Washington D.C.

George Washington University Mock Trial is excited to announce that the 2nd Annual Habeas Hippopotamus Invitational will be held October 12-13, 2019. It will take place in GWU's Marvin Center in Washington, D.C. The field is currently full, but we are accepting teams to our waitlist. Please contact us via email with any questions.

13th Annual Carolina Classic Invitational
October 18-20, 2019 | Elon, NC

Elon University's Mock Trial team happily announces their 13th annual Carolina Classic Invitational Mock Trial Tournament (CCIT). We have enjoyed hosting this tournament over the past several years and look forward to kicking off the mock trial season with some great competition. This year's tournament will be held October 18-20, 2019 on Elon's beautiful undergraduate campus. The tournament is a 1-2-1 format and will consist of one round Friday October 18, two rounds Saturday October 19 and one round Sunday October 20. The registration fee is $175 per team, however, discounted rates are offered for teams bringing volunteer judges. Space is limited. If you are interested in attending or have questions, please contact Kristen DelForge.

10th Annual Bearcat Invitational
October 19-20, 2019 | Maryville, MO

The Mock Trial Team at Northwest Missouri State University is pleased to announce the 9th Annual Bearcat Invitational. The tournament will be held October 19-20, 2019 in Maryville, Missouri, on the beautiful Northwest campus. The tournament will consist of two rounds each on Saturday, October 19, and Sunday, October 20, concluding with an awards program on Sunday. There is a twenty team limit for this invitational. The registration fee is $160 per team (AMTA licensing fee is included). 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. Hotel rooms are available at the Holiday Inn Express, Super 8 and Comfort Inn in Maryville—all within a five minute drive to campus—and the Boulder Inn & Suites a few miles out of town at Mozingo Lake. A tournament schedule and additional information will be available in August. To register, please complete our online registration form. If you have any questions, please contact Danielle Lawton, or Mock Trial Coach Dan Smith / (660) 562-1293.

Eleventh Annual Wildcat Mock Trial Invitational
October 19-20, 2019, | Durham, NH

The University of New Hampshire is proud to announce its 11th Annual Wildcat Mock Trial Invitational Tournament. The tournament will be held October 19-20, 2019 at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH. The tournament will consist of 2 rounds on Saturday and 2 rounds on Sunday, followed by an awards ceremony. The cost for this tournament is $125 per team. To register or for any further information, please contact Emily Soule. We hope to see you this fall!

The Demon Deacon Invitational
October 19-20, 2019 | Winston-Salem, NC

The Demon Deacon Invitational will be October 19-20, 2019 in the Wake Forrest Law School building! The cost will be $125 for each team you bring. A discount is available for teams which provide judges. The deadline to register will be around September 1st. If you have any questions, please contact Andrew Wilson. Make checks payable to Wake Forest University with WFU Mock Trial in the memo line. Please send them to:

Andrew Wilson
Wake Forest University
PO Box 28522
Winston-Salem, NC 27109

The Inaugural Royal Invitational
October 19 - 20 | Scranton, PA

The University of Scranton is pleased to announce the hosting of our inaugural Royal Invitational in Scranton, PA - famously known as the Electric City! The tournament will take place over two days and consist of four rounds. The registration fee for this tournament is $150. If you would like to send an additional team and/or supply a judge, the registration fee will be reduced to $125 per team. Additionally, registration for this invitational ends by October 1. To reserve your spot in this tournament please contact the University of Scranton Mock Trial Team via email

9th Annual Calkins Invitational
October 19-20, 2019 | Des Moines, IA

Drake University is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 9th annual Calkins Invitational this fall! The tournament will be held October 19-20 on the Drake University campus in Des Moines, Iowa. The tournament will consist of two rounds on Saturday and two rounds on Sunday. Registration is $150 per team and each team will be asked to provide one judge per program. If your program is interested in attending, please contact us via email.

12th Annual Happy Valley Invitational
October 26-27, 2019 | State College, PA

The Penn State Mock Trial Association is pleased to announce the 12th Annual Happy Valley Invitational. This year's HVI will take place from Saturday, October 26th through Sunday, October 27th in a standard 2-2 format in Penn State's newly renovated Business Building and Lewis Katz Law Building. In past years, this invitational has been host to some of the most competitive teams across the country - last year, 40% of the programs that attended HVI went on to compete at the 2019 National Championship Tournament. The registration fee is $225 per team. Our field is currently full, but if you would like to inquire about being put on the waitlist, contact our tournament director, Paul Bateman.

12th Annual Spartan Throwdown
October 26-27, 2019 | Cleveland, OH

Case Western Mock Trial is excited to announce that the 12th annual Spartan Throwdown will be held over the weekend of October 26th-27th this fall! The tournament will take place at the Cleveland Justice Center in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. There will be two rounds per day and the first round will be challenge matched. This is an excellent opportunity to get some early practice in real courtrooms. The cost to attend is $150 for the first team and $100 for any additional teams. Please note, if you are planning on bringing more than one team, we ask that you provide a judge with each additional team. If you are interested in attending this year’s tournament or if you have any questions, contact our tournament directors, Analyse Claude and Spencer Luckwitz, via email. We hope to see you this fall! 

Sundown Showdown
October 26-27, 2019 | Tempe, AZ

Description: ASU's Sun Devil Mock Trial cordially invites you to the Desert Southwest. The first annual Sundown Showdown will follow the traditional tournament structure over the course of our two-day tournament. Rounds will be hosted on ASU's Tempe Campus. Each school's program is limited to two teams, and third spots will be offered on a rolling basis. The registration fee is $200 per team. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP here. For more information, view our official tournament invite.  If you have any questions, please email Mani Kandan

Dairyland Classic
October 26-27, 2019 | Kenosha, Wisconsin

Carthage College and the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee proudly announce the Dairyland Classic, which aims to bring back invitational mock trial back to southeastern Wisconsin. This four-round tournament will be hosted on October 26th and 27th, with two rounds each day. Students will compete at the Kenosha County Courthouse and will be judged by sitting circuit court judges, commissioners, and practicing attorneys from across the region. We are seeking to host up to 20 teams for this tournament. The entry fee is $175 per team until September 15th. After September 15th, that fee will increase to $200 per team. In addition, each team should be prepared to provide at least one judge. To register for this tournament, please email both Samantha Feak and MichaelPhegley. We look forward to seeing you this fall! 

Second Annual New England Classic Invitational
October 26th-27th 2019 | Hartford, CT

The Second Annual New England Classic Invitational, taking place on October 26th-27th, offers a chance for schools that are in the Northeast region to compete against each other to prepare for the AMTA regional competition. Now, why our invitational? Judges at our past tournament included Connecticut Assistant Attorney Generals, sitting justices, and lawyers representing major firms in the area; Teams that have previously competed in our invitational have advanced to ORCS and national rounds; Located at UConn’s beautiful law school campus in Hartford, CT, the event is conveniently situated off I-91 and I-84. Tournament fees are $125 for a university's first team and $150 for every additional team. Coaches are welcome but not required for participation. If your team is interested, please reach out to us via email

The St. Paul Trials
November 1-3, 2019 | St. Paul, MN

Hamline University located in scenic St Paul will host a four round invitational, formally hosted by Macalester College, November 1-3, 2019. The tournament will take place on Hamline’s campus. There will be one round on Friday evening with registration taking place between 5-6 p.m. on the main floor of Gidden Learning Center. 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, we need to know that before Labor Day. Teams that do not provide scoring judges may be assessed an additional fee. To register for the tournament, contact Ayah Elfarra, Mock Trial Director, Hamline University via email

Big Easy Mock Trial Invitational
November 1-3, 2019 | New Orleans, LA

The Dillard University Mock Trial Team is excited to announce their Big Easy Mock Trial Invitational to be held in the magical city of New Orleans, Louisiana. This invitational, to be held on November 1-3, will be a 1-2-1 tournament and EVERY ROUND will be at the Orleans Parish Civil District Court. Don't miss this chance to have 4 rounds of competition in a courtroom before experienced members of the New Orleans bench and bar. Registration will be $150 per team. Please contact Adria Kimbrough if you are interested in attending.

10th Annual Owl Classic Invitational
November 2, 2019 | Atlanta, GA

Kennesaw State University’s Mock Trial program is pleased to announce the 10th Annual Owl Classic Invitational, a one-day, two-round tournament, on Saturday, November 2, 2019. The event will be held at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School in midtown Atlanta. Attorneys and law students from metro Atlanta will serve as judges. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Entry fee is $100 per team. Write Dr. Elizabeth Gordon if you have questions or would like to register. 

17th Annual Quaker Classic
November 2-3, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

The University of Pennsylvania's Mock Trial program is pleased to announce that the 17th Annual Quaker Classic Tournament will be held on November 2nd and 3rd. The tournament will take place on the University of Pennsylvania’s beautiful, urban campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and consist of four rounds: two on Saturday and two on Sunday. The Quaker Classic is one of the largest collegiate Mock Trial tournaments in the nation, featuring competitive teams from all across the country. The registration fee is $195 per team and will be due by October 1st; there will be a 5% discount included for any team that can provide at least one judge. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Quaker Classic Tournament Director, Blake Rubenstein via email.

10th Annual Yellowjacket Invitational
November 2-3 2019 | Rochester, NY

The University of Rochester Mock Trial Organization is excited to host our 10th annual Yellowjacket Invitational on November 2nd and 3rd, 2019. The tournament will be held on the River Campus of the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY. The Yellowjacket Invitational uses the traditional four round structure, with each team competing in two rounds on Saturday and two rounds on Sunday. As per tradition, a jury of students and non-legal professors will sit in on the fourth round and deliver their verdict! For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact our Tournament Director Karla Zendejas.

The Guardian Mock Trial Invitational Tournament
November 2-3, 2019 | New London, CT

We are pleased to announce the return of the Guardian Mock Trial Invitational Tournament this fall, hosted by the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT. The tournament will begin with opening ceremonies and the first round on Saturday morning, November 2nd, and finish with the fourth trial on Sunday afternoon, November 3rd. Registration is $150 per team. Teams are not required to provide judges - but may do so if anyone is interested in judging. To register a team or for more information, please contact LT Jeremy McCall.

6th Annual Average American Mock Trial Invitational
November 2-3, 2019 | Berkeley, CA

Cal Mock Trial is excited to announce that the 6th Annual Average American Mock Trial Invitational will be held November 2-3, 2019. It will take place on the UC Berkeley campus in Berkeley, CA. Every team will compete in four rounds: two on Saturday and two on Sunday. The registration fee is $400 per team and is due October 22, 2019. Any questions or concerns can be directed to our Tournament Director, Jenny Darlington.

BlueJay Open Mock Trial Tournament
November 2-3, 2019 | Omaha, NE

Creighton University is excited to announce the BlueJay Open Mock Trial Tournament. This two-day tournament will be hosted on Saturday, November 2nd and Sunday, November 3rd in Omaha, NE at the Harper Center on Campus. Registration is $125 per team, plus a $24 AMTA case licensing fee per team. We are hoping to have a number of local attorneys this year, but we still ask that every school that plans on coming provide one judge per team competing. We will be capping the tournament at 20 teams. If you are interested in attending or would like more information, please contact George McNary via email

MTSU Annual Mid-South Invitational Mock Trial Tournament
November 8-9, 2019 | Murfreesboro, TN

Middle Tennessee State University (along with co-sponsor, Belmont University College of Law) will host its annual Mid-South Invitational Tournament on Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9, 2019. Schools will receive invitations to the tournament based upon their prior participation in the Mid-South Invitational. Invitees must complete the registration form and return it by Friday, September 27 to Pam Davis in order to confirm their participation in the tournament. The team registration fee is $150 per team if received by October 11, 2019 and $175 per team if received after the deadline. Each team is required to bring one judge. If you want to get on the waitlist for any remaining spots or need to update your school’s contact information, please contact Pam Davis or 615-898-2708. 

Eighteenth Annual Illinois State University Invitational
November 8-10, 2019 | Bloomington-Normal, IL

The Illinois State University Mock Trial Program is hosting its 18th Annual Mock Trial Invitational Tournament on the weekend of November 8-10, 2019. The competition will take place at the McLean County Courthouse (Law & Justice Center) in Bloomington, Illinois. This tournament is limited to 32 teams. Typically, schools from 6-7 different states compete in this tournament. The competition consists of four rounds: one on Friday evening, two on Saturday (morning and afternoon), and one on Sunday morning. We are extending invitations to additional teams on a first-come, first-served basis. The registration fee is $240 per team. If you are interested in competing in this tournament, then please contact this year’s tournament director, Scott Kording.

Capital Region Clash Invitational
November 9-10, 2019 | Albany, NY

UAlbany Mock Trial and The College of Saint Rose Mock Trial, in collaboration with Albany Law School, are pleased to announce the Capital Region Clash Invitational. The tournament will be held November 9-10, 2019, in Albany, NY, on the stunning UAlbany campus. Teams will be competing in two rounds on Saturday, November 9, and in two rounds on Sunday, November 10, concluding with an awards ceremony on Sunday. There is a 20 team limit for this Invitational. The registration fee is $150 for the first team. For each additional team, the registration fee is $125. For schools that bring a scoring judge capable of judging a minimum of two rounds, the registration fee is $100 per team. Local hotels are adjacent to the UAlbany campus, and food will be available on campus and nearby off campus. A tournament schedule and additional information will be emailed in early October. To register, please contact Co-Tournament Director, Gina Tan.

2nd Annual Peach Bowl Invitational
November 9-10, 2019 | Atlanta, GA

Emory Mock Trial is excited to announce that the Second Annual Peach Bowl Invitational will be held on November 9th and 10th at the DeKalb County Courthouse. Competitors can expect to compete every round in large, spacious courtrooms and face off against some of the best teams in the country. In our first year as a tournament, we were lucky enough to field a competitive list of teams, with over 37% of the teams having competed at the previous National Tournament. We expect this year's tournament to be even more competitive than last year and strive to give our competitors a worthwhile invitational experience. Registration for the tournament is $325 per team. If you are interested or have any questions about the the Peach Bowl, please feel free to reach out to our executive board via email.

4th Annual Louis D. Brandeis Invitational Tournament
November 9-10, 2019 | Waltham, MA

We are excited to announce that we will be holding the 14th Annual Louis D. Brandeis Invitational on Saturday November 9th and Sunday November 10th. The tournament will be held on our campus in Waltham Massachusetts. For more information, please contact the tournament directors, Eva Bohn or Ben London.

12th Annual Illini Invitational
November 9-10, 2019 | Urbana-Champaign, IL

The University of Illinois Trial Team is delighted to announce that the 12th Annual Illini Invitational will be held from November 9th-10th! Teams will compete in two rounds on Saturday and two rounds on Sunday, concluding with an exciting awards ceremony. The Illini Invitational is an excellent opportunity to compete with highly skilled teams and to be evaluated by experienced judges. Experience everything that our beautiful Urbana-Champaign campus has to offer and compete with teams from all over the country. The registration fee is $200 per team; however, a reduced fee of $150 is available to the first ten teams able to provide a scoring judge. Registration and fees are due by October 9th. To learn more and register, visit our website! If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to our Tournament Director, Kimmy Chuang.  We look forward to seeing you in November!

Indy Mock-Hundred
November 9-10, 2019 | Indianapolis, IN

IUPUI Mock Trial is excited to announce that the Second Indy Mock-Hundred will be held over the weekend of November 9th and 10th this fall! The tournament will take place at the City County Building, which houses the Marion County Courts, in downtown Indianapolis. There will be two rounds per day. The cost to attend is $200 per team. IUPUI will provide judges for the tournament and lunch on Sunday. If you are interested in attending the tournament or if you have any questions, please contact Kailey Ruggiero. We hope to see you in Indianapolis this fall!

4th Annual Matador Invitational                    * CANCELLED
November 9, 2019 | Tampa, FL

On behalf of the University of South Florida Mock Trial team, we are pleased to invite your University’s undergraduate Mock Trial team to the fourth annual Matador Invitational. The Matador Invitational will be hosted in Tampa, Florida on November 9, 2019, at the University of South Florida’s Marshall Student Center. The registration fee for this tournament is $150 per team. Registration for a second-team is $125. If your team brings a judge, you will get $25 off of your total. The tournament will be run in a one day format with two rounds held on Saturday, November 9th. We will be reserving spots on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you have any questions, please contact our Tournament Director, Madison Sasser.  Registration will close on September 30th and payment is due no later than October 20th. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any inquiries. We hope to see you there! 

Black Squirrel Invitational
November 9-10, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

Haverford Mock Trial is proud to be hosting the 4th Annual Black Squirrel Invitational. We are happy to announce that the invitational will once again be held at the Juanita Stout Center for Criminal Justice in Center City, Philadelphia, the same building as last year's National Championship, on the weekend of November 9-10. With teams from 11 different states, nearly all competing teams having attended Nationals once in the past two years, and former NCT final round contenders such as Yale, Black Squirrel promises one of the most competitive fields of the Fall season. If you are interested in attending or have any questions, please contact us via email or call us at 858-353-2235.

The 15th Annual Big Red Invitational Classic
November 16-17, 2019 | Ithaca, NY 

Cornell University Mock Trial is delighted to announce the 15th Annual Big Red Invitational Classic (BRIC XV). We will be hosting our tournament on Saturday, November 16th and Sunday, November 17th, 2019, at our beautiful Law School in Ithaca, NY. There will be two rounds on Saturday and two on Sunday, followed by a celebration of our 15th anniversary at closings. To learn more, visit our website or contact us via email.

Derek Moorehead Invitational
November 16-17, 2019 | Kansas City, MO

The University of Missouri Kansas City is pleased to announce our second annual tournament. The tournament will take place on UMKC’s Volker campus located in Kansas City Missouri. We will hold two rounds on Saturday as well as Sunday with a award ceremony following the final round on Sunday. Registration fees will be $150 for one team and $250 for two teams. Each team is expected to bring a scoring judge or pay an additional fee of $50. To register for the tournament or more information please contact the tournament director Karah Chappel via email.

The Inaugural Soda City Trials
November 16-17, 2019 | Columbia, SC

After 4 successful ​AMTA Regionals, South Carolina is pleased to host our first invitational tournament! The Soda City Trials will take place on our riverside campus, in state-of-the-art classrooms in the $100,000,000 Moore School of Business. The tournament will have a standard format and 2 rounds per day, with the first round match-ups decided by challenge. Registration is an affordable $150, and an additional $25 discount will be deducted for every 2 rounds of judging provided by attending teams. To ensure high quality rounds, the tournament field will be limited to teams who have recently proven their competitive ability. Space is limited, and filling up fast! If you are interested in attending, you can reach out to us via email

10th Annual Ole Open
November 16-17, 2019 | Northfield, MN

The St. Olaf College Mock Trial team is excited to announce our 10th Annual Ole Open Invitational Tournament! Located on St. Olaf’s scenic campus, this tournament will have four rounds: two on Saturday, November 16th, and two on Sunday, November 17th. Registration fees for the Ole Open will be $175 for the first team registered and $150 for each additional team. Each program is required to bring at least one scoring judge for all four rounds. If you are unable to provide at least one judge for all four rounds, you will be required to pay an additional $50. To register for the Ole Open, please fill out this form, Ole Open 2019 Team Registration. Questions? Contact Grace Reynders. We hope to see you there! 

6th Annual Dragon Invitational
November 16-17, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

Drexel University Undergraduate Mock Trial Association is pleased to announce its Sixth Annual Dragon Invitational! Tournament spots are going to be issued on a first come, first served basis. This year’s invitational will take place on November 16th to 17th and will be held at Drexel University's University City Campus. The tournament will be structured in the standard four-round competition schedule with two rounds on Saturday (Nov 16th) and the final two rounds on Sunday (Nov 17th). The registration fee is $175 per team with a $25 discount if your team brings their own judge. For registration please fill out this form and email our tournament director Prachi Gaddam.  

4th Annual Mocktopia Invitational (Mocktopia IV)
November 16-17, 2019 | Santa Barbara, CA

The University of California, Santa Barbara's Mock Trial team is pleased to announce their fourth annual Mocktopia invitational tournament on the weekend of November 16th and 17th. Mocktopia is the second largest tournament on the West Coast and will include some of the most competitive teams in the College Mock Trial circuit. Held at UCSB’s radiant campus, the tournament will consist of two rounds on Saturday and two rounds on Sunday. Registration will be $250 per team, and we offer a special discount for each judge that a team is able to provide. If you would like to register one or more teams, please contact us via email and feel free to check out our website. We look forward to seeing you there! 

Geneseo Joust
November 16-17, 2019 | SUNY Geneseo, NY

Geneseo University is excited to announce that we will be hosting our first ever Geneseo invitational tournament this fall! The tournament will be held on November 16-17 on Geneseo’s beautiful campus. The tournament will consist of two rounds on Saturday and two rounds on Sunday. Registration is $150 for one team, or $250 for two teams. In addition, there will be a $10 discount if you are able to bring a judge. The deadline to register will be October 1st. If you are interested in attending, or have any questions regarding the tournament, please contact the tournament director, Jillian O’Connor via email. 

The Arizona Cactus Classic Invitational
November 16-17, 2019 | Tucson, Arizona

The Arizona Cactus Classic Invitational (formerly the Gunslinger Invitational) is a competitive Fall tournament hosted by the University of Arizona Mock Trial. We host our tournament in a beautiful courthouse in downtown Tucson and host a catered closing ceremony at the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona. Additionally, our competition features a professional photographer that will photograph competitors throughout the weekend. Please email our tournament director, Heather Newberry, for more information! We hope to see you at ACCI sometime in the near future! 

“Swear Me In, Scotty!” Mock Trial Invitational
November 23-24, 2019 | Pittsburgh, PA

You are invited to Carnegie Mellon University’s annual “Swear Me In, Scotty!” Mock Trial Invitational! The event, held on CMU’s campus in Pittsburgh, will begin with opening ceremonies the morning of Saturday, November 23. We will hold four competitive rounds, two on Saturday and two on Sunday. The invitational will conclude Sunday evening with an awards ceremony. Registration fees for one team is $170, and each additional team is $140. Each team is asked, but not required, to provide judges, with a $10 deduction from registration fees for each round judged. If you are interested in attending, please submit this google form. For any questions, please contact our Tournament Director, Cayden Codel, or our Assistant Tournament Director, Fayyaz Zaidi.

Cougar Classic Invitational Tournament
November 23-24, 2019 | Worcester, MA

Clark University is pleased to announce the 2019 Cougar Classic Invitational Tournament! There will be two rounds on Saturday, November 23, as well as two on Sunday, November 24. All four rounds will be held at Clark University located in Worcester, MA. Registration is $150 per team, but if a team provides someone to help judge rounds, the fee will be reduced to $125. The deadline to register is October 1, 2019. Please contact us via email if you would like to attend or have any questions. We hope to see you in November! 

2nd Annual Colonel Classic Mock Trial Invitational
November 23-24, 2019 | Lexington, KY

Eastern Kentucky University invites you to attend the second annual Colonel Classic Mock Trial Invitational. The tournament will take place on Saturday, November 23, and Sunday, November 24, 2019, at the Fayette County District and Circuit Courthouses in Lexington, Kentucky. The registration fee for the tournament is $200 per team. We will attempt to accommodate schools that want to bring two teams as space allows. If you have questions or want to register for the tournament, please contact Lynnette Noblitt.

Third Annual Battle for the Ballots
November 23-24, 2019 | DeLand, FL

We invite you to attend the third annual Battle for the Ballots invitational, hosted in the beautiful and historic city of DeLand, Florida at Stetson University’s Undergraduate Campus. Registration is open until October 15th with a registration fee of $125 per team. All payments are due no later than October 21st. For more information or to register, please contact via email. Details regarding hotels and other accommodations will be available after registration. We have a limited number of spots, so get in while you can! 

Sapientia et Doctrina
November 23-24, 2019 | Bronx, NY

The Fordham University at Rose Hill Mock Trial Program is excited to announce the Eleventh Annual Sapientia et Doctrina Mock Trial Invitational. The 2019 Tournament will be held on November 23 & 24, 2019 at Fordham University’s beautiful Rose Hill Campus, in the Bronx, NY. The tournament will consist of two rounds on each of two days of competition and will feature an experienced judging pool from New York City and around the region. Registration is $160 per team, with a $25 discount if a volunteer judge is provided. Schools from across the country are already registered to compete, but there is still space available! Please email Tournament Director Julia Hammond if you are interested in attending or have any questions.

3rd University of Toronto Invitational Mock Trial Tournament
November 23-24, 2019 | Toronto, Canada

University of Toronto Mock Trial cordially invites you to the third University of Toronto Invitational Mock Trial Tournament! It will take place this November in Toronto, Canada! We are very excited to be opening this tournament up to AMTA teams. This tournament is a great opportunity to compete against Canadian teams and schools that you have never competed against before! We will have our own case for the competition. The tournament will consist of two rounds, each on Saturday, November 23, and Sunday, November 24. The registration fee is $220 per team. We offer help figuring out accommodations if you should need it. To learn more and register, check out our website or contact our directors Caroline and Maryam.

Noah K. Antony Green & Gold Invitational
December 6-8, 2019 | Waco, TX

Baylor University Mock trial is thrilled to host out 17th Annual Noah K. Antony Green & Gold Invitational Tournament at the beautiful Baylor Law School in December. This tournament is dedicated to Noah K. Antony and his family. The opening ceremonies and first round will take place on the evening of Friday, December 6th. Second and third rounds will be held that Saturday, December 7th. The fourth round and closing
ceremonies will be held on the morning of Sunday, December 8th. Feel free to contact the tournament directors, Elizabeth Velasquez or Waverly Shannon with any questions.

6th Annual Bomber Blitz Tournament
December 7-8, 2019 | Ithaca, NY

Ithaca College is excited to announce our 6th Annual Bomber Blitz Tournament. The tournament will be held at our Ithaca College campus from December 7th-8th, 2019. The tournament will have first two rounds on Saturday December 7th, and the last two on Sunday December 8th. Registration will be set at $150 for the first team and $200 for the second team. Any team that brings a judge will be awarded a $50 reduction of their registration fee. The deadline to register for our Bomber Blitz is October 15th. To secure your spot at the Blitz, please contact our Tournament Director, Markiesha Morgan

MSSU City of Hope Invitational
January 10 – 11, 2020 Joplin, MO

Missouri Southern State University is pleased to host the MSSU City of Hope Invitational Tournament on January 10 & 11, 2020 (Fri/Sat). This two-day, four-round competition will take place on the MSSU campus in Joplin, Missouri. The registration fee is $125 for one team; $250 for two teams. We are recruiting qualified judges from the community, but we ask that each competing team bring at least one qualified judge. Teams that do not bring a qualified judge will be charged a $25 fee. In addition, teams that bring 5 items for MSSU's Lion CO-OP (canned soups, canned/dried beans, canned chicken, egg noodles, soap, shampoo, body wash, etc.) will receive a $25 discount on registration. To register please fill out our registration form here. For more information, please contact Tournament Director, Brenden Higashi via email or call 417-625-9834. Hope to see you there!

Scarlet and Cream Mock Trial Tournament
January 11-12, 2020 | Lincoln, NE

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Mock Trial Program is excited to announce our 2nd annual Scarlet & Cream Tournament and would like to formally invite your team to attend. The tournament will be held on January 11-12, 2020 in Lincoln, Nebraska and take place at the University of Nebraska-College of Law, located on our East Campus. The tournament is scheduled to have two rounds per day. The registration fee will be $150 per team, a down payment of $75 is due by December 7th. There is a $25 no judge fee. For more information you can contact our tournament director via email. We would love to have your team in attendance!

First Annual Aggie Invitational
January 17-19, 2020 | Forth Worth, TX

Texas A&M is pleased to announce that this year we are partnering with the Texas A&M Law School to host the First Annual Aggie Invitational on January 17-19, 2020. The tournament will be held at the Texas A&M law school in Fort Worth, Texas. Please RSVP via the link below. Following registration, you will be sent an invoice for your registration fees. Registration will be $175/team and will be due by December 1st. There will be a $25 discount for teams that bring a scoring judge to judge all four rounds. There will be a maximum of 20 spots, so please RSVP soon to reserve yours. We look forward to seeing you all in January! If you have any questions feel free to reach out via email or phone (832-538-8834).
RSVP: https://forms.gle/ztvZknPwDLmpK3Se7

Wolverine Classic Invitational
January 17-18, 2020 | Ann Arbor, MI

The University of Michigan Mock Trial Team is happy to announce the Fifth Annual Wolverine Classic Invitational Mock Trial Tournament! The tournament will consist of four rounds; two on Saturday (January 17), and two on Sunday (January 18). It will be held in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and the registration fee is $280 per team, but a discount will be applied for teams that can bring a judge for the entire weekend. The deadline to register is August 31, 2019. If you are interested in attending the tournament or have any questions, don't hesitate to contact our Tournament Directors, Andrew Beaudoin and Annalise Brinks, via email.

The Dr. Donald P. Racheter Invitational Tournament at Central College
January 17-18, 2020 | Pella, IA

The Central College Mock Trial team will be hosting an invitational tournament the weekend of January 17-18, 2020. The two-day, four round invitational will be held in the Roe Center on the Central College campus in Pella, IA, which is 40 miles southeast of Des Moines, IA. The registration fee will be $130 per team. Teams providing a scoring judge for the duration of the tournament will receive a discounted registration fee of $100. A $24 per team case licensing fee will also be assessed. For further information, or to register a team, please contact Professor Andrew Green.  

 2nd Annual Swamp Invitational
January 18-19, 2020 | Gainesville, Florida

The University of Florida Trial Team is delighted to announce the 2nd Annual Swamp Invitational. We will be hosting our tournament Saturday, January 18th and Sunday, January 19th at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. There will be two rounds Saturday and two rounds Sunday with an awards ceremony following the final round on Sunday. Registration will be $175/team and includes competition in large classrooms and courtrooms as well as lunch for competitors and judges on both days of competition. We can’t wait to see you there! If you are interested in attending the tournament, or have any questions, feel free to contact our Tournament Director, Mumtaz Abdulhussein.

Mid-Missouri Mock Trial Invitational
January 18-19, 2020 Columbia, MO

Columbia College and the Board of Advocates at the University of Missouri-Columbia Law School will host the Mid-Missouri Mock Trial Invitational tournament on Saturday, January 18th and Sunday, January 19th 2020. We began hosting AMTA events in 1999 and we look forward to our 22nd year of hosting. This is a four round, two day tournament which is limited to 28 teams. You may automatically register two teams up to our capacity limits. Those desiring to enter more than two teams will have their additional teams added to a wait list. The entry fee is $150.00 per team if paid by December 15, and each team is expected to bring a judge with the ability to serve at least two rounds. Those teams paying after December 15, and/or unable to send a judge, should add a $50.00 surcharge for each deficiency (late payment and/or judges). We will award appropriate numbers of team trophies and individual awards consistent with the size of the event. To reserve your spot in this tournament, or for more information, please e-mail Barry Langford. Registration checks should be made payable to Columbia College Mock Trial. 

Ninth Annual Hilltop Invitational Tournament
January 25-26, 2020 | Washington, D.C.

Georgetown Mock Trial is pleased to be hosting the ninth annual Hilltop Invitational Tournament (HIT IX) this January at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C! In past years, our tournament hosted many teams from nearly all major regions of the United States, including from the West Coast, the South, the Midwest, the Northeast, and the Mid- Atlantic. These teams have been among the most competitive in the country, and we hope to make this tournament a great way for teams to polish their cases before regional tournaments kick off in the spring. The tournament will consist of two rounds each on Saturday, January 25, and Sunday, January 26. The registration fee is $275 per team. If you have any questions, please contact HIT Director Austin Upshaw.

4th Annual Bobcat Invitational
January 25-26, 2020 | North Haven, CT

Quinnipiac University Mock Trial is proud to announce that we will be hosting the 4th Annual Bobcat Invitational this season! Our invitational will be held at Quinnipiac’s Law School in North Haven, CT and will take place the weekend of January 25th with two rounds on Saturday and two rounds on Sunday, followed by the closing ceremony. We strive to make the Bobcat Invitational the best environment for each team to have one last shot at competing before the regional season starts. If your school is taking advantage of early registration (registration by October 1st and payment by October 15th), the cost for the team will be $150. The cost for a team who registers by November 15th with payment by December 1st will be $200. Any team who attempts to register after that will be placed on a waitlist. A discount will be given to any team who brings judges. If your team is interested in competing in our tournament, and we hope that you are, or your team has any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email.

Elias Memorial Invitational                                               * Formerly atypical Invitational
January 25-26, 2019 | Berkeley, CA

Cal Mock Trial is delighted to announce that we are once again hosting our atypiCAL Invitational on January 25-26, 2020. It will take place on the UC Berkeley campus in Berkeley, CA. Every team will compete in four rounds: two on Saturday and two on Sunday. The registration fee is $400 per team and is due January 1, 2020. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our Tournament Director, Jenny Darlington.

3rd Annual Kangaroo Brawl
Jan. 25-26, 2020 | Sherman, TX

The Austin College Advocacy Program is excited to announce the 3rd Annual Kangaroo Brawl, it will be held on January 25-26, 2020. The tournament will take place in actual courtrooms located in Sherman, Texas. Team Awards will be given for the top five finishers, plus Individual Awards for the top advocates and witnesses. The tournament will follow AMTA rules and will include two rounds on Saturday and two rounds on Sunday followed by a short awards ceremony. Registration will be $250.00 for one team or $400.00 for two teams. The field is limited to 18 teams. There is no requirement to bring a judge, but any judge you bring we will gladly put to work. To register or ask questions, please contact Ed Richardson.

Hatting Invitational
January 25-26, 2020 | Minneapolis, MN

The University of St. Thomas School of Law and the Hatting Invitational Committee will host the 13th Hatting Invitational at the UST School of Law in downtown Minneapolis 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 $175 per team. The first round will be a challenge round and challenges will be awarded in the order that teams register. Register by completing the on-line registration form. Please direct questions to us via e-mail.

8th Annual Friar Faceoff
Jan. 25-26, 2020* | St. Bonaventure, NY

St. Bonaventure University is pleased to announce the eighth annual Friar Faceoff Invitational Tournament to be held January 25 and 26.* This two-day, four-round, tournament will take place on St. Bonaventure University’s beautiful campus, nestled in the Enchanted Mountains of Western New York. The registration fee is $175 per team, with a $25 discount for teams that provide a judge who judges a minimum of two rounds. The registration fee is due on or before December 9. We are limiting the tournament roster to twenty teams. After December 9, spots on the tournament roster occupied by teams which have not paid the registration fee may be offered to teams on the wait list. Please register online here. You may contact Tournament Director Hannah Merges for more information.
*This is a date change from the initial posted announcement.

NATIONAL INVITATIONAL AT LORAS COLLEGE
January 25-26, 2020 | Dubuque, IA

Loras College is pleased to host the National Invitational in beautiful (though chilly) Dubuque, Iowa on Saturday and Sunday, January 25 & 26, 2020. Registration will be capped at 64. We reserve the right to lower this cap prior to January 1, 2020. Registration is $150 per team, with a limit of 4 teams per program. Please sign up here. Check, credit card, and cash will be accepted. No refunds are allowed per campus policy. Please note that this is a primarily coach-judged tournament. All teams must provide a judge for all four rounds. Judges will be given lunch each day at their choice of our cafeteria, Einstein’s, or the DuHawk Market (sandwiches, snacks, etc.) Morning coffee will of course be plentiful! Please direct questions to coach Deone Merkel via email or via cell phone at 563-564-5096 (okay to text).

1st Annual Gothic Knight Invitational
January 25-26, 2020 | Jersey City, NJ

NJCU is delighted to host our first Gothic Knight Invitational on our campus in the New York/New Jersey Metropolitan area. The tournament will be held on January 25th and 26th. Two rounds will be held each day. Registration costs $175 per team, or $150 per team if you bring a judge. Registration closes on November 29th, 2019. For more information, please contact our tournament director, Rameen Shah.