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UK Law Hosts Reception to Celebrate Faculty Scholarship

May 17, 2016

On April 28, the University of Kentucky College of Law hosted a reception at the Hilary J. Boone Center to acknowledge the strength of UK Law faculty through scholarship.

Initiated in 2014, the Faculty Scholarship Reception recognizes articles from the previous two years and books from the last five years. The importance of the biennial event is to acknowledge the impact UK Law faculty are making both internally across campus and externally across the commonwealth and the nation.

This year’s event gave attendees the opportunity to view a display of recently published faculty works that Richard Ausness, Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Everett H. Metcalf, Jr. Professor of Law at UK College of Law, referred to as “an impressive scene.”

During the reception, Dean David A. Brennen took a moment to provide special recognition to Professors Mary Davis and Nicole Huberfeld, who also serves as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, for their recent appointments to two prestigious research professorships. Prof. Davis was selected as the college’s Distinguished University Research Professor for the 2016-2017 year and Associate Dean Huberfeld was named an Ashland Distinguished Professor earlier this year.

Over the years, members of the UK College of Law faculty have published more than 30 textbooks, treatises and practice manuals on a variety of subjects. Recently published treatises and casebooks include:

  • OWEN & DAVIS ON PRODUCTS LIABILITY, Mary J. Davis

  • PRODUCTS LIABILITY AND SAFETY: CASES AND MATERIALS, Mary J. Davis

  • CIVIL PROCEDURE: A CONTEXT AND PRACTICE CASEBOOK, Scott R. Bauries

  • SOURCES OF AMERICAN LAW: AN INTRODUCTION TO LEGAL RESEARCH (2015), Tina Brooks and Beau Steenken

  • HEALTH CARE: LEGAL ISSUES IN THE INTERNATIONAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE, Nicole Huberfeld

  • UNDERSTANDING EMPLOYEE BENEFITS LAW, Kathryn L. Moore

  • AT THE CROSS: RACE, RELIGION AND CITIZENSHIP IN THE POLITICS OF THE DEATH PENALTY, Melynda J. Price

During 2014 and 2015, the College of Law faculty published more than 40 law review articles. These articles appeared in many prestigious journals, including the Arizona Law Review, Boston College Law Review, Duke Law Journal, George Washington Law Review, Georgia Law Review, Iowa Law Review, Ohio State Law Journal and Vanderbilt Law Review.