UMBC Mock Trial

Welcome to the home of the 2021 American Mock Trial Association National Champions!

Members of UMBC Mock Trial pose with the Richard Calkins Award, given each year to the champion of the American Mock Trial Association.

In April of 2021, UMBC defeated Yale University to win the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) National Championship Tournament. Just ten years after Mock Trial returned to UMBC in 2011, we won the National Championship and were ranked #1 in the country for the 2021-22 season. We are currently ranked #9 in the nation for the 2022-23 season after our fourth consecutive appearance at Nationals.

Watch the 2021 National Championship announcement:

If you’re interested in law school, public speaking, theatre and acting, speech and debate, or if you just want to try something new at UMBC, come out and join our award-winning program! You don’t need any prior experience and you don’t need an interest in law school. We’re looking for members who want to work hard, learn new things, and join a tight-knit and dedicated group of students as we continue to improve and succeed.