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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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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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