Congratulations are in order for a University of Kentucky husband and wife team – Philosophy Professor Stefan Bird-Pollan and College of Law Professor Jennifer Bird-Pollan. They are first-time recipients of Fulbright Visiting Professorships, given by the Fulbright Scholar Program.
A Fulbright award sends U.S. scholars to foreign countries for academic exchange. Currently 155 countries participate in the Fulbright Scholar Program. Ultimately this program will help lead to a more peaceful, prosperous world.
Radio Host Carl Nathe interviewed College of Law Dean and Professor David A. Brennen for his regular "UK at the Half" feature. The interview aired at halftime during the University of Kentucky v. Baylor basketball game on December 2. Listen to audio of the interview by clicking below:
The UK Law Library is pleased to be one of the first university law libraries in the country to offer our faculty and students access to the Lexis Digital Library. This resource provides e-book versions of over 800 Lexis titles including popular study aid series such as "Understanding" and "Questions and Answers," Kentucky practice materials like Caldwell's Kentucky Form Book and Kentucky Evidence Law Handbook, and authoritative treatises such as Nimmer on Copyright and Collier on Bankruptcy.
Congratulations to UK Law Professor and Director of Legal Research & Writing Melissa N. Henke on being sworn in to the Kentucky Bar. Kentucky Supreme Court Deputy Chief Justice Mary C. Noble (1981) administered the oath of office on September 6, with Professor Allison Connelly (1983) and Julie Butcher (1990) as witnesses.
OUR NIXON is an all-archival documentary presenting the Super 8 home movies of H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman and Dwight Chapin for the very first time. The footage from Nixon's aides, which obsessively documents their time in the White House, was seized by the FBI during the Watergate investigation, then filed away and forgotten for almost 40 years. The home movies are presented with other rare footage, creating an intimate and complex portrait of the Nixon presidency as never seen before.
Congratulations to Professor Melynda Price, the recipient of the 2013 Duncan Teaching Award at the College of Law.
Professor Price is the Robert E. Harding, Jr. Associate Professor of Law. According to her students, Professor Price's classroom teaching is outstanding. Not only do the students enjoy her in the classroom, they also see Professor Price as embodying many of the values we hope our students take from law school. Typical of the student comments about Professor Price is the following:
The University of Kentucky College of Law welcomes four new faculty starting this fall. Marianna Jackson Clay, Visiting Professor of Law; Jane Bloom Grisé, Director of Academic Success and Professor of Legal Writing; Cortney Lollar, Assistant Professor of Law; and Collin Schueler, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law.
A paper written by Robert G. Schwemm, Ashland-Spears Distinguished Research Professor at the University of Kentucky College of Law, has led to the adoption of final regulations by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) endorsing use of the “discriminatory effect” standard under the federal Fair Housing Act.
The College of Law helped to kick off campus Black History Month observances with a lecture from Campbell Law School Assistant Professor Amos Jones, "The Dismantling of De Jure Segregation in Kentucky: How Slave Religion, Strategic Voting, and Creative Lawyering Broke Barriers in a Socially Advanced Border State." The lecture was was co-sponsored by the UK Martin Luther King, Jr.
Professor Nicole Huberfeld was quoted in a January 29, 2013 New York Times article, "To Open Eyes, W-2s List Cost of Providing a Health Plan," about the surprise many find when they realize the total cost of their employer-sponsored health coverage.