The national championship is hosted by a different organization in a different city each year in May. This fun-filled and exciting event draws students, parents, teacher advisors, attorney coaches and judges from across the country. The 2023 national championship is scheduled in Little Rock, AR May 18-20, and is predicted to draw between 40 and 50 teams from as far away as Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and South Korea.

On April 1, teams receive the nationals case, an original problem developed by the host state. Students have about five weeks to prepare for competition, which consists of two rounds on Friday, two rounds on Saturday and a final round between the top two teams, also on Saturday. Results are announced at an awards event on Saturday evening.

CCV hosted the 1998 and 2012 national championships in Albuquerque: New Mexico won back-to-back national titles in 2012 and 2013!