June 17, 2016
This spring, the University of Kentucky College of Law continued one of its signature pro bono efforts – the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. UK College of Law student volunteers provided free assistance with tax preparations and filings to mostly low income individuals with simple returns. Now that tax season is over, the 2016 numbers are in!
May 27, 2016
University of Kentucky College of Law Assistant Professor Albertina Antognini has been selected to participate in the 17th Annual Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum, to be held at Yale Law School on June 28-29, 2016. She will present her paper titled, “Defining Nonmarriage.”
Prof. Antognini’s paper analyzes how the law treats couples who engage in sexual, affective, and economic relationships outside of marriage by looking at how courts distribute property when the individuals separate.
May 17, 2016
The University of Kentucky Office of the Vice President for Research, with approval by the Board of Trustees, selected Mary Davis, Stites & Harbison Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law, as the college’s University Research Professor for the 2016-17 year.
May 17, 2016
On April 28, the University of Kentucky College of Law hosted a reception at the Hilary J. Boone Center to acknowledge the strength of UK Law faculty through scholarship.
Initiated in 2014, the Faculty Scholarship Reception recognizes articles from the previous two years and books from the last five years. The importance of the biennial event is to acknowledge the impact UK Law faculty are making both internally across campus and externally across the commonwealth and the nation.
May 17, 2016
On Friday, May 6, the University of Kentucky College of Law held its Commencement Ceremony to honor and celebrate the Class of 2016. 146 eager and remarkable law students walked across the stage in the Singletary Center for the Arts ready to claim their award for three years of hard work: A UK Law diploma.
“Today is a day of joy – for graduates and for all of us here today. We all share your sense of accomplishment, your sense of relief, and your sense of anticipation about the future,” said David A. Brennen, Dean at UK College of Law.
May 12, 2016
Melynda J. Price, the Robert E. Harding, Jr. Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law, has received a fellowship from Woodrow Wilson School’s Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) and will spend the 2016-17 academic year at Princeton University. Prof. Price was one of six fellows selected in a competitive process from a large interdisciplinary and international applicant pool.
April 29, 2016
Over the last few months, UK Law students have lived and breathed StreetLaw – a brand-new student organization at the University of Kentucky College of Law dedicated to teaching high school students and members of the Lexington community about law and the legal system.
April 21, 2016
Joshua A. Douglas, the Robert G. Lawson & William H. Fortune Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law, along with co-author Eugene D. Mazo, has published a new book, "Election Law Stories." The 593-page book offers a deep-dive into the most significant cases in election law across the nation, including the landmark decisions of Reynolds v. Sims, Bush v. Gore, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, and Shelby County v. Holder.
April 11, 2016
Brian L. Frye, Assistant Professor of Law at the UK College of Law, has been selected by the University of Houston Law Center’s Institute for Intellectual Property & Information Law (IPIL) to receive the 2016 Sponsored Scholarship Grant (SSG) for the Legal Academy.
The IPIL SSG Program is designed to facilitate newly-authored scholarship in specific areas of IPIL within the legal academy. For 2015-16, the focus is Copyright, Entertainment, Media, Art and Sports Law.