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University of Iowa Mock Trial


Cornshucker Challenge

17th Annual Cornshucker Challenge
December 2-3, 2017
Tournament Information

The Field

Cornell College

Eastern Kentucky University

Indiana University

Loyola University Chicago

Miami (OH) A

Miami (OH) B

New York University

Northern Illinois University

The Ohio State University

Rhodes College A

Rhodes College B

University of Iowa A

University of Iowa B

University of Dayton

Wheaton College

Xavier University

The Venue

The entire tournament will take place in Phillips Hall, which is located at 16 N. Clinton Street (the corner of Clinton Street and Iowa Avenue) in Iowa City, Iowa.

There is metered parking on all the nearby streets, but be sure to read the enforcement times carefully. There are also several public parking garages nearby, the two closest garages are at the following addresses:

     1 S Gilbert St, Iowa City, IA 52240

     220 S Dubuque St, Iowa City, IA 52240


The Schedule

Saturday, December 2

8:00     Registration

8:15      Opening Ceremony  & Round 1 Captains

9:00     Round 1

12:00    Lunch (pizza/salad for all teams)

1:00      Round 2 Captains

1:30      Round 2

Sunday December 3

8:30     Round 3 Captains

9:00     Round 3

12:00   Lunch (soup/salad for all teams)

1:00     Round 4 Captains

1:30     Round 4

4:45     Awards Ceremony (Room 100)

Phillips Hall

16th Annual Cornshucker Challenge
November 19-20, 2016

On November 19-20, University of Iowa Mock Trial hosted the16th Annual Cornshucker Challenge. This year's Cornshucker Challenge implemented some changes designed to make the tournament a more elite experience -- both in terms of competition and amenities. The tournament was limited to 18 teams, of which 13 were competitors at last year's National Championship Tournament (and the other five were all ORCS teams). As has been a custom at the Cornshucker, again this year no coaches had to serve as judged. Additionally, this year we provided free lunch to all students (pizza and salad on Saturday; homemade soups -- prepared by head coaches Laura and Ryan Seelau -- on Sunday). If you are interested in learning more about the tournament or possibly attending next year, please contact Ryan Seelau at: [email protected]



Miami University!

Winners of the 2016 Cornshucker Challenge, and the new proud caretakers of our traveling corn cob trophy.

Thanks to everyone who attended!



New York University!

Winners of the 2016 Brooke Walton Civility Award, named after deceased former University of Iowa mock trial student, Brooke Walton.

Postcard Recipients:

In order to spread the word about the Cornshucker Challenge and to have a little fun waiting for award ceremonies, we provided the teams at our tournament with post cards and said, "If you had a good time at the Cornshucker, please tell another top program about it." We then provided addresses for the top-15 programs in the nation who were not at our tournament. No team was required to write a postcard, but most teams did. If you received such a postcard, please consider it good-natured fun and also an invitation to consider joining us next year. For more information, check out our website or contact our head coach, Ryan Seelau at: [email protected]