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Law Notes Online Winter 2020: Class Notes & In Memoriam

March 2020 Class Notes John T. McGarvey (1973) was appointed as Uniform Commercial Code committee chair by the Uniform Law Commission for a two-year term. McGarvey has served as Kentucky’s legislative liaison for the ULC since 2006. C. Edward Hastie (1974), an attorney with Morgan Pottinger McGarvey, was recognized for Trusts and Estates and Litigation-Trusts and Estates in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Law Notes Online Winter 2020: A Message from UK Rosenberg Law Interim Dean Mary J. Davis

It is an exciting time to be part of the University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law. In the fall, our law community experienced a once-in-a-lifetime semester with big changes and big wins. This newsletter is an opportunity to reflect on where we’ve been and celebrate our successes. It is also an opportunity to look toward the future.

UK Rosenberg Law Alumna Sworn in as U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director

Earlier this year, Vice President Mike Pence swore in University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law alumna Aurelia Skipwith as director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Confirmed by the U.S. Senate to her new position, Skipwith previously served as the deputy assistant secretary for fish and wildlife and parks at the Department of the Interior.​

Black History Month 2020 at the UK Rosenberg College of Law

As the University of Kentucky commemorates 70 years of integration with special events and speakers all year long, the University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law wants to recognize a few of our African American graduates who paved the way for others and excelled in their careers.

UK Law Celebrates New Era, Modern Home With Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto, Kentucky Chief Justice John D. Minton and former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear joined UK College of Law faculty, staff, students and alumni Tuesday, Nov. 19, for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the reopening of the Law Building following a two-year, $56 million renovation and expansion.

UK College of Law Graduate Makes Historic $20 Million Gift for College of Law Future

Growing up in Lexington, J. David Rosenberg learned about the power of education to transform lives and create opportunities. It was a lesson solidified in his mind as a student in the College of Law at the University of Kentucky.

UK Board of Trustees Approves J. David Rosenberg College of Law Gift, Renaming

The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees has voted to accept the gift commitment of $20 million from J. David Rosenberg and to officially rename the College of Law as the University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law. Rosenberg and his wife, Dianne, have pledged $20 million to fund an endowment and non-endowed gift to support student scholarships, faculty recruitment and retention, as well as programs for the college. The new permanent endowed fund will be named the J. David Rosenberg College of Law Endowment.

UK College of Law Welcomes New Academic Year in State-of-the-Art Home

The University of Kentucky College of Law started the 2019-2020 academic year in its state-of-the-art building, following a two-year, $56 million renovation and expansion. The facility was designed to support enhanced teaching and learning and provide the foundation for high-quality legal education in the 21st century.

UK Law’s Appalachian Law Caucus Brings Long-Serving Congressman Hal Rogers to Campus

U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers recently visited the University of Kentucky College of Law to discuss his career and current issues in Appalachia, including broadband access and the opioid crisis. The event was sponsored by the UK Appalachian Law Caucus. Rogers, who grew up in Monticello, Kentucky, received a Bachelor of Arts and a law degree from UK. He clerked for John Y. Brown Sr., a well-known criminal law attorney, then practiced law in Somerset after graduation.