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November 7, 2018

Mary J. Davis has been named an Ashland-Spears Distinguished Research Professor of Law. She is one of the leading national scholars in the field of products liability. Her earliest article, written in 1992, continues to be cited today on the topic of design defect liability, one of the most complex areas in the field.

“This Professorship is one of the College of Law’s most distinguished professorships and is given to a current law professor who excels in research,” said David A. Brennen, Dean of UK College of Law.

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November 2, 2018

Despite a rainy, windy start, the annual Judicata 5K brought the UK law community together for what turned out to be a gorgeous fall day in Lexington, Kentucky.  The third annual event took place October 28 at Wellington Park, with 35 people and eight dogs running to the finish line.

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November 2, 2018
 

Sarah N. Welling, William L. Matthews, Jr. Professor of Law, is the recipient of the 2018 Duncan Teaching Award at the University of Kentucky College of Law.

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November 1, 2018

The Student Bar Association (SBA) hosted the first entirely student-led Mental Health Day event at UK Law last month, bringing together students and key resources to enhance and support mental health.  This initiative featured guest speakers and multiple vendors from the community who shared information regarding valuable resources available to students. 

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October 29, 2018

Christian Rice, a third-year law student at UK College of Law, and T. Fitz Johnson, Esq., a UK Law alumnus, were honored with the Torch Bearer and Torch of Excellence Awards at the Lyman T. Johnson Awards Banquet on Friday, October 19 in the Woodford Reserve Room at Kroger Field.

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October 9, 2018

The Kentucky Law Journal, in conjunction with the University of Kentucky College of Law, will host “Intermeddlers or Innovators? States and Federal Copyright Law,” on October 22.  The symposium will take place at Gatton College of Business and Economics in Woodward Hall. This event is free and open to the public. The event will begin at 8 a.m.

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October 5, 2018
By Tatyanna Pruitt

The tradition of Trivia Night continues in full swing thanks to the collaborative effort of the UK Law Legal Clinic and Student Bar Association (SBA). This year, 34 teams rose to the occasion at Campus Pub to raise funds for the UK Legal Clinic by competing in a fun evening of putting their knowledge of law and popular culture to the test.

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July 11, 2018 - The University of Kentucky College of Law recognized the strength of the UK Law faculty through scholarship with a reception at the Hilary J. Boone Center this spring. 

The Faculty Scholarship Reception has been held every other year since 2014.  The purpose of this event is to recognize the importance of research and scholarship at the College of Law and to show the impact UK Law faculty are making both internally across campus and externally across the commonwealth and nation. 

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June 29, 2018 - The University of Kentucky Office of the Vice President for Research, with approval by the Board of Trustees, selected Richard C. Ausness, Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Stites & Harbison Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law, as the college’s University Research Professor for the 2018-19 academic year.

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