Campus is open Feb. 20

February 20, 2019

Hamline University is open on Feb. 20.All classes and events will take place today as scheduled. Your safety is important, please take appropriate travel precautions. If there are updates, watch your Hamline email, Twitter, Facebook, or or sign up for text messages here:
  • High School Tournament

    5th Annual Hamline University Freeze Fest

    Hamline University is hosting its fourth annual Freeze Fest, a one-day high school mock trial competition on Saturday, December 15, 2018. This event is a meant to be a learning experience and provide a fun opportunity for teams to compete before winter break.


    To register, email Kelly Rodgers at krodgers01@hamline.eduWe will allow up to 40 teams, and registration is on a first come, first served basis. The cost is $10 per team.

    Tentative Schedule

    • 8 a.m.: coaches/judges meeting
    • 8:30 a.m.: Round 1
    • 11 a.m.: lunch break
    • 12:00 p.m.: Round 2
    • 2:45 p.m.: Round 3
    • 5:30 p.m. or ASAP: awards

    Team Pairings 

    • Round 1: random pairings and side assignments
    • Round 2: pairings based on record and point differential/teams will switch sides of the case
    • Round 3: Championship Round 
      • Top four teams will compete, but the rest of the teams will have the option to compete in a third round if they decide to do so
      • Pairings will be done in the same fashion as Round 2

    Team Rankings

    1. Win-loss record
    2. Cumulative point differential
    3. Cumulative points earned
    4. Round 3 point differential
    5. Coin flip


    Judge Requirement

    Teams are required to provide the following number of judges available for each round:

    • 1–2 teams: one judge per round
    • 3–4 teams: two judges per round
    • 5+ teams: three judges per round

    Lunch options on campus include Starbucks, Subway, and the cafeteria. Because it may be busy and there is not a lot of time between rounds, we suggest that students pack a lunch or you order delivery. There are a variety of places you can order food; if you would like suggestions, please reach out to Kelly Rodgers.