December 2, 2015
The Student Public Interest Law Foundation ("SPILF") is the main public interest law organization at the University of Kentucky College of Law and its mission has remained consistent through the years. SPILF's primary goals are to fund fellowships for law students at public interest/service organizations and sponsor speakers to provide information on public interest topics.
November 24, 2015
By: Whitney Harder
With two weeks to go before their final exams, University of Kentucky law students needed to take a break and relieve some stress. It wasn't hard to do with a lobby full of puppies on Monday.
The "Dog Days of Finals" event, hosted by the Christian Legal Society, a UK College of Law student organization, offered law students the chance to play and cuddle with puppies from Kentucky SAVE, an animal rescue organization who brought the playmates to campus.
Congratulations to UK Law’s two Kentucky Mock Trial Championship teams who had strong showings at the recent state competition held in Covington, Kentucky. One team, comprised of second year students, advocates Alison Zeitlin and Josh Barnette, and witnesses Amy Robertson and James Wilson, was undefeated before losing in the championship round to an experienced 3L team from Louisville.
November 18, 2015
By: Whitney Harder
A new collaboration between the University of Kentucky College of Law and College of Arts and Sciences will allow students seeking a law degree to save time and money by graduating in six years instead of seven.
November 16, 2015
What does law, disasters of the 18th century, sports and shark biology have in common? They were all subjects of questions asked during the first annual Student Bar Association (SBA) Trivia Night to benefit the UK Law Legal Clinic.
November 4, 2015
Members of the UK College of Law Election Law Society and Professor Josh Douglas spent Election Day, November 3, 2015, monitoring Kentucky’s election results and responding to potential legal issues raised by the media and general public. The group also posted stories in real time regarding these issues on their analysis blog.
Dear Law School Community,
I am pleased to announce the UK Board of Trustees has approved the next phase of renovating and expanding the UK Law building. During the “design phase” of the project, the University will retain an architecture firm to create a detailed vision of what the future of UK Law will look like.
September 29, 2015
So, you matriculated into law school. What’s next? How do you prepare for your new reality of reading cases and making outlines? What is an outline anyway? What will classes be like? Will you get along with your classmates? These are questions that pass through the minds of all first year law students in some form or fashion. And University of Kentucky College of Law has developed a program to help our incoming students answer these questions and more, prior to their first day of law school.
The students in the University of Kentucky College of Law Class of 2018 are now several days into their first semester of law school. These individuals have chosen to pursue a career dedicated to assisting individuals and businesses in a time of need. Though they are a few years away from starting their legal careers, members of the Class of 2018 are already giving back to the Lexington community through service projects they participated in during UK Law’s Orientation. On Saturday, August 22, students and faculty assisted four local charities including Aids Volunteers, Inc.
By: Whitney Harder
The American Bar Association calls on each lawyer to render at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services per year. In the 2014-2015 academic year, University of Kentucky College of Law students went well above and beyond that to serve Kentuckians.