Meet Our Family

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.

Amandeep Singh

Tottenville High School
Staten Island, NY, USA

Empire taught me that… civility and collegiality are skills that one must learn to exercise in day to day activities.

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!

Camile Wyss

Dos Pueblos High School
Goleta, California, USA

Empire is the only competition that I have been to where the friends I made there were as good as the competition.

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.

Christy Gregg

Dalriada School
Ballymoney, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK

The high degree of skepticism and analysis that are essential in the courtroom, are easily transferable to the hospital ward.

Elizabeth Hribal

La Reina High School
Thousand Oaks, CA, USA

Public speaking was really difficult for me... overcoming my fear of [it] and learning to speak eloquently and assertively... gave me the confidence necessary to succeed in... mock trial.

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.

Erica Arensmann

Glenwood Springs High School
Glenwood, CO, USA

From the opening ceremonies to the nighttime cruise, you are given endless opportunities to meet teams from around the world and become closer with your own.

Erin Engelmann

William Floyd High School
Mastic Beach, NY, USA

The Empire family is something you’re always a part of no matter how far you go or how long you’ve been gone.

Greene Ko

Hanyoung Foreign Language School
Seoul, South Korea

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

Hannah Thomas

Chattanooga, TN, USA

Empire was the highlight of my high school years... the competition, the atmosphere, everything about [it] is electrifying.

Jennifer Milazzo

Xavier College Preparatory
Phoenix, AZ, USA

The Empire is an opportunity to develop and refine valuable skills that... will make a significant difference in your professional pursuits.

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.

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…

Kate Riekstina

St. Peter's School
Bournemouth, Dorset, UK

[Empire] allowed for me to believe that I can do anything if I work hard and never give up.

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...

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.

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.

Madeline Matthys

Dos Pueblos High School
Goleta, CA, USA

But [the Empire] is more than a competition - it is a time to make connections with people all around the world.

Matt Covert

American Heritage High School
Plantation, FL, USA

Whether you win, lose or draw, you will walk away from the Empire a better advocate, witness, and person.

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!"

Michael Mahony

Saint Macartan's College
Co. Monaghan, Ireland

...[Empire is about] having the confidence and ability to stand up in front of a large crowd/audience and articulate your views.

Monique Eloi

American Heritage School
Plantation, Florida, USA

The Empire is the greatest collection, in either high school or college, of incredible characters, talented attorneys, and just in general, truly dedicated mockers.

Nainisha Chintalapudi

NCHE Speech Club
Cary, NC, USA

[Empire] is a lifetime experience that will stay with you longer than any other academic event.

Nimisha Shinday

Dos Pueblos High School
Goleta, CA, USA

Being a part of the Empire family is so much fun and gives you the opportunity to get to know so many incredible people...

Noah Crawford

Spain Park High School
Hoover, AL, USA

Empire… gives high school students the opportunity to meet people from around the country and around the world… and to connect.

Oliver Matthews

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

Empire showed me in a very direct, immediate way the results and benefits of research and study.

Read Mills

Spain Park High School
Hoover, Alabama, USA

Empire made me me evaluate complex arguments and use critical thinking in a way I never had before… the experience made me stronger intellectually.

Ryanne Bamieh

La Reina High School
Thousand Oaks, CA, USA

From the moment you arrive, the atmosphere is exciting and welcoming… My three years have been unforgettable and I’ve truly enjoyed each year’s unique challenges and activities.

Shaun Kleber

Henry W. Grady High School
Atlanta, GA, USA

Mock trial has been the most influential factor in developing some of the most important skills I have today--public speaking, analytical reading and thinking, working with others...

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.

Smriti Gupta

Sylvania Southview High School
Sylvania, OH, USA

Empire and mock trial overall helped me to build my professionalism and taught me various skills that I will need for my future as a physician.

Stefanie Mandel

Tottenville High School
Staten Island, NY, USA

The Empire is a weekend where you learn how good you have the potential to be when pushed to the limits.


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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