National Championship Tournament Information

The National Championship Tournament (NCT) is the final round of the American Mock Trial Association's annual national tournament structure.  The NCT will host the top teams from each of AMTA's ORCS tournaments in March. These top teams will be divided into two divisions.  The first-place teams from each will face off in AMTA's National Championship Final Round.

AMTA will provide further logistical information regarding the tournament to those teams who earn bids to the NCT. If you have any general questions or would like any further information about the NCT round of competition, please e-mail the AMTA Tournament Administration Committee. 

39th AMTA National Championship Tournament
April 19-21, 2024
​Chicago, Illinois | ​Loyola University Chicago and University of Chicago

AMTA Representatives:

  • The Myra Bradwell Division: Brandon Harper and Melissa Watt
  • The Clarence Darrow Division: Diane Michalak and Jacinth Sohi
  • Competition Integrity Committee Panel: Graham Henry, Kyle Thomason, and Amelia Yeomelakis

Team Competition Information:

Once a team earns a bid to the National Championship Tournament, they must complete the following forms:

1.  Bid Reservation - Due by Noon CDT on the Tuesday after the bid is earned

2.  Team Roster Form - Deadline Monday, March 25, 2024, 4:00 p.m. CDT

Note: Teams may change their roster after this deadline, but no later than 5:00 p.m. CDT ​on the Monday before the tournament begins.  If a school with two teams changes their roster(s) after ​the above deadline, the Tournament Administration Committee has the authority to change which team bears the "A" designation under Rule 14.9(3)(c).

For information on which teams are attending the National Championship Tournament, please view the following lists:

 Earned Bid List   Open Bid List   Tournament Divisions  


40th AMTA National Championship Tournament
April ​2025 | Location TBD