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The Kentucky Law Journal and the University of Kentucky College of Law present a Symposium on Data Privacy entitled “Your Rights in a Digital World,” on Friday, October 10, 2014 from 9:30 – 2:30 pm. The event will take place in the College of Law Courtroom.

This symposium is dedicated to the question of how we govern data privacy when personal data is ubiquitous.

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Justice Kagan

A Conversation With
Elena Kagan
Associate Justice
United States Supreme Court

September 19, 2013
6:30 p.m.
UK Singletary Center Recital Hall

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UK College of Law hosts first Law Camp

June 8-14, the UK College of Law, in conjunction with the Fayette County Bar Association (FCBA), co-hosted the first 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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Professors at the Developing Ideas Conference

On Wednesday, May 21, the University of Kentucky College of Law held its fourth annual Developing Ideas Conference. Untenured and recently tenured faculty from across the nation were able to gather and share their developing ideas for scholarship in an informal, supportive, and engaging environment – just before diving into summer research.

Nicole Huberfeld, H. Wendell Cherry Professor of Law and Chair of Faculty Development at UK College of Law, spearheaded the 2014 conference.

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Professor Bird-Pollan and Student Volunteer at Tax Clinic

This spring, the University of Kentucky College of Law continued one of its signature pro bono efforts – the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. Now, tax season is over and the 2014 numbers are in!

This year, a total of 46 volunteers, including 25 law students and two law alumni, prepared and filed 587 tax returns for mostly low income individuals with simple returns. Clients saved an estimated $114,465 in preparation fees and received $579,000 in federal refunds and $110,000 in state refunds.

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BLSA Spring Banquet

On Thursday, April 3, the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) held their annual Spring Banquet at the Hilary J. Boone Center to recognize notable alumni, graduating third-year students, and the work of the chapter.

Keynote speaker Roszalyn Akins spoke to alumni, community leaders, students, faculty, and administrators about the BLSA Chapter theme, Reclaiming our Past and Shaping our Future. She noted the importance of community service and building relationships with past, present and prospective members of UK BLSA.

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LSVO ProBono Kickoff Reception

On Monday, April 14, the Law Student Veterans Organization, in conjunction with the Fayette Circuit Court and the Fayette Veterans Treatment Court, hosted a kick-off reception for students and lawyers interested in participating in the Veterans Treatment Court Pro Bono Program – a new program that places law students with attorney-mentors to provide civil legal services to combat veterans being treated by the Fayette County Veterans Treatment Court.

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Law Students at Ms. JD Conference

Women’s Law Caucus members Ashley Adkins, Shannon Leahy, Ally Miller and Megan Pigman attended Ms. JD: Passion Forward, the Sixth Annual Conference on Women in Law, held at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, February 21-22, 2014.

It was the first year members of The Women’s Law Caucus attended the conference and the 3L students were ecstatic about the opportunity. They hope that this will be the start of a yearly tradition for the student organization.

“The timing in our 3L year was great!” exclaimed Megan Pigman, President of Women’s Law Caucus.

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Professor Bird-Pollan and Students of the Women's Law Caucus

The UK College of Law Women’s Law Caucus hosted their Annual Spring Luncheon on Thursday, March 6, at the Hilary J. Boone Center to honor Anita M. Britton and Jennifer Bird-Pollan for their outstanding dedication to women in the law.

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Guests at Kentucky Law Review Banquet

The Kentucky Law Journal (KLJ) and the Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Law (KJEANRL) held their annual banquet on Wednesday, March 26, at the Boone Center. There were roughly 140 attendees, including faculty and members of both journals.

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