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The University of Kentucky welcomed Order of the Coif Distinguished Visitor Eugene R. Fidell, of Yale Law School, for a lecture on military justice and its reform on Thursday, February 4. Fidell previously served as president of the National Institute of Military Justice and is currently well-known for representing Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Fidell addressed UK law students in a noon forum on the topic: “To What Extent Can the Constitution Be Amended?”

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The University of Kentucky College of Law and the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights were proud to host the “Civil Rights Act Symposium” commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Kentucky Civil Rights Act. The Kentucky Civil Rights Act remains to be one of the most significant pieces of legislation to be passed in the last 50 years. The event brought in nationally respected speakers, judges, lawyers and activists prominent in the civil rights arena.

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Dean David A. Brennen Interview Featured on Legal Blog

The Oklahoma Legal Blog recently featured an interview with UK Law Dean David A. Brennen. Part of the blog can be viewed below, to read the interview in its entirety, please click here.

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Dean Brennen and Assistant Dean Murphy discussed their personal journeys, and how they made the decision to go to college and further their education through law school.

Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world.” Two administrators at the University of Kentucky College of Law are encouraging students at the Carter G. Woodson Academy to put Mandela’s quote into action and make a difference through pursuing educational opportunities after high school graduation.

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Melissa Henke, Robert G. Lawson & William H. Fortune Associate Professor of Law and Director of Legal Research and Writing, recently received a favorable decision from the Kentucky Court of Appeals in her pro bono representation of an inmate.

December 4, 2015

Melissa Henke, Robert G. Lawson & William H. Fortune Associate Professor of Law and Director of Legal Research and Writing, recently received a favorable decision from the Kentucky Court of Appeals in her pro bono representation of an inmate. The court ruling will be published, which means it will be reported in the official source of Kentucky case law and serve as precedent in future cases.

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The Student Public Interest Law Foundation ("SPILF") is the main public interest law organization at the University of Kentucky College of Law and its mission has remained consistent through the years.  SPILF's primary goals are to fund fellowships for law students at public interest/service organizations and sponsor speakers to provide information on public interest topics.

December 2, 2015

The Student Public Interest Law Foundation ("SPILF") is the main public interest law organization at the University of Kentucky College of Law and its mission has remained consistent through the years.  SPILF's primary goals are to fund fellowships for law students at public interest/service organizations and sponsor speakers to provide information on public interest topics.

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The "Dog Days of Finals" event, hosted by the Christian Legal Society, a UK College of Law student organization, offered law students the chance to play and cuddle with puppies from Kentucky SAVE, an animal rescue organization who brought the playmates to campus.

November 24, 2015
By: Whitney Harder

With two weeks to go before their final exams, University of Kentucky law students needed to take a break and relieve some stress. It wasn't hard to do with a lobby full of puppies on Monday.

The "Dog Days of Finals" event, hosted by the Christian Legal Society, a UK College of Law student organization, offered law students the chance to play and cuddle with puppies from Kentucky SAVE, an animal rescue organization who brought the playmates to campus.   

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Professor Robert G. Schwemm, the Ashland-Spears Distinguished Research Professor and William L. Matthews, Jr. Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law, was recently interviewed by Carl Nathe, “The Voice of the Wildcats.”

November 24, 2015

Professor Robert G. Schwemm, the Ashland-Spears Distinguished Research Professor and William L. Matthews, Jr. Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law, was recently interviewed by Carl Nathe, “The Voice of the Wildcats.” Professor Schwemm’s interview was featured in the “UK at the Half” segment during the UK vs. Vanderbilt football game on Saturday, November 14. The segment can be accessed below:

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For eleven years, BLSA has hosted or co-hosted the annual “Law Student for a Day” event where prospective students have the opportunity to get a well-rounded overview of law school.

So, you are contemplating law school. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could get a first-hand look into law school during your undergraduate studies so you could be more informed when it’s time to make that important decision?

The UK Law Black Law Students Association (BLSA) has done just that for prospective students.

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