2010 Carrigan Cup
The final argument in the 2010 Carrigan Cup Trial competition was held April 21st at the Grand Forks County Courthouse in the courtroom of Judge Clapp.
The final argument was closely contested by two well prepared teams.
The team of second-year students Katie Stearns and Jonathan Leddige were named champions and third-year students Stef Haarsager and Dawn Deitz were the finalists.
During the argument, UND Law alumnus Nick Thornton served as the judge and Dean Kathryn Rand, Trish Hodny and Stephanie Weiss served as the jury members.
A special thank you goes to U.S. District Judge and UND Law School alumnus Jim Carrigan. His generous support provides this unique opportunity for our law students.
From left to right:
Stef Haarsager & Dawn Deitz
Jonathan Leddige & Katie Stearns
Carrigan Cup Judge
The Carrigan Cup is named for Judge Jim Carrigan a graduate of both UND and UND Law. Judge Carrigan served as Justice to the Supreme Court of Colorado before serving as District Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. He currently resides in the Denver area.
The Carrigan Cup began as a trial competition among individual competitors from UND Law and the University of Manitoba. It focused on individual trial skills, but did not include a full trial. Today, the Carrigan Cup is an intramural trial competition conducted within the law school community. It pits teams of two in full trials against one another.
April 18 & 19 - preliminary rounds
April 21 - final round
Judge Carrigan profile - from Law Matters 2004 (pdf format)