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Spring 2015 Faculty Practitioners

The University of Kentucky College of Law is pleased to welcome to campus two new Faculty Practitioners for the Spring 2015 Semester. Faculty Practitioners are experienced practitioners hired to teach on a full-time but temporary basis, and also are in residence at the College of Law to be engaged with students. Our new Faculty Practitioners are Gayle W. Herndon and James G. Harralson. They join Marianna Jackson Clay, who has been a Faculty Practitioner in residence at the College of Law since the Fall 2013 semester. Professors Herndon and Harralson also serve on the College of Law’s Visiting Committee, and all three Faculty Practitioners are graduates of the College.

James Harralson is teaching Corporation Finance Law. He recently retired from his position as Associate General Counsel for AT&T Mobility, and previously served as Vice President and Associate General Counsel for BellSouth/AT&T, all over the past 13 years in Atlanta. Professor Harralson also worked for BellSouth affiliates in Kentucky, Alabama, and Georgia, and at two law firms in Kentucky, bringing 35 years of corporate experience to the classroom. He is a 1979 graduate of the UK College of Law and a 1976 graduate of the UK College of Business with a degree in Business and Economics.

Gayle Herndon is teaching Corporate Tax. He recently retired as Tax Counsel for Tax Policy and Planning at the General Electric Company in Fairfield, Connecticut after 25 years of service. Previously, he served as a Special Assistant to the Deputy Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service and as an attorney and accountant at various private firms. He has a combined 40 years of experience in a tax-related profession. Professor Herndon is a 1982 Order of the Coif graduate of the UK College of Law and a 1976 graduate of the UK College of Business with a degree in Accounting.

Marianna Jackson Clay has served in various capacities in the Commonwealth before coming to the UK College of Law to teach. She was a staff attorney for the Kentucky Court of Appeals, an Assistant United States Attorney, a Senior Litigation Counsel for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and as the Assistant Director for Civil Litigation instruction at the National Advocacy Center in South Carolina, a residential training facility for Department of Justice attorneys nationwide. Professor Clay is a 1978 UK College of Law valedictorian, the first woman to earn that honor at UK, and graduated Order of the Coif. She teaches Civil Pretrial Practice, Litigation Skills, and Negotiations.

The University of Kentucky College of Law is pleased to have Professors Clay, Harralson and Herndon on the faculty roster for the spring 2015 semester.