On Tuesday, February 18, SPILF hosted one of their hottest fundraising events of the year – the Annual Chili Cook-Off. Around 100 students, faculty and staff attended this year’s event to help raise a total of $538.00.
Each year SPILF sponsors various fundraisers to raise money for the summer grant for UK Law students, host a speaker series of attorneys in various public interest fields at UK Law, sponsor public service projects, and organize other social events for UK Law students to promote public interest.
On Tuesday, December 10, 2013, twenty-seven refugee care kits were delivered to Kentucky Refugee Ministries (KRM). KRM is a local non-profit organization that resettles refugees in the Lexington area. Refugees represent one of Lexington’s most vulnerable populations. Often, they arrive in Lexington with nothing more than the clothes on their backs. To meet some of the urgent needs of the refugee community, twelve UK College of Law organizations and the Career Development Office held the Refugee Care Kit Donation Drive during the 2013 holiday season.
Radio Host Carl Nathe interviewed College of Law Dean and Professor David A. Brennen for his regular "UK at the Half" feature. The interview aired at halftime during the University of Kentucky v. Baylor basketball game on December 2. Listen to audio of the interview by clicking below:
On Wednesday, November 6th, Professor Jennifer Kreder from Northern Kentucky University presented a talk about Nazi-era Art Litigation, an area in which she has significant experience having previously worked on such litigation. The timing of her presentation could not have been more perfect with the recent uncovering of 1,400 stolen works of art, including works by Picasso and Matisse, discovered in a Munich apartment of a now deceased wartime art dealer.
On November 12, 2013, the University of Kentucky College of Law hosted “Journey to America: Immigration Law and Refugees in Lexington.” The speakers included Ms. Guione Johnstone, immigration lawyer and Program Director of Maxwell Street Legal Clinic, Ms. Dabney Parker, Volunteer Coordinator at Kentucky Refugee Ministries (KRM), and Mrs. Nicole Tshibangu, a Congolese refugee.
More than 90 health law lawyers were in attendance at the University of Kentucky College of Law on November 7 & 8, 2013, participating in UK/CLE’s “Kentucky Health Law Institute”. The Institute was co-chaired by former health law practitioner and now Judge Frank H. McCartney of Flemingsburg, and Theodore T. Myre, Jr. of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs.
The UK Law Library is pleased to be one of the first university law libraries in the country to offer our faculty and students access to the Lexis Digital Library. This resource provides e-book versions of over 800 Lexis titles including popular study aid series such as "Understanding" and "Questions and Answers," Kentucky practice materials like Caldwell's Kentucky Form Book and Kentucky Evidence Law Handbook, and authoritative treatises such as Nimmer on Copyright and Collier on Bankruptcy.
The UK College of Law Federalist Society hosted Congressman Thomas Massie in November (KY-4). Congressman Massie spoke to students about his work in the U.S. House of Representatives, discussing a range of topics including internet taxation and CISPA, the NSA, electric cars, and industrial hemp.
National Jurist Magazine has again named the University of Kentucky College of Law a Top 10 Best Value Law School. UK Law is ranked 7th out of nearly 200 ABA-accredited schools, based on tuition, cost of living, bar passage, debt accumulation and employment success.
Over 100 of the Commonwealth’s leading banking law counsel were in attendance at the UK College of Law’s 33rd Annual Conference on Legal Issues for Financial Institutions held on Friday, September 27th. Among the presenters at this year’s Conference were UK College of Law Hall of Fame member, John T. McGarvey of Morgan & Pottinger, and Timothy Divis, Chief Regional Counsel of the FDIC in Chicago. William T. Repasky of Frost Brown Todd served as Chair of this year’s program and a luncheon presentation was provided during the Conference by Charles A.