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Rosenberg College of Law to present inaugural installment of ‘Peter Perlman Lessons in the Law Series’

Rosenberg College of Law ‘Peter Perlman Lessons in the Law Series’
Public is invited to join judges from Kentucky to learn more about how law is applied.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 17, 2023) — The University of Kentucky’s J. David Rosenberg College of Law will launch the Peter Perlman Lessons in the Law Series this week. The public is invited to attend the free program and learn the law from local legal leaders.

The series premiere will focus on “How Kentucky’s Court System Works.” A panel of four distinguished judges will discuss the types of cases handled in each court, how cases move through the system and more. This event will be held 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, in Room 295 of the J. David Rosenberg College of Law building, located at 620 South Limestone in Lexington.

Panelists include: the Hon. Laurance B. VanMeter, chief justice of Kentucky; the Hon. Pamela R. Goodwine, chief judge pro tem, Kentucky Court of Appeals; the Hon. Kimberly Nell Bunnell, chief circuit judge, Fayette District Court; and the Hon. Bruce T. Bell, chief district judge, Fayette District Court. Justice Mary C. Noble, retired, will serve as moderator.

The Lessons in the Law Series has been the vision of Peter Perlman. He graduated from Rosenberg College of Law in 1962. Perlman went on to be inducted in the Law Alumni Association Hall of Fame in 1998, the highest honor bestowed by the college. Rosenberg College leaders decided to name the series after Perlman in honor of his hard work to implement free community education.

An advisory board was created to help produce this event. Members include: William E. Johnson, John G. McNeill, retired Justice Mary C. Noble and Christine L. Stanley. All are alumni of the Rosenberg College of Law.

The Peter Perlman Lessons in the Law Series is a free event and open to the public. For more information and to register (suggested, but not required), please visit:

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