In order to prepare for the exam and for law school, the American Bar Association recommends students take courses that strengthen their writing skills and research skills, as well as pursue majors that develop skills in problem solving, analytical reading, editing and oral communication. It’s no surprise, then, that many pre-law students choose English as their major.
Adrian Matejka, nationally renowned poet, will read at the University of Kentucky William T. Young Library at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10.
Mr. Green is a Partner in the law firm of Boies, Schiller, and Flexner, which represented Al Gore in the 2000 presidential election lawsuit, Bush v. Gore. Mr. Green specializes in litigation and trials, and is interested to talk with current UK students about developing the skills necessary to succeed as a lawyer; choosing and excelling in law school; about what an attorney’s work is really like; and any other questions you might have about law school or the law.
Roy Foster, Carroll Professor of Irish History at the University of Oxford, was recently awarded a President’s Medal from the British Academy for “transforming the understanding of a period or subject of study” for his book “Vivid Faces: the Irish revolutionary generation 1890-1923.”
The University Press of Kentucky (UPK) has released two eerie publications just in time for Halloween, "Next Door to the Dead: Poems" by Kathleen Driskell and "Haunted Holidays: Twelve Months of Kentucky Ghosts" by Roberta Simpson Brown and Lonnie E. Brown.
Roxane Gay was born in Nebraska, of Haitian descent, but her family moved quite a bit during her childhood. That doesn’t completely explain the divergent, eclectic nature of her writing, but perhaps it’s a starting point.
With "Banned Books Week" celebrated last week and "Teen Read Week" coming up Oct.18-24, exploring the world through literature seems to always be in season. For professors at the University of Kentucky, books have impacted their lives and careers in surprising ways.