Why
Empire?

Unrivaled Preparation

There’s no substitute for experience. Argue a complex case against top teams.

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Global Network

Cultivate a personal and professional network that spans 7 countries.

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Expanding horizons

Explore challenging societal issues through a topical case and illuminating speakers.

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Unrivaled Mock Trial Preparation

  • 16 schools at last year’s Nationals had previously competed at Empire
  • 7 schools placed in the top 10 at Nationals after competing at Empire the year prior
  • 95% of Alumni say that Empire provided them with a valuable learning experience
  • 94% of Alumni say that Empire made them better at mock trial

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Competition Highlights

Litigate an advanced case dealing with a topical issue Compete in 4 trials in a real courthouse plus optional scrimmage rounds
Battle highly skilled teams from throughout the U.S. and abroad Engage with evidentiary rules that mirror the federal code
Review judge scores and written comments immediately after your trial Allocate time how you see fit (you have 55 minutes total to present your examinations & statements)
Learn from optional webinars, hosted by Empire staff & alumni Experience a pre-trial argument involving an exhibit in the case

Charlene Ochogo

Lincoln High School
Tallahassee, FL, USA

[Empire] quite literally changed my life... I don't remember how many points I scored, only how much fun I had.

Andrew O’Beid

Green Point Christian College
Green Point, New South Wales, AUS

Empire is the ultimate experience to indulge your passion for public speaking, advocacy, and the law!

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Your Global Network

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  • 4500
    students


  • 36
    states


  • 7
    nations


  • 1
    Empire

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The Experience of a Lifetime

Empire San FranciscoThe Battle by the BayOctober 5 – 9 Empire New YorkThe World ChampionshipNovember 16 – 20 Empire AtlantaThe Southern ShowdownSeptember 21 – 25

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Challenging Trials

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Captivating Ceremonies

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Atlanta

The Southern Showdown September 21 - 25

San Francisco

The Battle by The Bay October 5 - 9

New York

The World Championship November 16 - 20

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