Akron Law Trial Team Competes in Battle of Ohio Competition


Akron, Ohio, Dec. 1, 2008 - The University of Akron School of Law trial team recently returned from competing in the Battle of Ohio Competition. Student advocates Ashleigh Kendrick, Vicki Serrani, Amanda Quan, Alex Quay , Tim Gallagher, Eric Ledger, Brendan Flannery and Amanda Bizub-Franzmann participated in the competition. Eric Ledger was named Outstanding Advocate. The team was coached by trial team alumni Sandra Davenport ('07) and Aaron Howell ('06).

The Battle of Ohio, formerly known as the Cross Town Shootout, began as a fall scrimmage between the UA School of Law and Case Western Reserve University School of Law more than a dozen years ago. Over the years, the competition has grown to include nearly half of Ohio's law schools and Chase College of Law from Kentucky.

The University of Akron School of Law promotes justice, the protection of individual liberty and the rule of law through commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. The School of Law's competition teams have a long history of excellence on the regional and national levels. To learn more, visit www.uakron.edu/law.

The University of Akron is the public research university for Northern Ohio. It is the only public university in Ohio with a science and engineering program ranked in the top five nationally by U.S. News & World Report. Serving 24,700 students, the university offers approximately 300 associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral and law degree programs and 100 certificate programs at sites in Summit, Wayne, Medina and Holmes counties. For more information, visit www.uakron.edu.