National Criminal Procedure Tournament

The 30th Annual National Criminal Procedure Tournament will be held in the fall of 2018 at the University of San Diego from November 16th through November 18th, 2018. 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. 

2018 National Criminal Procedure Tournament Rules

2018 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 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.