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Law students to compete in 2012 Jenckes Cup in Tucson

2012 Jenckes Cup competitor
November 08, 2012

Gayathiri Shanuganatha, a third-year law student, and 2L Daniel Hughes will represent the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and compete against a team from the University of Arizona for the coveted Jenckes Closing Argument Competition Cup. The event will begin at 5 p.m., Nov. 9, at the UA’s James E. Rogers College of Law in Tucson.

Shanmuganatha and Hughes took first and second place, respectively, in the final round on Oct. 25. 3L Freddy Saavedra placed third, and Daniel Crane, also a third-year student, placed fourth in the ASU competition.

Sponsored by the American College of Trial Attorneys, the Jenckes Cup is an annual competition between the law schools at ASU and the UA. Students prepare and present a closing argument based on a closed case file. During the intraschool competition, two winners and two alternates are selected.