Two years ago today, the Supreme Court delivered its opinion in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, ruling that state bans on same-sex marriage were unconstitutional. Two of the cases consolidated in under the Obergefell banner were from Kentucky: Bourke v. Beshear and Love v. Beshear. I had the honor to be part of the legal team representing the married and unmarried couples in those two cases.
Since that incredible victory, new opportunities opened up for me. I was given the great honor to teach at both Bellarmine University (a very high quality private college in Louisville) and the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law (my alma mater). Once I got a taste of the college classroom - as a teacher rather than a student, which is only slightly less fun - I realized that my calling was not really as a litigation attorney. I wanted to teach.
So over the next several months I explored various teaching opportunities as they arose. I applied for many positions and interviewed for a couple of them.
To my great excitement, I was offered a position as Assistant Professor of Legal Studies at Morehead State University, an excellent regional school here in my beloved home state of Kentucky.
One of our state's finest resources is our regional university system, of which I am not only a fan but also a product. I earned my bachelor's degree from Murray State University, roughly the same size as Morehead (approx. 10,000 students). Murray is in the flat west, while Morehead is in the rugged and hilly east.
I am very much looking forward to starting my next chapter, to meeting all of the great students who will no doubt excel in my classes, and to calling Morehead my home away from home. I plan to keep blogging here as well, hopefully more often than I did while still in regular practice.
Thanks to all of my clients, supporters, mentors, students, and colleagues. Go Eagles!