Law

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

The UC Law Moot Court Honor Board is proud to host the 33rd Annual August A. Rendigs, Jr. National Moot Court Competition. The Rendigs Competition is the only national competition devoted to products liability law. The competition honors Mr. August A. Rendigs, Jr. (1895-1988), one of Cincinnati’s most respected trial lawyers. This competition is open to thirty teams from ABA-accredited law schools.

The competition will take place over two days, February 21-22, 2020. Past judges for the final round of the competition have included federal and state judges from around the country. Another highlight of the competition is the semi-formal dinner banquet that the Moot Court Honor Board hosts following the first day of competition. 

Please print and fill out this registration form and mail a hard copy of the form and a check to address listed on the registration form. Specific instructions regarding payment are in the registration form. Registration closes December 19, 2019. If you have any questions, please email rendigsmootcourtcompetition@gmail.com.

We will be accepting registration payment by check (see the registration form for details) or Eventbrite. Additional fees will be incurred for online payment as required through Eventbrite website terms. 

Once you are registered for the competition, the Honor Board will provide you with a link for a discounted room rate ($119 plus tax) at the downtown Westin Hotel (where the banquet will take place).

Relevant Dates and Deadlines

  • Registration Opens: September 9, 2019
  • Registration Closes: December 19, 2019
  • Problem Release: December 20, 2019
  • Briefs Due: January 31, 2020
  • Competition: February 21-22, 2020
  • Dinner Banquet: February 21, 2020
  • Reception: February 22, 2020

The competition fee is $550 for the first team and $350 for the second team (from the same school). Teams can consist of 2-3 members.

We hope you will join us for the competition. For more information or if you have
any questions of concerns, please contact Shivangi Mehta and Laura Caty by email
at Rendigsmootcourtcompetition@gmail.com.