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UK Law Professor Joshua A. Douglas Interviewed Following Kentucky Governor’s Race

Several state and national news outlets interviewed University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law Professor Joshua A. Douglas in November following Kentucky’s 2019 gubernatorial election.

UK College of Law Welcomes New Academic Year in State-of-the-Art Home

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.

UK Law’s Appalachian Law Caucus Brings Long-Serving Congressman Hal Rogers to Campus

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.

UK College of Law Receives $1 Million Gift from Stites & Harbison, PLLC

The University of Kentucky College of Law is pleased to announce a $1 million gift from Stites & Harbison, PLLC to support current and future UK Law students as well as the major rebuild of the now-completed Law Building. The second-floor Main Commons, a prime collaboration area in the center of the building, will be named for Stites & Harbison in recognition of the gift.

UK Law Professor Joshua A. Douglas Receives Duncan Teaching Award

Joshua A. Douglas, Thomas P. Lewis Professor of Law, is the recipient of the 2019 Duncan Teaching Award at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Every year, a UK Law faculty member is recognized for excellence in the classroom, courtesy of the Robert M. and Joanne K. Duncan Faculty Improvement Fund, which was established in 1982 to promote outstanding teaching performance at the college.

University of Kentucky College of Law Honors Kevin P. Bucknam for Twenty-Five Years of Service

University of Kentucky College of Law Director of the Office of Continuing Legal Education, Kevin P. Bucknam, was honored for 25 years of service, on July 26, 2019, during the UK Law CLE 46 Annual Midwest-Midsouth Estate Planning Institute.

Meet Supreme Court Fellow, UK Alumnus Seth Fortenbery

In 2017, Seth Fortenbery was completing his third year of law school at the University of Kentucky. With the pressure of graduation mounting, not everyone was eyeing a fellowship aimed, not only at recent law school graduates, but also mid-career professionals.

University of Kentucky College of Law Assistant Dean of Community Engagement & Diversity Daniel P. Murphy, Jr., Awarded the 2019 Nathaniel R. Harper Award

University of Kentucky College of Law Assistant Dean of Community Engagement & Diversity Daniel P. Murphy, Jr., was awarded the 2019 Nathaniel R. Harper Award, on June 14, 2019, during the Kentucky Bar Association’s Membership Luncheon. 

Mary J. Davis Named Interim Dean of College of Law

University of Kentucky Provost David Blackwell has named Professor Mary J. Davis to the position of interim dean of the College of Law. Dean David A. Brennen has been selected to participate in the American Council on Education's (ACE) Fellows Program, the longest running leadership development program in the United States.  At the conclusion of the fellowship year, Brennen will return to UK with new knowledge and skills that contribute to capacity-building efforts, along with a network of peers across the country and abroad.

UK Law Class of 2019 Celebrates Momentous Milestones, Awards 166 Graduates with Juris Doctor Degrees

On Friday, May 3, the University of Kentucky College of Law held its Commencement Ceremony to honor and celebrate the momentous milestones of the Class of 2019.  166 eager and remarkable law students walked across the stage in the Singletary Center for the Arts ready to claim their award for three years of hard work: A UK Law diploma.

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