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 2018-19, 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 copies of all captains' meeting forms 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.
2018-2019 Invitational Tournaments
9th Annual Bearcat Invitational
October 6-7, 2018 | 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 6-7, 2018 in Maryville, Missouri, on the beautiful Northwest campus. The tournament will consist of two rounds each on Saturday, October 6, and Sunday, October 7, concluding with an awards program on Sunday. There is a twenty team limit for this invitational. The registration fee is $120 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. 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.
October 6-7, 2018 | Lexington, KY
Eastern Kentucky University Mock Trial will host the Colonel Classic Mock Trial Invitational tournament on the weekend of October 6-7, 2018, at the Robert F. Stephens Courthouse in Lexington, KY. The tournament will consist of two rounds on Saturday and two rounds on Sunday. Registration will be $175 per team. If you would like to register one or more teams, please contact us via email. We look forward to hosting you in the Bluegrass!
3rd Annual Demon Deacon Invitational
October 6-7 | Winston-Salem, NC
Located at the beautiful Wake Forest School of Law, the 3rd Annual Demon Deacon Invitational is almost underway! Schools from across the country are already registered for a two day, four round tournament that will have healthy and friendly competition! Registration is $125 for the first team and $100 for subsequent teams. We offer a discount to teams that provide a judge. However, it is not required. Please email Christian Suglia with any questions. To register, please use this form! https://goo.gl/forms/1wgivERFUDCekUEa2
Our website also has more information: www.wfumocktrial.com
University of Minnesota Nordic Undergraduate Mock Trial Battle
October 12-14, 2018 | Minneapolis, MN
The University of Minnesota’s Undergraduate Mock Trial Association is pleased to announce our 11th annual University of Minnesota Nordic Undergraduate Mock Trial Battle. This tournament will be held on our West Bank campus from October 12-14, 2018. The tournament will have a 1-2-1 format with an awards ceremony early Sunday afternoon. Registration is $150 for the first team per school, and $125 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, 2018. To register or receive more information about UMNUMB, please contact our Events Director, Lilly Keefe-Powers, via email.
12th Annual Carolina Classic Invitational
October 12-14, 2018 | Elon, NC
Elon University's Mock Trial team happily announces their 12th 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 12-14, 2018 on Elon's beautiful undergraduate campus. The tournament is a 1-2-1 format and will consist of one round Friday October 12, two rounds Saturday October 13 and one round Sunday October 14. The registration fee is $175 per team, however, discounted rates are offered for teams bringing volunteer judges. Space is limited and currently full, however, we do have a wait list. If you are interested in attending or have questions, please contact Kristen DelForge via email.
The RiceBowl Invitational
October 12-14, 2018 | Houston, TX
Rice University is excited to announce that it is hosting The RiceBowl invitational. Located on Rice University's Houston campus on Oct.12-14, the tournament will be in a four round format, with one trial on Friday, two trials on Saturday, and one trial on Sunday, with all trials power ranked. The registration fee is $150 per team. To register fill out the following form - https://signup.rice.edu/ricebowl/ - and if you have any questions, contact Jonathan Parts. Registration deadline is September 25th.
October 13-14, 2018 | St. Louis, MO
Washington University in St. Louis is excited to announce that we will be hosting our annual Arch Invitational Mock Trial tournament again this fall! The tournament will be held October 13-14, 2018 on the beautiful WashU campus, and will consist of two rounds on Saturday and two rounds on Sunday. Registration is $125 per team, and each team will be required to provide a scoring judge. If you are not able to bring a judge, your team will incur an additional $75 fee. To register a team, please complete this form. If you have any questions, please contact the tournament director, Dana Abelson.
Third Annual Charm City Classic Mock Trial Invitational
October 13-14, 2018 | Baltimore, MD
The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Mock Trial Program is proud to announce the Third Annual Charm City Classic Mock Trial Invitational. The 2018 Classic will be held on October 13 & 14, 2018, at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, in Baltimore, MD. The tournament will be a standard 2-2 format, and will feature our deep and experienced judging pool from around the region. We do not need teams to provide judges, and registration is $200 per team. Space is very limited, so please email UMBC Head Coach and Tournament Director Ben Garmoe via email if you are interested in attending or have any questions.
Inaugural Soda City Classic
October 13-14, 2018 | Columbia, SC
The University of South Carolina is pleased to announce the hosting of our inaugural Soda City Classic in famously hot Columbia, SC. The tournament will take place over two days at the new UofSC School of Law, consisting of four rounds across two days of competition. This first run of the tournament will consist of a small field by invitation, with an initial registration fee of $120. Teams that would like to be invited can contact the tournament staff via email, though we cannot guarantee spots due to the small field planned for this tournament. More information can be found at www.SCMockTrial.com.
The Brotherly Love Trials
October 13-14, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA
La Salle University Mock Trial Association is pleased to announce its first annual collegiate tournament! The Brotherly Love Trials will be held October 13th and 14th this fall on La Salle’s campus with two rounds on Saturday and two on Sunday. The tournament will offer an opportunity for teams to start off the season in a low-stress environment. The registration fee for this tournament is $125. However, for teams which provide a scoring judge, the reduced fee is $75. To reserve a spot at the Brotherly Love Trials or for more information, please contact Tournament Director Bianca Abbate. We hope to see you this fall in the city of Brotherly Love! P.S. The team to come out on top will be awarded with a unique, Philadelphia-inspired trophy.
The Matador Invitational
October 20, 2018 | Tampa, FL
The University of South Florida's Mock Trial team is pleased to announce and invite everyone to its third annual tournament, The Matador Invitational. The Matador Invitational will be hosted in Tampa, Florida on October 20th, 2018 at the USF Marshall Student Center. The registration fee for this tournament is $100 per team. Registration for a second team is $75. If your team brings a judge, you will get $10 off of your total. The tournament will be run in a one day format with two rounds held on Saturday, October 20th. We will be reserving spots on a first-come, first-serve basis. For registration instructions and/or any questions, please contact our tournament director, Khamisi Thorpe. Registration will close on September 14th and payment is due no later than September 21st. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any inquiries. We hope to see you there!
October 20-21, 2018 | 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, October 20th, and finish with the fourth trial on Sunday afternoon, October 21st. 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 the tournament director via email.
Inaugural Habeas Hippopotamus Invitational
October 20-21, 2018 | Washington, D.C.
George Washington University will host the Inaugural Habeas Hippopotamus Invitational on Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21 in Washington, D.C. Named for our unofficial mascot, the noble water horse, the tournament will feature newly renovated courtrooms in GWU’s conference center and, for the winner, mock trial’s only hippo shaped trophy. Although the tournament field is currently full, please contact us via email to inquire about the waitlist.
Tenth Annual Wildcat Mock Trial Invitational
October 27-28, 2018, | Durham, NH
The University of New Hampshire is proud to announce its 10th Annual Wildcat Mock Trial Invitational Tournament! The tournament will be held October 27th-October 28th 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 Taylor Alcorn. We hope to see you this fall!
4th Annual Polar Plunge
October 27-28, 2018 | Brunswick, ME
Bowdoin College is excited to announce its Fourth Annual Polar Plunge Invitational! There will be two rounds on Saturday, October 27th and two rounds on Sunday, October 28th, followed by an award ceremony on Bowdoin’s beautiful campus. Bowdoin Mock Trial will provide judges for the tournament. The registration fee will be $125 per team. The deadline to register for this year’s invitational will be October 4th, 2018. To register or for any further information, please contact us via email. We hope to see you at Bowdoin this fall!
11th Annual Spartan Throwdown
October 27-28, 2018 | Cleveland, OH
Case Western Mock Trial is excited to announce that the 11th annual Spartan Throwdown will be held over the weekend of October 27th-28th 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 and experience the local judging pool with Nationals held just one state away this spring. 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, Anna Ashley and Kyle Parker, via email. We hope to see you this fall!
9th Annual Yellowjacket Invitational
October 27-28, 2018 | Rochester, NY
The University of Rochester Mock Trial Organization will be hosting their 9th Annual Yellowjacket Invitational on October 27th and 28th, 2018. 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!
This year we are offering an early registration fee of $150 for one team and $275 for two teams for teams who submit their registration fees by September 1st. Thereafter, the registration fees will be $175 for one team and $300 for two teams, with fees due by October 1st. Please contact our Tournament Director, Samantha Myers for more information.
7th Annual Richard Calkins Invitational Tournament
October 27-28, 2018 | Des Moines, IA
Drake University is excited to announce our 7th Annual Richard Calkins Invitational Tournament. This two day tournament will be hosted on Saturday, October 27th and Sunday, October 28th in Des Moines, IA. Registration is $100 per team, plus a $5 case licensing fee. 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 Shea Seiff, Sean Griffin, or Natalie Sherman via email.
1st Annual New England Classic
October 27 – 28, 2018 | Hartford, CT
The University of Connecticut Mock Trial Society is excited to announce the 1st Annual New England Classic Invitational which will be held on October 27th- 28th at the UConn School of Law in Hartford, CT. We hope to foster local rivalry through healthy competition, and therefore, this invitational is exclusive to schools in New England. Tournament fees are $125 for a university's first team, and $100 for every additional team thereafter. Teams are not required to bring a coach, however, may do so if they so choose. If your team is interested please fill out our online registration form. For more information about hotels and travel, feel free to reach out to Colin MacDougald with any questions.
The St. Paul Trials
November 2-4, 2018 | St. Paul, MN
Hamline University located in scenic St Paul will host a four round invitational, formally hosted by Macalester College, November 2-4, 2018. 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 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 Kelly Rodgers, Mock Trial Director, Hamline University via email.
Seventeenth Annual Illinois State University Invitational
November 2-4, 2018 | Bloomington/Normal, IL
The Illinois State University Mock Trial program is hosting its 17th Annual Mock Trial Invitational on November 2-4, 2018. The competition will take place at the McLean County Court House (Law & Justice Center) in Bloomington, Illinois. Teams from at least five different states will be participating. The tournament consists of four rounds: one on Friday evening, two on Saturday, and one on Sunday morning. This invitational is limited to 32 teams. Although we have filled almost all of the slots, we are accepting additional teams on a first-come, first serve basis. The registration fee is $240 per team. We have negotiated excellent rates with two hotel partners. If you are interesting in competing in this tournament, please contact the tournament director, Professor Tom McClure.
7th Annual Friar Faceoff
Nov. 3-4, 2018 | St. Bonaventure, NY
St. Bonaventure University is pleased to announce the seventh annual Friar Faceoff Invitational Tournament to be held November 3 and 4. 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 $150 for one team; $250 for two teams. We are limiting the tournament roster to twenty teams. The first twenty teams registering will compose the initial tournament roster. There is a fee payment deadline of October 15. After October 15 spots on the tournament roster occupied by teams that have not paid the registration fee may be offered to teams on the wait list. Teams are encouraged to bring a qualified judge with the ability to serve one round. Please contact Tournament Director Lara McCormick for more information.
17th Annual Blues City Scrimmage
November 3 – 4, 2018 |Memphis, TN
Located on the beautiful campus of Rhodes College, this Scrimmage will feature 2 rounds on Saturday and 2 rounds on Sunday, pre-paired by the host prior to the tournament start. With a registration fee of only $25, we strive to provide a low-cost, low stress environment for teams to perform against other local and regional programs. We will start in the afternoon on November 3rd and end early in the evening on November 4th to accommodate for regional travel. Any interested programs must RSVP as soon as possible, as the scrimmage can only accommodate 16 teams. To attend, each team MUST bring a qualified judge to every round, as the host does not recruit judges for this scrimmage. Please do not hesitate to contact the Tournament Director Daniel Elliott or Program Director Anna Eldridge with any questions or concerns. We hope to see you in November!
BlueJay Open Mock Trial Tournament
November 3-4, 2018 | Omaha, NE
Creighton University is excited to announce the BlueJay Open Mock Trial Tournament. This two-day tournament will be hosted on Saturday, November 3rd and Sunday, November 4th 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 email George McNary.
The Hooter Invitational
November 3-4, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA
The Temple University Mock Trial Team is thrilled to announce we will be hosting the 7th Annual Hooter Invitational this year from Saturday, November 3 to Sunday, November 4! This year's tournament will be held in Temple University's Beasley School of Law on main campus in the heart of Philadelphia. There will be four rounds, two on Saturday and two on Sunday. Registration will be $180 per team with a $20 discount for each judge your team can provide for all four rounds. To register your team(s), please contact us via email.
The Sixth Annual Intercollegiate Sooner Invitational
November 3-4, 2018 | Norman, OK
Teams from colleges and universities registered with the American Mock Trial Association are invited to compete in an invitational Mock Trial Tournament at OU Law. Team members must be registered with the AMTA. All teams must comply with AMTA rules found on the AMTA website. The tournament will use the 2018–2019 AMTA case problem. Teams will conduct full trials, including opening statements, closing arguments, witness examinations and presentation of evidence. Participants will compete for Best Team, Best Advocate and Best Witness Awards. OU Law Students, professors, and local attorneys will serve as judges. If you are interested in attending or would like more information about the tournament, please contact the Sooner Invitational Director, Jessie Heidlage, via email. We look forward to seeing you at the invitational! DATES AND FEES: Competition: Saturday – Sunday, November 3-4, 2018 Full and detailed schedule will be released after sign-ups close Registration Deadline: On or before October 17, 2018 Registration Fee: $100 for the first team a school brings $75 for the second team brought by the same school $50 for any other teams brought by the same school.
MTSU Annual Mid-South Invitational Mock Trial Tournament
November 9-10, 2018 | Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Middle Tennessee State University (along with our co-sponsor, Belmont University College of Law) will host its annual Mid-South Invitational Tournament on Friday, November 9 and Saturday, November 10, 2018. Schools will receive invitations to the tournament based upon their prior participation in the Mid-South Invitational. Invited teams must complete the registration form and email it by Friday, September 14 to Pam Davis to confirm their participation in the tournament. The team registration fee is $150 per team if received by October 12, 2018 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 via email or 615-898-2708.
13th Annual Justice Louis D. Brandeis Invitational Tournament
November 10-11, 2018 | Waltham, MA
The Brandeis University Mock Trial Association is excited to announce our 13th Annual
Justice Louis D. Brandeis Invitational Tournament, which will take place on Saturday, November 10 and Sunday, November 11. The tournament will be held on our campus in Waltham, Massachusetts. For more information, please contact our tournament directors Rachel Blau or Mayan Kleiman.
The Indy Mock-Hundred
November 10-11 | Indianapolis, Indiana
IUPUI Mock Trial is excited to announce that the Indy Mock-Hundred will be held over the weekend of November 10th-11th this fall! The tournament will take place at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. There will be two rounds per day. The cost to attend is $150 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 via email. We hope to see you in Indianapolis this fall!
11th Annual Illini Invitational
November 10-11, 2018 | Urbana-Champaign, IL
We are pleased to announce that the University of Illinois Trial Team will be hosting the 11th Annual Illini Invitational. The tournament will be hosted at our campus in Urbana-Champaign, and will be held on November 10th and 11th, 2018. The Registration fee is $200 per team unless you are one of the first 10 teams to offer additional judges to the tournament, which will drop the fee to $150. The final day to register is September 20th, and fees are due by October 10th. More information can be found on our site here: 11th Annual Illini Invitational.
16th Annual Quaker Classic
November 10-11, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA
The University of Pennsylvania's Mock Trial program is pleased to announce that the 16th Annual Quaker Classic Tournament will be held on November 10th and 11th. The tournament will take place on the University of Pennsylvania’s beautiful, urban campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the tournament will 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 country, featuring competitive teams from all across the nation. This year, the invitational is being capped at 44 teams, and registration will be $195 per team. This registration fee will be due by October 1st, and there will be a 5% discount for any team that can provide at least one judge. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Quaker Classic Tournament Director, Isabella Auerbach via email.
Derek Moorhead Invitational * Name Change - Previously 1st Annual UMKC Invitational
November 10-11, 2018 | Kansas City, MO * Date Change
The University of Missouri Kansas City is pleased to announce our first 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. To register for the tournament or more information please contact the tournament director Maddi Ilseman via email.
1st Annual Peach Bowl Invitational
November 10-11, 2018 | Atlanta, GA
Emory University Mock Trial is excited to announce our first ever, Peach Bowl Invitational! The Southeast region has always produced incredibly competitive mock trial teams and we are excited to provide an opportunity for some of the best teams in the region to compete against each other. The tournament will take place on Emory’s campus in Atlanta, Georgia at our law school. There will be four rounds over the weekend of November 10-11th, 2018. Registration is $150 per team. Feel free to reach out to us to request an invitation to the inaugural Peach Bowl. We can be reached via email. We look forward to seeing your team in Atlanta this November!
2nd Annual Cougar Classic Invitational
November 17-18, 2018 | Worcester, MA
Clark University is pleased to announce the 2018 Cougar Classic Invitational Tournament! There will be two rounds on Saturday, November 17, as well as two on Sunday, November 18. 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, 2018. Please contact us via email if you would like to attend or have any questions. We hope to see you in November!
9th Annual Ole Open
November 17-18, 2018 | Northfield, MN
The Mock Trial team at St. Olaf College is excited to announce our 9th Annual invitational tournament, the Ole Open. Located on St. Olaf's scenic campus, this tournament will have four rounds: two on Saturday, November 17th, and two on Sunday, November 18th. Registration fees for the Ole Open will be $150 for the first team registered and $125 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 2018 Team Registration.
Questions? Contact Mary Landis Gaston via email. We hope to see you there!
5th Annual David Frohnmayer Invitational
November 17-18, 2018 | Eugene, OR
The University of Oregon Mock Trial team is excited to announce that it will be hosting the 5th Annual David Frohnmayer Invitational on November 17th and 18th. Come join us for a four-round tournament that will take place in the beautiful Eugene, Oregon, at the University of Oregon Knight Law Center. Registration is $175 per team, due by October 13th, 2018. Teams are not expected to provide judges. For more information, please contact us via email.
14th Annual Fantastic Flyer Invitational
November 17-18, 2018 | Romeoville, IL
We are pleased to announce that Lewis University will host the 14th Annual Fantastic Flyer Invitational Nov. 17-18, 2018 on its picturesque Romeoville, Illinois campus. There will be two rounds each day. The cost to attend is $150 per team. If you are interested in attending this tournament or if you have any questions, please contact Anthony M. Sam via email or visit the website https://www.lewisu.edu/mocktrial/index.htm. We look forward to seeing you this fall.
The 4th Annual Battle for the Ballots
November 17-18, 2018 | Deland FL
Stetson University Mock Trial is excited to be hosting our fourth annual Battle for the Ballots tournament! Come join us at our undergraduate campus in Historic Downtown DeLand, Florida for this two day, four-round invitational. Each year, our program strives to provide a fun and competitive competition for our fellow mock trial teams. This year, we have five spots available for our tournament, with a limit of two teams per university. The registration fee is $170 per team with discounted rates available for providing Tab-Room staff or Judges (discounts cannot be combined; the latter only qualifying if they commit to 4 full rounds). Regular registration ends on November 1st, 2018. All payments are due no later than November 5th, 2018. More information regarding hotel and food accommodations will be made available after registration. If you have any questions, please contact us via email or call or text (561) 908-3509. We can’t wait to share our beautiful campus with you this November!
Registration Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd1Dv7djXgdfcTa2seC6kGA4DhQd1T6aIhtf_8CRWzcU5d0nw/viewform?usp=sf_link
UCSB’s 3rd Annual Mocktopia
November 17-18, 2018 | Santa Barbara, CA
The University of California - Santa Barbara Mock Trial team is pleased to announce their third annual Mocktopia invitational tournament on the weekend of November 17th and 18th. Held at UCSB’s radiant campus, the tournament will consist of two rounds on Saturday and two rounds on Sunday. Registration will be $200 per team. Additionally, 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. We look forward to seeing you there!
Swear Me In, Scotty! Mock Trial Invitational
November 30-December 2, 2018 | Pittsburgh, PA
You are invited to Carnegie Mellon University’s annual “Swear Me In, Scotty!” Mock Trial Invitational! This event will begin with opening ceremonies the night of Friday, November 30th, and, after four rounds of trials (two on Saturday, two on Sunday), conclude with an award ceremony on the afternoon of Sunday, December 2nd. Registration for one team is $150. Each additional team is $120. Each team is asked, but not required, to bring judges with them. Teams will receive a $20 discount for every judge they bring. If you are interested in attending please submit this google form. For any questions, please contact our Tournament Director, TJ Pascucci.
SUPERIOR DURST MEMORIAL MOCK TRIAL INVITATIONAL
November 30-December 2, 2018 | Superior, WI
UW-Superior in Superior, WI will host the Superior Durst Memorial Invitational on November 30-December 2, 2018 at UW-Superior’s campus. This will be a 1-2-1 tournament with award ceremony to follow on Sunday early afternoon. This is a perfect opportunity for a pre-winter break practice invitational. 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, via email, no later than November 1, 2018. All registration checks must be sent in advance to Dr. Maria Cuzzo, PO Box 2000, Swenson Hall 3142, UW-Superior, Superior, WI 54880 or brought to the tournament at check in. For questions or more details, contact Dr. Cuzzo at 218-591-8488.
Sapientia et Doctrina X
December 1-2, 2018 | Bronx, NY
We are pleased to announce Fordham University at Rose Hill Mock Trial will be hosting our 10th annual tournament. The tournament will be held at Fordham University’s Rose Hill Campus located in the Bronx, NY on December 1st and 2nd, 2018, with two rounds on Saturday and two rounds on Sunday. Registration is $150 per team but will be reduced to $125 per team if the team provides someone to help judge rounds. The final day to register will be November 1st, 2018. If you are interested in attending or would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact our tournament director Jenna Koury via email.
5th Annual Bomber Blitz
December 1-2, 2018 | Ithaca, NY
The Ithaca College Mock Trial team is pleased to announce our 5th annual Bomber Blitz! The tournament will be hosted in Ithaca, New York on December 1-2, 2018. The tournament will consist of an opening ceremony with two rounds on Saturday and two rounds on Sunday including an awards ceremony immediately following the last two rounds. Registration is $150 for the first team and $200 for two teams. Any team that brings a judge will be awarded a $50 discount on registration. We request that you register by October 15th to reserve your spot. Please contact our Tournament Director, Jesslyn Bracco via email with any questions or concerns!
December 1-2, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA
Drexel University Mock Trial is proud to present the Dragon Invitational, previously known as the Market Street Invitational! The tournament will be on December 1st and 2nd on Drexel’s campus. We are planning on having around 20 teams at our tournament this year. Tournament spots are going to be issued on a first come, first served basis. Registration fees are $175/team (with a discount of $25 if you are able to bring a qualified judge who can judge for at least two rounds). The deadline to register will be Monday, October 8th. Please click here to register. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us via email.
The Emerald City Open
December 1-2, 2018 | Seattle, WA
The University of Washington Mock Trial is excited to host our seventh Emerald City Open Invitational! All rounds and ceremonies will be held at the University of Washington School of Law. The tournament will feature two rounds on Saturday and two rounds on Sunday, with an excellent array of highly-qualified judges. While we are currently fully booked, we do have a waitlist. If you are interested in competing at ECO or have any questions, please contact UW Mock Trial.
Scarlet and Cream Invitational
January 12-13, 2019 | Lincoln, NE * Date Change - Previously scheduled for Nov 3-4, 2018
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Mock Trial Program is excited to announce our 1st annual Scarlet & Cream Tournament! The tournament will be held on January 12-13, 2019 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 limit will be 26 teams and the registration fee will be $130 per team. For more information or to register for the tournament, please email or contact our president at 937-272-8327.
15th Annual Big Red Invitational Classic (BRIC XV)
January 19-20, 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, January 19th and Sunday, January 20th, 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.
The Dr. Donald P. Racheter Invitational Tournament at Central College
January 19-20, 2019 | Pella, IA
The Central College Mock Trial team will be hosting an invitational tournament the weekend of January 19-20, 2019. 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 $15 per team case licensing fee will also be assessed. For further information, or to register a team, please contact Professor Andrew Green.
12th Annual Jo Ann Scott Memorial Tournament
January 19-20, 2019 | Ada, OH
Ohio Northern University is excited to announce its 12th Annual Jo Ann Scott Memorial Tournament. The tournament will be held on the ONU campus on January 19-20, 2019. It is a four round tournament. Registration, opening ceremonies and Rounds 1 and 2 will be on Saturday, January 19, 2019. Rounds 3 and 4 and the awards ceremony will be on Sunday, January 20, 2019. The registration fee is $150 for one team or $250 for two teams. Each team is required to bring one judge per team. As in previous years, ONU will provide lunch for all participants on Sunday, January 20, 2019. For more information regarding the tournament and/or a registration form please contact Lisa Bradley via email.
8th Annual Argo Invitational Mock Trial Tournament
January 19-20, 2019 | Pensacola, FL
The University of West Florida will host the 8th Annual Argo Invitational Mock Trial Tournament on the UWF campus in beautiful Pensacola, Florida, on Saturday and Sunday, January 19-20, 2019. The tournament is sponsored by the Stetson College of Law, and is a two-day, four-round tournament. The registration fee is $175 and the priority deadline for registration is December 1, 2018. Teams who bring a judge can participate in the tournament at a discounted rate. For registration information please contact us via email or for general questions contact our department administrator Linda Hendrieth. We hope to see you at UWF!
Commonwealth Classic Invitational Tournament (CCIT)
January 26-27, 2019 | Amherst, MA
The University of Massachusetts Amherst welcomes you to the Commonwealth Classic Invitational Tournament (CCIT)! We’d love to have you join us on the UMass Amherst campus January 26th and 27th right before the kick off of Regionals season. Stay at Hotel UMass, conveniently located on our campus, or stay just a few miles away at Econo Lodge or Holiday Inn Express. We will be hosting two trials on Saturday and two on Sunday, followed by an awards ceremony Sunday evening. The registration fee is $150 per team, however, if your team brings a judge you will receive a $25 discount. Please reserve your spot through this google form. If you have further questions, please contact us via email.
3rd Annual Bobcat Invitational
January 26-27, 2019 | North Haven, CT
Quinnipiac University Mock Trial is proud to announce that we will be hosting the 3rd 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 26th with two rounds on Saturday and two rounds on Sunday, followed by the award 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.
Annual Hoosier Hoedown
January 26-27, 2018 | Bloomington, IN
The Indiana University Mock Trial Team is pleased to announce our 7th annual Hoosier Hoedown. The tournament will be held at Kelley School of Business on campus from Sat. January 26th and Sun. January 27th, 2019. The tournament will follow the traditional 2 rounds on Saturday and 2 rounds on Sunday. Registration is $300 for the first team and $375 for two teams. To receive more information about IUMT Hoosier Hoedown, please contact our Tournament Directors via email.
Eighth Annual Hilltop Invitational Tournament
January 26-27, 2019 | Washington, D.C.
Georgetown Mock Trial is pleased to be hosting the eighth annual Hilltop Invitational Tournament (HIT VIII) 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 26, and Sunday, January 27. The registration fee is $200 per team. If you have any questions, please contact HIT Director Erik Zhao.
2nd Annual Kangaroo Brawl
Jan. 26-27, 2019 | Sherman, TX
The Austin College Advocacy Program is excited to announce the 2nd Annual Kangaroo Brawl, it will be held on January 26-27, 2019. 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 $450.00 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 via email.
Mid-Missouri Mock Trial Invitational
January 26-28, 2019 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 Friday, January 26 through Sunday January 28 2019. We began hosting AMTA events in 1999 and we look forward to our 21st year of hosting. This is a four round, three 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.