The YMCA National Judicial Competition (NJC) is an annual competition for high school student participants in the model judicial components – Appellate Court and Mock Trial – of the YMCA Youth and Government program.
2023 YMCA National Judicial Competition
July 24-27, 2023 | St. Paul, MN
DoubleTree by Hilton St. Paul Downtown
Hosted by YMCA of the North
Each Youth and Government state program selects students from their state to compete in either the Appellate or Mock Trial competitions.
Registration for NJC opens each spring, and is coordinated through your state program, so please reach out to your state program contact with any questions:
Online Registration (Click Here)
Student Fees: $475 | Adult Fees: $475 (Shared Room) $770 (Private Room)
Includes: Lodging for 3 nights, 2 dinners, 1 group activity, event materials, trainings, and meeting space.
Any state program staff with questions about their teams should email NJC Director Orville Lindquist at email@example.com.
Below are the case materials and rules/procedures for Appellate teams:
2023 NJC Appellate Case
2023 NJC Appellate Rules and Appellate Rubric
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.
Below are the case materials and rules/procedures for Mock Trial teams:
2023 Mock Trial Rules and Procedures
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.