The University of Kentucky College of Law’s Appalachian Law Caucus, American Constitution Society, and Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Law (KJEANRL) sponsored a Mountain Caucus Forum on Thursday, September 19. The seven-member panel included Speaker of the House Greg Stumbo, Senator Robin Webb and State Representatives Leslie Combs, Tim Couch, Tanya Pullin, John Short, and Jimmy Stewart.
On September 18, College of Law first-year students had an opportunity to hear about how law practitioners use legal writing skills in their careers. The panel, hosted by the Legal Research & Writing Program was attended by Chad Meredith (2007), a Lexington attorney, Cary McCollum, Assistant General Counsel for Alliance Coal, LLC, and Cheryl Morgan (1996), Assistant United States Attorney in the Civil Division of the Eastern District of Kentucky.
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Now that tax season is over, preliminary numbers are coming in from the 2013 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program.
On Wednesday, April 10, 2013, the UK College of Law’s Legal Research and Writing Program hosted the final round of the first-year oral advocacy tournament, which was the culmination of a single-elimination moot court competition in which students made oral arguments relating to their appellate brief problem for the LRW Course. The two final student advocates were Lynsey Freeman, Counsel for the Appellant (Commonwealth of Kentucky) and Quinn Hill, Counsel for Defendant Regina Asher.
Kentucky Deputy Chief Justice Mary C. Noble continued the Judicial Conversation series this week, holding an open forum on Wednesday, April 3. About 30 students gathered to hear her as she gave an overview of the history and processes of the Kentucky court system, followed by a question and answer session moderated by District Court Judge Jennifer Coffman (1978).
On Friday, February 22, 2013, UK law students participating in the Kentucky Innocence Project Studentship met with exoneree Edwin Chandler. Mr. Chandler was wrongfully convicted of manslaughter and robbery for the shooting death and robbery of a convenience store clerk in 1993. At trial, an eyewitness told the jury that Mr. Chandler was not the man he saw in the store on the night of the crime. However, Mr. Chandler provided a confession to police that was used against him at trial.
Congratulations to the UK College of Law Trial Teams of Jordan Cook Miller, Anthony Pernice, James “Tee” Pennington and Jonathon Fischer for their success and professionalism at the 2013 regional of the National Trial Competition, hosted by the University of Arkansas School of Law. Pennington and Fischer were named regional champions of the competition over 21 other teams from Tennessee, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, and Kentucky. They will compete for a national championship in San Antonio in April.