Professional News

UK Law’s Grisé Receives Meritorious Service Award from ABA Commission

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 4, 2016)  Jane Grisé, director of academic success and legal writing instructor at the University of Kentucky College of Law, has been named the American Bar Association's Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs’ (CoLAP) 2016 Meritorious Service Award winner.

The award recognizes a law student, law school, staff or faculty member who implemented a significant initiative or made a contribution toward law student mental and physical wellness through prevention, education, intervention and treatment of substance abuse, addiction and mental illness with the law student population.

Grisé was nominated for this prestigious award by Yvette Hourigan, director of the Kentucky Lawyer Assistance Program, and chosen for her leadership and implementation of the Dean’s Challenge Program at UK Law.

The Dean’s Challenge Program consists of a 5-week challenge to introduce students to exercise, nutrition, health issues, yoga, meditation and other programs.

Grisé will be honored at the ABA CoLAP 2016 National Conference for Lawyer Assistance Programs Annual Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 6, in Vancouver, British Columbia.

UK is the University for Kentucky. At UK, we are educating more students, treating more patients with complex illnesses and conducting more research and service than at any time in our 150-year history. To read more about the UK story and how you can support continued investment in your university and the Commonwealth, visit #uk4ky #seeblue

MEDIA CONTACT: Whitney Harder, 859-323-2396,