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Law Notes Online Winter 2020: A Message from UK Rosenberg Law Interim Dean Mary J. Davis

It is an exciting time to be part of the University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law. In the fall, our law community experienced a once-in-a-lifetime semester with big changes and big wins. This newsletter is an opportunity to reflect on where we’ve been and celebrate our successes. It is also an opportunity to look toward the future.

BLSA Students Finish Fourth in National Competition

University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law students Asia Ellis, Anthony Franklin, Taylor Kennedy and Toria Levy finished in fourth place, out of 61 teams, in the National Black Law Student Association Constance Baker Motley Mock Trial Competition.

UK Rosenberg Law Alumna Sworn in as U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director

Earlier this year, Vice President Mike Pence swore in University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law alumna Aurelia Skipwith as director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Confirmed by the U.S. Senate to her new position, Skipwith previously served as the deputy assistant secretary for fish and wildlife and parks at the Department of the Interior.​

UK Rosenberg College of Law Students Prioritize Giving Back, Paying It Forward

University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law students have embraced community service as an essential part of their education. In the fall, among other activities, students made sandwiches for the hungry, collected pennies for families in need, and delivered school supplies to one of the poorest counties in the country.

Black History Month 2020 at the UK Rosenberg College of Law

As the University of Kentucky commemorates 70 years of integration with special events and speakers all year long, the University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law wants to recognize a few of our African American graduates who paved the way for others and excelled in their careers.

UK Law Celebrates New Era, Modern Home With Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto, Kentucky Chief Justice John D. Minton and former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear joined UK College of Law faculty, staff, students and alumni Tuesday, Nov. 19, for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the reopening of the Law Building following a two-year, $56 million renovation and expansion.

Kentucky Law Schools Partner to Introduce HBCU Undergraduates to Law School

The Commonwealth of Kentucky’s three law schools ­— University of Kentucky College of Law, Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law and the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law — partnered on Nov. 22, 2019, to host a joint initiative to diversify the legal profession.

UK College of Law Graduate Makes Historic $20 Million Gift for College of Law Future

Growing up in Lexington, J. David Rosenberg learned about the power of education to transform lives and create opportunities. It was a lesson solidified in his mind as a student in the College of Law at the University of Kentucky.

University of Kentucky Law Professor Consulted in Major Newsday Housing Investigation

University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law Professor Emeritus Robert Schwemm was one of two nationally recognized housing experts consulted during a three-year Newsday investigation of housing practices on Long Island. Newsday is the daily newspaper covering the Long Island area of New York City. The story, titled “Long Island Divided,” was published Nov. 17, 2019, and was accompanied by a 40-minute documentary. Using a technique called paired testing, Newsday found widespread evidence of unequal treatment by real estate agents on Long Island.

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