Glen S. Bagby teaches Advanced Estate Planning. Mr. Bagby is a partner at Dinsmore & Shohl LLP in Lexington and a 1969 graduate of the College of Law. He has extensive experience in litigation, trusts and estates, family and business law. He is a frequent speaker in continuing legal education seminars.
Amanda Bear teaches the Children's Law Center Externship. She is the Managing Attorney of the Children’s Law Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Prior to joining CLC, she spent over ten years with the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy as a Staff Attorney, Juvenile Specialist, and the Directing Attorney for the Maysville and Nicholasville Trial Offices. Amanda has experience in both juvenile and adult criminal cases, including complex youthful offender and death penalty cases. While at DPA, she was actively involved in Juvenile Law Education and the training of new attorneys. In addition to her work at DPA, Amanda spent two years as an adjunct professor for Morehead University in both the Sociology and Legal Studies Departments. A life-long Kentucky resident, she attended Morehead State University as an Undergraduate and received her JD from Chase College of Law. When she isn’t protecting the rights of kids at work, she stays busy taking care of her six energetic kids at home.
Frank T. Becker teaches Equine Law. He is a practitioner in Lexington, specializing in equine and commercial law and litigation, and is also an experienced and certified mediator and arbitrator. Frank is the author of the legal textbook Equine Law, and regular speaks on the topic of equine law. He has served as Chair of the Mediation Center of Kentucky and as a hearing officer of the Lexington-Fayette County Human Rights Commission. He was previously a partner in the law firms of Miller, Griffin & Marks and Dinsmore & Shohl. He is a 1979 Coif graduate of the College of Law.
Don Cetrulo teaches Legal Drafting. Prof. Cetrulo has taught Legal Writing and Legal Drafting at the College of Law since 2006. He is a co-author of Kentucky Instructions to Juries and the reviser of the 5th edition. He previously served as a Kentucky Commissioner of The National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. He is a partner in the law firm of Knox & Cetrulo PLLC in Lexington.
Jennifer Coffman supervises the Judicial Externship. Judge Coffman retired in 2013 from her appointment as Federal District Judge for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky. She served as Chief Judge of the Eastern District from 2007-2012. She is a 1978 graduate of the College of Law and an inaugural (1996) inductee into the College’s Hall of Fame.
Julia Costich, J.D., Ph.D. is a professor in the Dept. of Health Services Management, and also serves as associate director of the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center. She teaches in the Master of Health Administration and Master of Public Health programs, and serves as director of the Graduate Certificate in Improving Healthcare Value. Her current research focuses on legal and policy issues in public health and health care. She is a coif graduate of the UK College of Law and practiced in the public and private sectors before returning to the UK faculty in 1998.
Rebecca DiLoreto is the supervising attorney for the Institute for Compassion in Justice Externship. She is the Executive Director of the Institute for Compassion in Justice. Prior, Professor DiLoreto had a twenty-four year career with the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy (DPA) in indigent defense. She served as Post Trial Division Director for DPA for ten years and was the first director of the Lexington Public Defender’s Office. She also served as the Litigation Director for the Children’s Law Center, Inc. She has represented young people in juvenile, family and circuit court across the Commonwealth.
Corey Fannin received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in the Honors Program from the University of Kentucky and his Juris Doctor from the University of Kentucky College of Law. He was on the editorial board of the Kentucky Law Journal of Natural Resources and Environmental Law at University of Kentucky College of Law.
While in law school, Mr. Fannin interned for the Supreme Court of Kentucky and was Chief Justice of the Student Government Supreme Court at the University of Kentucky. Prior to joining Wilkes & McHugh in 2009, he focused his practice on personal injury, employment law, domestic relations and criminal defense.
Janet Graham is the supervising attorney for the Lexington City Attorney Externship. She is the Law Commissioner of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government. As the LFUCG’s general counsel, she oversees the preparation of all ordinances, resolutions, contracts, deeds, and other legal documents for the Urban County Government and its related agencies, and the provision of legal advice and assistance to the Mayor, the Chief Administrative Officer, and all departments and divisions within the Government and the Urban County Council, and litigation involving the Urban County Government.
Karen Greenwell teaches Energy and Mineral Law and Policy. She is a partner at Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP in the firm’s Lexington office. Professor Greenwell has assisted coal, oil, gas and energy industry clients with all manner of transactions, including leasing matters, asset acquisitions and divestitures, corporate mergers and stock acquisitions, and bankruptcy sales. She is a frequent speaker and author for organizations such as the Energy and Mineral Law Foundation, the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, the Institute for Energy Law, and the Conference of Government Mining Attorneys.
Pierce Hamblin teaches Litigation Skills, and has been a member of the adjunct faculty for over 30 years. Professor Hamblin is a partner at Landrum & Shouse LLP in Lexington. In addition to a distinguished practice in all areas of litigation and dispute resolution, Professor Hamblin is a certified mediator through the Mediation Center of Central Kentucky, and has mediated over 4300 cases in the past ten years. He is a 1977 graduate of the College of Law and a 2006 inductee into the College’s Hall of Fame. In 2015, Hamblin was inducted into the University of Kentucky Army ROTC Hall of Fame. In 2017, Hamblin received the Distinguished Lawyer of the Year Award from the Kentucky Bar Association.
John Hays teaches Negotiating Process. Prof. Hays is a member of Jackson Kelly PLLC in the firm’s Lexington office, and is a 1988 coif graduate of the College of Law. He has experience representing clients in a wide range of litigation matters, but for the past twenty years he has focused his practice in construction litigation and transactions. He also has extensive training and experience as a mediator in construction, commercial, employment and personal injury disputes and regularly serves as an arbitrator in construction and commercial cases. He is a member of the National Association of Distinguished Neutrals and the Commercial Arbitration Panel for the American Arbitration Association. He is a frequent author and lecturer on topics related to construction law and alternative dispute resolution.
Paula Holbrook RN, BHS, JD, CPHRM, is the co-supervisor of the UK Health Care Externship. Prof. Holbrook is the Associate General Counsel and Clinical Risk Manager for UKHealthCare. She is a former ICU nurse, who has extensive experience in healthcare as a medical malpractice defense attorney, risk manager, attorney representing state agencies and facilities within the Cabinet for Health & Family Services, and as an Assistant Attorney General in the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.
Erica is a 1990 graduate of the College of Law. She has practiced law at both Stites & Harbison and Stoll Keenon Ogden. Erica’s practice has focused on commercial litigation and state and local tax matters. Erica is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, and honored as a Kentucky Super Lawyer. She is a frequent speaker on state and local tax topics, and has spoken across the United States at numerous conferences.
Guion Johnstone teaches Immigration Law. She is the Executive Director of the Kentucky Bar Foundation. Prof. Johnstone holds JD and MSW degrees from the University of Louisville. Prior to joining the Kentucky Bar Foundation, she was the Director of the Maxwell Street Legal Clinic where she practiced immigration law and supervised the immigration externship. She previously worked as a forensic social worker for New York County Defender Services in New York City and as a staff attorney to Hon. Phillip J. Shepherd, Chief Judge of Franklin Circuit Court in Frankfort, KY. She has completed internships at the Legal Aid Society of Louisville, Immigration Legal Services at Catholic Charities of Louisville, the Federal Community Defenders in Philadelphia, and the Smithsonian’s Latino Center in Washington, D.C.
Emily Jones is the supervising attorney for the Kentucky Refugee Ministries (KRM) Externship. She is the Immigration Attorney at KRM, Inc. Her work includes refugee and immigration assistance, such as applications for citizenship and legal permanent residence, family petitions (to bring family members to the United States), and employment authorization. Prof. Jones is a 2011 graduate of the College of Law. Prior to joining KRM in December 2013, she practiced in the area of foreclosure defense at Community Legal Aid in Worcester, Massachusetts.
In 2016, Ian McClure became the Director of the University of Kentucky's Office of Technology Commercialization. Ian began his career as a Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) and Intellectual Property (IP) transactions attorney with Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP in Louisville. Following private practice, he helped raise over $20M and built a start-up company in Chicago focused on technology and IP licensing. Most recently, Ian was Vice President of IP Strategy for Black Stone IP, an investment bank headquartered in San Francisco focused on IP-rich M&A, IP deals and technology-driven transactions. In parallel, he has taught Global IP Management and Maximizing IP Value as an Adjunct Professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law. Ian has published extensively in law and business journals related to the intersection of IP, business process, and corporate governance, including with top IP & Technology law reviews such as UC Berkeley, Fordham University, and Santa Clara University. He has presented to numerous symposiums and conferences on IP licensing, valuation, risk and strategy, and currently chairs the Regulatory Committee of the Licensing Executives Society (LES). For his work as an academic, entrepreneur and IP transactions specialist, Ian has been named by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Magazine to the IP Strategy 300 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists (2012-present). Ian graduated cum laude with a degree in Economics from Vanderbilt University, magna cum laude with a JD from Chapman University School of Law, and a Master of Laws in Intellectual Property Law (L.L.M.) from DePaul University College of Law.
George Miller co-teaches Labor Law. He is a Partner at Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP in Lexington, where he is a member of the firm's Labor & Employment Service Team. He concentrates his practice in the areas of labor and employment law and eminent domain law. Prof. Miller is a 1984 graduate of the College of Law. His previous teaching experience includes Legal Writing, Philosophy of Law, and Jurisprudence.
Margaret Pisacano, RN, JD, CPHRM, is the co-supervisor of the UK Health Care Externship. She is Associate General Counsel and Director of Risk Management for UK HealthCare, overseeing Risk operations throughout UK HealthCare. Prior to her graduation from the UK College of Law in 1989, she was as a registered nurse with experience in a variety of clinical areas. She worked as a medical malpractice defense attorney in private practice for eighteen years before joining the University of Kentucky in 2007. As Director of Risk Management for the Medical Center, she manages all medical malpractice litigation brought against the University of Kentucky Medical Center and its affiliated hospitals, clinics, and healthcare providers and provides legal counsel to the Medical Center on a wide range of enterprise and operational risk issues. She has been a frequent lecturer and presenter on medical risk issues and malpractice avoidance issues throughout her legal career.
Lou Anna Red Corn, Fayette Commonwealth’s Attorney, supervises the Commonwealth Attorney Externship Program. Lou Anna was appointed Commonwealth Attorney in September of 2016, after serving as an Assistant Commonwealth Attorney since 1987. Before becoming a prosecutor, Lou Anna worked as a public defender in Eastern Kentucky. Lou Anna has tried over 225 felony cases to juries, including 51 homicide prosecutions and she and her assistants provide law students the opportunity to participate in and better understand the criminal justice system as a prosecutor. Lou Anna is a 1984 graduate from the University of Kentucky College of Law.
Steven Rouse teaches Alternative Dispute Resolution. He comes to Kentucky from the University of Alabama School of Law, where he was a Visiting Lecturer from 2009 to 2011. Previously, he was clerk to U.S. District Judge Sharon Blackburn of the Northern Disrict of Alabama, and practiced with Jenner & Block LLP in Chicago in that firm’s litigation department. Prof. Rouse is a magna cum laude graduate of Northwestern University School of Law.
Thaletia Routt is the supervising attorney for the UK Office of Legal Counsel Externship. She is Associate General Counsel for the University of Kentucky, and specializes in real estate law and transactions, construction matters, leases, probate matters, development and endowments, bankruptcy, and matters before the Kentucky Board of Claims. She is a 2000 graduate of the UK College of Law.
Joe Savage teaches Litigation Skills. He is an experienced trial attorney with his own office in Lexington. Mr. Savage has taught this course for many years, as well as courses in insurance and medical liability law. He has been elected to the American College of Trial Lawyers, The International Society of Barristers and the American Board of Trial Advocates. He is a 1964 graduate of the College of Law, and a 2003 inductee to the College’s Hall of Fame.
Jason Sherman is the supervising attorney for the U.S. Department of Energy Portsmouth Paducah Project Office Externship. Jason currently serves as an Attorney-Advisor at the Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office supporting the Decontamination & Decommissioning, Environmental Remediation, and Waste Management projects occurring at the former Portsmouth & Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plants sites. Jason has worked for the Department of Energy since May of 2014. Before his current position, he was an Attorney-Advisor with the U.S. Army Environmental Command supporting CERCLA & RCRA cleanups at active Army installations from 2008-2014. Jason began his legal career in 2000 as an enforcement attorney at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection involving solid & hazardous waste and waste cleanup compliance. Jason holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science & English Literature from the University of Michigan, a Juris Doctor degree from the Wake Forest University School of Law and a Master of Studies in Environmental Law degree from the Vermont Law School.
Linda A. Smith is the Supervising Attorney for the Kentucky Innocence Project, litigating claims of actual innocence in cases of wrongful conviction since 2010. Along with Investigator James “Jimmer” Dudley, Linda co-teaches externship classes in post-conviction law at all three of the Commonwealth’s law schools in addition to supervising students while they investigate cases of potential wrongful conviction. Linda is also a member of the National Innocence Network Executive Board and the International Council of Innocence Network Directors. In 2013, Linda was honored to receive the Kentucky Bar Association Donated Legal Services Award.
Larry Sykes co-teaches Labor Law. He is a member of Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC in its Lexington office, and has been with the firm since 1983 upon his graduation from the UK College of Law. He is a member of the Labor, Employment & Employee Benefits Practice. He has extensive experience with claims of race, age and sex discrimination, sexual harassment, disability discrimination, breach of covenants not-to-compete and whistleblower claims under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. He has been teaching Labor Law at the College of Law since 2009.
William E. Thro is the General Counsel of the University of Kentucky. As the Chief Legal Officer for the University of Kentucky, he provides proactive strategic advice on critical legal and policy issues confronting a public flagship land grant research university with an integrated academic medical center and a high profile athletics program. Before assuming his present position in 2012, he spent more than twenty years representing public universities including eight years as the first in-house counsel at Christopher Newport University.
As a legal scholar, he focuses on constitutional law in educational contexts. He has more than sixty publications in law reviews or peer reviewed journals as well as numerous monographs, book chapters, and encyclopedia entries. In recognition of his scholarly work, he received Stetson University’s Kaplin Award for Excellence in Higher Education Law & Policy Scholarship (2014) and became a Fellow of both the National Education Finance Conference (2012) and the National Association of College and University Attorneys (2007).
M. Lee Turpin is the supervising attorney for the Fayette County Attorney Externship. Professor Turpin is First Assistant County Attorney. A 1992 graduate of the College of Law, she served as a judicial clerk for Judge John Adams in Fayette Circuit Court until 1994. Except for several years as a staff attorney with the Division of Natural Resources and Department of Corrections, she has been with the Fayette County Attorney’s Office. She has served as a general prosecutor, Director of the Domestic Violence Unit, and Director of Criminal Prosecution. Additionally, she has extensive experience in teaching seminars in domestic violence and criminal prosecution to the Lexington Police Department, Kentucky State Police, and the Fayette County Public Schools.
Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove has served as a District Court Judge in the Eastern District of Kentucky since his confirmation by the United States Senate on December 21, 2005. Prior to his appointment to the Court, Judge Van Tatenhove served over four years as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky. He has been an adjunct professor at the College of Law since the Spring Semester of 2017, where he teaches Crime and Punishment: Sentencing Policy and Procedure (LAW 902). Judge Van Tatenhove is presently a member of the University of Kentucky College of Law Board of Visitors as well as the Henry Clay Memorial Foundation board. Past service includes a term as President of the Asbury University Alumni Board and Vice-Chair of the Asbury Board of Trustees. He is also a Member of the Kentucky Bar Association Commission on the Future of Law Practice.
Andrea Welker is the supervising attorney for the Children’s Advocacy Today (CAT) Externship, and an attorney with the CAT office in the Kentucky Children’s Hospital. She is a 2009 graduate of the College of Law and also holds an MA in Diplomacy and International Commerce from UK’s Patterson School. She was previously in practice with the law firm of Gordon J. Dill, PSC, a firm devoted to general trial practice, including medical malpractice, employment litigation, domestic relations and criminal defense. Andrea returned to Lexington in 2010 to launch her own law practice shortly before joining CAT.
Charles Wisdom teaches Federal Appellate Advocacy and Federal Criminal Law. He is Chief of the Appellate Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky in Lexington.