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College Holds Commencement for UK Rosenberg Law Classes of 2020 and 2021

On Friday, May 14, the University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law held a commencement ceremony to honor the Class of 2021 as well as the Class of 2020, which did not receive a commencement ceremony last year because of COVID-19 safety restrictions.

UK Rosenberg Law Women’s Law Caucus Recognizes Advocates for Women at Spring Reception

The Women’s Law Caucus, a student organization at the UK J. David Rosenberg College of Law, held its annual spring reception on March 23, honoring Fayette District Court Judge Melissa Murphy, an alumna of the law school; Blanche Bong Cook, Roberg E. Harding Jr. associate professor of law; and second-year law student Sterling T. Crayton. Crayton won the Rebecca Westerfield Award for Excellence in Leadership for his advocacy for women in the legal profession.

Register now for Law, Justice, and the Holocaust: How the Courts Failed Germany

The University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law in Lexington, Kentucky, in partnership with the United States Holocaust Museum, is pleased to offer a complimentary social justice initiative CLE program, “Law, Justice, and the Holocaust:  How the Courts Failed Germany." This timely program will be offered as a live, interactive webinar on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, from 1:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., and will provide two (2) hours of continuing legal education credit. There is no fee for this important educational webinar.

Kentucky Law Journal Hosts Virtual Symposium on Sex Trafficking and Opioids

The University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law’s Kentucky Law Journal hosted its annual symposium virtually on Feb. 5. This year’s theme was sex trafficking and opioids. The all-day symposium featured attorneys, investigators, law professors from across the country, representatives from organizations that help victims, and other experts on the topic. UK Rosenberg Law students served as moderators and panelists.

UK Rosenberg College of Law Hosts Special Events to Mark Anniversary of 19th Amendment

The University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law engaged students, faculty, staff, alumni, and others in discussions about equality and voting through a series of events in October commemorating the centennial of the 19th Amendment.

Election Law Society Holds Election Debrief with UK Rosenberg Law Professor Joshua A. Douglas

University Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law Professor Joshua A. Douglas, a voting rights and constitutional law expert  interviewed extensively by local and national media outlets before and after the 2020 general election, joined the UK Rosenberg Law Election Law Society via Zoom on Wednesday, Nov. 11 for a Post-Election Debrief.  

UK Rosenberg Law Celebrates Class of 2020 with a Video Tribute

University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto and Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear joined UK J. David Rosenberg College of Law faculty, staff and alumni to celebrate the Class of 2020 in a video released on May 8. The commencement ceremony on May 8 was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing restrictions. However, UK Rosenberg Law Interim Dean Mary Davis said she plans to one day shake each student’s hand in person and look them in the eye as she congratulates them.

Virtual 5K Raises More Than $3,000 for Law Student Emergency Fund

The UK J. David Rosenberg College of Law held a virtual 5K, Race Judicata, the weekend of May 16-17 to raise money for the Law Student Emergency Fund, which provides financial resources for current students experiencing unexpected hardship because of an emergency or crisis. More than 50 people participated, including faculty, staff, alumni and friends, and the event raised more than $3,000 for the fund. In addition to donating, participants were asked to complete a 5K on their own and share photos on social media using the hashtag, #RaceJudicataUKY.

Community Leaders Discuss Netflix Drama About Sexual Assault

In the fall, a panel of community leaders and experts convened at the UK Rosenberg College of Law to discuss a Netflix drama about a teenager who reports being raped and two detectives who search for the truth. Blanche Cook, Robert E. Harding Jr. Associate Professor of Law, specializes in criminal law and procedure, evidence, trial advocacy and sex trafficking. The show served as a catalyst to raise awareness about sexual assault and educate the public about the things that can go wrong during sexual assault investigations and prosecutions.

Kentucky Law Journal Symposium Examines Controversial American Monuments

The annual Kentucky Law Journal Symposium at the University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law explored diverse perspectives on controversial American monuments and statues.