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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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Schedule for the 2014 Lassiter Conference at the University of Kentucky College of Law

The UK College of Law is proud to present the 2014 Lassiter Conference, Freedom from Fear: On Black Childhood & Other Dangers, on Friday, November 21.

While all events are free, you are asked to please register for the event. We have provided a complete conference schedule with panel discussions and speaker biographies.

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Students and Judges Outside Law School Courtroom

The University of Kentucky College of Law and the Patterson School of Diplomacy were pleased to welcome to campus, in partnership with U.S. District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove (UK Law ’89), five judges from Turkey on September 23, 2014. The judges (Ayise Kalem, Murat Oner, Seckin Kocer, Volkan Muftuoglu, and Zekiye Ozturk) served on a panel with Judge Van Tatenhove, Professor Cortney Lollar, and Professor Marianna Jackson Clay as moderator. They discussed the similarities and differences between the judicial and legal education systems of Turkey and the United States.

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Trevor Potter and Professor Joshua Douglas

Leading election law expert and College of Law Professor, Josh Douglas, brought Trevor Potter, national campaign and election lawyer, to campus on October 1, 2014.

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Trevor Potter Speaking

Leading election law expert and College of Law Professor, Josh Douglas, brought Trevor Potter, national campaign and election lawyer, to campus on October 1, 2014. 

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The Kentucky Law Journal and the University of Kentucky College of Law present a Symposium on Data Privacy entitled “Your Rights in a Digital World,” on Friday, October 10, 2014 from 9:30 – 2:30 pm. The event will take place in the College of Law Courtroom.

This symposium is dedicated to the question of how we govern data privacy when personal data is ubiquitous.

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