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Diane B. Kraft

university of kentucky college of law professor diane kraft

Wyatt, Tarrant, & Combs Associate Professor of Law II

208C Mandrell Hall

(859) 257-4748


Diane B. Kraft is the Wyatt, Tarrant, & Combs Associate Professor of Law II at the College of Law, where she teaches legal research and writing. Professor Kraft received her J.D. From the University of Wisconsin School of Law, where she was a managing editor for the Wisconsin International Law Journal. She received M.A. degrees in Applied Linguistics and Russian Literature from Indiana University, and a B.A. degree with Distinction in History and Journalism from the University of Wisconsin.

Before coming to UK College of Law, Professor Kraft was an attorney in Madison, Wisconsin, where her practice focused on litigation. In her pre-law life, Professor Kraft taught Russian, English as a Second Language, and academic writing at Indiana University, and was a Visiting Professor of English as a Foreign Language at Korea University's Institute of Foreign Language Studies in Seoul, South Korea.

Professor Kraft's research interests include legal writing pedagogy and legal English for international students.


  • B.A. with Distinction, University of Wisconsin (1986)
  • M.A., Slavic Languages and Literature, Indiana University (1996)
  • M.A., Applied Linguistics / TESOL, Indiana University (1998)
  • J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School (2006)


  • Legal Writing

July 5, 2017

The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees recently approved promotions and/or tenure for five UK Law faculty members: Tina M. Brooks, Kristin J. Hazelwood, Diane B. Kraft, Cortney E. Lollar, and Franklin L. Runge.

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kentucky college of law hosts law camp for area high school students

June 7-13, the UK College of Law, in conjunction with the Fayette County Bar Association (FCBA), co-sponsored the second Summer Law Institute (SLI) – a seven-day residential Law Camp for high school students interested in law and the legal profession.

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