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February 1, 2017
By Whitney Harder

University of Kentucky College of Law students as well as judges, lawyers and clerks from across Kentucky were provided an extraordinary opportunity on February 1, as the Hon. John G. Roberts Jr., Chief Justice of the United States, visited the UK campus.

Chief Justice Roberts was here as the first speaker for the newly established John G. Heyburn II Initiative for Excellence in the Federal Judiciary.

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December 8, 2016

The University of Kentucky College of Law’s TAB Mock Trial team of Ben Harris and Caleb Taylor won the 2016 Kentucky Intrastate Mock Trial Competition, held November 17-20 at the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law.

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December 8, 2016

Students, faculty, and staff at the University of Kentucky College of Law recently raised nearly $4,000 to support the United Way Campaign of the Bluegrass by cooking, competing, and carrying a tune during various ‘fun’draising activities.

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November 30, 2016

A Q&A with Brian L. Frye

What is the Lexington Film League?
The Lexington Film League (LFL) is a Kentucky 501(c)(3) charitable corporation organized and operated by Lexington-based filmmakers and film enthusiasts. It sponsors many different film and video programs in the Lexington area, including the Harry Dean Stanton Festival, Filmslang, and the Showcase at 21c Museum Hotel Lexington. It also helps with the logistics of the Cult Movies at Al’s Bar.

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November 28, 2016

The University of Kentucky College of Law Women’s Law Caucus (WLC) recently teamed up with three UK Law Professors to host “Cocktails Against Cancer,” a fundraising event to benefit the Markey Cancer Center.

In its second year since its inception, the event raised over $900 from ticket sales and donations.

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November 22, 2016

On your mark, get set, go! On Saturday, November 20, the UK Law Wellness Initiative, a student organization at the University of Kentucky College of Law, held the Race Judicata 5K at Wellington Park to promote a healthier law school community among students, faculty and staff.

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November 22, 2016

Ismaila Ceesay, third-year law student at the University of Kentucky College of Law, and Melynda Price, Robert E. Harding, Jr. Associate Professor of Law and director of African American and Africana Studies in the UK College of Arts and Sciences, were recently honored with the Torch Bearer and Torch of Excellence Awards. Recipients are honored for significant contributions to the university and the community during the annual Lyman T. Johnson Upholding the Torch of Excellence awards ceremony.

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November 22, 2016

Leading up to the 2016 Presidential Election, Joshua A. Douglas, Robert G. Lawson & William H. Fortune Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law, worked tirelessly to inform people across the nation about election issues through opinion pieces and media commentary.

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November 18, 2016

Allison Connelly, Director of the Legal Clinic and James and Mary Lassiter Professor of Law, is the recipient of the 2016 Duncan Teaching Award at the University of Kentucky College of Law. 

Every year, a UK Law faculty member is recognized for excellence in the classroom, courtesy of the Robert M. and Joanne K. Duncan Faculty Improvement Fund – established in 1982 to promote outstanding teaching performance at the college.

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November 16, 2016

On Friday, November 4, the Kentucky Law Journal (KLJ) and the University of Kentucky College of Law co-hosted a symposium entitled, “30 Years of Batson: a Retrospective.” The symposium took place in the UK Law Courtroom and was open to the public.

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