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UK Rosenberg Law Professor Zachary Bray Receives 2024 Duncan Teaching Award

Professor Zachary Bray, James and Mary Lassiter Professor of Law, has been named the recipient of the 2024 Duncan Teaching Award at the University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law. 

Acting Dean of Rosenberg College of Law Named

UK Rosenberg Law Professor Paul E. Salamanca has agreed to serve as acting dean of the J. David Rosenberg College of Law, effective July 1, 2024. Professor Salamanca joined the University of Kentucky in 1995 after graduating from Boston College Law School in 1989 and gaining invaluable practical experience in the field — first clerking for Justice David H. Souter on the U.S. Supreme Court, then practicing law with Debevoise & Plimpton in New York and serving as an assistant professor of law at Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans.

Graduates Sydney Larue and Alyssa Wiggins Receive Outstanding Clinic Team Award

The University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law is thrilled to announce Sydney LaRue ‘24 and Alyssa Wiggins ‘24 as the recipients of the Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA) Outstanding Clinic Team Award. Both students were part of the inaugural cohort of the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice-Kentucky (CRRJ-KY) legal clinic, an experimental course, at UK Rosenberg College of Law and stood out among their classmates as outstanding researchers, legal thinkers, and ambassadors for the program.

Professor Carthens Selected to Participate in Health Law Scholars Workshop

UK Rosenberg Law Professor Shavonnie Carthens has been selected to participate in the 2024 Saint Louis University Health Law Scholars Program.

Celebrating the Class of 2024

On Friday, May 3, the University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law held its commencement ceremony for the Class of 2024 at the Singletary Center for the Arts. “This class is a collection of stellar students who have formed an extraordinary community that excels in the classroom and extends beyond it,” said UK Rosenberg Law Dean Mary J. Davis.

Advancing Kentucky: UK Alumni Association president reflects on her love for Kentucky, pride in alma mater

When you meet Janie McKenzie-Wells, J.D., a 1983 and 1986 graduate of the University of Kentucky, one of the first things you notice about her is the way she lights up and smiles when she talks about her love for her Eastern Kentucky home, the University of Kentucky and the UK Alumni Association.

UK law professor releases book on voting rights and democracy

University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law Ashland, Inc-Spears Distinguished Research Professor of Law Joshua Douglas is the author of the newest book to examine the erosion of voting rights and its implications for democracy, told through the stories of nine Supreme Court decisions — and the next coming case.

UK Rosenberg Law Celebrates Trailblazers

The University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law, in collaboration with the University of Kentucky Alumni Association’s Lyman T. Johnson Alumni Constituency Group, hosted a Pioneers for Progress celebration, recognizing African American alumni, on April 11, 2024. This initiative strives to re-engage and celebrate African American, Black, and other graduates of color. Their experiences, sacrifices, and impact continue to pave the way and open doors for current and future generations of UK students.

UK Rosenberg Law Professor Josh Douglas Named 2024-25 University Research Professor

On Friday, the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees approved 16 University Research Professors for the 2024-25 academic year. Established by the Board of Trustees in 1976, the professorships program recognizes excellence across the full spectrum of research at UK.

Join us for Pioneers for Progress

Please join the University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law and the Lyman T. Johnson Alumni Constituency Group for Pioneers forProgress on Thursday, April 11, 2024. We are holding a series of events, starting with a lunch panel of law alumni, including Debra Merchant (Class of '84), John Merchant (Class of '82), and David Olinger (Class of '76), in Room 297 in the law building. UK Rosenberg Law Senior Assistant Dean Danny Murphy (Class of '98) will moderate as the panelists share stories about navigating law school and careers.

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