The UK College of Law Federalist Society hosted Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer in September. Commissioner Comer spoke to students about Kentucky's passage of regulatory framework to allow for the legalization of industrial hemp. The Commissioner also spoke on the latest developments on hemp regulation at the federal level and the implications on the agriculture community.
On September 18, College of Law first-year students had an opportunity to hear about how law practitioners use legal writing skills in their careers. The panel, hosted by the Legal Research & Writing Program was attended by Chad Meredith (2007), a Lexington attorney, Cary McCollum, Assistant General Counsel for Alliance Coal, LLC, and Cheryl Morgan (1996), Assistant United States Attorney in the Civil Division of the Eastern District of Kentucky.
Applications Received: 928
KY Residents: 329
Offers of Admission: 554
KY Residents: 221
Students enrolled: 150
KY Residents: 114
Minority Students: 12%
Female Students: 38.67%
Median Age: 22
Age Range: 20 - 36
Students 27 or older: 14
Undergraduate Majors: 36
Congratulations to UK Law Professor and Director of Legal Research & Writing Melissa N. Henke on being sworn in to the Kentucky Bar. Kentucky Supreme Court Deputy Chief Justice Mary C. Noble (1981) administered the oath of office on September 6, with Professor Allison Connelly (1983) and Julie Butcher (1990) as witnesses.
OUR NIXON is an all-archival documentary presenting the Super 8 home movies of H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman and Dwight Chapin for the very first time. The footage from Nixon's aides, which obsessively documents their time in the White House, was seized by the FBI during the Watergate investigation, then filed away and forgotten for almost 40 years. The home movies are presented with other rare footage, creating an intimate and complex portrait of the Nixon presidency as never seen before.
Congratulations to Professor Melynda Price, the recipient of the 2013 Duncan Teaching Award at the College of Law.
Professor Price is the Robert E. Harding, Jr. Associate Professor of Law. According to her students, Professor Price's classroom teaching is outstanding. Not only do the students enjoy her in the classroom, they also see Professor Price as embodying many of the values we hope our students take from law school. Typical of the student comments about Professor Price is the following:
The University of Kentucky College of Law welcomes four new faculty starting this fall. Marianna Jackson Clay, Visiting Professor of Law; Jane Bloom Grisé, Director of Academic Success and Professor of Legal Writing; Cortney Lollar, Assistant Professor of Law; and Collin Schueler, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law.
Justice Albie Sachs
Constitutional Court of South Africa
The Sacred and the Secular: South Africa's Constitutional Court Rules on Same-Sex Marriages 6:30p.m., Friday, April 12, 2013
W.T. Young Library UKAA Auditorium.
Now that tax season is over, preliminary numbers are coming in from the 2013 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program.
On Wednesday, April 10, 2013, the UK College of Law’s Legal Research and Writing Program hosted the final round of the first-year oral advocacy tournament, which was the culmination of a single-elimination moot court competition in which students made oral arguments relating to their appellate brief problem for the LRW Course. The two final student advocates were Lynsey Freeman, Counsel for the Appellant (Commonwealth of Kentucky) and Quinn Hill, Counsel for Defendant Regina Asher.