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LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 1, 2019) The University of Kentucky College of Law's National Trial Team will advance to the prestigious National Trials Competition (NTC) on March 27, in San Antonio, Texas.

Earlier this month, Matthew Boggs and Madeline Moss were crowned regional champions — making them the 13th team in UK Law history to have claimed the title. They competed against 19 schools from Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi.

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By Paulina Zarate and Tierra Baldwin

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 26, 2019) — Five students from the University of Kentucky placed in the UK Global Health Case Competition (GHCC), which rallied both undergraduate and graduate students from various colleges to collaborate on revolutionary research. Together, they worked toward a common goal — solving a global health concern. This year, competitors were tasked with tackling refugee health.

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Feb. 13, 2019
UK Law hosted a Noon Forum with special guests from the federal judiciary on campus in January.  This comprehensive student engagement opportunity included a panel discussion among four guest judges and a former U.S. Attorney, guest lecturer appearances by judges in two classes, and a luncheon with a group of students interested in federal judicial clerkships.

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Feb. 11, 2019
The University of Kentucky College of Law continues one of its signature pro bono efforts – the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program.  The UK Tax Clinic will be open Monday, February 18 through Monday, April 15. Taxpayers can schedule an appointment at http://law.uky.edu/tax.

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Laura Schwab, president of Aston Martin the Americas, with the DB11. Photo Credit: Aston Martin

By Lindsey Piercy

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 29, 2019) — Laura Schwab lives life in the fast lane — setting her sights on a goal and ultimately achieving it. When opportunities present themselves, rarely does she tap the brakes. That approach is what led the University of Kentucky alumna to the role of a lifetime — representing a company regarded as a cultural icon.

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Feb. 4, 2019
The Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, & Natural Resources Law (KJEANRL), in conjunction with the University of Kentucky College of Law, will host its fifth annual symposium on Wednesday, February 27 in the Student Senate Chamber at the Gatton Student Center.  The event is free and open to the public and takes place from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Presenters from Kentucky, the District of Columbia, Indiana, and Ohio include:

Bill Lear, Chairman Emeritus of Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC

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Jan. 18, 2019
Nine UK Law alumni were recently admitted as members of the United States Supreme Court Bar. The alumni were joined by Dean David A. Brennen and his wife, Kimberly Brennen, who were also admitted.  John McGarvey, a 1973 UK Law graduate, served as the movant for the group to be admitted to the Bar.  Chief Justice John G. Roberts presided over the proceeding before the full court, with the exception of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and admitted the candidates to the Bar.

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Jan. 10, 2019  The University of Kentucky College of Law welcomes three visiting faculty members for the Spring 2019 semester:  Gayle W. Herndon, Les M. MacRae and James C. Smith.  Additionally, two visiting faculty members, Cyra A. Choudhury and Ryan A. Valentin, continue to serve in their year-long post.

Gayle W. Herndon
Visiting Professor of Law

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The Kentucky Law Journal, in conjunction with the University of Kentucky College of Law and the Student Government Senate, hosted “Intermeddlers or Innovators? States and Federal Copyright Law,” in October.  The symposium took place at Gatton College of Business and Economics in Woodward Hall.

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