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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 2021-22, 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.


2021-2022 Invitational Tournaments 

14th Annual University of Minnesota Nordic Undergraduate Mock Battle
October 8-10, 2021 | Online over Zoom


The University of Minnesota Mock Trial Association is proud to announce we will be hosting the 14th Annual University of Minnesota Nordic Undergraduate Mock Battle on October 8 to 10, 2021. The tournament is a 1-2-1 format with one round on Friday, two rounds on Saturday, and one round on Sunday. The registration fee is $200 for the first team and $175 for each subsequent team. If your team brings two judges, the total registration fee will be discounted $25 off. UMNUMB will be hosted online over Zoom. At this time, our tournament is full, but we can add your team to the waitlist. Please reach out to the tournament director, Grace Hertzog if you are interested.

 

Thirteenth Annual Wildcat Mock Trial Invitational
October 16-17, 2021, | Durham, NH


The University of New Hampshire is proud to announce its intention to host the 13th Annual Wildcat Mock Trial Invitational Tournament. Contingent upon continued governmental and institutional responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, the tournament will tentatively be held in-person on October 16-17, 2021, at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH. The tournament will consist of 2 rounds on Saturday and 2 rounds on Sunday. The cost for this tournament is $150 per team or $125 per team for those teams that provide a judge for all four rounds. To register or for further information, please contact Taylor Donnelly. We hope to see you this fall!

  

The Second Annual Royal Invitational
October 16-17, 2021 | Scranton, PA

 

The University of Scranton Mock Trial is excited to host the 2nd Annual Royal Mock Trial Invitational on October 15 to 17, 2021. Contingent on the University’s response to COVID-19, the tournament will be held in-person on October 16-17th, 2021 at the University of Scranton in Scranton, PA. The tournament will consist of 2 rounds on Saturday and 2 rounds on Sunday. The registration fee is $150 per team or $125 per team for those teams that provide a judge for all four rounds. To register or for further information, please contact our team via email. We hope to see you this fall!

 

7th Annual Demon Deacon Invitational
October 16-17, 2021 | Virtual

Wake Forest University is thrilled to host the 7th Annual Demon Deacon Invitational. Contingent upon continued governmental and institutional responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, the tournament will be held virtually on October 16-17, 2021. The tournament will consist of 2 rounds on Saturday and 2 rounds on Sunday. The cost for this tournament is $150 for the first team and $125 for a second team. To register or for further information, please contact Emily Ziereis. We hope to see you this fall!

 

10th Annual Calkins Invitational
October 22-24-2021 | Des Moines, IA

Drake University is excited to announce the 10th Annual Calkins Invitational. The tournament will be held in person on October 22nd, 23rd, and 24th. If campus/state requirements change, the tournament will be held over Zoom. Registration is $150 per team. We ask that each team provide a judge. If a judge cannot be provided, there will be an extra $25 per team added to the registration fee. Please contact via email with any questions.

Mockathon Invitational Tournament (MIT)
October 22-24, 2021 | Virtual (via Zoom)

MIT is thrilled to host the Mockathon Invitational Tournament (MIT) on October 23 - October 24, with opening ceremonies on October 22. Two rounds will be held on Saturday and two on Sunday. We're happy to announce that each round will include at least three judges. Registration is $150 per team, with a discount offered for teams who bring judges. To check our current competitive roster, you can visit our website linked here. For more information, you can contact our tournament director, Jorge Pérez.
 

4th Annual New England Classic

October 23-24, 2021 | Virtual |

 

The UConn Mock Trial Society is excited to host the 4th Annual New England Classic on October 23-24. As of right now, the tournament will be virtual with the possibility of a hybrid format contingent on university guidelines. The tournament will consist of 2 rounds on Saturday and 2 rounds on Sunday. The cost for this tournament per team is $50. To register or for further information, please contact our tournament directors Cassidy Adams and Martin Vernet.

 

1st Annual Bear Brawl Classic
October 23-24, 2021 | Virtual

Missouri State University Mock Trial is proud to host The 1st Annual Bear Brawl Classic, which will take place virtually over Zoom on October 23 - 24, 2021. The tournament will follow a 2-day, 4 round format. Registration fees are $150 per team, with a $25 discount for all teams able to provide a judge for the duration of the tournament. For more information, please contact tournament director Jennifer LaPrade. 

 

2nd Annual Chucky Mullins Spooktacular Invitational

October 30-31, 2021 | Oxford, MS

 

The University of Mississippi is proud to announce that we will be hosting the 2nd Annual Chucky Mullins Spooktacular Invitational on October 30-31, 2021. We are excited that our tournament will be held in-person contingent upon University policy and COVID-19 guidelines. The tournament will consist of two rounds on Saturday and two on Sunday. The registration is $150 per team with a $25 discount for teams providing a judge. If you are interested in attending our invitational please register online here. For more information or any questions please contact our tournament director Madison Alliston.

 

10th Annual Friar Faceoff
Nov. 6-7 2021, In-Person (Tentatively) | St. Bonaventure, NY

St. Bonaventure University is pleased to announce the tenth annual Friar Faceoff Invitational Tournament to be held November 6-7, 2021. This two-day, four-round tournament is scheduled to take place in person, but we will host it via Zoom if state and/or campus requirements change. The registration fee is $150, with a $25 discount for teams that provide a judge who judges a minimum of two rounds. We are limiting the tournament roster to twenty teams. The roster will be filled in the order of registration. If you are interested in competing, please register online here. You may contact Tournament Director Leah Gale for more information.

 

16th Annual Justice Louis D. Brandeis Invitational Tournament
November 6th & 7th, 2021 | In Person | Waltham, MA

The Brandeis University Mock Trial Association is excited to announce that the 11th Annual Justice Louis D. Brandeis Invitational Tournament will take place in person on Saturday, November 6th and Sunday, November 7th. The tournament will be held on our campus in Waltham, Massachusetts. For more information, please contact our tournament directors Ben Helzner and Josh Rotenberg.

12th Annual Yellowjacket Invitational Tournament
November 6-7, 2021 | Rochester, NY

The University of Rochester’s 12th Annual Yellowjacket Invitational is scheduled to take place through November 6th to 7th, 2021, with a registration deadline of October 5th, 2021. It will tentatively take place in person with mandatory masking and vaccination. The base price for one team is $150, but the tournament offers discounts for judging, competitive level (ORCS & Nationals), and early registration. The tournament will consist of 2 rounds on Saturday and 2 rounds on Sunday. At this time, our tournament is full, but we can add your team to the waitlist. Please reach out to the tournament director, Annette Hopkins, if you are interested or have questions.

Bluejay Invitational
November 6-7, 2021 | Omaha, NE

Creighton University will be hosting the Bluejay Invitational on November 6-7 in Omaha, Nebraska. We are planning for an in-person tournament (COVID permitting) with a two-day, four round format. The cost per team will be $150, with an additional $25 fee added if the team does not bring a judge. Please contact Tournament Director Tom Freeman with any questions.

14th Annual Illini Invitational
November 13-14, 2021 | TBD

The University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Mock Trial Team is proud to announce the 14th Annual Illini Invitational. The venue is still being finalized, but we will update all teams who register as soon as we finalize our location. Virtual or online, we look forward to hosting this year! For questions, or to register, please contact Joseph Lehman.

Fourth Annual Indy Mock Hundred Invitational
November 13th &14th, 2021 | Indianapolis, IN

The Mock Trial Team at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis is pleased to announce that our Fourth Annual Mock Hundred Invitational will be held in person at the Indianapolis City-County Building. Participants will be able to compete in actual courtrooms. We currently have the maximum amount of spots reserved for this competition, but we will have a waitlist for all teams that are interested. If interested or if you have any questions, please email our tournament director Payton Boris.

11th Annual Ole Open
Nov. 13-14 2021, In-Person | Northfield, MN

St Olaf College is pleased to announce the 11th annual Ole Open tournament from November 13 to November 14, 2021. This tournament’s format is a 2– 2 , with two rounds on Saturday (11/13), and two rounds on Sunday (11/14) followed by an afternoon awards ceremony. For more information please contact us via email.

Court in the Concrete Jungle Invitational
November 13-14, 2021 | Virtual

The Georgia State Panthers invite you to battle it out (virtually) in our concrete jungle in downtown Atlanta. The tournament will be online via Zoom. The schedule is a 2-2, with two rounds on Saturday and two rounds on Sunday. Rounds will start at 10 am EST and 2:30 pm EST. Questions can be directed to tournament director Jabari McCrae at GSU.

The 3rd Annual Geneseo Joust Invitational
November 20-21, 2021 | In-person | Geneseo, NY

The SUNY Geneseo Mock Trial program is excited to announce the Third Annual Geneseo Joust Invitational! Our tournament will be taking place in an in-person format on November 20th and 21st. The tournament will consist of two rounds each day and will feature up to three highly qualified judges from around the region. This year, we will be charging $150 for one team and $250 two teams, with a $25 discount if a team is able to provide a scoring judge for a minimum of two rounds. Please contact our Tournament Director, Carley Salerno, via email for any questions or if you are interested in attending!

3rd Annual Capital Region Clash Invitational
November 20-21, 2021 | Albany, NY

UAlbany Mock Trial is pleased to announce its third annual Capital Region Clash Invitational. The tournament will be held November 20-21, 2021, in Albany, NY, on the stunning UAlbany campus. The tournament promises to be a well-organized, exciting, and competitive event. Teams will be competing in two rounds on Saturday, November 20, and in two rounds on Sunday, November 21, concluding with an awards ceremony on Sunday. Due to the pandemic, there is a twelve-team limit. The registration fee is $125 for the first team and $100 for the second team (space permitting). Judges will include experienced judges, attorneys, and law school students with former AMTA experience. Local hotels are adjacent to the UAlbany campus, and food is available on campus and nearby off campus. A tournament schedule and additional information will be available in October. To register, please contact Tournament Director Kristin Gribbon . You can also visit our web page at www.albany.edu/mock-trial.

13th Annual Sapientia et Doctrina Invitational
November 20th-21st, 2021 | Virtual

The Fordham University at Rose Hill mock trial program is excited to host our 13th Annual Sapientia et Doctrina Invitation on November 20th & 21st, 2021. Due to Fordham University COVID-19 policy, the tournament will be held virtually via Zoom. The registration fee is $150 per team, with a discount offered for teams who provide judges. The tournament will consist of four rounds, with two rounds per day Saturday and Sunday. We are currently at capacity, but we are accepting teams for our waitlist. Contact tournament director Emily Hiles for more information or to be added to the waitlist.

Nicholas Watts Memorial Invitational
December 3-5, 2021 | Virtually

The University of Oklahoma is excited to announce the Nicholas Watts Memorial Invitational in memory of a University of Oklahoma College of Law 3L who passed away. This invitational will be held virtually from December 3rd-5th 2021. Teams will be competing in one round Friday December 3rd, two rounds Saturday December 4th, and one round on Sunday December 5th. The registration fee is $150 for the first team and $125 for the second team. A $25 discount will be applied to programs who provide judges. To register, please contact tournament director Mahak Merchant.

Fourth Annual Scarlet and Cream Invitational
January 15-16, 2022 | Lincoln, NE

The University of Nebraska – Lincoln Undergraduate Mock Trial Organization is happy to announce that we will be holding our Fourth Annual Scarlet and Cream Invitational this year January 15-16, 2022. We are glad to be hosting teams back in-person again this spring at our UNL Law School and East Campus Union! The format of the tournament will be 2-2 with 2 rounds held on Saturday and 2 rounds held on Sunday. Registration will cost $150 per team, and there will be a $25 flat fee if a school is unable to provide judges. We will be capping at 32 teams, and reservations for the tournament will be taken on a first come, first serve basis. To reserve your space at Scarlet and Cream, please contact our Tournament Director, Julia Stephenson. 

Luther College Dr. Engelhardt Throwdown Invitational                        * Tournament Field is Full*
January 15-16, 2022 | Virtual

Luther College is excited to announce the official return of our long-running invitational tradition through the launch of our Second Annual Dr. Michael Engelhardt Throwdown! Named in honor of our primary coach and program founder, we hope to embody the values of achievement & sportsmanship through four rounds of competitive trials among 20 teams. The invitational will be held virtually on January 15th & 16th, with an opening ceremony and tech-check scheduled for January 14th. In the interest of creating a competition accessible to all programs, our entry fee has been set at just $100/team, with an additional $25 discount if a judge is provided. If you wish to register or have further questions, please contact our tournament director, Katie Bellefeuille, via email.

The Dr. Donald P. Racheter Invitational Tournament                               * Tournament Field is Full*
January 22-23, 2022 | In Person | Pella, IA

The Central College Mock Trial team will be hosting a four-round invitational tournament in person the weekend of January 22-23, 2022. 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. The registration fee includes the AMTA case licensing fee. For further information, or to register a team, please contact Professor Andrew Green.

11th Annual Blue Jay Invitational                               * Tournament is currently full
January 22-23, 2022 | Baltimore, MD

The Johns Hopkins University Mock Trial Team is proud to announce we will be hosting the 11th Annual Blue Jay Invitational on January 22-23, 2022. The tournament is a 2-2 format with two rounds on Saturday and two rounds on Sunday. The registration fee is $200 per team and only one team per school will be accepted. If your team brings judges, the total registration fee will be discounted $25 off per judge. Contingent on University guidelines, the tournament will be hosted in-person at JHU Homewood Campus in Baltimore, MD. At this time, our tournament is full and waitlists are not being accepted. Inquiries can be directed to here.

1st Annual Fear the Moose Invitational
January 22-23, 2022 | Virtual

Utica College is excited to announce the 1st Annual Fear the Moose! Invitational. The invitational will be held virtually on Saturday, January 22 and Sunday, January 23. The entry fee for the tournament is $125 per team with a $25 discount if a judge is provided for all 4 rounds. If you wish to register or request more information, please contact the tournament director, Bernard L. Hyman, Jr., via email

The 10th Annual Hoosier Hoedown
January 29th-30th| In-Person| Bloomington, IN

The Mock Trial at Indiana University program is proud to announce the 10th Annual Hoosier Hoedown, which will take place the weekend of January 29th-30th, 2022. Tentatively, this tournament is set to happen in person and will follow a 2 day, 4 round format. Due to impending University guidelines, we have decided to limit the size of our tournament. However, this year’s Hoosier Hoedown is shaping up to be the most competitive one yet! The registration fee for one team will be $350. Teams providing a scoring judge for the duration of the tournament will receive a discounted registration fee of $25. For further information, please contact this year’s tournament directors, Nialah and Grace

Great Lakes Invitational hosted by Eastern Michigan University
January 29-30, 2022 | Ypsilanti, MI

EMU is thrilled to host the Great Lakes Invitational from January 29th - January 30th. Two rounds will be held on Saturday and two on Sunday. Contingent on the University’s response to COVID-19, the tournament will be held in person at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, MI. Registration is $200 per team, with a discount offered for teams who bring judges. To find additional information, please contact Meagan Putnam, for tournament registration. We hope to see you there!

4th Annual Derek Moorhead and Irene Downs Memorial Invitational
January 29 & 30, 2022 | In-Person (Tentatively) Kansas City, MO

The University of Missouri – Kansas City Undergraduate Mock Trial Team will be hosting the Fourth Annual Derek Moorhead and Irene Downs Memorial Invitational on January 29 & 30. While the invitational is currently planned to be on the UMKC campus, we are simultaneously preparing to move to a virtual tournament. Registration will cost $100 for the first team and $50 for each additional team. Each school is also required to bring at least 1 judge per school or will be subject to a $50 judge fee. Please contact us via email for more details.

4th Annual Kangaroo Brawl
Jan. 29-30, 2022 | Sherman, TX (in person)

The Austin College Advocacy Program is excited to announce the 4th Annual Kangaroo Brawl, it will be held on January 29-30, 2022. 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 16 teams. There is no requirement to bring a judge, but any team that brings a non-coach judge will receive a $50 discount. To register or ask questions, please contact Ed Richardson.