Tue Mar 31 2015   
Affilitiated Faculty


Richard Grand Legal Writing Competition Award Winners Announced

Five law students received recognition and cash awards for their writing skills in the 6th Annual Richard Grand Legal Writing Competition at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. Student winners of the 2007 competition, announced January 29, were:

  • 1st place – Chester Klotz
  • 2nd place – Danita Ng
  • 3rd place – Jonathan Riches
  • Honorable Mention: Amy Robinson, Stephanie McDonald

Using a legal problem prepared by Arizona Law faculty, students prepared written legal arguments which were judged for accuracy, brevity, clarity, and persuasiveness.  Judges included U.S. Magistrate Charles Pyle, Pima County Superior Court Judge Kenneth Lee, local attorneys Amelia Craig Cramer and Gloria Goldman, and Editor-in-Chief of Arizona Attorney magazine Tim Eigo. The competition is one of two annual events skills funded by internationally recognized plaintiffs’ lawyer Richard Grand. The Richard Grand Damages Argument tests student skills in oral arguments and will be held later this spring. Grand, a 1958 graduate of the University of Arizona College of Law, began his practice in Tucson as a deputy county attorney. Since 1962, his practice has been limited to representing plaintiffs.  On 100+ occasions he has obtained either a verdict or settlement in excess of $1 million