UK Law Welcomes New Faculty
The University of Kentucky College of Law welcomes four new faculty starting this fall. Marianna Jackson Clay, Visiting Professor of Law; Jane Bloom Grisé, Director of Academic Success and Professor of Legal Writing; Cortney Lollar, Assistant Professor of Law; and Collin Schueler, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law.
Marianna Jackson Clay
Visiting Professor of Law
A former Department of Justice employee, Professor Clay was the 1978 College of Law valedictorian, the first woman to earn that honor at UK. She also graduated with High Distinction and Order of the Coif, and served as Comments Editor of the Kentucky Law Journal. After graduation, Professor Clay served as a staff attorney for the newly created Kentucky Court of Appeals. In 1979, she joined the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky, as an Assistant United States Attorney. She was appointed First Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District in 1992. Following her appointment as First Assistant, Professor Clay was named Senior Litigation Counsel for the Eastern District of Kentucky. In 2009, Professor Clay was appointed Assistant Director for Civil Litigation instruction at the National Advocacy Center in South Carolina, a residential training facility for Department of Justice attorneys nationwide.
Jane Bloom Grisé
Director of Academic Success and Professor of Legal Writing
Jane Grisé has taught Legal Writing since 1997. Prior to joining UK Law, she was in private practice specializing in international adoption law. Before moving to Lexington, Professor Grisé was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York. As Deputy Chief of the Civil Division as well as Chief of the Civil Rights Unit, she handled complex civil rights cases initiated by the United States as well as a wide variety of civil litigation and appeals. Before joining the US Attorney’s Office, she served as Managing Attorney of Mid-Hudson Legal Services in Poughkeepsie, New York. In that office, she handled trial and appellate cases in all New York and federal courts. In addition, she litigated and argued Juidice v. Vail before the United States Supreme Court. Before joining Mid-Hudson Legal Services, Professor Grisé served as a Law Clerk for Judge Jack Day at the Ohio Court of Appeals. Professor Grisé received her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin where she received the Vilas Prize for the best undergraduate thesis. She received her J.D. cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School where she received the Outstanding Service Award.
Assistant Professor of Law
Prior to joining the faculty of law at University of Kentucky, Professor Lollar was a clinical faculty fellow at Washington University in St. Louis, where she taught the Criminal Justice Clinic and a seminar on sex crimes. She previously represented adult and juvenile defendants at the trial and appellate level at the Federal Defender Program in Atlanta, Georgia, and the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. She has served as a legal consultant in India for the Initiative for Medicines, Access, and Knowledge, and a research assistant to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women. Professor Lollar received her B.A. magna cum laude from Brown University, and her J.D. from New York University School of Law, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Review of Law and Social Change. Her primary research interests involve the intersections among criminal procedure, criminal law, gender, sexuality, and remedies.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
Professor Schueler received his undergraduate degree with highest distinction from the University of Michigan. Professor Schueler then graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law, where he served on the Kentucky Law Journal, received the Faculty Cup for outstanding contributions to the law school, and was a member of the Order of the Coif. After law school, Professor Schueler clerked for Judge Karen Caldwell of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. He went on to clerk for Judge John Rogers of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Following his clerkships, Professor Schueler served in the United States Department of Justice’s Honors Program as an attorney advisor for the Executive Office for Immigration Review, the administrative agency that adjudicates immigration cases. Professor Schueler will teach Immigration Law and Professional Responsibility in his first year at the College of Law.