Prior to joining the University of Kentucky College of Law, Professor Grisé was in private practice specializing in international adoption law. Before moving to Lexington, she was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York. As Deputy Chief of the Civil Division as well as Chief of the Civil Rights Unit, she handled complex civil rights cases initiated by the United States as well as a wide variety of civil litigation and appeals. Before joining the US Attorney’s Office, she served as Managing Attorney of Mid-Hudson Legal Services in Poughkeepsie, New York. In that office, she handled trial and appellate cases in all New York and federal courts. In addition, she litigated and argued Juidice v. Vail before the United States Supreme Court. Before joining Mid-Hudson Legal Services, Professor Grisé served as a Law Clerk for Judge Jack Day at the Ohio Court of Appeals.
- J.D., cum laude, University of Wisconsin (1973)
Books & Book Chapters
Critical Reading for Success in Law School and Beyond (West Academic 2017)
Effective Legal Writing: Good Critical Reading Strategies Can Improve Legal Writing, Kentucky Bar Association Bench & Bar, vol. 82 no. 3, page 30 (May/June 2018)
Critical Reading Instruction: The Road to Successful Legal Writing Skills, 18 W. Mich. Univ. Cooley J. of Prac. & Clinical L. (2017)
Institute for Law Teaching and Learning, Law Teaching Blog, Review: Critical Reading for Success in Law School and Beyond, (December 8, 2018)
PrawsBlawg Blog, West Academic, Review: Critical Reading Instruction for Law School Success, (June 27, 2017)
April 8, 2019
The University of Kentucky College of Law Women’s Law Caucus hosted its annual Spring Luncheon this month at the Hilary J. Boone Center. Alumni and distinguished members of the legal profession joined students, faculty, and staff to recognize retired judge Janet Stumbo and Professor Jane Bloom Grisé.
November 2, 2018
Despite a rainy, windy start, the annual Judicata 5K brought the UK law community together for what turned out to be a gorgeous fall day in Lexington, Kentucky. The third annual event took place October 28 at Wellington Park, with 35 people and eight dogs running to the finish line.read more
November 1, 2018
The Student Bar Association (SBA) hosted the first entirely student-led Mental Health Day event at UK Law last month, bringing together students and key resources to enhance and support mental health. This initiative featured guest speakers and multiple vendors from the community who shared information regarding valuable resources available to students.read more
February 14, 2018
On Monday, February 19, the UK Law Wellness Initiative, a student organization at the University of Kentucky College of Law, will host Brian Cuban, a Dallas based attorney, author and addiction recovery advocate and the younger brother of Dallas Mavericks owner and entrepreneur Mark Cuban.
Cuban will speak at the Gatton College of Business and Economics in Woodward Hall (room 307) from 12:00 – 12:50 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.read more
October 31, 2017
On your mark, get set, go! On Sunday, October 15, the UK Law Wellness Initiative, a student organization at the University of Kentucky College of Law, held their second annual Race Judicata 5K at Wellington Park to promote a healthier law school community among students, faculty and staff.
Approximately 50 participants laced up their running shoes and crossed the 5K finish line, while additional spectators cheered them on along the route.read more
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.read more
August 3, 2016
By: Whitney Harder
University of Kentucky College of Law faculty and staff are sharing their expertise with legal educators across the country at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Conference this week. The conference, held in Amelia Island, Florida, runs until Aug. 9.read more
August 2, 2016
Jane Grisé, Director of Academic Success and a Legal Writing Instructor at the University of Kentucky College of Law, has been selected as the recipient of the ABA’s Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs’ (CoLAP) 2016 Meritorious Service Award.read more
July 19, 2016
Ready, set, step up! Faculty and staff at the University of Kentucky College of Law put fitness first this summer during the LiveWell college/division Step Up challenge – a friendly competition to reach the highest group step average at the University of Kentucky.
And UK Law didn’t tread lightly, earning third place out of 30 teams across campus. The team, made up of 16 participants with a motivation to move, averaged 11,261 steps per day during the 42 day span.
Team members included:
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September 29, 2015
So, you matriculated into law school. What’s next? How do you prepare for your new reality of reading cases and making outlines? What is an outline anyway? What will classes be like? Will you get along with your classmates? These are questions that pass through the minds of all first year law students in some form or fashion. And University of Kentucky College of Law has developed a program to help our incoming students answer these questions and more, prior to their first day of law school.read more
The University of Kentucky College of Law is pleased to announce that Jane Bloom Grisé, Director of Academic Success and a Legal Writing Professor, was one of only four recipients for the national Legal Writing Scholarship Grant, a $5,000 grant provided by the Legal Writing Institute (LWI), the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD), and LexisNexis.read more
The University of Kentucky College of Law welcomes four new faculty starting this fall. Marianna Jackson Clay, Visiting Professor of Law; Jane Bloom Grisé, Director of Academic Success and Professor of Legal Writing; Cortney Lollar, Assistant Professor of Law; and Collin Schueler, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law.read more