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August A. Rendigs Jr. National Products Liability Moot Court Competition

The August A. Rendigs, Jr. National Products Liability Moot Court Competition is hosted annually by the University of Cincinnati College of Law. In April, 30 teams competed in three preliminary rounds.

Recent issues include the following: (1) whether federal law implicitly preempts the plaintiff from bringing an action under a state Food Drug and Cosmetics Act; and (2) whether a 1:1 ratio of punitive damages to actual damages is excessive and violates the Due Process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

In 2010, Tara Shelke and Zachary Shook advanced to the Quarterfinal round. In 2008 Matthew Goodstein, John Knowles, and Emma Power won Second Place, and Emma Power won Best Oralist.

2018-2019 Products Liability Competition Teams

Team: Aggie Baumert, Kevin Duffy & Oluwajuwon Oluwole
Coach: Laura Coffey Lerimia

Team: Liat Sanz & James Schindler
Coach: Professor Kevin Hopkins

2013-2014 Products Liability Competition Team

Team: Krista R. Easom & Ayesha Patel
Coach: Daniel R. Saeedi
Award: Quarterfinalists

2012-2013 Products Liability Competition Team

Team: Carlos Aparicio, Laura Coffey & Michael Robinson
Coach: Professor Mary T. Nagel

2011-2012 Products Liability Competition Team

Team: Scott Duxbury, Christina Faklis & Rachel McCord
Coach: Professor Mary T. Nagel