Students compete in trial competition

Official offers new event for law schools

Jaclyn Kinkade, of Saint Louis University, questions a witness during competition at the Attorney General’s Cup on Saturday morning in Jefferson City. Students from Missouri’s four law schools tested their ability to argue jury trials.

Jaclyn Kinkade, of Saint Louis University, questions a witness during competition at the Attorney General’s Cup on Saturday morning in Jefferson City. Students from Missouri’s four law schools tested their ability to argue jury trials. Photo by Kelley McCall.

An opportunity to hone their courtroom skills. That’s how the inaugural Attorney General’s Cup was billed.

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The 3-day mock trial competition pitted law students from Missouri’s four law schools — University of Missouri, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Washington University and St. Louis University — against each other. The students spent three days in Jefferson City arguing a civil suit from either the plaintiff or defense side of the case.

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