University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto and Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear joined UK J. David Rosenberg College of Law faculty, staff and alumni to celebrate the Class of 2020 in a video released on May 8.
The commencement ceremony on May 8 was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing restrictions. However, UK Rosenberg Law Interim Dean Mary Davis said she plans to one day shake each student’s hand in person and look them in the eye as she congratulates them.
The UK J. David Rosenberg College of Law held a virtual 5K, Race Judicata, the weekend of May 16-17 to raise money for the Law Student Emergency Fund, which provides financial resources for current students experiencing unexpected hardship because of an emergency or crisis.
More than 50 people participated, including faculty, staff, alumni and friends, and the event raised more than $3,000 for the fund. In addition to donating, participants were asked to complete a 5K on their own and share photos on social media using the hashtag, #RaceJudicataUKY.
The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees has voted to accept the gift commitment of $20 million from J. David Rosenberg and to officially rename the College of Law as the University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law.
Rosenberg and his wife, Dianne, have pledged $20 million to fund an endowment and non-endowed gift to support student scholarships, faculty recruitment and retention, as well as programs for the college. The new permanent endowed fund will be named the J. David Rosenberg College of Law Endowment.
In the fall, a panel of community leaders and experts convened at the UK Rosenberg College of Law to discuss a Netflix drama about a teenager who reports being raped and two detectives who search for the truth.
Blanche Cook, Robert E. Harding Jr. Associate Professor of Law, specializes in criminal law and procedure, evidence, trial advocacy and sex trafficking. The show served as a catalyst to raise awareness about sexual assault and educate the public about the things that can go wrong during sexual assault investigations and prosecutions.
Growing up in Lexington, J. David Rosenberg learned about the power of education to transform lives and create opportunities. It was a lesson solidified in his mind as a student in the College of Law at the University of Kentucky.
The annual Kentucky Law Journal Symposium at the University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law explored diverse perspectives on controversial American monuments and statues.
The University of Kentucky College of Law started the 2019-2020 academic year in its state-of-the-art building, following a two-year, $56 million renovation and expansion. The facility was designed to support enhanced teaching and learning and provide the foundation for high-quality legal education in the 21st century.
U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers recently visited the University of Kentucky College of Law to discuss his career and current issues in Appalachia, including broadband access and the opioid crisis.
The event was sponsored by the UK Appalachian Law Caucus.
Rogers, who grew up in Monticello, Kentucky, received a Bachelor of Arts and a law degree from UK. He clerked for John Y. Brown Sr., a well-known criminal law attorney, then practiced law in Somerset after graduation.