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Three Honored by College of Law

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The UK College of Law Alumni Association Hall of Fame was established to acknowledge graduates of the college whose extraordinary professional success and contributions, profound positive influence on the college, and high degree of character and integrity are recognized by their peers. Inclusion in the Hall of Fame is the highest honor bestowed by the College of Law.

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Photo of Charles E. English
Charles E. English

Photo of Willburt D. Ham
Willburt D. Ham

Photo of Joe C. Savage
Joe C. Savage

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 10, 2003) -- In acknowledgement of their successes and contributions to the law profession, inductees into this year’s University of Kentucky College of Law Alumni Hall of Fame include a member of the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates, a Harvard graduate, and a professor at the UK College of Law.

The induction ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, at Spindletop Hall.

The UK College of Law Alumni Association Hall of Fame was established to acknowledge graduates of the college whose extraordinary professional success and contributions, profound positive influence on the college, and high degree of character and integrity are recognized by their peers. Inclusion in the Hall of Fame is the highest honor bestowed by the College of Law.

This year’s inductees include:

-- Charles E. English, class of 1960, is one of the founding partners of English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, a law firm of 20 lawyers in Bowling Green, Ky. English has been a member of the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates for 19 years and currently serves on its Nominating Committee for Officers of the Association. English also has served on its Standing Committee for the Federal Judiciary. He is a past-president of the Kentucky Bar Association and received its Outstanding Lawyer Award in 1999.

-- Willburt D. Ham has been professor emeritus at the UK College of Law since 1986, where he taught since 1949. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and is a Coif graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law where he received his Juris Doctorate. Ham received an LL.M. from Harvard Law School. He has produced numerous publications including works in the Kentucky Law Journal and the Journal of Legal Education. Ham was a member of the board of directors of the UK Research Foundation from 1952 to 1964.

-- Joe C. Savage graduated from the UK College of Law in 1964 and Harvard Law School in 1965. He has practiced law in Kentucky since then, primarily as a plaintiff’s attorney in medical negligence and product liability cases. He also has been an adjunct professor at the UK College of Law since 1966, teaching law and medicine, litigation skills, and insurance. He is a past president of the Kentucky Bar Association and a past chairperson of the Kentucky Judicial Retirement and Removal Commission.


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