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Professor Henke Sworn in to Kentucky Bar

Professor Henke

Congratulations to UK Law Professor and Director of Legal Research & Writing Melissa N. Henke on being sworn in to the Kentucky Bar. Kentucky Supreme Court Deputy Chief Justice Mary C. Noble (1981) administered the oath of office on September 6, with Professor Allison Connelly (1983) and Julie Butcher (1990) as witnesses.

Prior to joining UK Law in 2011, Professor Henke was an Associate Professor of Legal Research and Writing at the Georgetown University Law Center. Before she began teaching full-time, she practiced law with the Washington, D.C. firm Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells), where she represented clients in a wide range of commercial litigation matters, including breach of contract and business torts, and defended against nationwide RICO and state class actions involving the healthcare field. In 2007 and 2008, she served as the senior associate in the law firm’s premiere pro bono practice group, litigating high-impact and individual pro bono matters involving civil rights, employment discrimination, wrongful convictions, and immigration.

"It was important to me,” said Professor Henke on her admission to the Bar. “This is what we’re training our students to do.”