In what many judges called the closest final round of Linden Cup they had ever judged, Tim Campbell and Adam Chambers were named the 2012 Linden Cup champions. Matt Haynes and Schuyler Knowles were named runners-up. The oral advocacy competition judges students on the basis of forensic performance, including their success in answering questions; their conviction; their knowledge of the record, issues, and law; and their courtroom demeanor.
In May of 1935, then-regent of the law school Father James Linden, S.J. launched a “legal argument competition” between students of the Gonzaga University School of Law. The competition was eventually named Linden Cup in his honor, and is student-run through the Moot Court Honors Counsel.