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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Mock Trial on a World Stage

  • 17 international schools participated in the Empire X season
  • 7 countries sent representatives to 2017 Empire programs
  • 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
Australia
Canada
China
Hong Kong
United States
Ireland
South Korea
United Kingdom

Your Global Network

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  • 4500
    students


  • 36
    states


  • 7
    nations


  • 1
    Empire

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Our International Family

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  • Ireland
  • South Korea
  • United Kingdom

Maddison Beeforth

Green Point Christian College
Gosford, New South Wales, AUS

Empire showed me what I truly want to do with my life: standing up, presenting perspectives and seeing fair outcomes in society.

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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[teams nation=”Australia”]
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Empire Australian Guide

Jessica Torriano

Mentor College
Mississauga, Ontario, CAN

…meeting people from different parts of the world who are in the same boat as you are, makes the whole experience worthwhile…

Lindsay Lucato

Mentor College
Mississauga, Ontario, CAN

Empire brings together a truly unique set of people that I’m so glad I had the opportunity to meet.


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[teams nation=”Canada”]
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Empire Canadian Guide

Alison Chan

St. Paul’s Convent School
Hong Kong

Empire was the best and most worthwhile experience in my high school life… Thanks to Empire, we achieved the HK Championship.

Kathryn Pundyk

Li Po Chun United World College
Hong Kong

Everyone was there for the love of mock trial so they were ready to help out and answer questions. I learned so much from observing the other teams...


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Emily Walker

Our Lady's College
Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland

I was challenged… to think on the spot in a completely new way and to argue effectively... [the Empire] was worth every minute of the hard work necessary.

Jessica Reilly

Our Ladys College
Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland

Being involved in the Empire gave me great confidence and belief in myself that I could actually stand up, speak out and express myself.


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[teams nation=”Ireland”]
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Empire Irish Guide

Greene Ko

Hanyoung Foreign Language School
Seoul, South Korea

The Empire is three days of hard work, a new experience, and great fun.


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Meghan Christie

Dalriada School
Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK

I’ll never forget standing in the Opening Ceremony hearing… the National Anthem of each representative country thinking, “Wow, this is something else!"

Simon Hunter

Dalriada School
Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK

Building a wealth of friends from such diverse cultural backgrounds enhances the wonderful social element of the tournament.


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Empire U.K. Guide

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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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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