Congratulations to the Michigan Mock Trial team for placing 2nd in their Division at the 2024 AMTA National Championship tournament. This makes them the highest-scoring student-run team in the nation!

The American Mock Trial Association was founded in 1985 by Dean Richard Calkins of Drake Law School. AMTA serves as the governing body for intercollegiate mock trial competitions. Through engaging in trial simulations in competition with teams from other institutions, students develop critical thinking and public speaking skills and knowledge of legal practices and procedures. AMTA sponsors regional and national-level competitions and provides interesting and complex case materials for academic use. Presently, AMTA hosts 32 regional tournaments, eight opening-round championship tournaments, and a national championship tournament each season. Approximately 700 teams from over 400 universities and colleges will compete in these tournaments. AMTA provides a forum for over 7,300 undergraduate students each academic year to engage in intercollegiate mock trial competitions nationwide.

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

The Michigan Mock Trial (MMT) is a nationally ranked program within the American Mock Trial Association. MMT prides itself on competitive excellence by developing analytical, legal, and communications skills, which will serve members regardless of profession. Through dedicated practice and fierce competition, members create a complex understanding of legal rules, craft case theories and arguments, and perform as witnesses and attorneys in high-level competitions. Michigan Mock Trial is unique because it's entirely student-run, allowing members to take ownership of every step of the process - from the classroom to the courtroom. And, of course, traveling to competitions around the nation leads to lifelong friendships and memories.