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Profile >> William H. Fortune



Title:
Robert G. Lawson Professor of Law

Department:
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Address:
College of Law Building, Room 242

Phone:
859-257-8353

Fax:
859-323-1061

Email:
fortunew@uky.edu

William H. Fortune is a 1964 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law. After five years in private practice, he joined the UK College of Law in 1969. Prof. Fortune has served the University as Academic Ombud and as Chair of the University Senate and has twice served the law school as Associate Dean. On three occasions he took leaves from the law school to be a public defender – 1975-76 in the federal court in Los Angeles 1977-78 in the federal court in Lexington and 1992-93 in the state court in Pikeville, Kentucky. He teaches criminal law, criminal procedure, evidence and professional responsibility.

Active in bar work throughout his career, Prof. Fortune was awarded the 2008 Thomas Spain award by the Kentucky Bar Association for his contributions over the years to continuing legal education. In 2009, Prof Fortune was awarded the Chief Justice’s Special Service Award. In addition to numerous law review articles, his publications include On the Bench, a history of the federal court in the Eastern District of Kentucky, Modern Litigation and Professional Responsibility Handbook (with Professors Underwood and Imwinkelried), Psychology and the Legal System (with Professors Greene and Nietzel), and Kentucky Criminal Law (with Professor Lawson).
Faculty

Richard C. Ausness
Scott R. Bauries
Jennifer Bird-Pollan
Carolyn S. Bratt
David A. Brennen
Tina M. Brooks
Rutheford B Campbell
Marianna Jackson Clay
Allison Connelly
Mary J. Davis
James M. Donovan
Joshua A. Douglas
William H. Fortune
Christopher W. Frost
Brian L. Frye
Eugene R. Gaetke
Alvin L. Goldman
Louise E. Graham
Jane Grisé
Roberta M. Harding
Kristin J. Hazelwood
Michael P. Healy
Melissa N. Henke
Nicole Huberfeld
Mark F. Kightlinger
Diane B. Kraft
Robert G. Lawson
Cortney E. Lollar
Douglas Michael
Kathryn L. Moore
Karen A. Nuckolls
Melynda J. Price
John M. Rogers
Franklin Runge
Paul E. Salamanca
Collin D. Schueler
Robert G. Schwemm
Beau Steenken
Richard H. Underwood
Ryan A. Valentin
Stephen J. Vasek, Jr.
Harold R. Weinberg
Sarah N. Welling
Richard A. Westin



 
   
 
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