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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
 

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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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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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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June 29, 2018 - Alumni, family and friends gathered at the Lexington Hyatt Regency in June to honor the 2018 UK Law Alumni Association Hall of Fame Inductees, Alumni Awards winners and the Dean’s Circle Champion.

“We had a great turnout for the event and continue to be amazed at the strong alumni connections that have been made here at UK Law,” said Stephen Milner, UK Law Alumni Association President.

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June 29, 2018 - Commencement brings joy, a sense of achievement and an overwhelming sense of community among all who have come together to honor and congratulate the graduates.  This foundation of support was recognized by those who spoke at this jubilant event marking the culmination of not only three years of hard work, but also the strong relationships formed along the way.

Building on the strong foundation of a UK Law education, 106 graduates celebrated their great accomplishment with family, friends, faculty, staff and now fellow alumni at the Singletary Center for the Arts.

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June 6, 2018 - UK Law hosted the eighth Annual Golf Tournament on May 21st at the world-class Keene Trace Golf Club, where UK Law alumni, faculty, students and friends all gathered to enjoy the day while supporting education and practical skills opportunities for UK Law students.

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February 28, 2018

Grace Greenwell, a third-year law student at the University of Kentucky College of Law, has been selected as The American College of Bankruptcy’s Distinguished Law Student for the Sixth Circuit for 2018.

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November 17, 2017

The University of Kentucky College of Law’s Trial Advocacy Board (TAB) Mock Trial team of Matt Boggs and Madeline Moss won the 2017 Kentucky Intrastate Mock Trial Competition, held November 11-12 at Fayette County District Court.

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October 31, 2017

On your mark, get set, go! On Sunday, October 15, the UK Law Wellness Initiative, a student organization at the University of Kentucky College of Law, held their second annual Race Judicata 5K at Wellington Park to promote a healthier law school community among students, faculty and staff.

Approximately 50 participants laced up their running shoes and crossed the 5K finish line, while additional spectators cheered them on along the route.

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