National Criminal Procedure Tournament

The 29th Annual National Criminal Procedure Tournament will be held in the fall of 2017 at the University of San Diego from November 10th through November 12th, 2017. 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. 

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

Additional registration information may be found here.


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.