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Juneteenth: A ‘beautiful story’ of liberty

UK Rosenberg Law Professor Melynda Price was recently interviewed by The Center for Public Integrity about the meaning of Juneteenth. Excerpt:  When Melynda Price thinks of Juneteenth, she thinks of hope. She thinks of home. She thinks of heritage. A legal scholar at the University of Kentucky, Price is a fifth-generation Texan whose great-great-grandmother was enslaved in Southeast Texas.

UK Rosenberg College of Law Celebrates Class of 2022

The University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law held its commencement ceremony, celebrating the Class of 2022, on Friday, May 6 at the Singletary Center for the Arts.

Recognizing Women Leaders at UK Rosenberg Law

In an effort to recognize women leaders at the University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law, Dean Mary J. Davis recently gathered with Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Jennifer Bird-Pollan and many of the women who led student organizations during the 2021-2022 school year.

McBrayer Law Firm Partners with UK Rosenberg Law

McBrayer PLLC recently partnered with the University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law to provide an incoming law student a two-week summer opportunity to experience the day-to-day practices and operations of a law firm.

UK Rosenberg Law Students Make History, Leave Behind Legacy

When Kelly Daniel and Jocelyn Lucero started law school in the fall of 2019, the world, and their lives, looked a bit different. They had anticipated the challenges that the next three years would bring, but could never have imagined the rollercoaster of moments that would take them to the finish line. Daniel and Lucero are leaving their mark on the history of the J. David Rosenberg College of Law, holding the distinction of being the first two women of color to simultaneously hold two prestigious student law journal leadership positions.

UK Honors 2022 Great Teacher Award Winners

Six University of Kentucky educators have been named 2022 Great Teachers by the UK Alumni Association. Initiated in 1961, UK’s Great Teacher Award is the longest-running UK award recognizing teaching. In order to receive the award, educators must first be nominated by a student. The UK Alumni Association Great Teacher Award Committee, in cooperation with the student organization Omicron Delta Kappa, then makes the final selection. Recipients receive an engraved plaque and stipend. UK’s 2022 Great Teachers are:  

Law Alumna Creates Volunteer Mentorship Program for First-Year Law Students

Retired Kentucky Supreme Court Clerk Susan Stokley Clary, a 1981 graduate of the law school at University of Kentucky, said she could not fathom being a successful law student without social interaction with peers and law professors. “Law school is an arduous task in the best of circumstances,” Clary said. In 2020, Clary wanted to do something to help law students at the University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law as they adapted to learning from home because of the pandemic.

Please join us in celebrating the life of Professor Frost

Please join us in celebrating the life of Christopher W. Frost, Robert G. Lawson & William H. Fortune Professor of Law, on Saturday, Feb. 26 on the third floor of the University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law. The program begins at 2 p.m. and will be followed by a reception from 3-5 p.m. Masks are required per university guidelines. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Professor Christopher W. Frost Memorial Scholarship Fund are appreciated. Visit to donate.

Limited Quantities of "The Man from Whitman Creek" Available Now

UK Rosenberg Law has limited quantities of "The Man from Whitman Creek: A Biography of Robert G. Lawson" available to purchase. The book about the professor emeritus and former dean was written by William H. “Bill” Fortune, another professor emeritus at UK Rosenberg Law. Fortune is donating full proceeds from the sale of the book to the Paul Van Booven Scholarship Fund that Lawson started.

Law Faculty Remember Professor Chris Frost

Institutions come to be defined by the individuals who represent them at their very best. Our friend and colleague Christopher Wayne Frost was a defining part of the University of Kentucky Rosenberg College of Law.  As a graduate of the school (first in his class) and as a member of the faculty for the past twenty-four years, Professor Frost was one of the legends of the law school--part of the soul of the place.

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