David A Brennen
The University of Kentucky’s One Day for UK, a 24-hour day of giving celebrated on April 17, netted over $1M from 3,262 gifts, including $15,612 allocated for law school projects.
In its first year, the goal of One Day for UK was to raise awareness about the campaign and to encourage giving for the University of Kentucky. The online, social-media-driven campaign centered around community outreach, including reconnecting with alumni, engaging young alumni and motivating its strongest supporters to make a gift to any college, unit or cause of their choice.
Jan. 18, 2019
Nine UK Law alumni were recently admitted as members of the United States Supreme Court Bar. The alumni were joined by Dean David A. Brennen and his wife, Kimberly Brennen, who were also admitted. John McGarvey, a 1973 UK Law graduate, served as the movant for the group to be admitted to the Bar. Chief Justice John G. Roberts presided over the proceeding before the full court, with the exception of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and admitted the candidates to the Bar.
June 29, 2018 - Alumni, family and friends gathered at the Lexington Hyatt Regency in June to honor the 2018 UK Law Alumni Association Hall of Fame Inductees, Alumni Awards winners and the Dean’s Circle Champion.
“We had a great turnout for the event and continue to be amazed at the strong alumni connections that have been made here at UK Law,” said Stephen Milner, UK Law Alumni Association President.
June 29, 2018 - Commencement brings joy, a sense of achievement and an overwhelming sense of community among all who have come together to honor and congratulate the graduates. This foundation of support was recognized by those who spoke at this jubilant event marking the culmination of not only three years of hard work, but also the strong relationships formed along the way.
Building on the strong foundation of a UK Law education, 106 graduates celebrated their great accomplishment with family, friends, faculty, staff and now fellow alumni at the Singletary Center for the Arts.
February 8, 2018
By Whitney Harder
Much like University of Kentucky College of Law students, former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, the first African American to hold that office, saw law as a way to make an impact.
"Through law and working through the system I thought I could be a force for change," he said Tuesday evening on campus.
January 12, 2018
University of Kentucky College of Law Dean David A. Brennen was featured during “UK at the Half,” which aired during the UK vs. Louisville men’s basketball game, broadcast on radio Dec. 29.
Dean Brennen discussed employment rate of graduates, rankings and UK Law’s major rebuild and expansion project.
“This new facility is going to have about 122,500 square feet, so about 26% more space,” said Dean Brennen. “Our older facility had seven classrooms, this one’s going to have 11 classrooms. Our old facility had one courtroom, this will have two.”
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.
September 22, 2017
By Whitney Harder
The Hon. Neil M. Gorsuch, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, spent Thursday evening on the University of Kentucky campus. He spoke to University of Kentucky College of Law students as well as judges, lawyers and clerks from across Kentucky.
During his talk, he offered a few pointers to UK Law students in the crowd.
"Give back a little bit. If you’ve made it to an institution like this, you’ve been blessed and have a lot to offer your fellow citizens," he said.