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Congratulations to the UK College of Law Trial Teams

Congratulations to the UK College of Law Trial Teams of Jordan Cook Miller, Anthony Pernice, James “Tee” Pennington and Jonathon Fischer for their success and professionalism at the 2013 regional of the National Trial Competition, hosted by the University of Arkansas School of Law. Pennington and Fischer were named regional champions of the competition over 21 other teams from Tennessee, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, and Kentucky. They will compete for a national championship in San Antonio in April.

Teammates Jordan Cook Miller and Anthony Pernice advanced to the quarterfinals, where they lost on ballots to Vanderbilt. However, Pennington and Fischer credit their win to Miller and Pernice who pushed them to be their best at every practice.

The National Trial Competition was established in 1975 by the Texas Young Lawyers Association to encourage and strengthen students' advocacy skills through quality competition and valuable interaction with members of the bench and bar. College of Law Trial Teams have won five of the last six NTC regional competitions and have finished as one of the top eight trial teams in the nation three times in the last four years.

“Kentucky has a reputation for trial excellence because of our students’ hard work, evidentiary knowledge, trial skills and professionalism. It is humbling to watch these students represent our law school with such integrity,” said their coach, Professor Allison Connelly.