January 26-28, 2019

​​​​​​Tournament Courthouse:​​

US District Court for the Southern District of New York
500 Pearl Street, New York, N.Y. 10007


Tournament Hotel:


Four Points by Sheraton New York Downtown,

6 Platt St, New York, N.Y. 10038


The hotel is a 10 minute walk from the courthouse and the cost is $169 a night. Please let the hotel know you will be booking through the NYU Mock Trial Tournament. All hotel bookings must be completed by December 21.



Tentative Schedule:

Saturday, January 26

Courthouse Arrival- Staggered by team
8:30 – 9:30 AM

Enter Court

9:30 – 9:45 AM
Check-in

9:45 – 10:15 AM
Opening Ceremony / Challenge Order

10:15 AM
Captains’ Meeting

10:45 AM – 1:45 PM
Round 1

1:45 –2:45 PM
Lunch

2:45 PM
Captains’ Meeting

3:15 – 6:15 PM
Round 2



Sunday, January 27

Courthouse Arrival - Staggered by Team
9:00 – 10:00 AM

Enter Court

10:15 AM
Captains’ Meeting

10:45 AM – 1:45 PM
Round 3

1:45 –2:45 PM
Lunch

2:45 PM
Captains’ Meeting

3:15 – 6:15 PM
Round 4

6:45 PM
(start as soon as possible)
Closing Ceremony



Monday, January 28

9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Championship Round



Registration and Payment:


More information about registration fees and payment will be available in the following months. We anticipate the fees will remain roughly the same as past years (~$1,000). We will provide an update on the exact amount and how to go about submitting your payments in the fall!



The Downtown is back!  

With large judging panels, a spacious courthouse, lunch provided, and the beautiful scenery of Downtown Manhattan - this is not a tournament you want to miss. This page serves as your home for all the information you need to know about this year's Downtown! 

​​​​​​The Downtown 2019 Field:
Will be posted once registration is complete!

Need a new Profile Pic?

We have a photographer on site that will give you that courtroom action shot or posed serious look you've been waiting for!

Want to judge at the Downtown? 

We are always looking for attorneys, law students and mock trial alumni to join us! Stay tuned for all the information needed to register for specific times during the tournament! 


  • Judges will participate as both scoring jurors or presiding judges and provide written feedback and scores for the students. 
  • Each trial lasts approximately 3 hours and includes a mandatory 30 minute judges orientation.
  • Complementary food will be provided!


To add your name to our contact list please write to  Lindsey China at lgc286@nyu.edu. We will email you with all the information as we get closer to the tournament!