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Feb. 13, 2019
UK Law hosted a Noon Forum with special guests from the federal judiciary on campus in January.  This comprehensive student engagement opportunity included a panel discussion among four guest judges and a former U.S. Attorney, guest lecturer appearances by judges in two classes, and a luncheon with a group of students interested in federal judicial clerkships.

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Feb. 11, 2019
The University of Kentucky College of Law continues one of its signature pro bono efforts – the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program.  The UK Tax Clinic will be open Monday, February 18 through Monday, April 15. Taxpayers can schedule an appointment at http://law.uky.edu/tax.

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Feb. 4, 2019
The Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, & Natural Resources Law (KJEANRL), in conjunction with the University of Kentucky College of Law, will host its fifth annual symposium on Wednesday, February 27 in the Student Senate Chamber at the Gatton Student Center.  The event is free and open to the public and takes place from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Presenters from Kentucky, the District of Columbia, Indiana, and Ohio include:

Bill Lear, Chairman Emeritus of Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC

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November 28, 2018

Third-year law student Julie Greenlee was presented with the Legal Aid of the Bluegrass 2018 Law Student of the Year award this month. Greenlee is the first UK Law student to receive this honor according to Josh Fain, Esq., Pro Bono Coordinator at Legal Aid of the Bluegrass (LABG).

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November 2, 2018

Despite a rainy, windy start, the annual Judicata 5K brought the UK law community together for what turned out to be a gorgeous fall day in Lexington, Kentucky.  The third annual event took place October 28 at Wellington Park, with 35 people and eight dogs running to the finish line.

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November 1, 2018

The Student Bar Association (SBA) hosted the first entirely student-led Mental Health Day event at UK Law last month, bringing together students and key resources to enhance and support mental health.  This initiative featured guest speakers and multiple vendors from the community who shared information regarding valuable resources available to students. 

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October 29, 2018

Christian Rice, a third-year law student at UK College of Law, and T. Fitz Johnson, Esq., a UK Law alumnus, were honored with the Torch Bearer and Torch of Excellence Awards at the Lyman T. Johnson Awards Banquet on Friday, October 19 in the Woodford Reserve Room at Kroger Field.

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October 9, 2018

The Kentucky Law Journal, in conjunction with the University of Kentucky College of Law, will host “Intermeddlers or Innovators? States and Federal Copyright Law,” on October 22.  The symposium will take place at Gatton College of Business and Economics in Woodward Hall. This event is free and open to the public. The event will begin at 8 a.m.

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October 5, 2018
By Tatyanna Pruitt

The tradition of Trivia Night continues in full swing thanks to the collaborative effort of the UK Law Legal Clinic and Student Bar Association (SBA). This year, 34 teams rose to the occasion at Campus Pub to raise funds for the UK Legal Clinic by competing in a fun evening of putting their knowledge of law and popular culture to the test.

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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.

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