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October 4, 2017

30 teams battled it out at HopCat last month for the University of Kentucky College of Law’s third annual Trivia Night. A record $1,540 was raised by students, faculty and staff to benefit the UK Law Legal Clinic.

Approximately 200 members of the UK Law community came out to answer questions in categories that included horse racing, Kentucky sports, and bourbon. The money raised will go towards purchasing Thanksgiving dinners, and covering filing fees and other costs for Legal Clinic clients. 

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September 22, 2017
By Whitney Harder

The Hon. Neil M. Gorsuch, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, spent Thursday evening on the University of Kentucky campus. He spoke to University of Kentucky College of Law students as well as judges, lawyers and clerks from across Kentucky.

During his talk, he offered a few pointers to UK Law students in the crowd.

"Give back a little bit. If you’ve made it to an institution like this, you’ve been blessed and have a lot to offer your fellow citizens," he said.

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September 14, 2017

Richard H. Underwood, the Edward T. Breathitt Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law and winner of two Independent Publisher Book Awards and the 2016 Foreword Reviews INDIES Award (Bronze: True Crime), will release his new book, Gaslight Lawyers: Criminal Trials & Exploits in Gilded Age New York, at Joseph-Beth Booksellers on Sept. 19. The release event is set to begin at 7:00 p.m.

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August 28, 2017

Faculty members at the University of Kentucky College of Law will engage with scholars from other schools across the nation this fall by continuing to host two visiting speaker series: the Randall-Park Distinguished Speaker and Faculty Brownbag Speaker.

Both series bring distinguished legal scholars to UK Law to present and discuss their research and ideas, providing important opportunities for junior scholars to share their research. Both series also increase the profile of the college by introducing UK Law faculty to senior scholars from other schools.

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August 9, 2017

Jennifer Bird-Pollan, James and Mary Lassiter Associate Professor of Law, is the recipient of the 2017 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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August 2, 2017

As the culmination of her 2016-17 University Research Professorship, Mary J. Davis, Brown, Todd & Heyburn Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law, served as a visiting research professor at the University of Edinburgh School of Law in Scotland.

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July 5, 2017

The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees recently approved promotions and/or tenure for five UK Law faculty members: Tina M. Brooks, Kristin J. Hazelwood, Diane B. Kraft, Cortney E. Lollar, and Franklin L. Runge.

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June 22, 2017

Brian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law, recently returned from China where he taught a three-week class on United States Intellectual Property law at the Jilin University School of Law, one of the top law schools in China.

“It was an amazing experience to have young Chinese students who were so excited about learning intellectual property law,” said Prof. Frye.

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June 22, 2017

Richard C. Ausness, Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Everett H. Metcalf, Jr. Professor of Law at University of Kentucky College of Law, recently participated in an international broadcast on "America's Opioid Nightmare," which aired in an edition of Business Daily on BBC World Service.

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June 13, 2017

On Wednesday, May 17, the University of Kentucky College of Law held its sixth 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.

Richard C. Ausness, Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Everett H. Metcalf, Jr. Professor of Law at UK Law, spearheaded the 2017 conference.

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