NYU Mock Trial were the Runners-Up of both the 2017 and 2016 Downtown Invitationals.
In 2016, they fell to the University of California, Berkeley in the championship round 4-5-2 (pictured left).
In 2017, they were defeated by Columbia University in the championship round 3-4 (pictured right).
NYU is proud to host the most competitive invitational of the season, The Downtown. After the government shutdown forced the 2019 Downtown's cancelation - in January 2020 we will be hosting the 13th Downtown Invitational in Lower Manhattan at the Southern District of New York Federal Courthouse. With 5 judges or more per round and a field consisting of the most elite teams mock trial has to offer, the Downtown is always an event you don't want to miss. The Downtown also features a championship round on the Monday of the tournament, where the top two teams from the weekend face-off to become the year's champion. Almost every Downtown Invitational has featured the eventual National Champion from that season.
NYU Mock Trial won the 2018 Downtown, defeating Yale University in the championship round 6-2-1.
NYU Mock Trial won the 2014 Downtown, defeating University of California, Irvine in the championship round 5-5, with the presiding judge breaking the tie in NYU's favor.