The National Judicial Competition (NJC), held annually in Chicago, brings together Youth in Government participants from around the country to face off in mock trial and appellate court competitions. The event is a partnership between the YMCA of the USA and the American Bar Association. This event offers YIG participants a chance to expand on the legal issues they explore in the state Model Government session and to meet fantastic delegates from other state YIG programs. NJC calls on students to test their speaking and rhetoric skills, and delegates work in groups to prepare speeches and arguments.

As a state, we can send up to six appellate teams (of 2 students each) and up to four mock trial teams (of 5-8 students each). As this is our first year attending in quite a while, our goal is to send 2-3 appellate teams, totaling 4-6 students.

All students and advisors will stay at the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza and compete at the John Marshall Law School, the Chicago Bar, and the Federal Courthouse. There is also delegation free time, where we will be able to explore the city.

2018 NJC Information

Conference Dates: July 30-August 2, 2018

Cost: $750
Includes conference registration, hotel stay, transportation to and from Chicago, kickoff event, dinner cruise, and delegation dinner

Application: Click here to fill out an NJC application

Payments can be made via check to:

Wisconsin Youth in Government
700 Graham Avenue
Eau Claire, WI  54701