Law Professor Honored for Activism

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Photo of Carolyn S. Bratt
Carolyn S. Bratt

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“This is a great honor for Professor Bratt. She is the first from the UK community to be recognized by both the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame and the Kentucky Women Remembered exhibit, we are extremely proud of her.”

-- Lee T. Todd Jr.,
president,
University of Kentucky

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 17, 2004) -- Carolyn S. Bratt, the W.L. Matthews Professor of Law in the University of Kentucky College of Law, is among four women to receive the most prestigious award given in the Commonwealth of Kentucky for activism on behalf of women.

The Kentucky Women Remembered exhibit honors inductees who have strengthened the Commonwealth by strengthening Kentucky women through determination, personal contributions, and exemplary leadership in the struggle for women’s rights. Bratt is being recognized for her lifetime commitment to social justice and women’s rights. Her portrait, and those of the others inducted this year, will join the permanent exhibit that hangs in the West Wing of the state Capitol Building in Frankfort.

“Professor Bratt was inducted into the Civil Rights Hall of Fame in 2003, which reflected her tireless efforts to improve the status of women,” Allan Vestal, dean of UK’s College of Law said. “We are delighted that she is being honored by the Kentucky Commission on Women, yet another well deserved honor for her work.”

“This is a great honor for Professor Bratt,” said UK President Lee T. Todd Jr. “She is the first from the UK community to be recognized by both the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame and the Kentucky Women Remembered exhibit. We are extremely proud of her.”

Bratt joined the UK College of Law in 1975 and is the first woman faculty member to attain tenure and the rank of full professor. She was appointed by President Todd as the first chair of UK’s Commission on Women. In addition, Bratt has chaired the UK Senate Council, has been a member of the UK Board of Trustees, and has served as Fellow with the American Council on Education. Bratt also is a recipient of the UK Alumni Association Great Teacher award and the William E. Lyons Award for Outstanding Public Service.


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