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The Kentucky Law Journal, in conjunction with the University of Kentucky College of Law and the Student Government Senate, hosted “Intermeddlers or Innovators? States and Federal Copyright Law,” in October.  The symposium took place at Gatton College of Business and Economics in Woodward Hall.

The symposium had a diverse group of speakers who addressed the contribution to legal scholarship by facilitating discussion among scholars working on the following related issues, which implicate different doctrinal areas: copyright, administrative law, state constitutional law, federal constitutional law, tax law, and art law.

Speakers and panelists for the symposium included:

·         Eric Johnson, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Oklahoma College of Law.

·         Adam Thimmesch, Associate Professor of Law at Nebraska College of Law.

·         Emily Bremer, Associate Professor at Notre Dame Law School.

·         Guy A. Rub, Professor at Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University.

·         Jake Linford, Professor at Florida State University College of Law.

·         Diedre Keller, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law at Ohio Northern University (ONU) Claude W. Pettit College of Law.

·         Brian Frye, Spears-Gilbert Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law.

“I thought it was great that professors from across UK’s campus came together for this event. There were members from the community, UK students outside the College of Law and even graduate students who attended this event,” said Bethany Davenport, Editor-in-Chief of the Kentucky Law Journal for the 2018-2019 academic year.

The Symposium articles will be published in Volume 107, Book 4 of the Kentucky Law Journal.  A subscription that includes Book 4 can be purchased at

In addition to presenters discussing states and federal copyright law, students and other attendees participated by posing questions throughout the symposium. The program was accredited by the Kentucky Bar Association for a total of 4 hours of CLE credit.

The Kentucky Law Journal is the tenth oldest continually-published law review in the nation. Publication has been continuous since 1913. The Journal publishes four annual issues in print as well as online original articles and notes. The Journal is edited by a student editorial board, with guidance from a faculty advisor.  Each issue contains articles written by prominent national scholars and notes written by Journal members that encompass a broad range of legal topics.