UK Law Symposium to be Held Feb. 24

Equine sessions will cover a range of issues from the Kentucky horse industry to court cases on industry regulation.
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The Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Law will host a symposium Feb. 24 titled “Improving or Impeding? The Local & National Effects of State & Federal Regulations.” It will take place in the Univeristy of Kentucky (UK) College of Law Courtroom.

The equine law discussion is scheduled for the morning session. Presenters will speak on a range of issues from the Kentucky equine industry’s economic outlook to recent developments in court cases to industry regulation. A lunch will be hosted at the Hilary J. Boone Center on campus. Parking and/or student shuttles will run between the two venues.

Equine speakers include:

  • Rutherford B. Campbell, professor, is a graduate of Centre College in Kentucky, the UK College of Law, where he graduated with Order of Coif distinction, and Harvard Law School, where he received an LLM. Campbell writes and teaches in the securities, economics, and corporate law fields. Prior to entering academia, he practiced in New York City and in Lexington. He will serve as panel moderator.
  • Jill Stowe, PhD, is an associate professor in the University of Kentucky’s Department of Agricultural Economics and also serves as the Director of the UK Ag Equine Programs. Her specialties include economics of the equine industry, decision-making under risk and uncertainty, other-regarding preferences, incentives, and neuroeconomics. She received a PhD in Economics from Texas A&M University.
  • Laura D’Angelo received an MBA from York University Schulich School of Business before receiving her law degree from the UK College of Law. She helps international and domestic clients navigate compliance issues, contract negotiation, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial lending. D’Angelo also effectively steers clients through the myriad of evolving state and federal regulations that govern the equine gaming industry. She is a partner at Dinsmore & Shohl in Lexington.
  • Robert Beck is a transactional lawyer with Stites & Harbison in Lexington representing both domestic and foreign clients in the purchase, sale, or syndication of bloodstock valued at more than $700 million. Beck also regularly provides corporate and financing legal counsel to equine industry participants. He is chair of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, having been reappointed by Governor Steve Beshear for a third term.
  • Robert Heleringer is an expert in equine regulatory law and has written a book on the subject. He has a deep background in the racing industry. During his career Heleringer served for 23 years in the Kentucky General Assembly where he was an outspoken advocate for the horse racing industry and for the rights of people with developmental disabilities.

Contact Dillon Nichols, MA, JD candidate and UK College of Law Executive Development editor for the Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, & Natural Resources Law, at dillon.nichols@gmail.com for more information or registration

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