The Capitol City Challenge

The American University Washington College of Law, Stephen S. Weinstein Advocacy Program and Mock Trial Honor Society are pleased to announce the Sixteenth Annual Capitol City Challenge. The Capitol City Challenge, or CCC, will be held in person at the Washington College of Law on March 21-24, 2024.

The American University Washington College of Law welcomes all teams to apply for the opportunity to compete.  Applications to compete are COMING SOON!  Please note:  Teams must consist of four currently enrolled law students attending the same ABA accredited law school.  All competing teams must be accompanied, throughout the competition, by at least one coach who is a licensed attorney.

This competition places a unique emphasis on new technology in the courtroom. Competitors will be able to take advantage of WCL’s courtroom technology to present their cases through video, audio, slideshows, and more. Competitors will be evaluated and critiqued by judges, prosecutors, public defenders, and private practice attorneys alike.




  • Fordham University
  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • Howard University School of Law
  • St. John's University School of Law


  • Temple University, James E. Beasely School of Law
  • Harvard Law School


  • Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law


  • Stetson University College of Law


  • Andrew Burnquist, UCLA School of Law

Please contact Kris Vicencio, Associate Director for Advocacy Training & Student Competitions, with any questions at: