April 11, 2016
Law students at the University of Kentucky College of Law tackled a LGBT case at the 12th Annual Williams Institute LGBT Moot Court Competition in Los Angeles, California. This opportunity allowed the students to go beyond the classroom and gain valuable practical skills training. The UK Law students are members of the school’s OUTLaw student organization.
April 11, 2016
The University of Kentucky College of Law hosted Senior District Judge Thomas B. Russell from the Western District of Kentucky on March 23 as part of UK Law’s 2015-2016 Judicial Conversation Series.
April 11, 2016
Eager to make a difference, three UK Law students packed their bags and started to drive toward their spring break destination: the small city of Prestonsburg, Kentucky. A break from the classroom but not from developing lawyering skills, Nick Modarressi, Ryan Mosley and Mark Roth set out on a week-long adventure to help the Eastern Kentucky community.
April 8, 2016
University of Kentucky College of Law Professor Joshua Douglas recently authored an opinion piece, "What if eight justices must decide election?" published in The Courier-Journal on March 31.
March 30, 2016
The light of election law shined on Kentucky last Friday, March 25, as the Kentucky Law Journal (KLJ) and the University of Kentucky College of Law co-hosted an all-day symposium that brought powerhouse speakers from across the nation to the College of Law Courtroom. Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes kicked off the event titled, An Elective Perspective: Judicial Regulation of Politics in an Election Year, with the delivery of the keynote address.
March 16, 2016
The UK College of Law Women’s Law Caucus hosted its annual Spring Luncheon on Wednesday, March 9, at the Hilary J. Boone Center to honor Jane H. Allen and Cortney Lollar for their outstanding contributions as women in the law.
March 10, 2016
UK Law students cut loose on the dance floor last month for UK’s 11th annual DanceBlue marathon – the most successful student-run philanthropic event to date!
The team of dancers, made up of Lindsey Anderson, Hillary Chambers, Travers Manley and Devan Trenkamp, did not sit or sleep as they boogied for 24-hours in Memorial Coliseum, all to support pediatric cancer.
“I think it’s the best thing that happens at this university – it makes an incredible impact,” said Team Captain Travers Manley.
March 3, 2016
On Wednesday, March 2, 2016, the Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture and Natural Resources Law (KJEARNL) and the University of Kentucky College of Law hosted a symposium entitled “Energy and the Environment: The Interplay of Regulations and Natural Resources Law and Policy.” Legal practitioners and regulators from across the country gathered in the College of Law Courtroom to share their thoughts on current legal, policy, and regulation issues affecting the environment, natural resources, and energy.
The University of Kentucky welcomed Order of the Coif Distinguished Visitor Eugene R. Fidell, of Yale Law School, for a lecture on military justice and its reform on Thursday, February 4. Fidell previously served as president of the National Institute of Military Justice and is currently well-known for representing Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Fidell addressed UK law students in a noon forum on the topic: “To What Extent Can the Constitution Be Amended?”
The University of Kentucky College of Law and the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights were proud to host the “Civil Rights Act Symposium” commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Kentucky Civil Rights Act. The Kentucky Civil Rights Act remains to be one of the most significant pieces of legislation to be passed in the last 50 years. The event brought in nationally respected speakers, judges, lawyers and activists prominent in the civil rights arena.