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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 2023-24, 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;

**Please note that the per team fee will increase to $8.00/team/trial next year for 2024-2025**

(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.


2023-2024 Invitational Tournaments

15th Annual Wildcat Mock Trial Tournament
October 7-8, 2023 | Durham, NH

The University of New Hampshire is proud to announce its intention to host the 15th Annual Wildcat Mock Trial Invitational Tournament. The tournament will be held in-person on October 7-8, 2023, 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 $175 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 Tournament Director, Alyssa Cataldo. We look forward to seeing you this fall!

MockFrog Invitational
October 7-8, 2023 | Fort Worth, TX

Texas Christian University is excited to host the first MockFrog Invitational Tournament. The tournament will be held on October 7-8, 2023, at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. The tournament will consist of 2 rounds on Saturday and 2 rounds on Sunday. The cost for this tournament is $175 per team or $150 per team for those teams that provide a judge. If you are interested in attending or have any questions, please contact our tournament chair, Cole O’Brien.

16th Annual University of Minnesota Nordic Undergraduate Mock Battle
October 13-15, 2023 | Minneapolis, MN

The University of Minnesota Mock Trial Association is proud to announce we will be hosting the 16th Annual University of Minnesota Nordic Undergraduate Mock Battle on October 13th - 15th 2023! The tournament is a 1-2-1, with one round on Friday, two rounds on Saturday, and one round on Sunday. The registration fee is $300 for the first team and $275 for each subsequent team. If your team brings two judges, the total registration fee will be discounted $25 off. UMNUMB will tentatively be hosted on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities' West Bank campus. Please reach out to the tournament director, Shubhangi Mohan for more information!

12 Annual Calkins Invitational Tournament
October 20-22, 2023 | Des Moines, IA

Drake University is excited to announce the 12th Annual Calkins Invitational Tournament! This will take place October 20th-22nd, first round starting Friday at 6 p.m. We are looking forward to having 24 teams on our campus ready to compete! If you have any questions, please contact us via email. 

13th Annual Owl Classic Invitational
October 21, 2023 | Atlanta, GA

Mock Trial at Kennesaw State University is pleased to announce the 13th Annual Owl Classic Invitational, to be held on Sat. Oct. 21 at Atlanta's John Marshall Law School in downtown Atlanta. The Owl Classic is a one-day, two-round tournament. The registration fee is $110 per team (due Oct. 9), 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 via email if you are interested in sending a team to compete.

Arch Invitational Tournament
October 21-22, 2023| St. Louis, MO

Washington University in St. Louis is excited to announce that we will be hosting our 12th annual Arch Invitational this fall! The tournament will be held October 21-22 on WashU’s beautiful campus, with 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 with a $25 fee reduction per judge provided, up to $50 for two judges. If you are interested in attending or have any questions, please contact the tournament director, Aliana Mediratta.

2nd Annual Binghamton Bearcat Invitational
October 21-22, 2023 | Binghamton, NY

Binghamton Mock Trial is excited to be hosting its second Binghamton Bearcat Invitational! The tournament will be held in-person on October 21-22, 2023 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, with the possibility of a $40 judge discount. To register for our invitational or for further information, please contact our Tournament Coordinators, Emma Lowman and Nicholas Ginsberg.

Dairyland Challenge Tournament
October 21-22, 2023| Racine/Kenosha, WI

Carthage College is excited to announce that we will again be hosting the Dairyland Challenge Invitational this fall! The tournament will be held October 21-22 at the Racine County Law Enforcement Center, with two rounds on Saturday and two rounds on Sunday. The Dairyland is a great opportunity to participate in four rounds of competition that will be held in actual courtrooms. Registration is $300 per team with a $25 fee reduction per judge provided who is available to judge all four rounds, up to $50 for two judges. If you are interested in attending or have any questions, please contact the tournament director, Michael Phegley.

4th Annual Chucky Mullins Invitational
October 21-22, 2023 | Oxford, MS

The University of Mississippi is proud to announce that we will be hosting the 4th Annual Chucky Mullins Invitational on October 21-22, 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 Ella Jordan

11th Annual Red Cedar Classic
October 28-29, 2023 | East Lansing, MI

Michigan State Mock Trial is excited to announce the 11th Annual Red Cedar Classic, which will be hosted the weekend of October 28th and 29th, 2023 on the MSU campus in East Lansing, MI. There will be two rounds each day, Saturday and Sunday. The cost of registration for each team is $250, with a $10 discount per judge that your team can provide for at least one round (up to 3 judges/$30). Please contact our tournament's director Joseph Allen with any questions.

12th Annual Friar Faceoff Invitational Tournament
November 4-5th, 2023 | St. Bonaventure, NY

St. Bonaventure University is pleased to announce the 12th Annual Friar Faceoff Invitational to be held Nov. 4-5th, 2023. This two-day, four-round tournament will be held on our beautiful campus in Western New York. 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 a part of our tournament, please register online here. Please contact Tournament Directors Keli Smith and Emily Drain.

12th annual Wlodarczyk Invitational Tournament
November 4-5, 2023 | San Diego, CA

This year UCSD, Triton Mock Trial is excited to host our 12th annual Wlodarczyk Invitational Tournament. It will be held on the weekend of November 4-5th and hosted in person at Cal Western Law School. This tournament will have two rounds Saturday and two rounds Sunday. The cost will be $350 per team. Reservations will be held by a first come first serve manner. In addition, if your program would like to send a judge this will also allow us to experience even more diversity in our judging pool! Please contact Taylor White to register or receive more information. We hope that you can join us at our 2023 Wlodarczyk Invitational Tournament!

Bear Brawl Classic Mock Trial Invitational
November 10-12, 2023 | Springfield, MO

Missouri State University will host its Bear Brawl Classic Mock Trial Invitational in person November 10 - 12, 2023. The tournament will have a 1-2-1 format with Round 1 Friday late afternoon, Rounds 2 and 3 on Saturday, and Round 4 on Sunday morning. Registration fees are $250 per team, with a $50 discount to any team who provides a judge for all 4 rounds. Registrations are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please contact tournament director, Jennifer LaPrade to register or receive more information.

9th Annual Arizona Cactus Classic Invitational
November 11-12, 2023 | Tucson, Arizona

The University of Arizona Mock Trial Program is excited to be hosting our 9th annual Arizona Cactus Classic Invitational! The tournament will be held in-person on November 11-12, 2023, in Tucson, Arizona. Our invitational will consist of two rounds on Saturday and two rounds on Sunday, and following the final round, we will be continuing the tradition of hosting a catered Closings Ceremony at the James E. Rogers College of Law. To request more information about registration for ACCI, our hotel block for competitors, or if you have any other questions, please contact our Tournament Director, Ellery Pendergrass.

Wildcat Classic
November 11-12, 2023 | Davidson, NC

Davidson College Mock Trial is ecstatic to announce our second annual Wildcat Classic Invitational! It will be held November 11-12, 2023. This two-day, four-round tournament will be held on our beautiful campus located just 25 minutes from downtown Charlotte. The registration fee is $175 per team with a $50 discount for teams who can provide an experienced judge for all four rounds. For all interested, please contact our team email, and we will be in touch with more details!

5th Annual Kangaroo Brawl
Nov. 11-12, 2023 | Sherman, TX

The Austin College Advocacy Program is excited to announce the 5th Annual Kangaroo Brawl, which will be held on November 11-12, 2023. 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, complete this form. For any questions, please contact Ed Richardson.

Derek Morehead and Irene Downs Tournament
November 18-19, 2023 | Kansas City, MO

The University of Missouri-Kansas City is proud to bring back the Derek Morehead and Irene Downs Tournament on November 18th and 19th! The tournament will follow the 2 rounds, two-day style. The tournament will be in-person in the heart of America, Kansas City, Missouri on the beautiful University of Missouri-Kansas City Campus. The cost of the tournament is $200 registration per school with an extra $25 per additional team. Teams who bring a judge for at least two rounds can receive $25 reduced per judge with a maximum of three teams per school. To inquire, email @Workcuff, William.

9th Annual Grand Ole Tournament
December 2-3, 2023 | Nashville, TN

Vanderbilt is excited to host the 9th Annual Grand Ole Tournament on December 2-3, 2023 at the Davidson County Courthouse in downtown Nashville. The tournament will be a 2-2 format with the awards ceremony immediately following on Sunday evening. The registration fee is $325 per team with a $50 discount if a program is able to provide a judge who is willing to judge at least 2 rounds. For more information, reach out to us via email!

Sixth Annual Scarlet and Cream Invitational
January 20-21, 2024 | Lincoln, NE​

The University of Nebraska – Lincoln Undergraduate Mock Trial Organization is excited to announce that we will hold our Sixth Annual Scarlet and Cream Invitational this year on January 20-21, 2024. The tournament format will be a standard four rounds, with two rounds held on Saturday and two rounds held on Sunday. Registration will cost $175 per team, with a $25 fee per team that doesn’t provide a judge. Reservations for the tournament will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please contact our tournament director, Cassidy June, to register or receive further information

3rd Annual Queen City Classic
January 20-21, 2024 | Charlotte, North Carolina

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Mock Trial Program is excited to announce that we will be hosting our 3rd Annual Queen City Invitational. The tournament will be held January 20th and 21st on our campus, with two rounds on Saturday and two rounds on Sunday. Registration is $200 per team with a $25 fee reduction if a judge is provided for four rounds, and an additional $25 reduction if a second judge is provided for four rounds. If you are interested in attending or have any questions, please contact the tournament director, Sasha Sembur.

Golden Flash Legal Clash Tournament
January 20-21, 2024 | Kent, OH

Kent State University is excited to host the first annual Golden Flash Legal Clash on-campus at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. We are looking forward to hosting 20 teams on a first-come, first-serve basis. The tournament will have 2 rounds on Saturday, January 20th, and 2 rounds on Sunday, January 21st, 2024. The cost for this tournament is $250 for each team, with a $25 discount per judge. If you are interested in attending or have any questions, please contact us via email