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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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April 8, 2016

University of Kentucky College of Law Professor Joshua Douglas recently authored an opinion piece, "What if eight justices must decide election?" published in The Courier-Journal on March 31.

To read the op-ed, visit http://www.courier-journal.com/story/opinion/2016/03/30/what-if-eight-justices-must-decide-election/82429970/.

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Dean David A. Brennen Interview Featured on Legal Blog

The Oklahoma Legal Blog recently featured an interview with UK Law Dean David A. Brennen. Part of the blog can be viewed below, to read the interview in its entirety, please click here.

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Melissa Henke, Robert G. Lawson & William H. Fortune Associate Professor of Law and Director of Legal Research and Writing, recently received a favorable decision from the Kentucky Court of Appeals in her pro bono representation of an inmate.

December 4, 2015

Melissa Henke, Robert G. Lawson & William H. Fortune Associate Professor of Law and Director of Legal Research and Writing, recently received a favorable decision from the Kentucky Court of Appeals in her pro bono representation of an inmate. The court ruling will be published, which means it will be reported in the official source of Kentucky case law and serve as precedent in future cases.

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