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May 10, 2017

Every spring, the University of Kentucky College of Law hosts its commencement ceremony. Though the commencement format may rarely change, there is noticeable difference in seeing how each graduating class leaves its own unique mark.

Friday, May 5, was dedicated to celebrating the Class of 2017. 113 eager 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.

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April 19, 2017

The University of Kentucky College of Law hosted Senior U.S. District Judge Curtis Lynn Collier of the Eastern District of Tennessee on Wednesday, April 12, as the final speaker for the 2016-17 Judicial Conversation Series.

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March 22, 2017

On Monday, March 6, the University of Kentucky College of Law hosted a conference entitled, “In re Gault: 50 Years Later,” to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the landmark United States Supreme Court decision In re Gault, 387 U.S. 1 (1967). The event took place in the UK Law Courtroom and was open to the public.

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March 21, 2017

On Tuesday, February 28, the Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, & Natural Resources Law (KJEANRL), in conjunction with the University of Kentucky College of Law, hosted its third annual symposium entitled, “Faces of the Bluegrass.”

Legal practitioners and regulators from across Kentucky shared their thoughts on current legal, policy, and regulation issues affecting the environment, natural resources, and energy. The symposium took place in the UK Law Courtroom and was open to the public.

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February 23, 2017

On Tuesday, February 28, the University of Kentucky College of Law Diversity Committee, in collaboration with UK Analytics and Technologies’ Media Depot, the Media Arts and Studies (MAS) Program, and the Writing, Rhetoric and Digital Studies (WRD) Program, will screen the first episode of a new video series entitled, Perspectives. The premiere event will take place in the auditorium of William T. Young Library from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. and conclude with a town hall discussion. Refreshments will be served following the event.

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February 22, 2017

On Monday, March 6, the University of Kentucky College of Law will host “In re Gault: 50 Years Later.” The conference, featuring some of the nation’s top juvenile justice scholars, will take place in the UK Law Courtroom from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and is open to the public. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m.

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January 23, 2017

Faculty members at the University of Kentucky College of Law will engage with scholars from other schools across the nation this spring 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, and increasing the profile of the college by introducing UK Law faculty to senior scholars from other schools.

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February 1, 2017
By Whitney Harder

University of Kentucky College of Law students as well as judges, lawyers and clerks from across Kentucky were provided an extraordinary opportunity on February 1, as the Hon. John G. Roberts Jr., Chief Justice of the United States, visited the UK campus.

Chief Justice Roberts was here as the first speaker for the newly established John G. Heyburn II Initiative for Excellence in the Federal Judiciary.

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November 16, 2016

On Friday, November 4, the Kentucky Law Journal (KLJ) and the University of Kentucky College of Law co-hosted a symposium entitled, “30 Years of Batson: a Retrospective.” The symposium took place in the UK Law Courtroom and was open to the public.

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November 11, 2016

The University of Kentucky College of Law hosted Associate Justice Michelle Keller of the Kentucky Supreme Court on October 26 as part of UK Law’s 2016-17 Judicial Conversation Series.

Justice Keller was appointed to the Kentucky Supreme Court in April 2013 by Governor Steve Beshear. She was elected to a full eight-year term on the bench in November 2014. She is also the chairwoman of the court system’s Kentucky Access to Justice Commission.

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