National Judicial Competition

Competition Overview

The YMCA National Judicial Competition (NJC) is an annual competition for high school student participants in the model judicial components (Appellate and Mock Trial) of the YMCA Youth and Government program.

Each Youth and Government state program selects students from their state to compete in either the Appellate or Mock Trial competitions at NJC.

We’re excited to announce the host YMCA and dates for this year’s competition:

2022 YMCA National Judicial Competition
August 1-4, 2022 | Minneapolis, MN
Hosted by YMCA of the North

Online Registration

Note: For staff taking care of registration for their delegates, share our NJC Delegate Registration Data template with your students so they can send you the responses you’ll need to complete their registration.

Student Fees: $475 |  Adult Fees: $475 (Shared Room) $770 (Private Room)
Fees Include: Lodging for 3 nights, 2 dinners, 1 group activity, event materials, trainings, and meeting space.

If you have any questions about the competition or bringing a delegation from your state, please email NJC Director Orville Lindquist at orville.lindquist@ymcamn.org.

 

Appellate Competition

Below are the case materials and rules/procedures for Appellate teams:

2022 Appellate Case
Appellate Rules & Procedures

Students selected as Chief Justice will NOT participate on your state’s Appellate team(s). They will lead their courtrooms and support the legal volunteers scoring the teams.

 

Mock Trial Competition

Below are the case materials and rules/procedures for Mock Trial teams:

2022 Mock Trial Case
Mock Trial Rules & Procedures
Mock Trial Rules of Evidence

Students selected as Chief Judge will NOT participate on your state’s Mock Trial team(s). They will lead their courtrooms and support the legal volunteers scoring the teams.