Yale Invitational

Yale Invitational

Yale Invitational


The Yale Mock Trial Association hosted the 25th Anual Yale Invitational on November 14th and 15th, 2020. The annual collegiate tournament usually takes place on the campus of Yale University in New Haven, CT, and we are proud to host one of the strongest fields on the American Mock Trial Association Invitational Circuit. However, this year’s tournament took place virtually. 

The Yale Invitational consists of four rounds, with each team competing in two rounds per day. About fifty teams from some of the nation’s top Mock Trial programs attend the tournament each year.

Teams from the following schools competed at the 2020 Yale Invitational:

American University, Boston University, The University of Chicago, Colorado College, Cornell University, University of Florida, Fordham University Lincoln Center, George Washington University, Georgetown University, Georgia Tech, Harvard University, Hillsdale College,  Howard University, La Salle University, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Northern Illinois University, Northwood University, The Ohio State University, University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania State University, University of Portland, Princeton University, Rutgers University, University of Rochester, Stanford University, Stevenson University, University of Texas- Chattanooga, Tufts University, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, UMass Amherst, Washington University in St. Louis, Wesleyan University, Yale University. 

If you have any questions regarding the tournament, please contact Hudson Patterson at hudson.patterson@yale.edu

The tab summaries from previous Yale Invitationals can be viewed below: 

2020   2019    2018     2017     2016     2015      2014      2013      2012

The manual for the Weighted Partial Ballots system used at the 2012-2015 tournaments can be viewed here.


If you are interested in judging at the Yale Invitational, please contact Tom Murray at tom.murray@yale.edu to receive a judge registration form.

Click here to access the Rules of Evidence for college Mock Trial.