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 2020-21, 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.



2020-2021 Invitational Tournaments

 Middle Tennessee State University’s mock trial program regrets to announce this year’s Mid-South Invitational has been canceled due to COVID-19. This decision was not made lightly, but it became clear we could not ensure the safety of all participants, adhere to CDC guidelines, or provide a remote experience that would honor the spirit of competition we traditionally provide. We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable 2020-21 season and look forward to seeing everyone next year!


Twelfth Annual Sapientia et Doctrina

October 24-25, 2020 | Bronx, NY

The Fordham University at Rose Hill Mock Trial Program is excited to announce the Twelfth Annual Sapientia et Doctrina Mock Trial Invitational. The 2020 Tournament will be held on October 24 & 25, 2020 at Fordham University’s beautiful Rose Hill Campus, in the Bronx, NY. The tournament will consist of two rounds on each of two days of competition and will feature an experienced judging pool from New York City and around the region. Registration is $200 per team, with a $50 discount if a volunteer judge is provided. Please email Tournament Director Isaiah Chu if you are interested in attending or have any questions.

Second Annual Sundown Showdown
November 7-8, 2020 | Tempe, AZ

Sun Devil Mock Trial is thrilled to announce the Second Annual Sundown Showdown Invitational! The tournament will take place on November 7-8, 2020, in the sunny city of Tempe, Arizona. This fierce competition will be judged by experienced panels of licensed legal professionals, but will also include something special: a jury! At the end of each trial, "jurors" from the Tempe and Arizona State University community will determine whether or not they will be siding with the Plaintiff or the Defense, to more closely emulate the real trial experience. Registration will be $200 per team, allowing for up to two teams per program. Please email Tournament Director Katherine Hostal, if you are interested in attending or have any questions.

15th Annual Justice Louis D. Brandeis Invitational Tournament
November 7-8, 2020 | Waltham, MA

The Brandeis University Mock Trial Association is excited to announce that the 15th Annual Justice Louis D. Brandeis Invitational Tournament will take place on Saturday, November 7th and Sunday, November 8th. The tournament will be held on our campus in Waltham, Massachusetts. For more information, please contact our tournament directors Emory Peng and Inaara Gilani.