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Professor Melynda Price Named Next Gaines Center Director

By Scot Gillies and Whitney Hale

UK Law Hosts Noon Forum with Special Guests from the Federal Judiciary

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.

UK Law Students Provide Free Tax Preparation

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

A Woman in the Driver's Seat: UK Alum 1st Female President of Aston Martin

By Lindsey Piercy LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 29, 2019) — Laura Schwab lives life in the fast lane — setting her sights on a goal and ultimately achieving it. When opportunities present themselves, rarely does she tap the brakes. That approach is what led the University of Kentucky alumna to the role of a lifetime — representing a company regarded as a cultural icon.

UK Law's KJEANRL Announces Fifth Annual Symposium

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

UK Law Alumni Admitted to U.S. Supreme Court Bar

Jan. 18, 2019 Nine UK Law alumni were recently admitted as members of the United States Supreme Court Bar. The alumni were joined by Dean David A. Brennen and his wife, Kimberly Brennen, who were also admitted.  John McGarvey, a 1973 UK Law graduate, served as the movant for the group to be admitted to the Bar.  Chief Justice John G. Roberts presided over the proceeding before the full court, with the exception of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and admitted the candidates to the Bar.

UK Law Welcomes Visiting Faculty for Spring 2019 Semester

Jan. 10, 2019  The University of Kentucky College of Law welcomes three visiting faculty members for the Spring 2019 semester:  Gayle W. Herndon, Les M. MacRae and James C. Smith.  Additionally, two visiting faculty members, Cyra A. Choudhury and Ryan A. Valentin, continue to serve in their year-long post. Gayle W. HerndonVisiting Professor of Law

Kentucky Law Journal Hosts Symposium on States and Federal Copyright Law

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.

UK Law Student is First Recipient of "Law Student of the Year" Award from Legal Aid of the Bluegrass

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).

Professor Mary Davis Awarded the Ashland-Spears Distinguished Research Professor of Law

  November 7, 2018 Mary J. Davis has been named an Ashland-Spears Distinguished Research Professor of Law. She is one of the leading national scholars in the field of products liability. Her earliest article, written in 1992, continues to be cited today on the topic of design defect liability, one of the most complex areas in the field. “This Professorship is one of the College of Law’s most distinguished professorships and is given to a current law professor who excels in research,” said David A. Brennen, Dean of UK College of Law.

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