University of Kentucky - College of Law

University of Kentucky - College of Law

University of Kentucky - College of Law

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620 South Limestone Street,Lexington, KY 40508

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The College of Law is a college of the University of Kentucky. Founded initially from a law program at Transylvania University in 1799, the law program at UK began operations in 1908; it was one of the nation's first public law schools. In 1913, the college became the first in the nation to institute a trial practice program, and is host to the tenth-oldest student-run law review publication in the United States. As noted, the UK College of Law began operations in 1908. It was housed in a structure now known as the Gillis Building from 1927 to 1936. In 1936, the College moved into the newly built Lafferty Hall. Lafferty Hall was named after William T. Lafferty, the first dean of the College of Law. The College of Law again relocated to its current building located on South Limestone in 1965. In 1913, the College began publication of the Kentucky Law Journal. The KLJ is the tenth-oldest student-run law journal in continuous publication in America. In 1925, the College was approved by the American Bar Association and was elected to the Order of the Coif in 1931.

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Joe Craft is now Chairman of the Board, President & Chief Executive Officer at Alliance Resource Partners LP
George Walter Christopherson is now Executive Vice President at Linscomb & Williams, Inc.
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