Invitational Tournament Information
During the fall and early spring, invitational tournaments are held around the country to allow teams to practice and prepare for AMTA-sanctioned tournaments in February through March. AMTA allows invitational tournaments to announce and advertise their tournaments on the AMTA website.
To have your invitational tournament included on this site, please email AMTA with your tournament name, dates, location and description.
Note: Invitational tournaments are NOT sanctioned by AMTA.
2014-2015 Invitational Tournaments
5th Annual Bearcat Invitational
October 3-4, 2014 | Maryville, MO
The Mock Trial Team at Northwest Missouri State University is pleased to announce the 5th Annual Bearcat Invitational. The tournament will be held October 3-4, 2014 in Maryville, Missouri, on the beautiful Northwest campus.
The tournament will consist of two rounds each on Friday, October 3, and Saturday, October 4, concluding with an awards program on Saturday. There is a twenty team limit for this invitational. The registration fee is $115 per team. Schools should bring one person per team capable of judging two rounds (although we hope and expect to cap coaches judging to one round each).
Rooms are available at the Holiday Inn Express, Super 8 and Comfort Inn in Maryville. All are within a five minute drive to campus. Further details on hotels, travel and a tournament schedule will be available mid-August.
2nd Annual QC Invitational
October 11, 2014 | Davenport, IA
St. Ambrose University will host the 2nd Annual QC Invitational on October 11, 2014. This "friendly" 2 round tournament is a great warm up for the rest of the season. It will be held at our campus in Davenport, Iowa. Registration is at 10am. Rounds at 11am and 3pm. Cost $70/team. Each team is required to bring a judge. Please email us to reserve your place at the tournament or for more information.
7th Annual UMNUMB Invitational
October 24-26, 2014 | Minneapolis MN
The University of Minnesota's Undergraduate Mock Trial Team is extremely excited to be hosting their 7th annual UMNUMB invitational this October! Taking place on the 24th, 25th and 26th of October, the competition will feature a 1-2-1 tournament style. Held on the University's West Bank campus, the tournament will begin in the evening on the 24th, with the closing ceremonies finishing in the early afternoon on the 26th. Registration fees for the tournament will be $135 for the first team registered, and $150 for each additional team added to the competition. We request that each school bring one judge per team registered. To register teams for the tournament please email us. If you have any questions or concerns please contact either our Tournament Coordinator Madeline Erickson, or our President Ashley Finck. We look forward to seeing you this October, at our UMNUMB Invitational!
4th Annual Bradley Mock Trial Invitational
October 25-26, 2014 | Peoria, IL
Bradley University is pleased to announce its 4th Annual Mock Trial Invitational Tournament. The tournament will be held October 25-26, 2014 in Peoria, IL, on Bradley University's campus. The tournament will be a 2-2 format, with registration and two rounds on Saturday, and two rounds with closing ceremonies on Sunday.
For additional details about registration, or if you have any questions, please contact tournament director Nicole Meyer or at 309-677-4200.
3rd Annual Richard Calkins Invitational Tournament
October 25-26, 2014 | Des Moines, IA
Drake University is excited to announce our 3rd annual Richard Calkins Invitational Tournament, for the year of 2014. This two-day tournament will be hosted on Saturday, October 25th and Sunday, October 26th, in Des Moines, IA. The tournament takes place on our conveniently located campus, which is just off of I-235. Registration will be $100 per team. While we hope to have an increase in the number of local judges this year, we still ask that every school registering provide one judge per team registered. This may be a different individual for each round, but we ask that a judge be provided for all four rounds. Like last year, we will have large competition rooms and will be using a challenge format for round one pairings. If you are interested in attending or would like more information, please email us.
Inaugural Market Street Invitational
October 25-26, 2014 | Philadelphia, PA
Drexel University is excited to announce its first annual Market Street Invitational! The tournament will be held on Drexel’s main campus in Philadelphia, PA on October 25th and 26th, 2014. The tournament will feature a challenge format, with the potential for a continuing challenge format. We will follow a 2-2 schedule with registration, opening ceremonies, and two rounds on Saturday, and two rounds and closing ceremonies on Sunday.
We will be offering a discount to teams who bring qualified judges! For more details about registration or to receive an invitation, please contact Christina Schweingruber.
3rd Annual DFW/North Texas Invitational
October 25-26, 2014 | Plano, TX
The Third Annual DFW/North Texas Mock Trial Invitational at Collin College will be held on Saturday October 25 and Sunday October 26 at our Spring Creek Campus in Plano, Texas.
The tournament will be a 2-2 format, with two rounds on Saturday and two rounds on Sunday. There is an 18 team limit, and the registraion fee is $110 per team. Schools should bring at least one person per team per round qualified to judge.
Each team will have access to its own secure study room where it can keep personal items, exhibits and demonstrative aids overnight and between rounds. We will be happy to help coordinate room availability, as well as transport from DFW or Love Field airports.
For registration materials and further information, please contact Robert Franklin.
Norse Invitational Free Mock Trial Tournament
October 25, 2014 | Decorah, IA
The Luther College Mock Trial program is pleased to announce that it is hosting a one day, two round tournament Saturday, October 25 beginning at 8:30 a.m. on the campus of Luther College, Decorah, Iowa. THERE IS NO ENTRY FEE. Top witnesses and attorneys and the top three teams will be recognized with certificates. Freewill donations will be accepted to provide a light breakfast for judges. There will be a limit of 20 teams. Due to the small number of attorneys in Decorah, we urge all teams to bring a judge if at all possible to avoid one judge rounds.
Please register by calling Dr. Michael J. Engelhardt at 563-387-1252 or by emailing me. For accomodations, contact Country Inn and Suites (563-382-9646 or 800-456-400), Hotel Winneshiek (563-382-4164 or 800-998-4164), Bluffs Inn (877-382-8600), Quality Inn (800-334-3277) or Super 8 (563-382-8771) The deadline for registration will be October 15.
The Macalester Trials
October 31-November 2, 2014 | St. Paul, MN
Macalester College, located in scenic St. Paul, Minnesota, will host a four-round invitational October 31-November 2. There will be one round on Friday evening with registration taking place between 5-6 p.m. on the main floor of Olin-Rice. There will be two rounds on Saturday and one round on Sunday morning. The awards ceremony should conclude by 1:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. The tournament will be limited to 50 teams. Registration fees for the tournament will be $150 per team and each team is required to provide a scoring judge. If you are not going to be able to bring a judge, I need to know that before Labor Day. Teams that do not provide scoring judges will be assessed an additional fee. To register for the tournament, contact Dick Lesicko, Director of Forensics, Macalester College via email or by phone at 651-696-6715.
Justice Louis D. Brandeis Invitational Tournament
November 1-2, 2014 | Boston, MA
The Brandeis University Mock Trial Association would like to announce that we will be holding our annual Justice Louis D. Brandeis Invitational tournament on November 1st and 2nd, 2014. If you have any comments/concerns you can contact me via email or at 954-552-2267.
7th Annual Great Sonoran Showdown
November 1-2, 2014 | Tucson, Arizona
Mock Trial at the University of Arizona is pleased to announce the 7th Annual Great Sonoran Showdown Invitational. The tournament will be held at the Pima County Superior Courthouse in downtown Tucson, Arizona from Saturday November 1 to Sunday November 2, 2014.
The Great Sonoran Showdown is a two-day, four-round tournament that gives students the opportunity to practice their legal skills in real courtrooms. The opening and closing ceremonies, as well as all four rounds of competition will be held in the courthouse. Tournament space is limited. At this time, we will only be accepting two teams per school on a first come, first serve basis. Please contact us as soon as possible to confirm your team’s interest in attending.
If you have any further questions or concerns regarding the tournament, please feel free to contact Arizona's tournament director, Chelsea Norman.
6th Annual Colgate Classic
November 1-2 2014 | Hamilton, NY
The Mock Trial Team at Colgate University is pleased to announce the 5th Annual Colgate Classic. The tournament will be held on November 1-2, 2014 in Hamilton, New York on Colgate's campus.
The tournament will consist of two rounds each day, two on November 1st and two on November 2nd. We will conclude with an award ceremony after the fourth round on Sunday.
Riverside Classic Invitational Tournament
November 1, 2014 | Quincy, IL
Quincy University will host its annual Riverside Classic, one day tournament, at the Adams County Courthouse, in Quincy, Illinois, on Saturday, November 1, 2014. This is a great way to test your case early in the season. As always, our tournament is judged by Circuit Judges and trial attorneys from our local bar. Entry is $75 per team. Please contact Brian Borlas or Judy Abbott to register.
3rd Annual Friar Faceoff
November 8-9, 2014 | St. Bonaventure, NY
St. Bonaventure University is pleased to announce the third annual Friar Faceoff Invitational Tournament to be held November 8 and 9. This two-day, four-round, tournament will take place on St. Bonaventure University’s beautiful campus in St. Bonaventure, NY. The tournament will be limited to 24 teams. The registration fee is $125 for one team; $100 for each additional team. Schools that pay the registration fee prior to October 1 will receive a $25 discount off the total registration fee. Each school is asked to bring a qualified judge with the ability to serve two rounds. Please contact Tournament Director Jessica Ungaro for more information.
Fourth Annual Great Lakes Mock Trial Invitational
November 8-9, 2014 | Ypsilanti, Michigan - NOTE DATE CHANGE
Eastern Michigan University will be hosting a four round (two day) invitational mock trial tournament November 8-9, 2014 on its campus in Ypsilanti, Michigan. All courts, war rooms, presentations will be centrally located on the main campus. The plan is to provide sufficient judges so that the use of coaches as judges will be kept at a minimum. Registration is $150 per team. $25 of the registration fee will be waived if paid by October 15, 2014 and another $25 if a qualified judge is provided and listed on the registration form. The tournament is limited to 24 teams, based on a first come, first served basis. Checks should be made out to Eastern Michigan University and sent in care of the Tournament Coordinator, Mark D. Maironis at Eastern Michigan University, Room 601T, Pray-Harrold, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 along with your school’s contact information. All other concerns should likewise be directed to Prof. Maironis who may be contacted at (734) 487-1461 and via email. A website for the tournament is located here.
Xavier University Invitational Tournament
November 8-9, 2014 | Cincinnati, OH
The Xavier University Mock Trial Team will host its inaugural invitational tournament November 8-9, 2014 on campus. There will be two rounds on Saturday and two rounds on Sunday, followed by an awards ceremony. The first round on Saturday will begin at 9 AM. The focus of the tournament will be on learning, so coaches will be allowed to talk to their team during breaks in trials.
Rooms are available at Courtyard by Marriot Cincinnati Midtown/Rookwood at (513) 672-7100 under the block “Xavier University Mock Trial Tournament.” The hotel is two miles from campus.
Registration is $100. To reserve a spot or for further information, please email us. The tournament will be capped at 20 teams.
12th Annual Quaker Classic
November 8-9, 2014 | Philadelphia, PA
The University of Pennsylvania is excited to announce the 12th annual Quaker Classic. This invitational will be held on Upenn's beautiful, Philadelphia campus on the weekend of November 8th and 9th.
The tournament will consist of 2 rounds on Saturday and 2 rounds on Sunday followed by an awards ceremony. The deadline for registration is October 6th. For further information about the QC or questions regarding registration, please contact this year's tournament director Frances Rodriguez.
MTSU Annual Mid-South Invitational Mock Trial Tournament
November 14-15, 2014 | Murfreesboro, TN
Middle Tennessee State University will host its annual Mid-South Invitational Tournament on Friday, November 14 and Saturday, November 15, 2014. We require that you bring one judge per competing team (we sometimes have as many as 70 teams competing, so this requirement is necessary!). If you want to get on the email invite list or need to update your school’s contact information, please email Pam Davis or Brandi Snow.
7th Annual Mumbo Jumbo Invitational
November 15-16, 2014 | Medford, MA
Tufts Mock Trial is excited to announce the 7th Annual Mumbo Jumbo Invitational! The tournament will be held at the Tufts University Medford/Somerville campus on November 15-16, 2014. The tournament will be a 2-2 format, with registration and two rounds on Saturday, and two rounds and closing ceremonies on Sunday.
For more information about registration, or if you have any questions, please contact our tournament director Sara Weiss.
5th Annual Yellow Jacket Invitational
November 15-16, 2014 | Rochester, NY
University of Rochester Mock Trial is please to announce that its fifth annual Yellow Jacket Invitational will take place on November 15th and 16th at Rochester's River Campus! There is a standard 2-2 round schedule with two rounds on Saturday, November 15th, and two rounds on Sunday, November 16th. This year, the final round will feature a panel of jurors to help judge the round, receive instructions, and eventually decide a verdict.
Registration will be $150 for one team and $275 for two. We will accept second teams on a first come, first serve basis. Space is limited, so please contact our Tournament Director, Deanna Thompson, for registration information or questions.
5th Annual St. Olaf Ole Open Invitational Tournament
November 15-16, 2014 | Northfield, MN
Saint Olaf College is pleased to announce the Fifth Annual Ole Open! This two-day, four-round tournament will take place Saturday and Sunday, November 15-16th, 2014, with two rounds on Saturday and two rounds on Sunday. The Ole Open will be held in the Regents Hall of Natural and Mathematical Sciences on the scenic, 200-acre campus of St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN.
Registration fees for the tournament will be $100 per team for teams registering BEFORE November 1st. Late registrants will pay $130 per team. A $50 non-refundable deposit must be sent to St. Olaf Mock Trial at 1500 St. Olaf Avenue, Northfield, MN, 55057 by November 1st to qualify for early registration (with the remainder due at the beginning of the tournament). Checks should be made payable to St. Olaf Mock Trial. Teams are required to provide a scoring judge for each round, and teams unable to do so will be assessed an additional $50 fee. To register or for any other information, contact the Tournament Directors, William Goodnow or William Seabrook by email. Register early to reserve your spot!
3rd Annual Hooter Invitational
November 15-16, 2014 | Philadelphia, PA
Temple University will be hosting the Hooter Invitational at our Philadelphia campus on the weekend of November 15-16, 2014. As in past years, teams will have the opportunity to record their trials using the "Class Capture" function of the smart rooms at our business school. The registration fee will be $135 per team, with a $15 discount for providing a judge. If you would like to register or if you have any questions, please email us.
Swear Me in Scotty 3.0 Invitational
November 15-16, 2014 | Pittsburgh, PA
Carnegie Mellon University is excited to announce our annual tournament, Swear Me in Scotty 3.0. Our invitational will take place at the historic Allegheny County Courthouse in Pittsburgh, PA on the weekend of November 15th and 16th. This tournament will have two rounds on Saturday and two rounds on Sunday followed by an awards ceremony. Visit our website to register. Registration is $125 per team. Questions? Contact our tournament director, Achal Channarasappa, for more information.
4th Annual WONK Trial Invitational
November 22-23, 2014 | Washington, DC
The American University Mock trial Program is pleased to announce the 4th Annual WONK Trial Invitational. The tournament will be held November 22-23, 2014 in Washington, DC, on American University's campus.
Per tradition, the tournament will be a 2-2 format, with registration and two rounds on saturday, and two rounds with closing ceremonies on sunday.
To inquire about registration, or if you have any questions, please contact tournament coordinator Ashley DiMuzio (910-625-7073).
8th Annual Fantastic Flyer Invitational Tournament
November 22-23 2014 | Romeoville, IL
The Lewis University Mock Trial program is pleased to announce the 8th Annual Fantastic Flyer Tournament, which will be held at the Lewis University Main Campus in Romeoville, IL. This will be a 20-team tournament. The twenty team tournament will consists of four (4) rounds, two (2) on Saturday, November 22, 2014 and two (2) on Sunday, November 23, 2014 with awards ceremony following the last round.
Teams should arrive at 8:00am on Saturday. The location of the Romeoville campus can be found on the Lewis University website. Each school is limited to two (2) teams. To register, please e-mail Dr. James Houlihan your school name, AMTA team numbers, number of teams, team members and the name and cell phone number of the contact person on the day of the tournament. If you are interested in competing or would like to have your team placed on the wait list, please contact Dr. Houlihan. Teams will be placed on a wait list, pending responses from invitations. Any questions or for further information, Dr. Houlihan can be reached by email or at 815-836-5313.
Durst Memorial Holiday Mock Trial Invitational
December 5-7, 2014 | Superior WI
The University of Wisconsin-Superior Mock Trial program will host the Durst Memorial Holiday Mock Trial Invitational from December 5-7, 2014 in Superior, WI. This tournament will be a 1-2-1 format. Special hotel rates will be available and registration is $125 per team. Registration checks are due by November 1, 2014 to reserve your spots unless special arrangements are made with Dr. Cuzzo. Send checks payable to UWS Mock Trial to Dr. Maria Cuzzo, PO Box 2000, Swenson Hall 2072, UW-Superior, Superior, WI 54880. The tournament staff will make every effort to recruit external judges and all teams are expected to provide one judge per team. Thanksgiving gratitude and pre-Holiday cheer will be practiced! This tournament will be limited to a 24 team field. All rounds and awards ceremony will be held in the same building---Swenson Hall! So no matter how cold the winter, you will be warm and comfy in Swenson Hall! Questions, additional information and details can be obtained from Dr. Maria Cuzzo or call (715-394-8482). We look forward to hosting you!
3rd Annual Running of the Bulls Tournament
December 6-7 2014 | Amherst, NY
The University at Buffalo is pleased to announce our third annual Running of the Bulls Tournament. The tournament will be held on December 6-7 on our North Campus in Amherst, NY. The tournament will be a 2-2 format with two rounds on Saturday and two rounds on Sunday.
The tournament fee for one team is $95 and $180 for two teams. To register please contact Tournament Director, Jake Caldwell, via email or (716) 485-8020.
Mid-Missouri Mock Trial Invitational
January 16-17, 2015 | Columbia, MO
Columbia College and the University of Missouri Columbia will host the Mid-Missouri Mock Trial Invitational tournament on Friday, January 16th and Saturday, January 17th 2014. We began hosting AMTA events in 1999 and we look forward to our seventeenth year of hosting. This is a four round, two day tournament which is limited to 28 teams. Entry fee is $150.00 per team, and each team is expected to bring a judge with the ability to serve at least two rounds. 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.
9th Annual Polar Bear Invitational
January 17-18, 2015 | Ada, OH
Ohio Northern University is excited to announce its 9th Annual Polar Bear Invitational Mock Trial tournament. The tournament will be held on the ONU campus on January 17-18, 2015. It is a four round tournament. Registration, opening ceremonies and Rounds 1 and 2 will be on Saturday, January 17. Rounds 3 and 4 and the awards ceremony will be on Sunday, January 18. The registration fee is $175 per team if paid by December 1, 2014; thereafter it is $200 per team. There is a $25 reduction in the registration fee if a team brings a judge with them to the tournament. As in previous years, ONU will provide lunch for all participants on Sunday, January 18. For more information regarding the tournament and/or a registration form please contact Dr. Jo Ann Scott via email or at 419-772-2091.
University of St. Francis Midwest Challenge
January 17-18, 2015 | Joliet, IL
The University of St.Francis Mock Trial Team is pleased to announce the USF Midwest Challenge at the historic St. Francis campus in Joliet, Illinois. The four-round tournament will be held on Saturday, January 17 (rounds start at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.) and Sunday, January 18 (rounds start at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.), with the captains meetings one half hour prior. The entry fee is $125.00 per team payable to the University of St. Francis Mock Trial Team. Saturday dinner included. Awards for the top seven teams, top 10 attorneys and top 10 witnesses, and Spirit of AMTA winner.
Each team is required to provide a qualified judge. To confirm your registration, please send an email to Mock Trial Coach Dr. Stephanie Washington, email@example.com, with the name of the university, AMTA number, number of teams (two-team limit per school),and name of judge(s). Also include contact cell number for the day of the tournament. Please send payment in advance to Dr. Stephanie Washington, c/o University of St. Francis, Criminal & Social Justice, 500 Wilcox Street, Joliet, Illinois 60435. Your spot will not be secure until you send in the registration fee. Online registration coming soon!
11th Annual Big Red Invitational Classic (BRIC XI)
January 24-25, 2015 | Ithaca, NY
Cornell University Mock Trial is pleased to announce the Eleventh Annual Big Red Invitational Classic (BRIC X), which will take place on Saturday, January 24 and Sunday, January 25, 2015. There will be two rounds on Saturday and two rounds on Sunday. The tournament will be held at Cornell Law School, on our beautiful campus in Ithaca, NY.
For more information about this tournament, please contact Tournament Coordinator, Ashani Ranwala, by email.
Stanford University Mock Trial Invitational
January 24-25, 2015 | Stanford, CA
Stanford Mock Trial is excited to announce the 2nd Annual SUMTI hosted at Stanford University! SUMTI is a fun, highly-competitive tournament with a diverse playing field. We pride ourselves on hosting programs from all over the country, giving teams the chance to challenge teams they otherwise might not see until much later in the season. Early Bird registration is $150, and ends on August 10th; regular registration is $175. Please email ASAP if you're interested, as we expect spots to fill up quickly.
Central College Invitational Tournament
January 24-25, 2015 | Pella, IA
The Central College Mock Trial team will be hosting an invitational tournament the weekend of January 24-25, 2015. 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 $125 per team. Teams providing a judge for the duration of the tournament will receive a discounted registration fee of $100. For further information, or to register a team, please contact Professor Andrew Green.
Prior Year Invitational Tournament Listings