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kentucky college of law hosts law camp for area high school students

June 7-13, the UK College of Law, in conjunction with the Fayette County Bar Association (FCBA), co-sponsored the second Summer Law Institute (SLI) – a seven-day residential Law Camp for high school students interested in law and the legal profession.

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Activity around the law school has not slowed down over the summer. Many faculty members will enter the new academic year in promoted roles.

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Bill Fortune accepts Oustanding Service to Young Lawyers Award and Allison Connelly accepts Donated Legal Services Award at 2015 KBA Annual Convention

UK Law Professors Allison Connelly and Bill Fortune were honored at the KBA 2015 Annual Convention.

The Kentucky Bar Association (KBA) honored Professor Allison Connelly with the 2015 Donated Legal Services Award during their annual membership luncheon. The Donated Legal Services Award is given to “an individual in good standing with the KBA and currently involved in pro bono work. The selection process places special emphasis on the nature of the legal services contributed and the amount of time involved in the provision of free legal services.”

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On June 17 in Lexington, KY, the University of Kentucky College of Law and the Law Alumni Association inducted three new members into the 2015 Hall of Fame at an alumni reception held annually in conjunction with the Kentucky Bar Association Convention.

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For those who attended the Kentucky Bar Association’s 2015 Annual Convention you probably saw some familiar faces. Several professors from UK Law presented at the convention and shared their expertise with fellow lawyers. The professors involved and presentations given include:

Allison Connelly: Accommodating Transgender Students in Public Schools; Ferguson, Race and the Law

Josh Douglas: Securing the Right to Vote: The 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and Current Developments in Election Law

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Professor Paul Salamanca is the recipient of the 2015 Duncan Teaching Award at the College of Law.

Salamanca is described as professional, engaged in student success, and always willing to participate in events outside of the classroom. He plays a significant role in advancing the law school’s moot court efforts and developing practical skills in the law students who compete nationally in competition.

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UK Law faculty excel in many areas beyond the practice, teaching, and research of law.  Professor Brian Frye demonstrates through his continual contribution to the world of art. 

Professor Frye has already had the honor of being included in the 2002 Whitney Biennial collection and had his film Oona’s Veil included in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.  His most recent accomplishment boasts his film Oona’s Veil inclusion in the inaugural exhibition, America Is Hard to See, in the Whitney Museum’s new building.    

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UK Law donates books to Carter G. Woodson Academy

Faculty and staff of the University of Kentucky College of Law recently conducted a book drive to provide law books to the Carter G. Woodson Academy.  The drive proved to be a success as the law school delivered an overflowing tote full of books to the Academy. 

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Professor Bob Lawson Honored with Resolution by State Senate

On Wednesday, March 11, 2015, the Kentucky Senate honored Professor Robert G. Lawson with a resolution in recognition of his upcoming retirement from the University of Kentucky College of Law.  Senator Morgan McGarvey (UK Law ‘07) introduced Senate Resolution No. 199 which was co-sponsored by Senate President Robert Stivers II, Senate Minority Caucus Chair Gerald Neal, Senate Minority Whip Julian M. Carroll (UK Law ’56) and Senators Reginald Thomas, Wil Schroder, and Robin Webb. The Resolution read:

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University of Kentucky College of Law legal clinic

By: Whitney Harder

The American Bar Association calls on each lawyer to render at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services per year. In the 2014-2015 academic year, University of Kentucky College of Law students went well above and beyond that to serve Kentuckians.

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