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.


We have recently made the decision to host Mumbo Jumbo XIII virtually this upcoming fall, due to concerns surrounding COVID-19. Teams can find further information regarding our virtual format in this update

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 13th Annual Mumbo Jumbo will be a 2-2 tournament hosted online via the video conferencing platform Zoom, from October 31st-November 1st, 2020. Fill out this form to register and secure your place in the tournament.

Curious about the competition? Click the button above to view the full list of teams comepting at the Mumbo Jumbo tournament this year. Each team has demonstrated advanced mock trial skill at national level tournaments.

Tab Summaries

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

Past Champions

2019 – Yale University B 

2018 – Rutgers University 

2017 – Cornell University B

2016 – Cornell University 

2015 – University of Maryland 

2014 – Yale University B


Tournament Director: Jessica Parillo (203)291-9996

Assistant Tournament Director: Carina Lo (650)667-9622