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 

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!


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.


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. More information regarding registration and fees will be provided soon. If interested or if you have any questions, please email our tournament director Payton Boris.

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!