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Profile >> Robert G. Lawson



Title:
Frost, Brown & Todd Professor of Law

Department:
Faculty

Address:
College of Law Building, Room 242

Phone:
(859) 257-1936

Email:
lawsonr@uky.edu

Robert G. Lawson, Professor of Law, has a B.S. Degree from Berea College and a J.D. Degree from the University of Kentucky. He has been a faculty member of the College of Law since 1966, with two periods of service as Dean: 1971-73 and 1982-88. He received the University of Kentucky Great Teacher Award in 1971 and again in 2001 in addition, he received in 2001 the Outstanding Professor Award that is granted each year to one professor from the state’s several public universities by the Kentucky Advocates for Higher Education.

Professor Lawson has been extensively involved in law reform efforts in Kentucky, acting as principal drafter of both the Kentucky Penal Code and the Kentucky Rules of Evidence. Recently, he has focused on problems in the state’s prisons and jails. For his work in this area, he has received a Special Recognition Award from the Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, The Nelson Mandela Lifetime Achievement Award from the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy, and The Judge Charles Mengle Allen Advocate for Fair Criminal Justice Award from the Prodigal Ministries, a prisoner advocacy organization.

Prof. Lawson is the author of a number of articles and books, including Handbook on Kentucky Evidence Law (4th ed. 2003) and Beverly Hills—The Anatomy of a Nightclub Fire (1984).
Faculty

Albertina Antognini
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
Anthony Paul Farley
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
Andrew K. Woods



 
   
 
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