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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.

Innovation Program: The goal of the AMTA Innovation Program is to foster improvements to our tournaments through offering incentives to invitational hosts to test new rules, tabulation approaches, administrative processes, or other possible improvements. ​For more information and to apply, click 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 2022-23, 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 10 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.


2022-2023 Invitational Tournaments

15th Annual University of Minnesota’s Nordic Undergraduate Mock Trial Battle (UMNUMB) Tournament
October 7-9, 2022 | Minneapolis, MN

The University of Minnesota – Twin Cities’ Undergraduate Mock Trial Association is pleased to announce our 15th Annual UMNUMB (University of Minnesota’s Nordic Undergraduate Mock Trial Battle) tournament hosted on our West Bank campus, just minutes from downtown Minneapolis, from October 7th to October 9th, 2022. This tournament’s format is a 1 – 2 – 1, with a round on Friday evening, two rounds on Saturday (10/8), and one round on Sunday morning! UMNUMB has historically been a fun and competitive early season tournament, hosting schools from around the country, and focused on allowing experienced mockers to test their talents, and new mockers to get their feet wet. Registration fee is $275 for the first team and $250 for subsequent teams. We offer a $25 discount for bringing two judges. If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Swehla (tournament director).

Golden Dome Invitational
October 8-9, 2022 | Notre Dame, IN

The University of Notre Dame is proud to announce that we will be hosting the first annual Golden Dome Invitational this fall! GDI will be held in-person on October 8-9 in Notre Dame, Indiana. The tournament will be a 2-2 format with 2 rounds on Saturday and 2 rounds on Sunday. The registration fee is $250 per team, with a $10 discount for each round you provide a judge, up to $40. If you wish to register or have any questions, please contact Charles Stock or visit the GDI website. We hope to see you this fall!

Arch Invitational Tournament
October 15-16, 2022 | St. Louis, MO

Washington University in St. Louis is excited to announce that we will be hosting our annual Arch Invitational tournament again this fall! The tournament will be held October 15-16 on WashU’s beautiful campus and will consist of two rounds on Saturday and two rounds on Sunday. Arch is a great opportunity to participate in four excellent rounds of competition and get an early start on the season! Registration is $300 per team, and there will be a $25 price reduction per judge up to $50 dollars (so up to 2 judges). If you have any questions, please contact the tournament director, Lucy Demsky.

Calkins Invitational
October 21 - 23 | Des Moines, IA

Drake University is excited to announce the 11th Annual Calkins Invitational. The tournament will be held in person on October 21 - 23. The tournament will consist of one round Friday, two rounds Saturday, and one round Sunday. Registration is $175 per team. We ask that each program provide a judge. If a judge cannot be provided, an extra $25 will be added to the registration fee. If you have any questions, please contact the tournament director, Emma Roesler.

1st Binghamton Bearcat Invitational
October 22-23, 2022 | Binghamton, NY

Binghamton Mock Trial is excited to be hosting its first Binghamton Bearcat Invitational! The tournament will be held in-person on October 22-23 at Binghamton University. The tournament will consist of two rounds on Saturday and two rounds on Sunday. The registration fee is $175 for 1 team or $300 for 2 teams. To register for our invitational or for further information, please contact our President & Tournament Coordinator, Emily Sadutto.

3rd Annual Chucky Mullins Invitational
October 22-23, 2022 | Oxford, MS

The University of Mississippi is proud to announce that we will be hosting the 3rd Annual Chucky Mullins Invitational on October 22-23, 2022. We are excited that our tournament will be held in-person in beautiful Oxford, Mississippi. The tournament will consist of two rounds on Saturday and two on Sunday. The registration is $200 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 Dresden Day

1st Annual Tupper Classic Invitational Tournament
October 22-23, 2022 | Smithfield, RI

Bryant University is excited to be hosting the first (and hopefully annual) Tupper Classic at our campus in Smithfield, Rhode Island. The tournament will be a 2-2 format on October 22nd and 23rd. Our registration fee is $250 for the first team, and $200 for any additional teams from the same school. Please contact tournament director, Andrew Hinckley, if you would like to register or have any questions about the competition.

Davidson Fall Invitational
October 22-23, 2022 | Davidson, North Carolina

Davidson College Mock Trial is ecstatic to announce the first annual Davidson Fall Invitational, which will be held October 22-23, 2022. This two-day, four-round tournament will be held on our picturesque campus located just 25 minutes from downtown Charlotte. The registration fee is $150, with a $25 discount for teams who can provide an experienced judge for all four rounds. Our currently field is cap is set at 32 teams, though there is no school limit on teams. For those interested, please register online at this link. For any inquiries, please contact our Tournament Director, Tim Schietroma.

The Huskie Cup
October 22-23, 2022 | DeKalb, IL

Northern Illinois University is pleased to announce the third almost-but-not quite-annual Huskie Cup. This year, the Huskie Cup will be held at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL on October 22-23, 2022, with 2 rounds on Saturday and 2 rounds on Sunday. There is a registration fee of $150 per team. For more information, please contact Mitch Pickerill. 

Fourteenth Annual Wildcat Mock Trial Invitational
October 29-30, 2022, | Durham, NH

The University of New Hampshire is proud to announce its intention to host the 14th Annual Wildcat Mock Trial Invitational Tournament. The tournament will be held in-person on October 29-30, 2022, 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 Aashaya Rajbhandari. We hope to see you this Fall!

1st Annual Anna Wood Open (AWO)
October 29-30, 2022 | Eugene, OR

The University of Oregon is excited to announce that we will be hosting the first annual Anna Wood Open (AWO) on October 29-30, 2022. Our tournament will be held in person in lovely Eugene, Oregon. This tournament will consist of two rounds on Saturday and two on Sunday. The registration is $300 per team. If you’re interested in attending AWO, please fill out this form. For more information or any questions, please contact our tournament director Devika Narendra, or our President, Izzy Fernandes. We hope to see you this fall!

1st Annual Battle at the Bapt
October 29-30, 2022 | Houston, TX

Hi all! Houston Baptist University Mock Trial is excited to announce we will be hosting our first-ever tournament Battle at the Bapt this upcoming season! Battle at the Bapt will take place October 29-30, 2022, in-person, at the HBU campus in Houston TX. The cost of the tournament will be a $150 registration fee per team brought to the competition with a $25 discount for providing a judge for all 4 rounds. If you wish to register or have any questions, please contact Immanuella Eyobio.

12th Annual Owl Classic Invitational
Oct. 29, 2022 | Atlanta GA
Mock Trial at Kennesaw State University is pleased to announce the 12th Annual Owl Classic Invitational, to be held on Sat. Oct. 29 at Atlanta's John Marshall Law School, located in downtown Atlanta. The Owl Classic is a one-day, two-round tournament. The registration fee is $100 per team (due Oct. 3), and each competing team is required to bring someone (an attorney, law student, mock trial alum, or coach) who can judge at least one round. We are keeping this event fairly small (no more than 16 teams), so participation will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact us if you are interested in sending a team(s) to compete. 

Bluejay Tournament
November 5-6, 2022 | Omaha, NE

Creighton University is pleased to announce the Bluejay Tournament. This year, Bluejay will be held at Creighton University in Omaha, NE on November 5th, and 6th. It is a standard 2-day, 4 round tournament with 2 rounds on Saturday and 2 rounds on Sunday. There is a registration fee of $125 per team for those that bring three or more teams, and $150 per team for those that bring 1-2 teams. There is also a $25 fee for each team that does not bring a judge. For more information, please contact our president, Mily Loo. We hope to see you in the fall!

12th Annual Ole Open
Nov. 5-6 2022, In-Person | Northfield, MN

St Olaf College is pleased to announce the 12th annual Ole Open tournament from November 5th to November 6th, 2021. This tournament’s format is a 2– 2, with two rounds on Saturday (11/05), and two rounds on Sunday (11/06) followed by an afternoon awards ceremony.  For more information please visit our website.

5th Annual New England Classic
November 5-6, 2022 | Hartford, CT

The UConn Mock Trial Society is excited to announce our 5th Annual New England Classic! This year the invitational will be in person at the UConn Law School's campus in Hartford, CT. The tournament will consist of two rounds on both Saturday and Sunday. Registration is $175. If you are interested in attending our invitational or have any questions please contact our tournament director Riley Morrill.

Eleventh Annual Friar Faceoff Invitational Tournament
November 5-6, 2022 | St. Bonaventure, NY | ACCEPTING WAIT-LIST REGISTRATIONS

St. Bonaventure University is pleased to announce the 11th Annual Friar Faceoff Invitational to be held Nov. 5-6, 2022. This two-day, four-round tournament will be held on our beautiful campus nestled in the Enchanted Mountains of Western New York. Our tournament is full, but we are currently accepting teams on our wait list. The registration fee is $150, with a $25 discount for teams that provide a judge who judges a minimum of two rounds. If you are interested in being put on our wait list, please register online here. You may contact Tournament Director, Nic Gelyon, or Assistant Director, Keli Smith, for more information.

17th Annual Justice Louis D. Brandeis Invitational Tournament
November 12-13, 2022 | Waltham, MA

The Brandeis University Mock Trial Association is excited to announce that the 17th Annual Justice Louis D. Brandeis Invitational Tournament will take place in person on Saturday, November 12th and Sunday, November 13th. The tournament will be held on our campus in Waltham, Massachusetts for the first time in over two years! For more information, please contact our tournament directors Zachary Miller and Zach Mayer.

4th Annual Kangaroo Brawl
Nov. 19-20, 2022 | Sherman, TX (in person)

The Austin College Advocacy Program is excited to announce the 4th Annual Kangaroo Brawl, it will be held on November 19-20, 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.

Fourth Annual Sundown Showdown
November 19-20, 2022 | Phoenix, AZ

Sun Devil Mock Trial is excited to host our Fourth Annual Sundown Showdown! This year's edition will be held in the Maricopa County Superior Courthouse on November 19-20. In addition to our regular judges, we are also offering juries for every round to give competitors experience arguing in front of lay people. The schedule will be two rounds on each day. The registration fee is $275. Please reach out to our tournament director, Linus Ros, if you are interested in attending.

9th Annual Frohnmayer IX Invitational
January 22-23, 2023 | Portland, OR

The University of Oregon is proud to announce that we will be hosting the 9th Annual Frohnmayer Invitational on January 22-23, 2023. We are extremely excited that our tournament will be held in person in the new Multnomah County Courthouse located in downtown Portland, Oregon. Frohnmayer will consist of two rounds on Saturday and two on Sunday. Registration is $400 per team. For further information or any questions, please contact our tournament director Devika Narendra, or our President, Izzy Fernandes. We hope to see you in January! 

The Dr. Donald P. Racheter Invitational Tournament
December 2-4, 2022 | Pella, IA

The Central College Mock Trial team will be hosting a four-round (1-2-1) invitational tournament the weekend of December 2-4, 2022. The registration fee will be $150 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

Twelfth Annual Hilltop Invitational Tournament
January 28-29, 2023 | Washington, D.C.

Georgetown Mock Trial is pleased to be hosting the twelfth annual Hilltop Invitational Tournament (HIT XII) 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 28, and Sunday, January 29. The registration fee is $275 per team. If you have any questions, please contact HIT Director Audrey Wills.

Fifth Annual Scarlet and Cream Invitational
January 28-29, 2023 | Lincoln, NE

The University of Nebraska – Lincoln Undergraduate Mock Trial Organization is happy to announce that we will be holding our Fifth Annual Scarlet and Cream Invitational this year on January 28-29, 2023. We are glad to be hosting teams fully in-person again this spring! The format of the tournament will be a standard four rounds 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. Reservations for the tournament will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. To register or receive further information please contact our tournament director, Grace Turner.