National Championship Tournament Information

The National Championship Tournament (NCT) is the final round of the American Mock Trial Association's annual national tournament structure.  The NCT will host the top teams from each of AMTA's ORCS tournaments in March. These top teams will be divided into two "divisions.".  The first-place teams from each will face off in AMTA's National Championship Final Round.

AMTA will provide further logistical information regarding the tournament to those teams who earn bids to the NCT. If you have any general questions or would like any further information about the NCT round of competition, please e-mail Melissa Watt, chairperson of the Tournament Administration Committee. 

37th AMTA National Championship Tournament
April 8-10, 2022
Lancaster, Pennsylvania | Elizabethtown College

Sponsored by the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law


AMTA Representatives:

  • Mr. Andy Hogan 
  • Ms. Diane Michalak, Esq. 
  • Mr. Kyle Thomason, Esq. 
  • Ms. Melissa Watt, Esq.
  • Mr. Johnathan Woodward, Esq.
  • Ms. Amelia Yeomelakis, Esq.

Team Competition Information:

Once a team earns a bid to the National Championship Tournament, they must complete the following forms:

1.  Bid Reservation - Due by Noon CDT on the Tuesday after the bid is earned

2.  Team Roster Form - Deadline Monday, March 28, 2022, 4:00 p.m. CDT

Note: Teams may change their roster after this deadline, but no later than 5:00 p.m. CDT ​on the Monday before the tournament begins.  If a school with two teams changes their roster(s) after ​the above deadline, the Competition Response Committee has the authority to change which team bears the "A" designation under Rule 5.28(3)(c).

For information on which teams are attending the National Championship Tournament, please view the following lists:

 Earned Bid List   Open Bid List   Tournament Divisions