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UK Law Faculty Members Receive Promotions, Tenure

July 18, 2016

The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees recently approved promotions and/or tenure for three UK Law faculty members: Scott R. Bauries, Brian L. Frye, and Beau Steenken.

Scott R. Bauries was promoted to Professor in the Regular Title series. Prof. Bauries joined the UK Law faculty as an Assistant Professor in 2008 after working as an associate with McGuireWoods, LLP, where he practiced Labor & Employment Law, Higher Education Law, and Complex Commercial Litigation. Bauries graduated first in his law school class at the University of Florida. While attending law school, Bauries pursued a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy and taught undergraduates in the University of Florida College of Education. He currently teaches Civil Procedure, Employment Law, State Constitutional Law, Advanced Torts, and Education Law. His professional and academic interests include judicial decision making, federal and state constitutional law, employment law, and education law.

Brian L. Frye was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in the Regular Title series. Prof. Frye joined the UK Law faculty in 2012. He teaches Civil Procedure, Copyright, Intellectual Property, and Nonprofit Organizations. Previously, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Hofstra University School of Law, and a litigation associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. He clerked for Judge Andrew J. Kleinfeld of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Justice Richard B. Sanders of the Washington Supreme Court. He received a J.D. from the New York University School of Law in 2005, an M.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1997, and a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1995. His research focuses on legal issues affecting artists and arts organizations, among other things.

Beau Steenken was promoted to Librarian II with tenure in Library Title Series. Prof. Steenken joined the UK Law Library Faculty in 2010. As Instructional Services Librarian, he engaged in a revamp of the Legal Research curriculum as UK Law shifted from an adjunct-model to a full-time faculty model for legal research and writing instruction. He teaches two to four sections of 1L Legal Research a year and also coordinates various customized informal research instruction. Before coming to the University of Kentucky, he earned a B.A., a J.D., and a M.S.I.S. from the University of Texas, a M.A. in history from Texas State University and an LL.M. in Public International law from the University of Nottingham, where he also took up archery.

All promotions became effective July 1.

Congratulations on these very important and well-deserved accomplishments!