Regional Tournament Information
The American Moot Court Association's official Midwest Regional Tournament, co-sponsored by the Wayne County Bar Association, takes place at the end of the fall semester at The College of Wooster. This year's tournament will be held November 18 and 19, 2016.
Regional tournaments act as qualifying tournaments for teams wishing to compete at the ACMA National Tournament in January 2017. The top 20% of teams competing at each regional will receive an automatic invitation to the national tournament. To compete in the national tournament, teams must first compete in an AMCA sanctioned regional tournament.
At the regional tournaments, two-person teams will be required to present oral arguments in three preliminary rounds on Friday afternoon, November 18. Each team will represent both petitioner and respondent. Order of argument and matching teams will be determined randomly. We will break 16 teams into the finals, holding four rounds on Saturday, November 19, in single elimination rounds.
- 2016 Case Problem
- 2016 Tournament Schedule - Teams (.pdf)
- 2016 Tournament Schedule - Judges (.pdf)
- ACMA tournament rules
- Judging Instructions (.pdf)
- Sample judging ballot and scoring guidelines
Information for Judges
Check-in for judges is from 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. in the first floor lobby of Scovel Hall (944 College Mall). Beverages will be available. The judges' orientation meeting will be held from 1:45 – 2:20 p.m in Scovel Hall, room 105.
Information for Competitors
Please contact Mark Weaver, Midwest Tournament Director and President of the American Moot Court Association, to register for this tournament.
The registration fee for the Midwest Regional Moot Court Tournament is $125.00 per team. Registration closes on October 17, 2016. A $100 late fee will be due for any registration fee not received by October 17. After the electronic registration is complete, please mail the email confirmation form, along with your registration check made out to "The College of Wooster," to Patrice Reeder, Tournament Coordinator, The College of Wooster, Scovel Hall, 944 College Mall, Wooster, OH 44691. Unfortunately we cannot accept payment made by credit card.
Check-in for teams is from 1:15 – 1:45 p.m. in Wishart Hall, room 001 lobby (303 E. University). Water will be available for all team members and coaches. The team orientation meeting will be held in the same room from 1:45 – 2:20 p.m.
The ACMA 2016-2017 National Tournament will be held January 6-7, 2017, at Stetson University College of Law.
2015 ACMA Midwest Regional Tournament Results
- First Place Team 204: David Moosmann and Chris Chambers, University of Central Florida
- Second Place Team 233: Marie Sheehan and Benjamin Taylor, College of Wooster
- Semifinalist Team 228: Eric Sorice and Angel Sanchez, University of Central Florida
- Semifinalist Team 217: Avery Broome and Maggi Heneghan, University of Chicago
- Team 232 Coral Ciupak and Dawson Honey, College of Wooster
- Team 216 Forest Dearing and Chloe Dyer, Ohio Wesleyan University
- Team 227 Rachel Sullivan and Jack Johanning, College of Wooster
- Team 203 George Kitsios and Kennedy Green, University of Chicago
INDIVIDUAL ORATOR AWARDS
- Chris Chambers, University of Central Florida
- Benjamin Taylor, The College of Wooster
- Kennedy Green, University of Chicago
- Jack Johanning, The College of Wooster
- Rachel Sullivan, The College of Wooster
- David Moosmann, University of Central Florida
- Marie Sheehan, The College of Wooster
- Angel Sanchez, University of Central Florida
- Forest Dearing, Ohio Wesleyan University
- Coral Ciupak, The College of Wooster