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MC Law Wins Rendigs National Products Liability Competition

 

The Mississippi College School of Law Moot Court team won the Rendigs National Products Liability Competition, held March 4-5, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

 

The University of Cincinnati College of Law and the law firm of Rendigs, Fry, Kiely & Dennis, LLP hosted the competitionthat attrected 15 ABA-accredited law schools.  Third-year students Erin Bachman of Emporia, Kan., and Megan Potts of Monroe, La., won the title by defeating South Texas in the final round.  Bachman and Potts won the Best Overall Respondent Brief Award.  Another MC Law team comprised of third-year student Tyler Kent and second-year student Tujuana McGee advanced to the top eight teams in the competition. 

 

The August A. Rendigs, Jr. National Moot Court Competition is the only national competition devoted to products liability law.  The competition honors the late Mr. August A. Rendigs, Jr., one of Cincinnati's most respected trial lawyers.

 

MC Law previously won the Rendigs National Products Liability Competition in 2001, and in last year's Rendigs competition MC Law had two teams advance to the quarter finals, with one team finishing as a finalist.

 

Both MC Law teams were coached by Rusty Comley, '06, and Leigh D. Vernon, '99, both of Watkins & Eager PLLC and Christopher Meredith, '10, Judicial Clerk to Justice Dickinson of the Mississippi Supreme Court.