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Melynda Price Selected as UK Law’s University Research Professor for 2017-18 Academic Year

May 15, 2017 The University of Kentucky Office of the Vice President for Research, with approval by the Board of Trustees, selected Melynda Price, Robert E. Harding, Jr. Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law, as the college’s University Research Professor for the 2017-18 academic year.

UK Law Honors Class of 2017 at Spring Commencement Ceremony

May 10, 2017 Every spring, the University of Kentucky College of Law hosts its commencement ceremony. Though the commencement format may rarely change, there is noticeable difference in seeing how each graduating class leaves its own unique mark. Friday, May 5, was dedicated to celebrating the Class of 2017. 113 eager 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.

UK Law Students Travel to Vienna, Compete in International Moot Court Competition

April 20, 2017 Irvin Henriquez-Guerrero and Philip Padron, students at the University of Kentucky College of Law, recently traveled to Vienna, Austria, to compete in the Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, vying for the title of best international arbitration advocacy team. The 24th Vis Moot attracted 348 schools from across the world and was held April 7-13 at the University of Vienna. “I’ve known about the competition for a while and had dreamed of competing in it for years,” said second-year law student Henriquez-Guerrero.

UK Law Students Raise the Bar with Success at Tax Law Competitions Across the Nation

April 20, 2017 Law students at the University of Kentucky College of Law have raised the bar this academic year with their success at various tax law competitions across the nation, including the 2016-2017 ABA Section of Taxation Law Student Tax Challenge, the Florida Bar Association Tax Moot Court Competition, the Inaugural Southeastern Regional Tax Challenge, and the Alfred Mugel Buffalo Tax Moot Court Competition.

From Scholarly Professor to Award-Winning Author, Underwood Takes Home First IPPYs

April 19, 2017 And the winner is… Richard H. Underwood! The William L. Matthews, Jr. Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law has been announced as a winner of two Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY) for his book, CrimeSong: True Crime Stories From Southern Murder Ballads.

UK Law Hosts Senior U.S. District Judge as Final Speaker for 2016-17 Judicial Conversation Series

April 19, 2017 The University of Kentucky College of Law hosted Senior U.S. District Judge Curtis Lynn Collier of the Eastern District of Tennessee on Wednesday, April 12, as the final speaker for the 2016-17 Judicial Conversation Series.

UK Law Student Uses Passion for Wood Burning to Raise Money for DanceBlue

April 10, 2017 Ross Stanton, a third-year law student at the University of Kentucky College of Law, recently used his passion for wood burning to raise hundreds of dollars to help fight pediatric cancer. Stanton auctioned off two handmade barrel tops to support DanceBlue – a yearlong fundraising effort, culminating in a 24-hour no sitting, no sleeping Dance Marathon right in the heart of UK’s campus.

Members of UK Law National Trial Team Advance to Finals in Regional Competition

March 31, 2017 The University of Kentucky College of Law’s National Trial team of Seth Fortenbery and Nealy Williams made it to the final round of the 2017 National Trial Competition Regional Tournament, held February 18-19 at the Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

UK Law Student to Bike Across America for Charity

March 31, 2017 Caleb Taylor, a second-year law student at the University of Kentucky College of Law, will hit the road this summer, cycling from Maine to Seattle, to raise awareness (and funds) for multiple sclerosis (MS) research and treatment.

UK Law’s Bankruptcy Moot Court Team Reaches Top 8 in Annual Competition

March 30, 2017 The University of Kentucky College of Law’s Bankruptcy Moot Court team of Grace Greenwell and Alex Magera tackled both sides of a bankruptcy case to finish in the top 8 of the 25th Annual Duberstein Moot Court Competition, which attracted 48 teams from across the nation.

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