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June 22, 2017

On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Owensboro, KY, the University of Kentucky College of Law and the Law Alumni Association inducted three new members, including the first African-American female, into the 2017 Hall of Fame. The annual Hall of Fame & Alumni Awards Reception is held annually in conjunction with the Kentucky Bar Association Convention.

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May 31, 2017

The University of Kentucky College of Law hosted its 7th annual golf tournament on May 15 at the world class Keene Trace Golf Club. UK Law alumni, faculty, students and friends swung by the Champion Trace Course for a day of friendly competition and a “hole” lot of fun.

This year’s tournament, a four-person team best ball scramble, resulted in $6,000 in profit to benefit students at the law school. Since its inception in 2011, the golf tournament has netted nearly $75,000 to support student scholarships and place students in public interest opportunities.

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May 31, 2017

This spring, the University of Kentucky College of Law continued one of its signature pro bono efforts – the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. Law student volunteers provided free assistance with tax preparations and filings to mostly low income individuals with simple returns.

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May 10, 2017

Every spring, the University of Kentucky College of Law hosts its commencement ceremony. Though the commencement format may rarely change, there is noticeable difference in seeing how each graduating class leaves its own unique mark.

Friday, May 5, was dedicated to celebrating the Class of 2017. 113 eager law students walked across the stage in the Singletary Center for the Arts ready to claim their award for three years of hard work: a UK Law diploma.

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March 13, 2017

The University of Kentucky College of Law Women’s Law Caucus hosted its annual Spring Luncheon on Wednesday, February 22, at the Hilary J. Boone Center to recognize the Hon. Karen K. Caldwell and Prof. Sarah N. Welling for their outstanding contributions as women in the law.

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February 17, 2017

On February 11, 2017, University of Kentucky College of Law students, alumni and friends gathered at Copper Roux for a brunch in honor of the 2016-17 scholarship recipients and donors.

The event gave over 60 exceptional law students and donors the opportunity to fellowship. Students expressed their appreciation to the generous alumni and friends of UK Law and the donors learned firsthand how big of an impact they are making in the lives of current students.

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October 11, 2016
By: Virginia Davis Scales

The University of Kentucky College of Law Office of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) hosted the Kentucky Health Law Institute in Lexington, KY in September. The two-day event was held at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort and featured 30 attorneys and health industry professionals speaking about emerging and relevant topics in the health law field.

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October 10, 2016
By: Jay Blanton

University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Dr. Martha K. Heyburn on Monday announced the establishment of a national, nonpartisan federal judicial initiative at the university in honor of the trailblazing U.S. Senior District Judge John G. Heyburn II.

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September 21, 2016

Benjamin Tuttle (UK Law ’16) has been selected as the first place winner of the 2016 Georgia State University Intellectual Property (IP) Writing Competition, which he entered during his third-year of law school. 

The competition asks law students to submit papers that address legal issues and challenges in the IP field. Entries are judged on originality of thought, contributions to the law and practice, completeness of scholarly research and the style and content of the work.

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September 1, 2016

Ollen B. Hinnant II (UK Law ’55), who passed away at the age of 85 on August 4, 2016, left behind three children and one grandson.

But, he also left behind an enduring legacy at the University of Kentucky College of Law as the first African-American student to graduate from the law school. A native of Lexington and a 1952 graduate of Kentucky State University, Hinnant helped change the course of the institution and the Commonwealth.

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