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Joshua A. Douglas, Thomas P. Lewis Professor of Law, is the recipient of the 2019 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, which was established in 1982 to promote outstanding teaching performance at the college. Recipients are selected by the dean with emphasis placed on student evaluations.

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University of Kentucky College of Law Director of the Office of Continuing Legal Education, Kevin P. Bucknam, was honored for 25 years of service, on July 26, 2019, during the UK Law CLE 46 Annual Midwest-Midsouth Estate Planning Institute.

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University of Kentucky College of Law Assistant Dean of Community Engagement & Diversity Daniel P. Murphy, Jr., was awarded the 2019 Nathaniel R. Harper Award, on June 14, 2019, during the Kentucky Bar Association’s Membership Luncheon. 

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University of Kentucky Provost David Blackwell has named Professor Mary J. Davis to the position of interim dean of the College of Law.

Dean David A. Brennen has been selected to participate in the American Council on Education's (ACE) Fellows Program, the longest running leadership development program in the United States.  At the conclusion of the fellowship year, Brennen will return to UK with new knowledge and skills that contribute to capacity-building efforts, along with a network of peers across the country and abroad.

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The University of Kentucky’s One Day for UK, a 24-hour day of giving celebrated on April 17, netted over $1M from 3,262 gifts, including $15,612 allocated for law school projects. 

In its first year, the goal of One Day for UK was to raise awareness about the campaign and to encourage giving for the University of Kentucky. The online, social-media-driven campaign centered around community outreach, including reconnecting with alumni, engaging young alumni and motivating its strongest supporters to make a gift to any college, unit or cause of their choice.

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April 9, 2019
Joshua A. Douglas, Thomas P. Lewis Professor of Law at UK Law, is an expert on US election law and his book Vote for US: How to Take Back Our Elections and Change the Future of Voting presents an assessment of current efforts to make the U.S. voting system more accessible, reliable and effective.

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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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Jan. 18, 2019
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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