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Nine UK Law alumni were recently admitted as members of the United States Supreme Court Bar. The alumni were joined by Dean David A. Brennen and his wife, Kimberly Brennen, who were also admitted.  John McGarvey, a 1973 UK Law graduate, served as the movant for the group to be admitted to the Bar.  Chief Justice John G. Roberts presided over the proceeding before the full court, with the exception of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and admitted the candidates to the Bar.

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Jan. 10, 2019  The University of Kentucky College of Law welcomes three visiting faculty members for the Spring 2019 semester:  Gayle W. Herndon, Les M. MacRae and James C. Smith.  Additionally, two visiting faculty members, Cyra A. Choudhury and Ryan A. Valentin, continue to serve in their year-long post.

Gayle W. Herndon
Visiting Professor of Law

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The Kentucky Law Journal, in conjunction with the University of Kentucky College of Law and the Student Government Senate, hosted “Intermeddlers or Innovators? States and Federal Copyright Law,” in October.  The symposium took place at Gatton College of Business and Economics in Woodward Hall.

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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

Despite a rainy, windy start, the annual Judicata 5K brought the UK law community together for what turned out to be a gorgeous fall day in Lexington, Kentucky.  The third annual event took place October 28 at Wellington Park, with 35 people and eight dogs running to the finish line.

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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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July 11, 2018 - The University of Kentucky College of Law recognized the strength of the UK Law faculty through scholarship with a reception at the Hilary J. Boone Center this spring. 

The Faculty Scholarship Reception has been held every other year since 2014.  The purpose of this event is to recognize the importance of research and scholarship at the College of Law and to show the impact UK Law faculty are making both internally across campus and externally across the commonwealth and nation. 

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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 - 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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