LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 30, 2022) – The University of Kentucky Alumni Association started the Great Teacher Award program in 1961 to honor excellent teaching at the university. There have been 307 teachers honored since that first year. Nominations may only be submitted by current students.
To receive the award, a candidate must:
A committee of the UK Alumni Association Board of Directors and a representative from the student organization Omicron Delta Kappa select the recipients based on objective rating and ranking of the eligible nominations submitted.
This episode of Behind the Blue spotlights one of the 2022 Great Teacher Award winners. Cortney Lollar, a James and Mary Lassiter Professor of Law from the UK Rosenberg College of Law, teaches and researches in the areas of criminal law, criminal procedure, remedies, race, gender, sexuality and social science.
Prior to joining the UK faculty in 2013, Lollar was a clinical faculty fellow at Washington University in St. Louis. She previously represented adult and juvenile defendants at the trial and appellate level at the Federal Defender Program in Atlanta, Georgia, and the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. Lollar received her bachelor’s degree from Brown University and her doctorate from New York University School of Law, where she was editor-in-chief of the Review of Law and Social Change. Her work has been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court as well as other federal and state courts.
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