September 7, 2017
The University of Kentucky College of Law began a new chapter with a ceremonial groundbreaking this morning on Mandrell Hall's front lawn, across the street from the Law Building, now undergoing construction. UK President Eli Capilouto and UK Law Dean David A. Brennen were joined by students, faculty, staff, donors and alumni in unveiling details of the $56 million building renovation and expansion project.
The college revealed the architectural plans, as well as launched its new building campaign, "Raising the Bar, Together."
August 28, 2017
Faculty members at the University of Kentucky College of Law will engage with scholars from other schools across the nation this fall by continuing to host two visiting speaker series: the Randall-Park Distinguished Speaker and Faculty Brownbag Speaker.
Both series bring distinguished legal scholars to UK Law to present and discuss their research and ideas, providing important opportunities for junior scholars to share their research. Both series also increase the profile of the college by introducing UK Law faculty to senior scholars from other schools.
August 9, 2017
Jennifer Bird-Pollan, James and Mary Lassiter Associate Professor of Law, is the recipient of the 2017 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.
August 2, 2017
As the culmination of her 2016-17 University Research Professorship, Mary J. Davis, Brown, Todd & Heyburn Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law, served as a visiting research professor at the University of Edinburgh School of Law in Scotland.
July 5, 2017
The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees recently approved promotions and/or tenure for five UK Law faculty members: Tina M. Brooks, Kristin J. Hazelwood, Diane B. Kraft, Cortney E. Lollar, and Franklin L. Runge.
June 22, 2017
On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Owensboro, KY, the University of Kentucky College of Law and the Law Alumni Association inducted three new members, including the first African-American female, into the 2017 Hall of Fame. The annual Hall of Fame & Alumni Awards Reception is held annually in conjunction with the Kentucky Bar Association Convention.
June 22, 2017
Brian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law, recently returned from China where he taught a three-week class on United States Intellectual Property law at the Jilin University School of Law, one of the top law schools in China.
“It was an amazing experience to have young Chinese students who were so excited about learning intellectual property law,” said Prof. Frye.
June 22, 2017
Richard C. Ausness, Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Everett H. Metcalf, Jr. Professor of Law at University of Kentucky College of Law, recently participated in an international broadcast on "America's Opioid Nightmare," which aired in an edition of Business Daily on BBC World Service.
June 13, 2017
On Wednesday, May 17, the University of Kentucky College of Law held its sixth annual Developing Ideas Conference. Untenured and recently tenured faculty from across the nation were able to gather and share their developing ideas for scholarship in an informal, supportive, and engaging environment – just before diving into summer research.
Richard C. Ausness, Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Everett H. Metcalf, Jr. Professor of Law at UK Law, spearheaded the 2017 conference.
May 31, 2017
The University of Kentucky College of Law hosted its 7th annual golf tournament on May 15 at the world class Keene Trace Golf Club. UK Law alumni, faculty, students and friends swung by the Champion Trace Course for a day of friendly competition and a “hole” lot of fun.
This year’s tournament, a four-person team best ball scramble, resulted in $6,000 in profit to benefit students at the law school. Since its inception in 2011, the golf tournament has netted nearly $75,000 to support student scholarships and place students in public interest opportunities.