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September 29, 2015

So, you matriculated into law school. What’s next? How do you prepare for your new reality of reading cases and making outlines? What is an outline anyway? What will classes be like? Will you get along with your classmates? These are questions that pass through the minds of all first year law students in some form or fashion. And University of Kentucky College of Law has developed a program to help our incoming students answer these questions and more, prior to their first day of law school.

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September 29, 2015

The beginning of the school year is always a hectic time on campus, however, the month of September was especially busy for two UK Law professors. Scott Bauries, the Robert G. Lawson Associate Professor of Law, and Allison Connelly, the Director of the Legal Clinic and James and Mary Lassiter Professor of Law, were recently quoted and cited as sources in hundreds of national media outlets regarding the Rowan County (Kentucky) Clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses. 

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Justice Samuel Alito Gives University of Kentucky College of Law Behind-the-Scenes Look at Supreme Court

By: Whitney Harder

September 28, 2015 The University of Kentucky College of Law has a history of bringing the legal profession's most distinguished figures to campus for students to meet with, and this year is no exception.

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Utah Senate Majority Whip J. Stuart Adams and Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson, director of the Family Law and Policy Program at the University of Illinois, will give a talk titled, "Kim Davis and Religious Objectors to Obergefell: In Search of More Civil Solutions" at the University of Kentucky College of Law

By: Whitney Harder

September 28, 2015

Addressing the ongoing legal dilemma of religious objections to a same sex marriage ruling, two key players in the "Utah compromise" will speak at the University of Kentucky College of Law at noon Wednesday, Sept. 30.

Utah Senate Majority Whip J. Stuart Adams and Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson, director of the Family Law and Policy Program at the University of Illinois, will give a talk titled, "Kim Davis and Religious Objectors to Obergefell: In Search of More Civil Solutions."

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito to Speak at UK Law

By: Whitney Harder

The University of Kentucky College of Law is pleased to welcome U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito to campus next week as the Fall 2015 Roy R. and Virginia F. Ray Distinguished Lecturer. Justice Alito will speak at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24.

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Upon recommendation of Dean David A. Brennen, eight third-year UK Law students were selected as Pupils of the Central Kentucky American Inn of Court (CKAIC) for 2015-2016.

Upon recommendation of Dean David A. Brennen, eight third-year UK Law students were selected as Pupils of the Central Kentucky American Inn of Court (CKAIC) for 2015-2016.

This year’s list of pupils include Ian Archibald, Alissa Bocook, Rachel Hepburn, Zachary Mattioni, Charles Otten, Andrea Reed, W. Austin Smith II, and Misty Stone.

The Inn of Court is an educational and mentoring organization for judges, lawyers and law students dedicated to perpetuating high quality, ethical lawyers and enhancing professionalism and collegiality among the bench and bar. 

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university of kentucky college of law students volunteer with local charities in the lexington community

The students in the University of Kentucky College of Law Class of 2018 are now several days into their first semester of law school. These individuals have chosen to pursue a career dedicated to assisting individuals and businesses in a time of need. Though they are a few years away from starting their legal careers, members of the Class of 2018 are already giving back to the Lexington community through service projects they participated in during UK Law’s Orientation. On Saturday, August 22, students and faculty assisted four local charities including Aids Volunteers, Inc.

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Kentucky law dean david brennen participate in panel discussion about 2009 matthew shepard james byrd jr. hate crimes prevention act

Redefining Hate Crimes: A Panel Discussion

By: Blair Hoover

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kentucky college of law professor scott bauries

Scott Bauries, the Robert G. Lawson Associate Professor of Law, was quoted in a NY Times article regarding “closing the gap” in school funding in Washington state.  An excerpt from the article is below.

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university of kentucky college of law professor nicole huberfeld Analyzes Supreme Court Ruling that Undercut Medicaid

Following the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) expansion of Medicaid eligibility, an estimated 14 to 18 million new beneficiaries will enroll in Medicaid over the next 10 years, according to the Congressional Budget Office. At the same time, a U.S. Supreme Court ruling from March threatens the success of Medicaid and could undercut the entire program.

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