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Kristin J. Hazelwood

university of kentucky college of law professor kristin hazelwood

Assistant Professor of Legal Research and Writing

244 Law Building

(859) 218-0635


Kristin J. Hazelwood is an Assistant Professor of Legal Research and Writing at the College of Law. Professor Hazelwood previously taught legal writing at Vanderbilt University Law School and Belmont University College of Law, both in Nashville, Tennessee. 

Prior to teaching, she practiced with Bass, Berry & Sims, PLC in Nashville. She practiced in the firm’s environmental, commercial, and litigation departments. 

She received her B.A. summa cum laude from the University of Louisville in 1996. She was a member of the inaugural class of McConnell Scholars at the University of Louisville. 

Professor Hazelwood received her law degree magna cum laude and Order of the Coif from Washington and Lee University School of Law in 1999. She was a Staff Writer and Executive Editor of the Washington & Lee Law Review. Her note, “Let the Buyer Beware: The Seventh Circuit’s Approach to Accept-or-Return Offers,” was published in the Washington & Lee Law Review and received an award for the best student-written note.


  • B.A., summa cum laude, University of Louisville (1996)
  • J.D., magna cum laude, Washington and Lee University School of Law (1999)


  • Legal Research and Writing
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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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