Law Inducts Four Into Hall of Fame

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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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C. Edward Glasscock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Vic Hellard, Jr.

 

 

 

 

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William T. Robinson III

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Paul C. Van Booven

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 28, 2004) -- The University of Kentucky College of Law Alumni Association inducted four graduates into its Hall of Fame yesterday. In acknowledgement of their successes and contributions to the legal profession, this year’s inductees into the Hall of Fame include an accomplished corporate and mergers and acquisitions attorney, a transformational Director of Legal Research Commission, the next treasurer of the American Bar Association, and a loyal friend to the entire UK community.

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:

-- C. Edward Glasscock: Glasscock, of Louisville,graduated from the UK College of Law in 1969 and has served his clients and his communities through the practice of law and his involvement in civic affairs. He received his undergraduate education in civil engineering at UK, earning his bachelor’s degree in 1966. An accomplished corporate and mergers and acquisitions attorney, he has served as outside counsel for many of Kentucky’s leading publicly traded corporations while at the same time helping establish a business climate supportive of innovative and start-up businesses. He has played a central role in the management of the firms in which he has practiced, as managing member of the law firm Brown Todd & Heyburn and later as co-managing member of Frost, Brown, Todd leading that firm to become a regional presence of nearly 400 lawyers in seven offices in four states. Glasscock has been recognized for his participation in a multitude of civic organizations in his home town of Louisville and throughout the Commonwealth, from service as chairman of Greater Louisville, Inc., as two-time chairman of the Louisville Chamber of Commerce, to service as chairman of the Fund for the Arts and chairman of the Kentucky Center for the Arts, to service on behalf of three Kentucky universities. He has served the UK College of Law since his graduation in a wide variety of ways including service as a member and chair of the Visiting Committee.

-- Vic Hellard, Jr.: Hellard graduated from the UK College of Law in 1968 and served the Commonwealth by bringing independence and professionalism to the support of Kentucky’s legislature. A native of Woodford County, he received his undergraduate degree from Eastern Kentucky University. He practiced in Versailles and served in the Kentucky House of Representatives. In 1977 he became the director of the Legislative Research Commission (LRC). As the first director of the LRC to have served in the legislature, and having been selected by the Kentucky House of Representatives and Senate, he established the LRC as a force in Commonwealth government increasingly independent of the Office of the Governor. As director of the LRC, he helped shape the modern balance between the Governor and the General Assembly. He established the LRC’s tradition of partisan fairness, seeking to serve legislators of all affiliations with fairness and professionalism. After his retirement in 1995 and his untimely death in 1996, the General Assembly honored him with a bronze plaque in the state capitol which reflects his philosophy of public service.

-- William T. Robinson III: Robinson, from Crestview Hills, Ky., graduated from the UK College of Law in 1971 and has served his clients and the legal profession through the private practice of law and volunteer leadership in the organized bar and the community at large. He received his undergraduate education at Thomas More College. He is member-in-charge of Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC in Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky. A renowned attorney in the areas of civil litigation, trial and appellate practice, he served as the 50th president of the Kentucky Bar Association, on the American Bar Association (ABA) Board of Governors, served as State Delegate (Ky.) on the ABA Nominating Committee and in the ABA House of Delegates, and was recently nominated to serve as the next treasurer of the American Bar Association. He is a life member of the Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference and Fellow of the American Law Institute, the International Society of Barristers and the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. He has served his local community and the Commonwealth in a wide variety of leadership roles including chair of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport board, chair of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, chair of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and chair of the Partnership for Greater Cincinnati. He has served the UK College of Law since his graduation in many ways, including service as a member and chair of the Visiting Committee.

-- Paul C. Van Booven: Van Booven graduated from the UK College of Law in 1976 and served the college and the university with consummate skill and grace until his death in 2004. He received his undergraduate degree from DePauw University in Indiana. From 1976 to 1989 he served in the UK College of Law as associate dean, ushering in the modern administrative structure of the college. At various times he was responsible for administration, admissions, development, placement and student affairs. He served a generation of students as a mentor, counselor and role model. Moving from the college to the UK administration, he served in the Office of University Counsel, rising to become the University’s General Counsel. He served as a trusted and valued adviser to several university presidents, chancellors, provosts and trustees. He provided invaluable counsel to college deans and department chairs. He was a loyal friend to a generation of professors, staff members and students.

The formal induction into the UK College of Law Alumni Association Hall of Fame will be held in September of this year.


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