Civil Liberties Union (CKCLU) Program
Title: Civil Liberties Issues Before the U.S.
Date/Time: Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 7:00 p.m.
Place: Temple Adath Israel
North Ashland Avenue
and Combs Professor of Law, UK College of Law
Director of the
UK Legal Clinic and Associate Clinical Professor of Law, UK College of Law
Roberta M. Harding
Matthews Professor of Law, UK College of Law
Baker Professor of Law, UK College of Law
CLEs (Continuing Legal Education
Paul E. Salamanca
Salamanca is the Wyatt, Tarrant and Combs Professor of Law. He graduated from
Dartmouth College in 1983 and Boston College Law School in 1989, where he was a
note editor for the Boston College Law Review and a member of the Order
of the Coif.
Professor Salamanca served as a law clerk to Judge David H. Souter of the U.S.
Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and subsequently clerked for Justice
Souter on the U.S. Supreme Court. He practiced law with the firm of Debevoise
& Plimpton in New York from 1991 to 1994 and was a visiting assistant
professor of law at Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans before
joining the faculty at UK in June 1995.
Professor Salamanca writes in the areas of separation of powers, freedom of
speech, freedom of religion, and privacy. He has published articles on these
subjects in the University of Cincinnati Law Review, the Missouri Law
Review, the Georgia Law Review and the Kentucky Law Journal,
among other places
Connelly, an associate clinical professor of law, joined the faculty in 1996 as
the first Director of the College's Legal Clinic. Prior to joining the law
school, she spent 13 years as a state public defender providing direct
representation, including death penalty representation, to needy individuals at
all levels of the criminal justice system. She rose through the ranks to become
the first female Kentucky Public Advocate, the head of Kentucky's statewide
public defender system, and has more than twelve published appellate decisions
to her credit. She received her B.A. degree from the University of Kentucky and
her J.D. degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law.
Professor Connelly also directs the College’s Legal Writing Program, teaches
litigation skills, criminal procedure and criminal trial process, and is the
Director of the Kentucky Legal Education Opportunity (KLEO) Summer Institute.
She is the founder of the Kentucky Intrastate Mock Trial Competition, and is
also the coach of the College’s highly successful trial teams, which include
eight nationally ranked trial teams in the last twelve years. She has received
numerous awards including the Chancellor's Outstanding Teaching Award in 2001,
the 2006 Chief Justice’s Special Service Award for her distinguished service to
the Court of Justice as a legal educator, and the 2008 Citizen-Lawyer Award
from the Fayette County Bar Association.
Most recently, she was one of six professors recognized for outstanding
teaching and honored with the 2009 UK Alumni Association Great Teacher Award.
Nominations are made by students for this award, the oldest continuous award to
recognize teaching at UK.
Roberta M. Harding
M. Harding joined the faculty in 1991. She received her undergraduate degree
from the University of San Francisco and her law degree from the Harvard Law
School. At Harvard, she was a finalist in the Ames Moot Court Competition.
Prior to teaching law, Professor Harding was a litigator at Pillsbury, Madison
and Sutro and at McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen, both located in San
Francisco, California. She also lived in Rome, Italy, for two years where she
owned her own business. Her primary teaching interests include capital
punishment, criminal law, human rights, and popular culture.
Her articles on capital punishment, law and film and comparative prisoners'
rights have been University of San Francisco Law Review, Catholic
University Law Review, the University of Georgia Journal of
International and Comparative Law, the Boston University Public Interest
Journal, the Buffalo Law Review, and the New England Journal on
Criminal and Civil Confinement. She lectures domestically and
internationally on capital punishment. Professor Harding is the faculty
supervisor of the College of Law's Innocence Project Externship.
Huberfeld is the Gallion & Baker Associate Professor of Law and a Bioethics
Associate in the College of Medicine. She joined the College of Law faculty in
2005 and teaches Constitutional Law I, Healthcare Organizations and Finance,
Bioethical Issues in the Law, and Healthcare Law and Policy Seminar. Professor
Huberfeld’s scholarship focuses on the cross-section of constitutional law and
federal healthcare programs with a particular interest in federalism and
Spending Clause jurisprudence. Professor Huberfeld was the 2008 recipient of
the Duncan Teaching Award for outstanding teaching.
Previously, Professor Huberfeld was the Health Law Faculty Fellow at Seton Hall
Law School where she taught a variety of courses in the Health Law and Policy
Program. She also created and was Director of the Health Care Compliance
Certification Program at Seton Hall Law School. While in private practice in
New Jersey and New York, Professor Huberfeld advised clients on a variety of
regulatory and transactional healthcare issues. She is an active member of the
American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics and the American Health Lawyers
Professor Huberfeld received her J.D., cum laude, from Seton Hall Law
School in 1998, where she was Book Review Editor for Seton Hall Law Review
and recipient of the National Association of Women Lawyers Outstanding Woman
Law Graduate Award and the Raymond DelTufo Constitutional Law Award. She
received her B.A. in history from the University of Pennsylvania in 1995, where
she was a recipient of the Award of the Trustees Council of Penn Women.