Tournament Details

The Quaker Classic is a college mock trial tournament hosted by Penn Mock Trial in Philadelphia, PA. Students from different schools compete in four rounds of competition, during which their performance is assessed by two scoring judges. Teams from the following schools have competed at the Quaker Classic: 

Brandeis University, Carnegie Mellon, Colgate University, Columbia University, Elizabethtown College, Fordham University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Johns Hopkins University, Lafayette College, Patrick Henry College, Penn State 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 Sixteenth Annual Quaker Classic Tournament will take place in Philadelphia on November 10th - 11th. There will be four rounds: two on Saturday and two on Sunday. First round invitations will be sent out in mid-June. We are currently accepting requests to receive first round invitations. Email Tournament Director Isabella Auerbach at to request invitations or if you have any questions. 

The registration fee is $195/team, a 10% 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 Kate Lindenburg at