Mumbo Jumbo: Tufts Mock Trial’s Annual Invitational Tournament

The Mumbo Jumbo Invitational is Tufts Mock Trial’s annual fall-semester tournament. Since its establishment in 2008, Mumbo has grown into a high caliber and competitive invitational which fields some of the highest ranked teams in the nation: the requirement to compete at Mumbo is a bid to ORCS, with 75% of the teams at Mumbo XII having competed at the past two National Championship Tournaments.

The 2021 Field

Boston College

Boston University

Brown University

Columbia University

Florida State University

Fordham University, Lincoln Center

Harvard University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Northwestern University A

Northwestern University B

Patrick Henry College

Pennsylvania State University

Rutgers University

Tufts University A

Tufts University B

University of Florida

University of California, Los Angeles

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Wesleyan University

Yale University

We are seeking practicing attorneys, law students, and former mock trial competitors and judges to volunteer as judges for the tournament. We encourage and welcome any judges across all legal backgrounds to sign up, and there is no experience or preparation necessary. If you would like to judge at Mumbo Jumbo XIII, please click the button above and fill out the form.

The 14th Annual Mumbo Jumbo will be a 2-2 tournament hosted (hopefully) in-person at Tufts University on the weekend of October 30th-31st, 2021. Please email tournament staff if you are interested in registering and have not yet received an invite. We will update all registered teams with additional guidance once we have a concrete decision from Tufts about whether or not the tournament can go through in person.

Tab Summaries

Click the link to see that year’s full tab summary.

Past Champions

2020 – Rhodes College

2019 – Yale University

2018 – Rutgers University 

2017 – Cornell University

2016 – Cornell University 

2015 – University of Maryland 

2014 – Yale University


Tournament Director: Carina Lo

Assistant Tournament Director: Amari Turner