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Mary J Davis

June 13, 2017

On Wednesday, May 17, the University of Kentucky College of Law held its sixth annual Developing Ideas Conference. Untenured and recently tenured faculty from across the nation were able to gather and share their developing ideas for scholarship in an informal, supportive, and engaging environment – just before diving into summer research.

Richard C. Ausness, Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Everett H. Metcalf, Jr. Professor of Law at UK Law, spearheaded the 2017 conference.

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August 19, 2016
By: Research

Mary Davis is the Stites & Harbison Professor of Law and was named a 2016-2017 University Research Professor. She has been on the UK College of Law faculty for 25 years. Her work on federal preemption of state products liability laws has been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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July 1, 2016

Eighteen diverse high school students, representing all of Lexington’s public high schools and Sayre, came to the University of Kentucky College of Law on June 12-18 for the third annual Summer Law Institute (SLI) – a seven-day residential Law Camp for rising juniors and seniors interested in law and the legal profession.

Kenleigh Joseph, a student at Tates Creek High School, participated in the camp this year.

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May 17, 2016

The University of Kentucky Office of the Vice President for Research, with approval by the Board of Trustees, selected Mary Davis, Stites & Harbison Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law, as the college’s University Research Professor for the 2016-17 year.

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May 17, 2016

On April 28, the University of Kentucky College of Law hosted a reception at the Hilary J. Boone Center to acknowledge the strength of UK Law faculty through scholarship.

Initiated in 2014, the Faculty Scholarship Reception recognizes articles from the previous two years and books from the last five years. The importance of the biennial event is to acknowledge the impact UK Law faculty are making both internally across campus and externally across the commonwealth and the nation.

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Upon recommendation of Dean David A. Brennen, eight third-year UK Law students were selected as Pupils of the Central Kentucky American Inn of Court (CKAIC) for 2015-2016.

Upon recommendation of Dean David A. Brennen, eight third-year UK Law students were selected as Pupils of the Central Kentucky American Inn of Court (CKAIC) for 2015-2016.

This year’s list of pupils include Ian Archibald, Alissa Bocook, Rachel Hepburn, Zachary Mattioni, Charles Otten, Andrea Reed, W. Austin Smith II, and Misty Stone.

The Inn of Court is an educational and mentoring organization for judges, lawyers and law students dedicated to perpetuating high quality, ethical lawyers and enhancing professionalism and collegiality among the bench and bar. 

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Professor Mary Davis

Mary J. Davis, University of Kentucky Stites & Harbison Professor of Law, recently published the fourth edition of her products liability treatise with co-author Professor David Owen from the University of South Carolina School of Law. The Law of Products Liability was published by Thomson Reuters Publishing in August 2014.

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