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Richard Ausness

Richard Ausness, the Everett H. Metcalf, Jr. Professor of Law, was appointed and now serves as the inaugural Associate Dean for Faculty Research at the University of Kentucky College of Law.

“The College of Law places emphasis on faculty research and we are pleased Professor Richard Ausness accepted this associate dean position to provide faculty support in the area,” said David A. Brennen, UK College of Law Dean. “I am certain that his many years of teaching and research experience will make him an outstanding asset to all of our faculty.”

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Scott Bauries

Scott R. Bauries, University of Kentucky Robert G. Lawson Associate Professor of Law, was quoted January in the New York Times article, “Washington Governor Seeks New Taxes as a Court Order Looms.” The article surrounds the proposal Governor Jay Inslee of Washington announced this week to raise $1.4 billion in new tax revenue, with the majority of the funds going toward education.

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The University of Kentucky College of Law is pleased to welcome to campus two new Faculty Practitioners for the Spring 2015 Semester. Faculty Practitioners are experienced practitioners hired to teach on a full-time but temporary basis, and also are in residence at the College of Law to be engaged with students. Our new Faculty Practitioners are Gayle W. Herndon and James G. Harralson. They join Marianna Jackson Clay, who has been a Faculty Practitioner in residence at the College of Law since the Fall 2013 semester.

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Professor Nicole Huberfeld

Nicole Huberfeld, H. Wendell Cherry Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky, gave a presentation entitled The Universality of Medicaid at the Yale Law School conference: The Law of Medicare and Medicaid at 50 on November 6, 2014.

This conference, hosted by Yale Law School, marked the 50th Anniversary of the passage of Medicare and Medicaid. It brought together leading health law and policy scholars as well as policymakers who have played a role in designing and implementing the landmark statutes.

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Pat Nixon reaches out little girl

The University of Kentucky College of Law Election Law Society, a law student organization, and election law professor, Joshua A. Douglas, announce the first of its kind at UK – an Election Analysis Blog.

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Professor Mary Davis

Mary J. Davis, University of Kentucky Stites & Harbison Professor of Law, recently published the fourth edition of her products liability treatise with co-author Professor David Owen from the University of South Carolina School of Law. The Law of Products Liability was published by Thomson Reuters Publishing in August 2014.

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Jane Grise

The University of Kentucky College of Law is pleased to announce that Jane Bloom Grisé, Director of Academic Success and a Legal Writing Professor, was one of only four recipients for the national Legal Writing Scholarship Grant, a $5,000 grant provided by the Legal Writing Institute (LWI), the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD), and LexisNexis. 

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Rick Underwood

Professor Richard Underwood, William L. Matthews, Jr. Professor of Law, recently completed a three-year appointment on the American Bar Association (ABA) Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility. Prior to this committee, Professor Underwood served as the Kentucky Bar Association (KBA) Ethics Chair for fourteen years, KBA Unauthorized Practice Chair for twelve years, and KBA Model Rules Chair when the Model Rules were first adopted. He has written several books and numerous articles on professional responsibility issues. 

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Professor Christopher Frost

College of Law Professor Christopher W. Frost was awarded the 2014 Editors’ Prize by the American Bankruptcy Law Journal.

His article, entitled "Bankruptcy Voting, Bad Faith and Claim Designation," discusses the law surrounding creditor voting in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. It focuses particularly on the circumstances that lead judges to disqualify the votes of creditors based on creditor bad faith or other misuse of the voting power.

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Professor Jennifer Bird-Pollan was promoted to Associate Professor and granted tenure. She joined the College of Law faculty in 2010, teaching Federal Income Tax, Estate & Gift tax, International Tax, Partnership Tax, Corporate Tax, and a Seminar in Tax Policy. She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she was the articles editor for the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender, and her B.A. in Philosophy and French from Penn State University. Bird-Pollan also earned an M.A. in Philosophy from Vanderbilt University, where she is completing her Ph.D.

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