November 20, 2015
By: Marc Whitt
The University of Kentucky Office of Philanthropy has recognized a UK College of Law emeritus professor and three members of its staff for their demonstrated excellence in philanthropy at the 2015 Terry B. Mobley Development Awards, announced by D. Michael Richey, vice president for development and chief development officer. The ceremony was conducted Nov. 12 in the Helen G. King Alumni House.
Dear Law School Community,
I am pleased to announce the UK Board of Trustees has approved the next phase of renovating and expanding the UK Law building. During the “design phase” of the project, the University will retain an architecture firm to create a detailed vision of what the future of UK Law will look like.
The University of Kentucky College of Law’s Office of Continuing Legal Education (UK/CLE) recently hosted its inaugural Education Law Conference. The conference brought together 105 education professionals from across the state to address current issues facing the education industry.
June 7-13, the UK College of Law, in conjunction with the Fayette County Bar Association (FCBA), co-sponsored the second Summer Law Institute (SLI) – a seven-day residential Law Camp for high school students interested in law and the legal profession.
UK Law Professors Allison Connelly and Bill Fortune were honored at the KBA 2015 Annual Convention.
The Kentucky Bar Association (KBA) honored Professor Allison Connelly with the 2015 Donated Legal Services Award during their annual membership luncheon. The Donated Legal Services Award is given to “an individual in good standing with the KBA and currently involved in pro bono work. The selection process places special emphasis on the nature of the legal services contributed and the amount of time involved in the provision of free legal services.”
On June 17 in Lexington, KY, the University of Kentucky College of Law and the Law Alumni Association inducted three new members into the 2015 Hall of Fame at an alumni reception held annually in conjunction with the Kentucky Bar Association Convention.
UK Law’s Office of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) recently held the 17th Biennial Judge Joe Lee Bankruptcy Institute. While this year’s institute was as successful as ever, there was a bittersweet feeling in the air with the absence of a key attendee. Judge Joe Lee passed away on May 21, 2015 – exactly two weeks before his namesake institute.
On Wednesday, March 11, 2015, the Kentucky Senate honored Professor Robert G. Lawson with a resolution in recognition of his upcoming retirement from the University of Kentucky College of Law. Senator Morgan McGarvey (UK Law ‘07) introduced Senate Resolution No. 199 which was co-sponsored by Senate President Robert Stivers II, Senate Minority Caucus Chair Gerald Neal, Senate Minority Whip Julian M. Carroll (UK Law ’56) and Senators Reginald Thomas, Wil Schroder, and Robin Webb. The Resolution read:
By: Whitney Harder
The American Bar Association calls on each lawyer to render at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services per year. In the 2014-2015 academic year, University of Kentucky College of Law students went well above and beyond that to serve Kentuckians.