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UK Law’s #OneDayForUK Raises $15K-plus for Law School Projects

The University of Kentucky’s One Day for UK, a 24-hour day of giving celebrated on April 17, netted over $1M from 3,262 gifts, including $15,612 allocated for law school projects.  In its first year, the goal of One Day for UK was to raise awareness about the campaign and to encourage giving for the University of Kentucky. The online, social-media-driven campaign centered around community outreach, including reconnecting with alumni, engaging young alumni and motivating its strongest supporters to make a gift to any college, unit or cause of their choice.

UK Law Alumni Association Recognizes 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees and Alumni Award Recipients

On June 12, 2019, alumni, family and friends gathered at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky to honor the 2019 UK Law Alumni Association Hall of Fame inductees and Alumni Award recipients.  The UK Law Alumni Association Hall of Fame was established to acknowledge graduates of the College whose extraordinary professional success and contributions, profound positive influence on the College of Law, and high degree of character and integrity are recognized by their peers. 

UK Law Students Provide Free Filing Assistance, Save Tax Payers more than $65,000 in Fees

April 24, 2019 This tax season the University of Kentucky College of Law continued one of its signature pro bono efforts – the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program.  Law student volunteers along with accounting students and an alumna provided free assistance with Tax preparations and filings to mostly low-income individuals with simple returns, as well as foreign students and scholars.

Professor Douglas Writes Book about Changing the Future of Voting

April 9, 2019 Joshua A. Douglas, Thomas P. Lewis Professor of Law at UK Law, is an expert on US election law and his book Vote for US: How to Take Back Our Elections and Change the Future of Voting presents an assessment of current efforts to make the U.S. voting system more accessible, reliable and effective.

Women's Law Caucus Honors UK Law Professor and Retired Judge

April 8, 2019 The University of Kentucky College of Law Women’s Law Caucus hosted its annual Spring Luncheon this month at the Hilary J. Boone Center.  Alumni and distinguished members of the legal profession joined students, faculty, and staff to recognize retired judge Janet Stumbo and Professor Jane Bloom Grisé. 

UK BLSA Competes in Constance Baker Motley Mock Trial Competition

March 29, 2019 UK Law students competed in the Constance Baker Motley Mock Trial Competition in Chicago last month with a team of four 2L students and a team of four 3L students.  The 3L team progressed to the semi-final round and finished in 4th place out of 16 teams, making them alternates for nationals. The 2L team progressed to the quarter final round, finishing in the top 8.

UK Law's KJEANRL Hosts Fifth Annual Symposium

March 27, 2019 The Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture & Natural Resources Law (KJEANRL), in conjunction with the University of Kentucky College of Law, hosted its fifth annual symposium, which took place in the Senate Chamber of the Gatton Student Center on the University of Kentucky campus, and was free and open to the public.

David A. Brennen Named Prestigious ACE Fellow

By Lindsey Piercy

UK Law National Mock Trial Team Wins Regional Competition, Advances to Nationals

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 1, 2019) The University of Kentucky College of Law's National Trial Team will advance to the prestigious National Trials Competition (NTC) on March 27, in San Antonio, Texas. Earlier this month, Matthew Boggs and Madeline Moss were crowned regional champions — making them the 13th team in UK Law history to have claimed the title. They competed against 19 schools from Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi.

Global Health Case Competition Winning Team to Compete at Emory

By Paulina Zarate and Tierra Baldwin LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 26, 2019) — Five students from the University of Kentucky placed in the UK Global Health Case Competition (GHCC), which rallied both undergraduate and graduate students from various colleges to collaborate on revolutionary research. Together, they worked toward a common goal — solving a global health concern. This year, competitors were tasked with tackling refugee health.

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