The Jenckes Cup was
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In the annual battle for the Jenckes Cup, 3Ls Tyler Carrell and Jimmy Cool brought the metal back to Tempe by being well-organized and by anchoring their arguments to the record in a superior manner, according to the judges. The pair represented the defense in a case patterned after the prosecution of Utah polygamist Warren Jeffs during the Friday event at the College of Law.
Carrell and Cool were coached by Shawn Aiken (Class of `83), who twice during his law-school tenure won the Jenckes Cup, a closing argument competition sponsored by the American College of Trial Lawyers. Aiken was assisted by Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Warren Granville (Class of `79) and attorneys Richard Gerry (Class of 78), Jim Padish and Ty Taber.
"Both ASU teams sailed into the semifinals undefeated," said coach C. Dean Richard, a moot-court expert. "To get there, one of our teams defeated a team from the University of Colorado with the best brief, and our other team's second-place overall brief helped it defeat a team from the University of Utah with the best oralist in the preliminary rounds. ASU was the only school with both of its teams advancing to the semis."
Volunteers who coached and critiqued the teams include Professors Paul Bender, Michael Berch, Carissa Byrne Hessick, Sue Chesler, Andy Hessick and Amy Langenfeld, Gary Birnbaum, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Program Development, and Doug Sylvester, Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development. Attorneys John Gray, Jen Green, Amy Kalman, John Napper and Mikel Steinfeld (Class of `06) and Arizona Supreme Court Justice Scott Bales also volunteered for the event.