Thank you for your interest in Miami University's 2018 Mockhawk Tournament. We are excited to host you and your team. Registration is open until 5:00 P.M. on October 30.

The Mockhawk is an Ohio High School Mock Trial Competition. The 2018 Mockhawk will be hosted on Sunday, December 16 at the Farmer School of Business in Oxford, Ohio. We assess a registration fee to net the cost of the tournament at $0. The fee will be calculated when we learn the size of the field and will be sent to you on October 31. No payment is due at this time, and this registration is not a promise to pay or attend; but, to attend, you must register here before October 30. If you register now but cannot attend for any reason and cancel at least three weeks of the Mockhawk, we will refund any payments you have made.

The Mockhawk is the first opportunity anywhere in Ohio for you and your team to test your case, theory, and performances against some of the greatest teams in the State in a competition format. The Mockhawk regularly hosts Ohio's reigning State Champion, past State Champions, Regional Champions, and District Champions. And, usually, the to-be state champion of the upcoming OCLRE competition has competed at the Mockhawk. In the past, teams have come from Cincinnati to Youngstown; Toledo to Columbus. In short, this field is something you're only going to see again at the State Championship.

The Mockhawk is unique because we provide qualified, top-tier mock trialers as judges. Our judging pool is comprised of Miami Mock Trial--the American Mock Trial Association's (AMTA) Reigning National Champion--competitors, coaches, and alumni. All of our judges are passionate, knowledgeable, and (honestly) a healthy bit crazy about mock trial. The Mockhawk gives your students the opportunity to pick our brains about your case. 

Logistically, we run the Mockhawk to replicate your District and Regional competitions. The Mockhawk is a two-round tournament, two judges per round, who use ballots that judge on the same criteria as you will be judged on at OCLRE competitions. The only change is we do not use a "team score." We award highest ranking witnesses, attorneys, and teams. 

Miami Mock Trial works with the Ohio Center for Law Related Education to host the Mockhawk. We are proud to cooperate with the OCLRE, and use the case they provide to Ohio High School Mock Trial Teams every year. 

So, why are you still reading? Register below now. 

If you have questions about the Mockhawk or difficulties in the registration process, please email our Mockhawk Tournament Director, Ben Sandlin, at


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Founded in 1993, the James Lewis Family Mock Trial Program at Miami University has consistently ranked as one of the top mock trial programs in the nation. A member of the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA), the collegiate circuit for mock trial, Miami Mock Trial has won two national championships, boasts over forty All-American competitors, has placed in the national top ten more than 15 times, and has qualified for the national finals every year since its founding. Miami Mock Trial competes at the highest level of collegiate mock trial in a field of over 700 teams nationally. To be number one year after year takes hard work and dedication, but the results are undeniable. Members of MMT go on to clerk at the Supreme Court, attend the top graduate schools in the nation, and work for some of the biggest companies and firms in the world, including Facebook, NBC, and Sidley Austin.

Housed in the Miami University College of Arts and Science Pre-Law Education Center, Miami Mock Trial represents the epitome of Public Ivy. We compete against teams from Harvard, Yale, Columbia, NYU, UVA, UCLA, and other top-ranked institutions. Our members hail from a diverse set of majors from political science to special education to business management. Miami Mock Trial isn’t just for those interested in the legal field, as the skills, network, and friendships formed over four years are invaluable to any future career path and life goals. Ultimately, one common bond unites us in one unbreakable Legacy of champions. That common bond can be summed up in two words: Love and Honor.

To learn more, please explore our website. Check out where we are traveling this year, our history, and how to express interest.