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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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October 17, 2016

On Friday, November 4, the Kentucky Law Journal, in conjunction with the University of Kentucky College of Law, will host “30 Years of Batson: a Retrospective.” The symposium will take place in the UK Law Courtroom and is open to the public.

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October 5, 2016

The University of Kentucky College of Law will host Justice Michelle Keller of the Kentucky Supreme Court and Judge Curtis Lynn Collier of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, as part of the 2016-17 Judicial Conversation Series.

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September 27, 2016

The University of Kentucky College of Law Women’s Law Caucus (WLC) hosted the Honorable Pamela Goodwine (UK Law ’94) on Tuesday, September 20, as the first speaker of a new lecture series entitled, "Inspirational Women in the Law.”

The idea for the lecture series is credited to Allie Vaughan Miller, a third-year law student and WLC Education Chair. Through the series, WLC hopes to provide students with access to prominent women attorneys and judges who can serve as an inspiration to both young women and men entering the legal profession.

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June 22, 2016

While the faculty at the University of Kentucky College of Law spend most of their time preparing students to be lawyers and leaders and producing widely-recognized legal scholarship, they also make time to engage with scholars from other schools across the nation by hosting two visiting speaker series: the Randall-Park Distinguished Speaker and Faculty Brownbag Speaker.  

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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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April 11, 2016

The University of Kentucky College of Law hosted Senior District Judge Thomas B. Russell from the Western District of Kentucky on March 23 as part of UK Law’s 2015-2016 Judicial Conversation Series.

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March 30, 2016

The light of election law shined on Kentucky last Friday, March 25, as the Kentucky Law Journal (KLJ) and the University of Kentucky College of Law co-hosted an all-day symposium that brought powerhouse speakers from across the nation to the College of Law Courtroom. Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes kicked off the event titled, An Elective Perspective: Judicial Regulation of Politics in an Election Year, with the delivery of the keynote address.

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March 3, 2016

On Wednesday, March 2, 2016, the Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture and Natural Resources Law (KJEARNL) and the University of Kentucky College of Law hosted a symposium entitled “Energy and the Environment: The Interplay of Regulations and Natural Resources Law and Policy.” Legal practitioners and regulators from across the country gathered in the College of Law Courtroom to share their thoughts on current legal, policy, and regulation issues affecting the environment, natural resources, and energy.

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The University of Kentucky welcomed Order of the Coif Distinguished Visitor Eugene R. Fidell, of Yale Law School, for a lecture on military justice and its reform on Thursday, February 4. Fidell previously served as president of the National Institute of Military Justice and is currently well-known for representing Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Fidell addressed UK law students in a noon forum on the topic: “To What Extent Can the Constitution Be Amended?”

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