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Jenckes Team Keeps the Cup

On November 11, 2011, two students from Arizona Law competed in the 41st Annual Jenckes Competition and were successful in their attempt to hold on to the Jenckes Bowl.

Named after UA Law alumnus Joseph S. Jenckes, the Jenckes competition is an annual closing argument competition between the University of Arizona and Arizona State University law colleges, and is sponsored and judged by the Arizona Chapter of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Each team is given 35 minutes to present closing arguments, representing either the prosecution or defense, which is determined by a coin toss. This year, Joseph Ezzo and Brandon Espinosa, both third year students, prepared and presented a closing argument for the prosecution after winning the coin toss.

Ezzo and Espinosa were selected in a preliminary round, judged by law Professor Tom Mauet, to determine the finalists to represent the College of Law. Winners and runners-up receive cash prizes and, “of course, legal immortality,” states Mauet. The latter is accomplished by inscribing the winners’ names on the Jenckes Bowl, which is held at the winning college until the following year.

Updated: 12/01/2011