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Justice Samuel Alito Gives University of Kentucky College of Law Behind-the-Scenes Look at Supreme Court

By: Whitney Harder

September 28, 2015 The University of Kentucky College of Law has a history of bringing the legal profession's most distinguished figures to campus for students to meet with, and this year is no exception.

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Utah Senate Majority Whip J. Stuart Adams and Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson, director of the Family Law and Policy Program at the University of Illinois, will give a talk titled, "Kim Davis and Religious Objectors to Obergefell: In Search of More Civil Solutions" at the University of Kentucky College of Law

By: Whitney Harder

September 28, 2015

Addressing the ongoing legal dilemma of religious objections to a same sex marriage ruling, two key players in the "Utah compromise" will speak at the University of Kentucky College of Law at noon Wednesday, Sept. 30.

Utah Senate Majority Whip J. Stuart Adams and Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson, director of the Family Law and Policy Program at the University of Illinois, will give a talk titled, "Kim Davis and Religious Objectors to Obergefell: In Search of More Civil Solutions."

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito to Speak at UK Law

By: Whitney Harder

The University of Kentucky College of Law is pleased to welcome U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito to campus next week as the Fall 2015 Roy R. and Virginia F. Ray Distinguished Lecturer. Justice Alito will speak at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24.

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Kentucky law dean david brennen participate in panel discussion about 2009 matthew shepard james byrd jr. hate crimes prevention act

Redefining Hate Crimes: A Panel Discussion

By: Blair Hoover

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The University of Kentucky College of Law is pleased to announce

US Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito

as the Fall 2015 Roy R. and Virginia F. Ray Distinguished Lecturer

Thursday, September 24, 2015
6:00 p.m.
The Kincaid Auditorium

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kentucky college of law hosts law camp for area high school students

June 7-13, the UK College of Law, in conjunction with the Fayette County Bar Association (FCBA), co-sponsored the second Summer Law Institute (SLI) – a seven-day residential Law Camp for high school students interested in law and the legal profession.

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Bill Fortune accepts Oustanding Service to Young Lawyers Award and Allison Connelly accepts Donated Legal Services Award at 2015 KBA Annual Convention

UK Law Professors Allison Connelly and Bill Fortune were honored at the KBA 2015 Annual Convention.

The Kentucky Bar Association (KBA) honored Professor Allison Connelly with the 2015 Donated Legal Services Award during their annual membership luncheon. The Donated Legal Services Award is given to “an individual in good standing with the KBA and currently involved in pro bono work. The selection process places special emphasis on the nature of the legal services contributed and the amount of time involved in the provision of free legal services.”

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On June 17 in Lexington, KY, the University of Kentucky College of Law and the Law Alumni Association inducted three new members into the 2015 Hall of Fame at an alumni reception held annually in conjunction with the Kentucky Bar Association Convention.

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For those who attended the Kentucky Bar Association’s 2015 Annual Convention you probably saw some familiar faces. Several professors from UK Law presented at the convention and shared their expertise with fellow lawyers. The professors involved and presentations given include:

Allison Connelly: Accommodating Transgender Students in Public Schools; Ferguson, Race and the Law

Josh Douglas: Securing the Right to Vote: The 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and Current Developments in Election Law

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Judge Joe Lee kentucky law graduate

UK Law’s Office of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) recently held the 17th Biennial Judge Joe Lee Bankruptcy Institute.  While this year’s institute was as successful as ever, there was a bittersweet feeling in the air with the absence of a key attendee. Judge Joe Lee passed away on May 21, 2015 – exactly two weeks before his namesake institute.  

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