National Criminal Procedure Tournament

The 31st Annual National Criminal Procedure Tournament will be held November 1st through November 3rd, 2019 at the University of San Diego from . Each team will be guaranteed four total arguments to take place over one night and one morning.

As always, the tournament will provide advocates with the opportunity to argue challenging and timely issues related to criminal procedure before experienced and knowledgeable members of the California Bench and Bar. Previous final round judges include Justices of the Supreme Court of California and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. 

2019 Material Downloads

2019 National Criminal Procedure Application

2019 National Criminal Procedure Affidavit

2019 National Criminal Procedure Tournament Rules

2019 National Criminal Procedure Tournament Competition Problem

Note: All applications submitted prior to the registration period will be discarded.

Additional registration information may be found here.

If you have any questions, please email us at

If you are interested in serving as a volunteer judge for future tournaments, please e-mail: and provide your contact information, or click here to submit your information via our online system.

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