The NorCal Invitation is an annual mock trial tournament hosted jointly by Stanford Mock Trial and Menlo School. The tournament is directed by Stanford Mock Trial’s head coach Thom Scher, the former Menlo Mock Trial head coach. Our aim is to provide a fun, competitive atmosphere before CRF county and state rounds; top teams can experiment with strategy and rosters in an environment that is relaxed and low pressure but competitive enough to mimic the intensity of actual competition. Each team receives detailed tabulation summaries immediately following the tournament, with the goal being that teams can make adjustments in advance of their own competitions.

The tournament has been hosted at Menlo School for 9 years, excluding NorCal 2021 which was held online.

Tournament Resources

Logistical Resources

For results from 2021 (and all prior years) head to the HISTORY page.