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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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November 21, 2017
By Whitney Harder

Students in the University of Kentucky College of Law Legal Clinic are known for providing pro bono services to low income community members. A lesser known fact is that each year, the students also provide Thanksgiving dinners – turkeys and all the fixings – to clients and families.

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November 17, 2017

The University of Kentucky College of Law’s Trial Advocacy Board (TAB) Mock Trial team of Matt Boggs and Madeline Moss won the 2017 Kentucky Intrastate Mock Trial Competition, held November 11-12 at Fayette County District Court.

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November 17, 2017

On Friday, November 3, the Kentucky Law Journal, in conjunction with the University of Kentucky College of Law, hosted “Religious Exemptions and Harm to Others.” The symposium took place at the William T. Young Library and was open to the public.

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October 31, 2017

Earlier this month, the University of Kentucky College of Law’s Moot Court Board hosted the Honorable John M. Rogers, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, as the first speaker of a new litigation speaker series.

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October 19, 2017

On Friday, November 3, the Kentucky Law Journal, in conjunction with the University of Kentucky College of Law, will host “Religious Exemptions and Harm to Others.” 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 8:15 a.m.

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October 9, 2017

Christopher Lewis, third-year law student at the University of Kentucky College of Law, and Daniel P. Murphy, Jr., Assistant Dean of Community Engagement & Diversity, were honored with the Torch Bearer and Torch of Excellence Awards on Friday, Oct. 6, during the 27th Annual Homecoming Awards Ceremony at the King Alumni House.

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October 4, 2017

30 teams battled it out at HopCat last month for the University of Kentucky College of Law’s third annual Trivia Night. A record $1,540 was raised by students, faculty and staff to benefit the UK Law Legal Clinic.

Approximately 200 members of the UK Law community came out to answer questions in categories that included horse racing, Kentucky sports, and bourbon. The money raised will go towards purchasing Thanksgiving dinners, and covering filing fees and other costs for Legal Clinic clients. 

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May 31, 2017

The University of Kentucky College of Law hosted its 7th annual golf tournament on May 15 at the world class Keene Trace Golf Club. UK Law alumni, faculty, students and friends swung by the Champion Trace Course for a day of friendly competition and a “hole” lot of fun.

This year’s tournament, a four-person team best ball scramble, resulted in $6,000 in profit to benefit students at the law school. Since its inception in 2011, the golf tournament has netted nearly $75,000 to support student scholarships and place students in public interest opportunities.

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May 31, 2017

This spring, the University of Kentucky College of Law continued one of its signature pro bono efforts – the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. Law student volunteers provided free assistance with tax preparations and filings to mostly low income individuals with simple returns.

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