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Litigation Banquet

The University of Kentucky College of Law recently honored the hard work and dedication of the officers, members, advisors, and coaches of the Moot Court Board and Trial Advocacy Board (TAB), as well as many first-year students in connection with their Legal Research and Writing (LRW) Clubs.  The Litigation Banquet recognizes the students who have excelled in both written and oral advocacy.

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UK Law Librarians who assisted with hosting regional conference

By:  Whitney Harder

The University of Kentucky College of Law Library is often a place for study sessions and important discussions, but its true mission is to help produce outstanding lawyers and expert legal scholars.

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Paul Salamanca, the Wyatt, Tarrant and Combs Professor of Law, was quoted in an article that ran in both USA Today and The Courier-Journal on amicus briefs influencing the gay marriage case. 

"Some amicus briefs are extremely valuable, others not so much," said University of Kentucky law professor Paul Salamanca, who was a law clerk for Justice David Souter. "What matters is who submits the briefs and what they say, not head counts."

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Headshot of Michael Healy

By: Sarah Geegan

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 30, 2015)  Michael P. Healy, Wendell H. Ford Professor of Law, will continue his role of University of Kentucky academic ombud for 2015-2016.

The Office of Academic Ombud Services at the University of Kentucky, is responsible for assisting students and instructors in resolving academic related problems and conflicts. The office ensures that fair policies, processes and procedures are equitably implemented.

Healy's new term will begin July 1, 2015 and will continue through June 30, 2016.

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Chris Frost headshot

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 25, 2015) — Recognized for his contribution to the insolvency field and service to the profession and his community, Christopher Frost, University of Kentucky Thomas P. Lewis Professor of Law, was recently inducted into the American College of Bankruptcy at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.

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Courtney Lollar headshot

By Whitney Harder

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 25, 2015) — University of Kentucky Assistant Professor of Law Cortney Lollar testified before the Department of Defense’s Judicial Proceedings Panel in Washington, D.C. on March 13. The Department of Defense established the Judicial Proceedings Panel to conduct an independent review and assessment of judicial proceedings conducted under the Uniform Code of Military Justice involving adult sexual assault and related offenses.

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Associate Dean Doug Michael recently appeared on ABC 36 to promote the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.  Check out his interview below:

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Roberta Harding with her dog

Professor Roberta Harding, Judge William T. Lafferty Professor of Law, was recently profiled by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Kentucky as one of their “Faces of Liberty.” To mark their 60th anniversary, each week through December 2015, the ACLU of Kentucky will feature a member, client, case, board or staff member who has been “an integral part” of the organization’s rich history.

The following article has been reprinted with permission from the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky.

 

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David Brennen

By Whitney Harder
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 11, 2015) — David A. Brennen, dean of the University of Kentucky College of Law, has been named to the Lawyers of Color's Fourth Annual Power List, a comprehensive catalog of the nation’s most influential minority attorneys and non-minority diversity advocates. Dean Brennen will be profiled in the Lawyers Of Color's Power Issue 2015 and honored at a reception March 18 in Washington, D.C.

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Andrew Woods

By Whitney Harder:
Andrew K. Woods, assistant professor at the University of Kentucky College of Law, has written a report released this week by the Global Network Initiative (GNI), titled "Data Beyond Borders: Mutual Legal Assistance in the Internet Era." Woods also presented the report on Wednesday to the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

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