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Justice Samuel Alito Gives University of Kentucky College of Law Behind-the-Scenes Look at Supreme Court

By: Whitney Harder

September 28, 2015 The University of Kentucky College of Law has a history of bringing the legal profession's most distinguished figures to campus for students to meet with, and this year is no exception.

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Utah Senate Majority Whip J. Stuart Adams and Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson, director of the Family Law and Policy Program at the University of Illinois, will give a talk titled, "Kim Davis and Religious Objectors to Obergefell: In Search of More Civil Solutions" at the University of Kentucky College of Law

By: Whitney Harder

September 28, 2015

Addressing the ongoing legal dilemma of religious objections to a same sex marriage ruling, two key players in the "Utah compromise" will speak at the University of Kentucky College of Law at noon Wednesday, Sept. 30.

Utah Senate Majority Whip J. Stuart Adams and Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson, director of the Family Law and Policy Program at the University of Illinois, will give a talk titled, "Kim Davis and Religious Objectors to Obergefell: In Search of More Civil Solutions."

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito to Speak at UK Law

By: Whitney Harder

The University of Kentucky College of Law is pleased to welcome U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito to campus next week as the Fall 2015 Roy R. and Virginia F. Ray Distinguished Lecturer. Justice Alito will speak at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24.

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The University of Kentucky College of Law is pleased to announce

US Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito

as the Fall 2015 Roy R. and Virginia F. Ray Distinguished Lecturer

Thursday, September 24, 2015
6:00 p.m.
The Kincaid Auditorium

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Class of 2015

On Friday, May 8, 2015, the University of Kentucky College of Law held its Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2015. Family and friends gathered in the Singletary Center for the Arts to honor and celebrate the graduating students.

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Seven Albanian Judges who visited UK Law.

On April 16, 2015, the University of Kentucky College of Law and the Patterson School of Diplomacy were pleased to welcome to campus, in partnership with Assistant U.S. Attorney David Grise (UK Law ’83) and U.S. District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove (UK Law ’89), seven judges from the Albanian School of Magistrates.  The Albanian School of Magistrates provides initial legal training and is the sole provider of Continuing Legal Education for judges and prosecutors. 

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Judge Gregory

The University of Kentucky College of Law is pleased to announce Judge Roger L. Gregory, of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, will be our Spring 2015 speaker for the Judicial Conversation Series. The event will take place at Noon on February 18, 2015, in the College of Law Courtroom.

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Evan Smith

The Kentucky Journal for Equine, Agriculture and Natural Resources Law and the Appalachian Law Society hosted Evan Smith at the UK College of Law on November 20, 2014. Smith discussed “Black Lung Law & Policy: An Introduction to Disease, Law, and Current Issues.”

Smith is a graduate of Oberlin College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He received a 2013 Skadden Fellowship to build upon Appalachian Citizens' Law Center’s representation of coal miners and their families in mine safety and black lung cases and to specialize in appellate advocacy.

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Chief Judge Tracey Wise

The University of Kentucky College of Law hosted Chief Judge Tracey Wise from the Eastern District of Kentucky United States Bankruptcy Court on October 22 as part of the College of Law’s 2014-2015 Judicial Conversation Series. Judge Wise met with members of the Women’s Law Caucus for breakfast and discussed challenges she faces in her judiciary role as a female in a predominantly male position. She encouraged the Women’s Law Caucus members to continue pursuing their dreams, whether it’s practicing law or becoming a judge, and assured them it is possible to balance family and career.

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Students in Election Law Class with Trey Grayson

Trey Grayson (Law ’97), the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce CEO, spoke to Professor Josh Douglas' election law class on Monday, November 17 about his service on the Presidential Commission on Election Administration (the Bauer-Ginsburg Commission).

Before becoming President of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Grayson was director of the Harvard University Institute of Politics. Prior to that, he served two terms as Kentucky Secretary of State.

Grayson holds an MBA and JD from the University of Kentucky.

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