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November 2, 2018

Despite a rainy, windy start, the annual Judicata 5K brought the UK law community together for what turned out to be a gorgeous fall day in Lexington, Kentucky.  The third annual event took place October 28 at Wellington Park, with 35 people and eight dogs running to the finish line.

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November 1, 2018

The Student Bar Association (SBA) hosted the first entirely student-led Mental Health Day event at UK Law last month, bringing together students and key resources to enhance and support mental health.  This initiative featured guest speakers and multiple vendors from the community who shared information regarding valuable resources available to students. 

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October 9, 2018

The Kentucky Law Journal, in conjunction with the University of Kentucky College of Law, will host “Intermeddlers or Innovators? States and Federal Copyright Law,” on October 22.  The symposium will take place at Gatton College of Business and Economics in Woodward Hall. This event is free and open to the public. The event will begin at 8 a.m.

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October 5, 2018
By Tatyanna Pruitt

The tradition of Trivia Night continues in full swing thanks to the collaborative effort of the UK Law Legal Clinic and Student Bar Association (SBA). This year, 34 teams rose to the occasion at Campus Pub to raise funds for the UK Legal Clinic by competing in a fun evening of putting their knowledge of law and popular culture to the test.

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On Wednesday, February 21, the Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, & Natural Resources Law (KJEANRL), in conjunction with the University of Kentucky College of Law, hosted its fourth annual symposium entitled, “Innovation & Advancement”.

Legal practitioners and regulators from across Kentucky shared their thoughts on current legal, policy, and regulation issues affecting the environment, equine industry, and energy.  The symposium took place at the William T. Young Library in the UK Athletic Association Auditorium. 

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Christian Rice, Jalyn Hewitt, Cailyn Butler, and Sabrina Castille, all 2nd year UK Law students and members of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA), recently competed in the Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition in St. Louis, Missouri.  The competition was in conjunction with the 2018 Midwest Black Law Student Association Regional Convention.

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February 22, 2018

The University of Kentucky College of Law’s Trial Advocacy Board (TAB) Mock Trial team of Matthew Boggs and Caleb Taylor won the 2018 Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) Regional Trial Competition, held February 16-18 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Boggs and Taylor beat 22 other teams from Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, and Tennessee to win the coveted top spot as the region's best trial advocacy team. They are the 11th team in UK Law’s history to have raised the bar and won.

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February 14, 2018

On Wednesday, February 28, the Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, & Natural Resources Law (KJEANRL), in conjunction with the University of Kentucky College of Law, will host its fourth annual symposium entitled, “Innovation & Advancement.” The symposium will take place at the William T. Young Library in the UK Athletic Association Auditorium. The event is open to the public and will begin at 9:00 a.m.

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February 14, 2018

On Monday, February 19, the UK Law Wellness Initiative, a student organization at the University of Kentucky College of Law, will host Brian Cuban, a Dallas based attorney, author and addiction recovery advocate and the younger brother of Dallas Mavericks owner and entrepreneur Mark Cuban.

Cuban will speak at the Gatton College of Business and Economics in Woodward Hall (room 307) from 12:00 – 12:50 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

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February 8, 2018
By Whitney Harder

Much like University of Kentucky College of Law students, former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, the first African American to hold that office, saw law as a way to make an impact.

"Through law and working through the system I thought I could be a force for change," he said Tuesday evening on campus.

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