UK Law students Jacob (Jake) Cassady and David Harper recently competed at the Fortieth Annual Kaufman Memorial Securities Law Moot Court Competition hosted by Fordham Law School in New York City.
Paul Salamanca, the Wyatt, Tarrant and Combs Professor of Law, was quoted in an article that ran in both USA Today and The Courier-Journal on amicus briefs influencing the gay marriage case.
"Some amicus briefs are extremely valuable, others not so much," said University of Kentucky law professor Paul Salamanca, who was a law clerk for Justice David Souter. "What matters is who submits the briefs and what they say, not head counts."
The UK College of Law chapter of the Federalist Society hosted its inaugural spring banquet at Jefferson Davis Inn on April 1. Nearly thirty members of the chapter and other law students attended to hear U.S. Representative Andy Barr (a former University of Kentucky College of Law Federalist Society chapter president) speak on his time at the University of Kentucky and how federalism principles influence his votes in Congress.
Third year UK Law students Jamie Houston and Staci Miller took advantage of their Spring Break to develop and enhance skills that will better prepare them for their future legal careers. Houston and Miller traveled to Portland, OR over Spring Break to compete in the Nelson Mandela International Negotiations Competition (NMINC) in conjunction with the 47th National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) Convention.
“Competing in the International Negotiations Competition was an awesome experience and Portland was absolutely beautiful,” Ms. Miller said.
By: Whitney Harder
LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 31, 2015) — Lounging on beautiful beaches, cruising the Caribbean and even international volunteer trips have become today's popular Spring Break pastimes for college students. A less common excursion is spending the week providing legal aid in Eastern Kentucky. But this year, two University of Kentucky College of Law students opted for the latter, providing a much needed service many may not think of when "alternative spring breaks" come to mind.
Current third-year students Stuart Michael and Rhett Dillon Quarles made the most of their Spring Break by earning law school credit while taking in the the sites of London, England. Both students took advantage of the study abroad program offered through the UK College of Law and earned academic credit by studying Corporate Law under Justice Randy J. Holland of the Delaware Supreme Court.
By: Sarah Geegan
LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 30, 2015) Michael P. Healy, Wendell H. Ford Professor of Law, will continue his role of University of Kentucky academic ombud for 2015-2016.
The Office of Academic Ombud Services at the University of Kentucky, is responsible for assisting students and instructors in resolving academic related problems and conflicts. The office ensures that fair policies, processes and procedures are equitably implemented.
Healy's new term will begin July 1, 2015 and will continue through June 30, 2016.
The UK College of Law Career Development office and the American Bar Association recently teamed up to co-host a government and public service career panel for interested students. The panelists provided insight into their career paths and gave students interested in government and public service work, tips on how to break in to the field. The panelists expressed their enjoyment with the work they do and described the rewarding aspects of their careers. “Serving the community as a government or public sector lawyer is a highly satisfying way to advance the common good.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 25, 2015) — Recognized for his contribution to the insolvency field and service to the profession and his community, Christopher Frost, University of Kentucky Thomas P. Lewis Professor of Law, was recently inducted into the American College of Bankruptcy at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.
By Whitney Harder
LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 25, 2015) — University of Kentucky Assistant Professor of Law Cortney Lollar testified before the Department of Defense’s Judicial Proceedings Panel in Washington, D.C. on March 13. The Department of Defense established the Judicial Proceedings Panel to conduct an independent review and assessment of judicial proceedings conducted under the Uniform Code of Military Justice involving adult sexual assault and related offenses.