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UK Law Dean to Participate in Panel on Redefining Hate Crimes

Redefining Hate Crimes: A Panel Discussion By: Blair Hoover

US Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito to Visit UK Law

The University of Kentucky College of Law is pleased to announce US Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito as the Fall 2015 Roy R. and Virginia F. Ray Distinguished Lecturer Thursday, September 24, 2015 6:00 p.m. The Kincaid Auditorium Gatton College of Business & Economics ADVANCED REGISTRATION REQUIRED - SEATING IS LIMITED Registration is now closed.  

Professor Scott Bauries Quoted in NY Times

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.

In Health Affairs, 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.

UK Law Co-Hosts Law Camp for High School Students

June 7-13, the UK College of Law, in conjunction with the Fayette County Bar Association (FCBA), co-sponsored the second Summer Law Institute (SLI) – a seven-day residential Law Camp for high school students interested in law and the legal profession.

Several UK Law Faculty Receive Promotions

Activity around the law school has not slowed down over the summer. Many faculty members will enter the new academic year in promoted roles.

UK Law Faculty Honored at KBA 2015 Annual Convention

UK Law Professors Allison Connelly and Bill Fortune were honored at the KBA 2015 Annual Convention. The Kentucky Bar Association (KBA) honored Professor Allison Connelly with the 2015 Donated Legal Services Award during their annual membership luncheon. The Donated Legal Services Award is given to “an individual in good standing with the KBA and currently involved in pro bono work. The selection process places special emphasis on the nature of the legal services contributed and the amount of time involved in the provision of free legal services.”

UK Law Inducts Three Into Hall of Fame

On June 17 in Lexington, KY, the University of Kentucky College of Law and the Law Alumni Association inducted three new members into the 2015 Hall of Fame at an alumni reception held annually in conjunction with the Kentucky Bar Association Convention.

UK Law Faculty Present at KBA 2015 Annual Convention

For those who attended the Kentucky Bar Association’s 2015 Annual Convention you probably saw some familiar faces. Several professors from UK Law presented at the convention and shared their expertise with fellow lawyers. The professors involved and presentations given include: Allison Connelly: Accommodating Transgender Students in Public Schools; Ferguson, Race and the Law Josh Douglas: Securing the Right to Vote: The 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and Current Developments in Election Law

CLE Bankruptcy Institute Will Continue in Judge Lee's Name

UK Law’s Office of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) recently held the 17th Biennial Judge Joe Lee Bankruptcy Institute.  While this year’s institute was as successful as ever, there was a bittersweet feeling in the air with the absence of a key attendee. Judge Joe Lee passed away on May 21, 2015 – exactly two weeks before his namesake institute.  

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