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Arizona Law Team Wins Jenckes Competition

Arizona Law students Robson Hauser (3L) and Sean Kelly (2L) prevailed in their closing arguments at the 44th annual Joseph Jenckes Closing Arguments Competition. This is the 4th straight victory – the first time this has happened since the competition began in 1970 (six years after ASU was founded).

Robson was on the winning team last year with John Lierman ('13) – making him only the second Arizona Law student ever to win two years in a row.

The arguments this year involved a tough case involving a defendant tried for murder after a road rage incident turned deadly, and who claimed self-defense.

The contest is named for the late Joseph S. Jenckes ('61), an alum and prominent Phoenix attorney who was a fellow of the Arizona Chapter of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), which sponsors the competition. The judges are members of ACTL’s Arizona chapter.

This is the 33rd year that the Jenckes Team has been coached by Prof. Mauet, the Milton O. Riepe Professor and Director of Trial Advocacy.

Congratulations to Robson, Sean, Prof. Mauet, and all of the students and lawyers who compete for and work with the team.


Posted:11/04/2013