Tournament Details

The Quaker Classic is a college mock trial tournament hosted by Penn Mock Trial in Philadelphia, PA. Students from schools across the nation compete in four rounds of competition, during which their performance is assessed by two scoring judges. Over forty teams from some of the nation’s top Mock Trial programs attend the tournament each year. Teams from the following schools have competed at the Quaker Classic: 

Brown University, Carnegie Mellon, Colgate University, Columbia University, Elizabethtown College, Fordham University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Johns Hopkins University, Lafayette College, New York University, Patrick Henry College, Penn State University, Princeton University, St. Vincent's College, Swarthmore College, The College of William and Mary, University of Delaware, University of Maryland, University of North Carolina, University of Pennsylvania, Villanova University, Washington and Lee University, and Yale University.


Registration Details

The University of Pennsylvania Mock Trial program is proud to announce that the Seventeenth Annual Quaker Classic Tournament will take place in Philadelphia on November 2nd & 3rd. There will be four rounds: two on Saturday and two on Sunday. Opening Ceremonies will take place Saturday morning and Closing Ceremonies will take place Sunday evening after the last round. First round invitations have already been sent out, but a second round will be sent out shortly. Please email Tournament Director Blake Rubenstein at to request an invitation or if you have any other questions. 

The registration fee is $195/team, a 5% discount will be offered to teams who provide a qualified judge, and schools requesting more than two spots will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis. Additional details will be posted here on our website as they become available.



You can! There are two ways for non-competitors/coaches to participate in the Quaker Classic: judging and sponsorship. 

Our tournament could not exist without the help of real world judges, attorneys, law school professors and law school students. Every matchup is presided and scored by two or three volunteer judges/jurors. This means we'll be looking for approximately forty to fifty individuals to serve as judges/jurors for each of the four rounds of competition! Please do not hesitate to ask questions or communicate interest by e-mailing Judging Coordinator Bianca Serbin at