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May 8, 2019
The University of Kentucky College of Law and the UK Law Alumni Association will induct three new members into its Hall of Fame and present five Alumni Awards at a celebration in Louisville on June 12 in conjunction with the Kentucky Bar Association Convention.  The College of Law and Law Alumni Association will also honor five Alumni Awards recipients.

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April 8, 2019
The University of Kentucky College of Law Women’s Law Caucus hosted its annual Spring Luncheon this month at the Hilary J. Boone Center.  Alumni and distinguished members of the legal profession joined students, faculty, and staff to recognize retired judge Janet Stumbo and Professor Jane Bloom Grisé. 

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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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November 28, 2018

Third-year law student Julie Greenlee was presented with the Legal Aid of the Bluegrass 2018 Law Student of the Year award this month. Greenlee is the first UK Law student to receive this honor according to Josh Fain, Esq., Pro Bono Coordinator at Legal Aid of the Bluegrass (LABG).

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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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