The Capitol City Challenge


The American University, Washington College of Law Stephen S. Weinstein Trial Advocacy Program and Mock Trial Honor Society proudly announce the Sixth Annual Capitol City Challenge. This year’s competition takes place on February 27 - March 2, 2014, at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. The competition features a civil case problem and access to modern courthouse technology.

Following the preliminary rounds, all teams are invited to a Casino Night where we announce the eight teams advancing to the quarterfinal and celebrate the accomplishments of every competitor. We also present a “Best Advocate” award to the best prosecution and defense advocates from the preliminary rounds. Quarter-finalist and semi-finalist teams will receive plaques, while the first and second place teams will receive trophies. In order to simulate a realistic trial experience, the two teams that advance to the championship round will have the opportunity to perform a voir dire of potential judges (jurors) to determine their final evaluators. Additionally, members of the winning team and the runner-up will receive individual glass awards commemorating their accomplishment, with the Eugene N. Hamilton Best Advocate award presented to the best advocate in the final round.

The application deadline for the 2014 Capitol City Challenge is Wednesday, October 30th.


About the Capitol City Challenge

Online Application

2014 Case File

Results from Last Year's Capitol City Challenge


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