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Announcements 

Message from AMTA President Brandon Harper Message from AMTA President Brandon Harper

Jun. 16, 2020 - AMTA President Brandon Harper has released an announcement regarding several topics, including AMTA's new Committee on Diversity & Inclusion, Student Advisory Board, One Last Time Competition, and the cancellation of the remaining spring 2020 competitions. Read more...


AMTA 2020 Season Update AMTA 2020 Season Update

May 14, 2020 - AMTA has released the following joint message from President Will Warihay and President-Elect Brandon Harper regarding the 2020 college mock trial season, along with AMTA’s plans for the coming season. Read more...


AMTA Postponement of All Remaining 2020 Tournaments AMTA Postponement of All Remaining 2020 Tournaments

Mar. 12, 2020 - AMTA is postponing all future tournaments at this time.  This includes the Princeton, Memphis and Greenville ORCS, as well as the Chicago National Championship Tournament.  Please click this article for more information... Read more...


Nominations for the 2020 Neal Smith Award Open! Nominations for the 2020 Neal Smith Award Open!

Feb. 21, 2020 - AMTA is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Neal Smith Award. AMTA presents the Neal Smith Award to one individual annually in recognition of their "contributions to AMTA's educational mission" in a broader sense. For information on how to submit a nomination... Read more...


AMTA Releases New ORCS Pairing System AMTA Releases New ORCS Pairing System

Feb. 14, 2020 – Earlier in the season, the AMTA Board of Directors passed a new pairing system to be used at the Opening Round Championship Series (ORCS). The new system aims to better balance the strength of schedule for all teams at ORCS, and will be first implemented during the upcoming 2020 ORCS. Read more...


2020 Board of Director Application Period Open 2020 Board of Director Application Period Open

Feb. 4, 2020 - The application period for the AMTA Board of Directors is now open through March 1, 2020. Anyone interested in becoming a member of the AMTA Board of Directors is encouraged to apply during the 2020 application period. Read more...


RELEASED: AMTA Invention of Fact Guidance Memorandum RELEASED: AMTA Invention of Fact Guidance Memorandum

Dec. 20, 2019 – The Competition Response Committee has released a memorandum on Invention of Fact in advance of the 2020 AMTA tournament-season. This memorandum provides further guidance on Invention of Fact with the goal of a more common understanding. Read more...


2020 Regional Tournament Assignments Released 2020 Regional Tournament Assignments Released

Nov. 27, 2019 - The Tournament Administration Committee has released the Regional Tournament Team Assignments for the 2020 competition season, along with the ORCS Bid Feeder Assignments. Read more...


AMTA Releases Public Survey Re Invention of Fact AMTA Releases Public Survey Re Invention of Fact

Nov. 10, 2019 - Today, AMTA released a survey regarding the invention of fact rule. The survey data will help the Competition Response Committee (CRC) prepare the invention of fact guidance memorandum that will be released in advance of the start of the 2020 Regional Tournament season. Read more...


Updated AMTA Documents Posted Updated AMTA Documents Posted

Oct. 12, 2019 - AMTA has posted the updated Rulebook and Judges' PowerPoint for the 2019-2020 competition season. In addition, this announcement contains information regarding the CRC guidance memorandum that will be released later this year. Read more...