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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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Justice Kagan

A Conversation With
Elena Kagan
Associate Justice
United States Supreme Court

September 19, 2013
6:30 p.m.
UK Singletary Center Recital Hall

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Doug Jones

The University of Kentucky College of Law is pleased to welcome Doug Jones, former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, on the 51st anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing in Birmingham, Alabama. 

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CDO's Judicial Clerkship Panel

Students considering summer and post-graduation clerkships filled the College of Law Courtroom on Wednesday, March 12, for the Judicial Clerkship Panel. The panel of state and federal judges, representing the trial and appellate levels of the state and federal judiciary, and their law clerks, spent the hour speaking about the benefits of judicial clerkships and encouraging students to submit applications.

The clerkship panel was made up of the following state and federal judges:

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Legal Aid Unjiversity at the UK College of Law

The University of Kentucky College of Law served as the host site on Friday, March 14, for Legal Aid University: How Young Lawyers Can Build a Practice and Hone Skills. This free CLE program, put together by the KBA Young Lawyers Division and Kentucky Legal Aid Programs, is offered to lawyers interested in learning basic skills in a variety of high-demand practice areas and who agree to accept at least three pro bono cases from the local legal aid program.

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Lisa Mueller speaks to the Intellectual Property Law Society

On Friday, February 21, the Intellectual Property Law Society hosted guest speaker Lisa Mueller, who spoke about Patent Trolls, with roughly 20 College of Law students. Ms. Mueller is a partner in Michael Best’s Intellectual Property Practice Group and a member of the Life Sciences and Chemical Industry Group.

During her presentation she covered the damaging effects that patent trolls have, not only on corporations, but also on small businesses that use products that infringe upon the patent owner’s invention.

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