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Cortney E. Lollar

university of kentucky college of law professor cortney lollar

Assistant Professor of Law

254 Law Building

cortney.lollar@uky.edu

(859) 257-3250

Department

Professor Lollar joined the faculty in 2013. Prior to joining the faculty of law at University of Kentucky, Professor Lollar was a clinical faculty fellow at Washington University in St. Louis, where she taught the Criminal Justice Clinic. She previously represented adult and juvenile defendants at the trial and appellate level at the Federal Defender Program in Atlanta, Georgia, and the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. She has served as a legal consultant in India for the Initiative for Medicines, Access, and Knowledge, and a research assistant to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women. 

Professor Lollar received her B.A. magna cum laude from Brown University, and her J.D. from New York University School of Law, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Review of Law and Social Change. 

Her primary research interests involve the intersections among criminal procedure, criminal law, gender, sexuality, social science and remedies.

Education

  • B.A., magna cum laude, Brown University (1997)
  • J.D., New York University (2002)

Specialties:

  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Restitution / Compensation
  • Sex Crimes
  • Evidence

Scholarly Articles

Scholarship is available for download at Cortney E. Lollar's SelectedWorks page.

  • Criminalizing Pregnancy, Ind. L.J. __ (forthcoming 2016).
  • Punitive Compensation, 51 Tulsa L. Rev. 99 (2015).
  • What is Criminal Restitution?, 100 Iowa L. Rev. 93 (2014).
  • Getting Jurors to Awesome, 103 Ky. L.J. Online (2014), http://www.kentuckylawjournal.org/getting-jurors-to-awesome/.
  • Child Pornography and the Restitution Revolution, 103 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 343 (2013).

Popular Media

  • Kentucky Criminal Law Experts Call for Reform, 78 Bench & B. 26 (Jan. 2014).

June 13, 2017

On Wednesday, May 17, the University of Kentucky College of Law held its sixth annual Developing Ideas Conference. Untenured and recently tenured faculty from across the nation were able to gather and share their developing ideas for scholarship in an informal, supportive, and engaging environment – just before diving into summer research.

Richard C. Ausness, Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Everett H. Metcalf, Jr. Professor of Law at UK Law, spearheaded the 2017 conference.

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March 22, 2017

On Monday, March 6, the University of Kentucky College of Law hosted a conference entitled, “In re Gault: 50 Years Later,” to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the landmark United States Supreme Court decision In re Gault, 387 U.S. 1 (1967). The event took place in the UK Law Courtroom and was open to the public.

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August 3, 2016
By: Whitney Harder

University of Kentucky College of Law faculty and staff are sharing their expertise with legal educators across the country at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Conference this week. The conference, held in Amelia Island, Florida, runs until Aug. 9.

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April 29, 2016

Over the last few months, UK Law students have lived and breathed StreetLaw – a brand-new student organization at the University of Kentucky College of Law dedicated to teaching high school students and members of the Lexington community about law and the legal system.

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March 16, 2016

The UK College of Law Women’s Law Caucus hosted its annual Spring Luncheon on Wednesday, March 9, at the Hilary J. Boone Center to honor Jane H. Allen and Cortney Lollar for their outstanding contributions as women in the law.

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For those who attended the Kentucky Bar Association’s 2015 Annual Convention you probably saw some familiar faces. Several professors from UK Law presented at the convention and shared their expertise with fellow lawyers. The professors involved and presentations given include:

Allison Connelly: Accommodating Transgender Students in Public Schools; Ferguson, Race and the Law

Josh Douglas: Securing the Right to Vote: The 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and Current Developments in Election Law

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developing ideas conference

On Wednesday, May 19, the University of Kentucky College of Law held its fifth annual Developing Ideas Conference.  Richard Ausness, Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Everett H. Metcalf, Jr. Professor of Law at UK College of Law, spearheaded the 2015 Conference.

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By Whitney Harder

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 25, 2015) — University of Kentucky Assistant Professor of Law Cortney Lollar testified before the Department of Defense’s Judicial Proceedings Panel in Washington, D.C. on March 13. The Department of Defense established the Judicial Proceedings Panel to conduct an independent review and assessment of judicial proceedings conducted under the Uniform Code of Military Justice involving adult sexual assault and related offenses.

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The University of Kentucky College of Law welcomes four new faculty starting this fall. Marianna Jackson Clay, Visiting Professor of Law; Jane Bloom Grisé, Director of Academic Success and Professor of Legal Writing; Cortney Lollar, Assistant Professor of Law; and Collin Schueler, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law.

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