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Evan Smith

The Kentucky Journal for Equine, Agriculture and Natural Resources Law and the Appalachian Law Society hosted Evan Smith at the UK College of Law on November 20, 2014. Smith discussed “Black Lung Law & Policy: An Introduction to Disease, Law, and Current Issues.”

Smith is a graduate of Oberlin College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He received a 2013 Skadden Fellowship to build upon Appalachian Citizens' Law Center’s representation of coal miners and their families in mine safety and black lung cases and to specialize in appellate advocacy.

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Chief Judge Tracey Wise

The University of Kentucky College of Law hosted Chief Judge Tracey Wise from the Eastern District of Kentucky United States Bankruptcy Court on October 22 as part of the College of Law’s 2014-2015 Judicial Conversation Series. Judge Wise met with members of the Women’s Law Caucus for breakfast and discussed challenges she faces in her judiciary role as a female in a predominantly male position. She encouraged the Women’s Law Caucus members to continue pursuing their dreams, whether it’s practicing law or becoming a judge, and assured them it is possible to balance family and career.

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Students in Election Law Class with Trey Grayson

Trey Grayson (Law ’97), the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce CEO, spoke to Professor Josh Douglas' election law class on Monday, November 17 about his service on the Presidential Commission on Election Administration (the Bauer-Ginsburg Commission).

Before becoming President of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Grayson was director of the Harvard University Institute of Politics. Prior to that, he served two terms as Kentucky Secretary of State.

Grayson holds an MBA and JD from the University of Kentucky.

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Professor Nicole Huberfeld

Nicole Huberfeld, H. Wendell Cherry Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky, gave a presentation entitled The Universality of Medicaid at the Yale Law School conference: The Law of Medicare and Medicaid at 50 on November 6, 2014.

This conference, hosted by Yale Law School, marked the 50th Anniversary of the passage of Medicare and Medicaid. It brought together leading health law and policy scholars as well as policymakers who have played a role in designing and implementing the landmark statutes.

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Schedule for the 2014 Lassiter Conference at the University of Kentucky College of Law

The UK College of Law is proud to present the 2014 Lassiter Conference, Freedom from Fear: On Black Childhood & Other Dangers, on Friday, November 21.

While all events are free, you are asked to please register for the event. We have provided a complete conference schedule with panel discussions and speaker biographies.

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Pat Nixon reaches out little girl

The University of Kentucky College of Law Election Law Society, a law student organization, and election law professor, Joshua A. Douglas, announce the first of its kind at UK – an Election Analysis Blog.

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Professor Mary Davis

Mary J. Davis, University of Kentucky Stites & Harbison Professor of Law, recently published the fourth edition of her products liability treatise with co-author Professor David Owen from the University of South Carolina School of Law. The Law of Products Liability was published by Thomson Reuters Publishing in August 2014.

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Students Laken Gilbert and Courtney Rosser at National Moot Court Competition

The University of Kentucky College of Law Moot Court team competed with 14 other schools during the Earle E. Zehmer Moot Court Competition held in Orlando, Florida August 19-21. UK's team was comprised of third year law students, Laken Gilbert of Fleming County, Ky., and Courtney Rosser of Maysville, Ky. While the team was able to argue twice, they were eliminated before moving into a top eight spot. Professor Paul Salamanca served as the faculty sponsor for this competition.

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Students and Judges Outside Law School Courtroom

The University of Kentucky College of Law and the Patterson School of Diplomacy were pleased to welcome to campus, in partnership with U.S. District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove (UK Law ’89), five judges from Turkey on September 23, 2014. The judges (Ayise Kalem, Murat Oner, Seckin Kocer, Volkan Muftuoglu, and Zekiye Ozturk) served on a panel with Judge Van Tatenhove, Professor Cortney Lollar, and Professor Marianna Jackson Clay as moderator. They discussed the similarities and differences between the judicial and legal education systems of Turkey and the United States.

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Trevor Potter and Professor Joshua Douglas

Leading election law expert and College of Law Professor, Josh Douglas, brought Trevor Potter, national campaign and election lawyer, to campus on October 1, 2014.

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