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The Harvard Undergraduate Mock Trial Association is one of the top collegiate mock trial programs in the country.


Ranking among 276 collegiate mock trial programs 


Appearances at the National Championships


All-American awards received at National Championships


National Championships


Coaches on the team

Despite being a relatively young organization, the Harvard Undergraduate Mock Trial Association has grown in recent years to become one of the top competitive programs in the country. HUMTA boasts first-place victories and top five finishes at invitational tournaments, many individual awards, and two national championships. Unlike many other top teams, HUMTA is entirely student-run.

HUMTA consistently makes appearances in championship rounds. In 2015, Harvard’s A Team won the national championship with a record of 4-0-1 in the final round and a record of 15-1-1 throughout the tournament. The team had a record-breaking year, making Harvard the first program in the nation to win both the University of Virginia’s Great American Mock Trial Invitational and New York University’s Downtown Invitational, the most competitive invitational tournaments, in the same year. Throughout​ the invitational and post-season, the team never lost a single round. In 2022, the A Team won the program's second National title with a record of 3-2 in the final round and a record of 10-1 throughout the tournament, defeating the 2nd, 4th, 7th, and 8th place teams in the division. That year, the team also won a record breaking number of All-Americans— 12—the most of any team on the circuit in multiple years. Additionally, HUMTA placed as national runner-up in 2006, 2007, 2010, and 2023.

The program’s success has led HUMTA to pursue several initiatives outside of competition. Chief among these is the Angela R. Mathew High School Seminar Program, an annual weekend seminar during which high school students learn the tactics and techniques that have allowed HUMTA to succeed at the highest levels. The results from the seminars have been outstanding – teams and students attending the training program have gone on to win more than a dozen state titles, and include the 2009 High School National Champions and the 2010 National Runner-Up.

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