numt by the numbers
Teams Qualified for the National Championship Tournament
Top-5 Finish (4th place in 2012)
All-American Attorney Awards
All-American Witness Awards
all of which happened in only the past 12 years of our program
WHEN IT ALL BEGAN
NUMT started in 1985, when the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) was first started. Northwestern has made it once to the final championship round in 1986, ultimately placing second.
Northwestern has been known to be a consistently competitive program. We usually split our program into four separate teams and during the '07-'08, '08-'09, and '09-'10 seasons, we qualified all four teams to the Opening Round National Championships (ORCS).
During '07-'08, '08-'09, and '14-'15, NUMT sent two teams to Nationals. For the past two seasons, NUMT has sent two teams to the National Championship. We are one of two programs in the country to do this.
Our program regularly attends the National Championship Tournament. When we qualify for Nationals, we consistently place in the Top 15, placing 4th in 2012, 8th in 2015, 13th in 2016, 9th in 2018, and 9th in 2019.