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The Golden Gavel Classic is a chance for students
to hone their mock trial skills as they prepare to become champions.

The Inaugural Golden Gavel Classic will take place October 7-8, 2023

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The Golden Gavel Classic is a nationwide mock trial competition with premier judging.

And while a team will walk away at the end of the weekend with their very own Golden Gavel—declaring a champion isn’t really our goal. From the way we draft our case problem, to the way we pair our rounds, to the reduced cost of attendance, the Golden Gavel classic is designed specifically to facilitate competitor growth.

We want to bring people together to become the best.

Tournament Format

Competition Dates

Registration & Costs


2023: Stern v. Macalester

Details to be released soon.

Competition Timeline

May 18th

Team registration opens.

Aug. 11th

2023 case released.

Sept. 10th

Sept. 24th

Team registration closed.

Team rosters and forms due.

Oct. 7th and 8th


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