The University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law will host its second daylong Breonna Taylor Symposium on Saturday, Oct. 16, beginning at 9 a.m. in the G. Chad Perry III Grand Courtroom in the law building.
Law professors, criminal justice scholars, judges, attorneys, journalists and activists will discuss the validity of the search warrant in the Breonna Taylor case. Law students Sarah Byres and Bennett Tuleja organized the event with UK Rosenberg Law Professor Blanche Bong Cook.
Jennifer Bird-Pollan, a tax law professor who joined the faculty in 2010, has been named associate dean of academic affairs for the University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law, starting May 15.
University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law Interim Dean Mary J. Davis recently announced the creation of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (“DEI”) Student Advisory Board intended to foster communication on issues of racial justice, diversity, and inclusion in the law school community and more broadly.
On Friday, May 14, the University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law held a commencement ceremony to honor the Class of 2021 as well as the Class of 2020, which did not receive a commencement ceremony last year because of COVID-19 safety restrictions.
In 1926, John Y. Brown Sr. graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law. The son of a tenant farmer and the first in his family to attend college, John Y. Brown Sr. used his law degree to become a trial attorney – the career he later said he’d wanted since he was five years old – and a longtime politician.
This was just the beginning of the Brown family’s relationship with the college. Over the next century, four generations of John Y. Browns would graduate from the same law school.
University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg Professor Roberta M. Harding, who became the first female, African American professor at the college when she joined in 1991, retired at the end of the spring 2021 semester. Dean Mary J. Davis recently interviewed Harding about her experience at the law school and her legacy.
The following video is a nearly 9-minute excerpt from their recorded Zoom conversation.
“Lawyers are sometimes also mothers,” UK Rosenberg Law Dean Mary J. Davis said. “These stories from women graduates of UK Rosenberg Law who are also mothers remind us of the strength, determination, and resilience that lawyering while mothering requires. Happy Mother's Day to all.”Denotra Spruill GuntherClass of 1996
Joshua A. Douglas has been named an Ashland, Inc.-Spears Distinguished Research Professor of Law, effective July 1, 2020. Douglas, a voting rights and constitutional law expert, is the author of Vote for US: How to Take Back our Elections and Change the Future of Voting, a popular press book that provides hope and inspiration for a positive path forward on voting rights.
The Women’s Law Caucus, a student organization at the UK J. David Rosenberg College of Law, held its annual spring reception on March 23, honoring Fayette District Court Judge Melissa Murphy, an alumna of the law school; Blanche Bong Cook, Roberg E. Harding Jr. associate professor of law; and second-year law student Sterling T. Crayton.
Crayton won the Rebecca Westerfield Award for Excellence in Leadership for his advocacy for women in the legal profession.
The Appalachian Law Caucus at the UK J. David Rosenberg College of Law recently collected supplies and monetary donations for communities affected by severe flooding in Eastern Kentucky.
The caucus collected $2,200 in monetary gifts in just 36 hours. Students used the money to purchase cleaning supplies, non-perishable foods, hygiene items, and more. Some supplies were donated by other student organizations at the UK Rosenberg College of Law.
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