The Capitol City Challenge

 
The American University Washington College of Law Stephen S. Weinstein Trial Advocacy Program and Mock Trial Honor Society thank all applicants for the Thirteenth Annual Capitol City Challenge. Our application is now closed. 
 
The competition will take place on March 11-14, 2021, and be hosted virtually by American University Washington College of Law. Please use the above hyperlink to apply as a competing team.  
 

In 2021 Georgetown defeated Howard University in the final round. Anissa Ash from Howard University was named best advocate in the final round.

The competitors were evaluated and critiqued by experienced federal and state prosecutors, public defenders, and private practice attorneys over the course of three preliminary rounds. The top eight ranking teams then advanced onto the quarterfinal round where experienced practitioners continued to evaluate their performance.

Thank you to all participating teams, volunteer judges, and event sponsors, who all made this year's Capitol City Challenge a success!

2021 RESULTS

Octofinalists:

  • Hostfra University
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Campbell University
  • UIC John Marshall
  • Temple University
  • St. John's University
  • Loyola Chicago University
  • Georgia State University

QUARTERFINALISTS:

  • Fordham University
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of Denver
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

SEMIFINALISTS:

  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • Drexel University, Kline School of Law

FINALISTS:

  • Howard University

CHAMPION:

  • Georgetown University

EUGENE N. HAMILTON BEST ADVOCATE:

  • Anissa Ash, Howard University