Paul E Salamanca
September 22, 2017
By Whitney Harder
The Hon. Neil M. Gorsuch, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, spent Thursday evening on the University of Kentucky campus. He spoke to University of Kentucky College of Law students as well as judges, lawyers and clerks from across Kentucky.
During his talk, he offered a few pointers to UK Law students in the crowd.
"Give back a little bit. If you’ve made it to an institution like this, you’ve been blessed and have a lot to offer your fellow citizens," he said.
Professor Paul Salamanca is the recipient of the 2015 Duncan Teaching Award at the College of Law.
Salamanca is described as professional, engaged in student success, and always willing to participate in events outside of the classroom. He plays a significant role in advancing the law school’s moot court efforts and developing practical skills in the law students who compete nationally in competition.
The University of Kentucky College of Law recently honored the hard work and dedication of the officers, members, advisors, and coaches of the Moot Court Board and Trial Advocacy Board (TAB), as well as many first-year students in connection with their Legal Research and Writing (LRW) Clubs. The Litigation Banquet recognizes the students who have excelled in both written and oral advocacy.
Paul Salamanca, the Wyatt, Tarrant and Combs Professor of Law, was quoted in an article that ran in both USA Today and The Courier-Journal on amicus briefs influencing the gay marriage case.
"Some amicus briefs are extremely valuable, others not so much," said University of Kentucky law professor Paul Salamanca, who was a law clerk for Justice David Souter. "What matters is who submits the briefs and what they say, not head counts."
Professor Paul Salamanca appeared on the June 23rd edition of Kentucky Educational Television (KET) program "Kentucky Tonight" as part of a panel discussing Campaign Finance.
The panel argued four main questions that make up the campaign finance debate: