Patrick Henry College - Forensics

Forensics competition prepares our students to excel in the public arena by teaching them to think d

Photos from Patrick Henry College's post 10/27/2023

Two of our teams competed at the American Mock Trial Association’s National Championship Tournament on April 14-16. More than 700 teams began the season in the fall, with only 48 teams earning a chance to compete for the championship. PHC had the highest ranking B team and is one of only 7 schools to advance 2 teams to Nationals for the third year in a row.

PHC is the only school to have two teams earn trophies in each of the last three years!

The Amber (A) team earned 8th place in their division and the Navy (B) team earned Honorable Mention.


With Nationals recently, we wrapped another great season of Mock Trial! We are so proud of our students!

A special congratulations to Allyn Sims for winning an All American Witness award.


We are thrilled to announce that Gage Neudigate, Nicholas Storz, Rachel Greenlee, and Julianne Kidd were declared Champions of the Schuman Challenge hosted by the European Union Delegation to the United States!

The Schuman Challenge is an academic competition for undergraduate students from U.S. colleges and universities to engage in rigorous dialogue on transatlantic issues. Twenty-seven teams from colleges across the US took part.
Three teams were announced as finalists this morning, and each team immediately presented their proposals before an august panel of judges. After deliberation by the judge panel, the PHC team was announced as the Champions—the first for PHC!


An all-PHC finals! PHC won the National Christian College Forensics Invitational IPDA debate championship over the weekend. PHC won the "NCCFA National Quality Award” which is given to the team with the highest win-to-competitor ratio. Ben entered the outrounds with a 6-0 record.

Congratulations to Ben Spivey for winning the 1st place as well as overall 1st speaker award!
Congratulations to Aiden for being runner-up as well as 5th best speaker overall!

We are so proud!


Congratulations to Navy and Amber teams for winning bids to 2023 Mock Trial Nationals at the Opening Round Championship Series Tournaments!

For Christ and For Liberty!


Congratulations to Caleb Knox for winning an outstanding attorney award! Congratulations to Trinity Klomparens and GraceAnna Schmidt for winning outstanding witness awards!

Go Sentinels !


We are SO proud of our students for winning the 2023 AMCA National Moot Court Championship!!!

Congratulations to Isaac Bock and Hope Rawlson, National Champions in Oral Advocacy.
Congratulations to Calvin Huh and Hope Turner, National Champions in Brief Writing.

For Christ and for Liberty !


We are so excited for our students and their success at this year’s AMCA National Championship!

Our forensics program is unmatched in collegiate competition. We have won 13 of the past 18 AMCA National Tournament Championships; only one other college has won the tournament more than once.

We could not be more proud of our students!

Photos from Regent University Moot Court Board's post 11/18/2022

The forensics program is a key differentiator for the college and is unique in both structure and results. We offer more forensics scholarships than any other college in the nation, and a significant portion of our students—scholarship and non-scholarship—benefit from the personal and spiritual growth our forensics program provides.

Patrick Henry College’s forensics program is the best in the nation. Our teams compete at the highest levels in Moot Court, Civic Debate, and Mock Trial, and numerous championship banners and trophies demonstrate our heritage of excellence. Yet the most important aspect of our program is the dedication and focus of our coaches, students, and alumni on elevating Christ in everything they do.

Photos from GWDebate: The George Washington University Debate & Literary Society's post 11/18/2022

We are so proud of our Mock Trial teams and how they finished their season last year. Here are some stats: PHC’s Mock Trial program is one of the top programs in the country AND the only program with two teams in the top 20. Also, our B team ranked as the top B team in the country, outranking some other college’s A teams. We are ready to go for next season—all systems go. Keep an eye out for future updates. We’ve got our sights on the national championship! Praise the Lord for these students who always point to Christ in all they do—no matter the outcome.


Well, this should look familiar! We are so excited that TWO teams qualified to Nationals yet again. After our 3rd place finish last year, our eyes are on the championship. We’re excited to honor the Lord and excited to pursue a national championship in Mock Trial. Pray for these great students as they prepare!


Congratulations to the students and coaching staff on a job well done! Special congrats to all eight teams advancing to elimination rounds. Looking forward to next year already!


PHC hosted the Sentinel Showdown AMCA moot court regional this weekend. All five of our teams advanced to outrounds, and Isaac Bock/James Dunning earned the title of champion! Riley Anderson and Thomas Doan advanced to semis, and both teams secured bids to nationals. Congratulations and well done!


Congratulations to Hope Turner and Calvin Huh for their first place finish at the AMCA South Texas Regional!


Congratulations to our Amber mock trial team (1014) on earning first place in the UGA Classic City Invitational, Oct. 23-24! And to our Gold team (1016), who took second place at the Colonial Classic hosted by William and Mary!

Timeline photos 08/28/2021

Congratulations to the PHC Mock Trial team. PHC ranks third in the nation! Well done forensics staff, faculty, and hard-working students. Thank you for your commitment to excellence in communication.

The American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) has recently released the updated college ranking list. This ranking demonstrates that PHC's Mock Trial program and its students are among the very best in the nation.

By training leaders to reason and communicate effectively, PHC empowers Christian students to excel in their sphere of influence and thereby convey the truth and glory of God. To view the full list, choose "Mock Trial Rankings" from this page:

We thank God for his continued blessing on our students. Way to go, PHC!

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Congratulations to our new Lafayette Civic Debate National Champions, Nick Storz and Calvin Huh, and National Finalists, Noah Farley and Emma Shipe!!

For the first time ever, one school closed out the final round -- and PHC earned three of four spots in the semifinals! Kudos to semifinalists James and Tyler Dunning and quarterfinalists Bethany Loos and Anna Fox! And special shout-out to Civic Debate coach Ryan McDonald and assistant coach Tyson Langhofer!! Soli Deo Gloria!!

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"Behold, I am doing a new thing;
now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
I will make a way in the wilderness
and rivers in the desert."
Isaiah 43:19 ESV

God has been so good to us. Enjoy some springtime 2021 love from Patrick Henry College!


Congratulations to our two teams on their amazing run at NCT!! Team 1039 finished 2nd in the Nelmark division, while team 1040 finished 7th in the Ziegler division -- a truly incredible accomplishment! Special congratulations to All-American Attorneys David Bainbridge (tops in the whole event!) and Benjamin Crosby, and All-American Witness Caleb Knox!! We're proud of all of you :)

Freshmen Bring Highschool Experience to Civic Debate at PHC 03/27/2021

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PHC Students Take First and Second Place at TDFL 2021 03/23/2021

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CONGRATULATIONS to mock trial teams 1039 and 1040, which both earned bids to the National Championship Tournament in April -- the first time PHC has qualified two teams to NCT!! Soli Deo gloria!


Congratulations to our A and C mock trial teams on winning bids to ORCS!


Congratulations to our "Red" mock trial team (AMTA # 1599) on earning our school's first bid to ORCS! The team finished their regionals with a 6-0-2 record and was the second team at region 1-H to earn a bid. Well done!!

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Patrick Henry College - Moot Court

Patrick Henry College has won 12 out of 15 undergraduate oral argument national championships and is ranked the #1 program in the American Moot Court Association. No other college in the history of the AMCA has won the national championship twice.

PHC’s Moot Court team also won the Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition in 2016, competing against law students to take the champion title.

Moot Court is a simulation modeled after state and federal appellate court procedures and gives students the opportunity to experience what it is like to argue before the Supreme Court.

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