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May 15, 2017

The University of Kentucky Office of the Vice President for Research, with approval by the Board of Trustees, selected Melynda Price, Robert E. Harding, Jr. Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law, as the college’s University Research Professor for the 2017-18 academic year.

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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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April 19, 2017

And the winner is… Richard H. Underwood! The William L. Matthews, Jr. Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law has been announced as a winner of two Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY) for his book, CrimeSong: True Crime Stories From Southern Murder Ballads.

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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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December 8, 2016

The University of Kentucky College of Law’s TAB Mock Trial team of Ben Harris and Caleb Taylor won the 2016 Kentucky Intrastate Mock Trial Competition, held November 17-20 at the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law.

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November 22, 2016

Ismaila Ceesay, third-year law student at the University of Kentucky College of Law, and Melynda Price, Robert E. Harding, Jr. Associate Professor of Law and director of African American and Africana Studies in the UK College of Arts and Sciences, were recently honored with the Torch Bearer and Torch of Excellence Awards. Recipients are honored for significant contributions to the university and the community during the annual Lyman T. Johnson Upholding the Torch of Excellence awards ceremony.

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November 18, 2016

Allison Connelly, Director of the Legal Clinic and James and Mary Lassiter Professor of Law, is the recipient of the 2016 Duncan Teaching Award at the University of Kentucky College of Law. 

Every year, a UK Law faculty member is recognized for excellence in the classroom, courtesy of the Robert M. and Joanne K. Duncan Faculty Improvement Fund – established in 1982 to promote outstanding teaching performance at the college.

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October 12, 2016

A degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law is one of the best values in the nation, according to The National Jurist, who has ranked UK Law No. 2 on its list of Best Value Law Schools for 2016.

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August 2, 2016

Jane Grisé, Director of Academic Success and a Legal Writing Instructor at the University of Kentucky College of Law, has been selected as the recipient of the ABA’s Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs’ (CoLAP) 2016 Meritorious Service Award.

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May 17, 2016

The University of Kentucky Office of the Vice President for Research, with approval by the Board of Trustees, selected Mary Davis, Stites & Harbison Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law, as the college’s University Research Professor for the 2016-17 year.

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