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Ryan A. Valentin

university of kentucky college of law professor and librarian ryan valentin

Visiting Faculty

205 Mandrell Hall

(859) 257-8346


Ryan Valentin returns as a Visiting Professor to teach legal research to first-year law students.  He served on UK Law's faculty from 2008 - 2016 as Head of Public Services.  Before his first stay at UK Law, he clerked for Judge Douglas S. Mitchell of the Lane County Circuit Court in Eugene, Oregon, and practiced law in Florida. Professor Valentin earned a JD from the University of Oregon in 2004 and an MLIS from Florida State University in 2007. 

Outside the library, his interests include tennis, jazz, and travel. 


  • J.D., University of Oregon (2004)
  • M.L.I.S., Florida State University (2007)


  • Legal Research

As UK Law students leave the classroom and enter the workforce for summer employment opportunities, the Law Librarians want to make sure they are well equipped with the knowledge needed to excel in their positions.

This effort gave birth to the Clerk/Associate Research Insights Bootcamp (C.R.I.B).  Five instructional sessions focusing on different areas of research were offered to help students sharpen their skills.  Takeaways from the program included:

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UK Law Librarians who assisted with hosting regional conference

By:  Whitney Harder

The University of Kentucky College of Law Library is often a place for study sessions and important discussions, but its true mission is to help produce outstanding lawyers and expert legal scholars.

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