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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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Upcoming Judicial Conversation Series Speakers

The University of Kentucky College of Law is pleased to announce that the Judicial Conversation Series is back again for Spring 2014. Kentucky Chief Justice John D. Minton will kick off this year’s series on Friday, April 4, at noon, followed by U.S. Tax Court Judge Joseph Goeke on Friday, April 11, at noon. Each forum will be moderated by Judge Jennifer B. Coffman (Retired), Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky.

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Dr. Davis at the UK College of Law

The Kentucky Innocence Project hosted Dr. Greg Davis, a professor in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine’s Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, on Friday, February 14, in the College of Law courtroom. Students from the University of Kentucky, University of Louisville and Chase gathered to listen to Dr. Davis discuss his role as the Kentucky State Medical Examiner.

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On Wednesday, November 6th, Professor Jennifer Kreder from Northern Kentucky University presented a talk about Nazi-era Art Litigation, an area in which she has significant experience having previously worked on such litigation. The timing of her presentation could not have been more perfect with the recent uncovering of 1,400 stolen works of art, including works by Picasso and Matisse, discovered in a Munich apartment of a now deceased wartime art dealer.

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International Law Society and Guests

On November 12, 2013, the University of Kentucky College of Law hosted “Journey to America: Immigration Law and Refugees in Lexington.” The speakers included Ms. Guione Johnstone, immigration lawyer and Program Director of Maxwell Street Legal Clinic, Ms. Dabney Parker, Volunteer Coordinator at Kentucky Refugee Ministries (KRM), and Mrs. Nicole Tshibangu, a Congolese refugee.

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More than 90 health law lawyers were in attendance at the University of Kentucky College of Law on November 7 & 8, 2013, participating in UK/CLE’s “Kentucky Health Law Institute”. The Institute was co-chaired by former health law practitioner and now Judge Frank H. McCartney of Flemingsburg, and Theodore T. Myre, Jr. of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs.

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Representative Massie with Professor Salamanca and Students

The UK College of Law Federalist Society hosted Congressman Thomas Massie in November (KY-4). Congressman Massie spoke to students about his work in the U.S. House of Representatives, discussing a range of topics including internet taxation and CISPA, the NSA, electric cars, and industrial hemp.

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John T. McGarvey at the 33rd Annual Banking Law Conference

Over 100 of the Commonwealth’s leading banking law counsel were in attendance at the UK College of Law’s 33rd Annual Conference on Legal Issues for Financial Institutions held on Friday, September 27th. Among the presenters at this year’s Conference were UK College of Law Hall of Fame member, John T. McGarvey of Morgan & Pottinger, and Timothy Divis, Chief Regional Counsel of the FDIC in Chicago. William T. Repasky of Frost Brown Todd served as Chair of this year’s program and a luncheon presentation was provided during the Conference by Charles A.

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UK Law Student Elizabeth Combs speaking before the forum

The University of Kentucky College of Law’s Appalachian Law Caucus, American Constitution Society, and Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Law (KJEANRL) sponsored a Mountain Caucus Forum on Thursday, September 19. The seven-member panel included Speaker of the House Greg Stumbo, Senator Robin Webb and State Representatives Leslie Combs, Tim Couch, Tanya Pullin, John Short, and Jimmy Stewart.

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