Two very strong teams met in the final round of the 2008 Linden Cup on Saturday, April 5.
The teams had successfully advanced, often in close contests against very capable opponents, through the preliminary rounds of the competition.
The team of Beau Ellis and Megan New prevailed in a close match against the team of Rachel Kaufman and Diana Powell. Both teams effectively handled intense questioning from a distinguished panel of state Supreme Court Justices and effectively advanced the cases of their respective parties.
Father James Linden, a beloved regent and instructor of the school for over 30 years, established the competition that would later bear his name in 1935. He also founded Heidelberg, the ball held the evening of the competition which serves as an opportunity for students to celebrate and honor their peers and faculty.
The Linden Cup competitors are for the most part second-year law students in their final Legal Research & Writing course. This year, 98 participants were organized into 49 teams of two. Each team co-authored an appellate brief addressing the legal problems presented by the case.
The teams then presented oral arguments to mock tribunals in head-to-head competition.
Congratulations to all competitors on a job well done.