MAGAZINE FOR ALUMNI & FRIENDS || FALL 2017
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10 50 years of Legal Aid Since 1967, more than 1,300 students have cut their teeth in the Legal Aid Clinic under the supervision of seasoned attorneys and faculty, working to secure “justice for and to protect the rights of the needy.” Kansas Athletics
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DEPARTMENTS 4 IN BRIEF
Conferences, lectures, rankings, student awards and images of Jayhawk lawyers leaving the nest
22 FACULTY NEWS + RESEARCH
18 Double vision Project for Innocence frees a wrongfully imprisoned Kansas man serving 19 years in a case of eyewitness identification gone horribly wrong.
Research highlights, media coverage and kudos
29 ALUMNI NEWS Alumni earn promotions, change jobs
and receive honors, including KU Law’s Distinguished Alumni Award
39 DONOR REPORT Recognition of fiscal year 2017 donors 45 IN MEMORIAM Deaths in the KU Law family
26 Logan’s legacy Decades removed from his tenure as a KU Law professor and dean, James Logan still thinks like a teacher. He’s also been pondering the legacy he’ll leave behind.
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MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN
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COMMUNITY MINDED 50 years of the indelible Legal Aid Clinic experience
s KU Law’s Legal Aid Clinic celebrates its 50th anniversary – just two years after our Project for Innocence marked the same milestone – several points occur to me: 1) I need to order a cake and plan a party. 2) KU Law has been invested in clinical legal education for a long time – longer than most other American law schools. 3) A lot of KU lawyers in Kansas and across the country cut their teeth in the Legal Aid Clinic, representing their first clients and gaining invaluable skills and confidence. Indeed, as we reached out to Legal Aid alumni to prepare this issue of the magazine, their responses – though each unique – bore a recurring sentiment: “My world as a lawyer bloomed with Legal Aid.” “I feel like I gained so much from the Legal Aid Clinic – from appearing in court, to preparing documents, to meeting with clients. It provided me my first real-life experiences of being a litigator, and it gave me a venue to apply the skills I was learning about in my litigation classes.” “Of all my law school classes, there is no doubt that the Legal Aid Clinic is the class from which I received the most benefit.” Are you sensing a pattern? The Clinic has helped teach five decades of students how to practice law. And not in a vacuum, but in a way that takes seriously the role of lawyers as “public citizen[s] having special responsibility for the quality of justice,” as
promulgated in the American Bar Association’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct. Students leave the Legal Aid Clinic with a special appreciation for the way systemic issues like racism and poverty shape their clients’ lives and how those circumstances often require creative legal solutions. Best of all, the community benefits through this education. Children avoid jail. Women obtain protection from abusers. Families achieve stability. Clients haunted by criminal records for which they long ago served time secure jobs and housing. As we look ahead to the next 50 years, I invite you to make a gift to “Help Mobilize KU’s Legal Aid Clinic.” Our goal was to raise $5,000 by Jan. 31 to cover expenses to allow the Clinic to gear up, get the word out and respond swiftly to meet emergent community needs. You can read more about the Clinic’s recent grassroots efforts and contribute to the cause even after the campaign ends at launchku.org/legalaid. Thanks, as always, for your support.
Stephen W. Mazza Dean and Professor of Law
Then-interns Maria Caruso, Matthew Cooper and Kasper Schirer gather at the Douglas County District Court before a 2015 court appearance for the Legal Aid Clinic. Meg Kumin / KU Marketing Communications
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OUTSTANDING ADVOCACY KU LAW STUDENTS EXCEL IN MOOT COURT, SERVICE
2L Pierce Shimp argues in the final round of KU Lawâ€™s 2017 In-House Moot Court Competition.
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TOP HONORS IN 2 NATIONAL MOOT COURT COMPETITIONS
he nationally ranked KU Law moot court program is off to a stellar start in the 2017-2018 season, snagging a national championship and a second-place finish. Third-year KU Law students Megan Carroll, of Wichita, and Sangeeta Shastry, of St. Louis, bested 27 other teams from across the country to win the Burton D. Wechsler First Amendment Moot Court Competition, held Oct. 19-21 at American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C. Shastry was named the best oral advocate in the competition. “Participating in moot court has allowed me to develop arguments and oral advocacy skills alongside highly experienced professors and practitioners,” Shastry said. “I’m so grateful to have access to such practical training before graduating.” On Oct. 14, third-year KU Law students A.J. James, of Concord, North Carolina, and Charles Bogren, of Portage, Michigan, finished second in the Leroy R. Hassell Sr. Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition at Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, Virginia. It was the first time KU participated in the competition. KU Law’s moot court program ranks 17th in the nation, according to rankings published by the University of Houston Law Center.
Megan Carroll, left, and Sangeeta Shastry won the Wechsler First Amendment Moot Court Competition in October. Andy White / KU Marketing Communications (opposite page)
WHEN ADVOCACY BECOMES SERVICE Ten KU Law students contributed nearly 600 hours of free legal services during the 2016-2017 academic year, earning a spot on the inaugural Pro Bono Honor Roll. Students prepared tax returns for low-income residents, interviewed and advised asylum seekers at a family detention center, and served as court advocates for victims of domestic violence seeking protection orders. The following students completed 15 hours or more of pro bono service
during the 2016-2017 academic year. Students are listed by name and graduation year: • Travis Freeman, 2017 • Brett Pollard, 2017 • Rachel Shannon, 2017 • Ramona Sole Suchomel, 2017 • Patrick Sullivan, 2017 • Karly Weigel, 2017 • Samantha Yianitsas, 2018 • Karlee Canaday, 2019 • Davide Iacobelli, 2019 • Lauren Johannes, 2019
In addition, six students were honored at graduation with Pro Bono Distinction for having completed 50 hours or more of pro bono service throughout their law school career: • Travis Freeman • Brett Pollard • Ramona Sole Suchomel • Patrick Sullivan • Karly Weigel • Shelley Woodard
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2017 LAW REVIEW SYMPOSIUM
INEQUITY AND THE LAW
hile the law is equated with justice, it is not free from the inequities that exist in society. Legal scholars and thinkers from around the country gathered in Lawrence Oct. 20 to explore how inequity affects their fields of expertise, including education, immigration and business. â€œUnderstanding how inequity permeates the legal system provides a foundation for combating societal inequities and for working to achieve justice for all,â€? said Symposium Editor Meghan Harper, a third-year KU Law student. Lua Yuille, KU associate professor of law, opened the symposium by offering a framework for discussions of inequity as a legal principle. Speakers followed with presentations on inequity as it relates to education, bankruptcy, immigration, crime and economics. Other presenters included Alia Al-Khatib, Southern Poverty Law Center; Richard Hynes, University of Virginia; Jamila Jefferson-Jones, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law; Jayesh Rathod, American University Washington College of Law; Bertrall Ross, Berkeley Law; Matthew Shaw, Vanderbilt University; and Yolanda Vazquez, University of Cincinnati College of Law. Scholarship associated with the symposium will be published in a Spring 2018 issue of the Kansas Law Review.
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Speakers, from top, included Yolanda Vazquez, University of Cincinnati College of Law; Matthew Shaw, Vanderbilt University; and Richard Hynes, University of Virginia School of Law.
MIDWEST CLINICAL LEGAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE
THE LAWYER AS PUBLIC CITIZEN Legal educators from across the nation gathered Oct. 13-14 in Lawrence to explore access to justice and the lawyer’s role in promoting the rule of law during the 2017 Midwest Clinical Legal Education Conference, “Justice, Professionalism, and the Lawyer as Public Citizen: Teaching Across Learning Experiences.” “As experiential legal educators, we play a significant role in transmitting the core values of our profession,” said Jean Phillips, director of KU Law’s clinical programs. “This conference brought together clinic and field placement program educators who teach about justice, professionalism and our duties as public citizens in an array of learning experiences. Participants reflected upon issues of race, class, gender and access to justice, and considered how to teach students to embrace our professional responsibility to speak for those who are least heard.” Plenary sessions taught by expert legal educators focused on expansion of experiential learning pedagogy, the role of experiential education in the law school curriculum and best practices for teaching the professional skills required of public citizen lawyers. Other sessions highlighted innovative teaching and service models, techniques for addressing race and the role of collaboration in public service lawyering. Floyd Bledsoe, a former KU Law Project for Innocence client released from prison after serving 16 years for a murder he did not commit, provided the keynote address. Quinton Lucas, KU Law lecturer and Kansas City, Missouri, city councilman, shared an update on community policing in Kansas City.
Janet Thompson Jackson, Washburn University School of Law, presents during the New Clinicians Program at the 2017 Midwest Clinical Legal Education Conference.
KU LAW LAUNCHES HOMELAND SECURITY GRADUATE PROGRAM Homeland security professionals work in an increasingly complex environment requiring high-level critical and creative thinking. KU Law launched an interdisciplinary program last fall designed for military officers and government and private sector employees of organizations responsible for security operations and disaster preparedness. Fourteen students are enrolled in the inaugural year of the 10-month Master of Science in Homeland Security: Law & Policy program at KU in Leavenworth. They’re learning about domestic and international law and policy, crisis mitigation and management, critical infrastructure attacks, cyberterrorism, natural disasters, epidemics, and chemical and biohazards. KU Law Professor Mike Hoeflich directs the program. In October, KU Law became a partner in a five-year, $1.5 million Defense Intelligence Agency grant to develop an intelligence and national security curriculum to provide students with capabilities crucial to U.S. national security interests. The grant includes funding for minority student scholarships, faculty research grants and curriculum development.
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ONWARD, JAYHAWK LAWYERS CLASS OF 2017 CELEBRATES HOODING, WALK DOWN HILL
Clockwise from top left: Professor Stephen McAllister hoods Brian Vanorsby; Taylor Ray enjoys commencement with her husband and daughter; Chelsea Ellis, Cachet Hancock and Karly Weigel take a post-hooding selfie. Far right, from top: Jared Roberts; Kriston Guillot. Earl Richardson
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2016-17 STUDENT AWARDS & PRIZES ORDER OF THE COIF Craig Boyd William Easley Elizabeth Hanus Nathan Kakazu Andrew Kershen Justine Koehle Alison Kryzer William Madden Maxwell McGraw Dalton Mott Clay Nordsiek Taylor Ray WALTER HIERSTEINER OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD Matthew Scarber JUSTICE LLOYD KAGEY LEADERSHIP AWARD Hannah Brass SAMUEL MELLINGER SCHOLARSHIP, LEADERSHIP & SERVICE AWARD Elizabeth Hanus C.C. STEWART AWARD IN LAW Elizabeth Hanus ROBERT F. BENNETT STUDENT AWARD Tyler Childress WILLIAM L. BURDICK PRIZE Michael Hayes MARY ANNE CHAMBERS SERVICE AWARD Kimberlyn Gilchrist
GEORGE GARY DUNCAN SCHOLASTIC IMPROVEMENT PRIZE Ethan Brown ROBERT E. EDMONDS PRIZE IN CORPORATION & SECURITIES LAW Craig Boyd Jacob Ediger Elizabeth Hanus Justine Koehle Alison Kryzer Taylor Ray FACULTY AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT Craig Boyd FAMILY FUND AWARD Bill Madden ROBERT C. FOULSTON & GEORGE SIEFKIN PRIZES FOR EXCELLENCE IN APPELLATE ADVOCACY Best Oral Advocate: Mathew Petersen Finalists: Tim Hadachek, Sarah McMillin-Beckman, Pierce Shimp Best Brief: Sarah McMillin-Beckman and Mathew Petersen Second-Place Brief: Ben Stueve and John Truong HERSHBERGER, PATTERSON, JONES & ROTH ENERGY LAW AWARD Brian Mathay
W. ROSS HUTTON LEGAL AID AWARD Zachary Peterson LAW CLASS OF 1949 AWARD FOR LEADERSHIP Erica McCabe Cody Wood JANEAN MEIGS MEMORIAL AWARD Ethan Brown Kriston Guillot JAMES P. MIZE TRIAL ADVOCACY AWARD Jordan Kane Matthew Scarber PAYNE & JONES AWARDS Fall 2016: Erica Ash Riley Buckler Jeff Carmody Logan Fancher Michael Hayes Robert Teutsch Spring 2017: Jackson Beal Jeffrey Bourdon Christopher Carey Jeff Carmody Shauna Leslie Alex McKenna SHAPIRO AWARD FOR BEST PAPER ON LAW & PUBLIC POLICY Claire Kebodeaux UMB BANK EXCELLENCE IN ESTATE PLANNING AWARD Emily Glassner Andrew Jorgenson
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Legal Aid Clinic marks five decades of preparing lawyers while serving community’s most vulnerable clients
arty Brown will never forget his first client. She was blind and had both legs amputated below the knee as a result of chronic diabetes. Brown’s job was to restore her lost Social Security benefits. He was a third-year KU Law student in the Legal Aid Clinic. “As is often the case with government bureaucracy, her situation was due to a comedy/tragedy of errors,” said Brown, L’86. He visited his client in the nursing home, made several trips to the Social Security office, and meticulously followed government procedures. After a few weeks, his client’s payments resumed. “Of all my law school classes, there is no doubt that the Legal Aid Clinic is the class from which I received the most benefit,” said Brown, now a vice president with Farmers Corporate Legal and general counsel of Foremost, a Farmers subsidiary. “I interacted with many clients, made my only jail visit (to interview a client), had several court appearances, prepared many pleadings and did a ton of legal research — all of which were very beneficial to me in my post-Lawrence career.” Brown’s story illustrates the quintessential Legal Aid Clinic experience: routine legal matters that make a monumental difference in the lives of clients who could not otherwise afford representation while providing invaluable practical experience to future lawyers. Since 1967, more than 1,300 students have cut their teeth in the Clinic under the supervision of seasoned attorneys and faculty, working to secure “justice for and to protect the rights of the needy.” Although long a staple on KU Law’s experiential menu, the Legal Aid Clinic’s early champions might not have imagined their pioneering creation lasting long enough to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The model had its skeptics.
Partnering with the local bar In its infancy, the Legal Aid Clinic operated as part of KU Law’s budding clinical program, which also included clinics in corrections and post-conviction procedures, criminal advocacy and juvenile problems. Legal services offices had sprung up in cities across the country in response to President Lyndon B. Johnson’s “war on poverty” and the creation in 1964 of the Office of Economic Opportunity, which launched its Legal Services Program a year later. In the Legal Aid Clinic, KU Law students joined this national movement of providing
BY MINDIE PAGET
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KU University Archives
From left, 3Ls Chris Robe, Mal Crowther, Buck Tanner and R.B. Miller peruse case materials as Legal Aid Clinic interns in December 1971.
legal services to the poor by interning in Wyandotte County Legal Aid Society offices throughout Kansas City, Kansas. They received 1 hour of credit per semester, and grant funding from the national program paid travel and other expenses. “It was a time when students saw being a lawyer as a way of contributing to the betterment of society directly by helping poor and lower middle-class people solve legal problems that they hadn’t had help with before,” said Professor Mike Davis, who joined the KU Law faculty in 1971 and helped manage the Clinic with Louise Wheeler for several semesters. Starting in 1969, those socially
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conscious students got to start lending a hand closer to home. That’s the year KU Law Dean Larry Blades and Lawrence attorney Fred Six, L’56, teamed up to incorporate the Douglas County Legal Aid Society. Local attorneys volunteered to supervise students representing low-income clients in welfare, landlord-tenant, domestic, consumer and other non-fee producing civil matters. A 1969 KU Laws magazine article noted that students were especially interested in the opportunity because “a Kansas Supreme Court regulation change this year will allow third-year students to appear in court in indigent cases.” The students’ enthusiasm was not uniformly shared by local attorneys.
“If you’re a young lawyer right out of law school, you have to pay rent. You have mouths to feed. Those lawyers were concerned that this movement might take clients away from them,” recalled Six, who went on to become a Kansas Supreme Court justice. To alleviate those concerns, the Society established income guidelines and a referral system. Clients who exceeded the income guidelines or presented a feeproducing case were referred to local early-career lawyers. Bar members also had advisory capacity and voting rights as members of the Douglas County Legal Aid Society. They elected a board of directors, and a
designated number of those board members have always been practicing attorneys. Society membership was also open to any Douglas County resident who paid societal dues.
Reaching the community As a law student, Helen Mountford had participated in KU Law’s clinical program for more than just practical education. “I was idealistic. I was going to change the world,” she said. “I identified very much with the civil rights and antiwar movements. I wanted to fight those battles within the system. We were trying to make things different.” When Mountford graduated in 1969, Blades hired her as his assistant and put her in charge of coordinating clinical programs. She remembers the early days of Legal Aid. “When we first got properly organized, they gave us basically a broom closet in the basement of the courthouse,” she said. “We had a little room down there where we were able to scrunch in a desk.” One of the Clinic’s first clients was a woman who needed a divorce so she could get married, Mountford said. “Problem was, she had been married four times and never got divorced because it was too expensive. We divorced husband No. 1, proceeded upon the assumption that two, three and four were invalid, and she went out and married No. 5. That was the sort of stuff we dealt with.” A 1969 KU Laws article titled “KU dean, county bar unite for legal counsel to poor” said the Society’s original office hours were Tuesday afternoons from 3 – 5:30, Thursday evenings from 7 – 9 and Saturday from 10:30 – 1. Fred Six and fellow supervising attorney Clairene Smissman (both of whom had appealed to the Douglas County Commission for that “broom closet” in the courthouse), delivered posters to local agencies that served people who might need legal services. When they got feedback that clients were apprehensive to visit the courthouse, the Clinic began holding office hours at the Ballard Center and other locations in the community. It wasn’t long before the law school secured a larger office space above Owens Flower Shop and Joe’s Bakery at Ninth and Indiana streets. “At that office, not only did we have the constant scent of flowers, but often the smell of fresh donuts when someone dashed downstairs and next door to Joe’s Bakery,” said Jim Clark, L’75, who served as a student director of the Legal Aid Clinic his 3L year. “The office also had satellite locations at Haskell Indian Junior College, Ballard Center and Penn House, thus the need for student directors.”
‘A reservoir of good will’ When Deanell Tacha joined the KU Law faculty and became director of the Clinic in the fall of 1974, she made it her first priority to meet every lawyer and judge in the county. Then-Douglas County Bar Association president Jim Postma, L’41, accompanied her to most of those appointments. “By the end of that round of visits, we had begun to build a reservoir of good will, common purpose and trust with the bench and bar that I believe exists to this day,” said Tacha, who went on to become a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit and, later, dean of
Of all my law school classes, there is no doubt that the Legal Aid Clinic is the class from which I received the most benefit. Marty Brown, L’86
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Clinic directors 1967 - 2017
Spring 1984 – Summer 1995
Dennis Prater Fall 1967 – Spring 1969
Harvey Berenson Fall 1969
Paul Wilson + Keith Meyer Spring 1970 – Spring 1971
Fall 1995 – Summer 1999
Shelley Hickman Clark
Summer 1971 – Spring 1974
Louise Wheeler Fall 1971, Summer 1973 + 1974
Michael Davis Fall 1974 – Spring 1977
Fall 1999 – Fall 2012
Paul Wilson Summer 1977
Spring 2013 – Fall 2014
Shelley Hickman Clark
George Coggins Summer 1979 + 1980
John Peck Fall 1977 – Summer 1982
Laurence Rose Fall 1982 – Fall 1983
Spring 2015 – Present
Read recollections from former Legal Aid interns + directors: law.ku.edu/legalaid50.
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Pepperdine University School of Law. “We also convinced a large percentage of those lawyers to serve as supervising attorneys for our interns – a necessary prerequisite to successful student representation of clients.” Those students, Tacha said, were “smart, dedicated to the clients and cases, and incredibly hard working. All of them went on to spectacular careers as lawyers.” One case she will always recall involved two children who were abducted from their elementary school playground in Lawrence and taken out of the country by their father. “This was a very long, international saga involving Interpol, the mother’s church and an English barrister who actually visited Lawrence during the discovery phase in the English courts,” Tacha said. “A whole book could be written about the case, but the part I remember was being in the Legal Aid Office on Christmas Eve with a lot of interns who had stayed to help on the case.” They were preparing the mother to board a plane to London to appear in court and try to regain custody of her children. She had never been on a plane, let alone a solo international flight on such an emotional journey. “I remember clearly that my interns brought mittens, hats and other small mementos for that mother to take her children for Christmas,” Tacha said. “She took off that night and returned a couple of weeks later with her children in tow.” In another high-profile case from Tacha’s era, the Clinic represented KU Hall of Fame track star Cliff Wiley, who was challenging NCAA rules that precluded student-athletes from receiving need-based financial aid in addition to their full-tuition athletic scholarships. Wiley won at the federal
district court level, but the 10th Circuit dismissed the case on appeal and the U.S. Supreme Court would not hear the case. However, the injunction allowed Wiley to compete on the KU track team and complete his education. “The case generated so much national attention that the NCAA later changed its financial aid rules to allow student-athletes to receive Pell Grants without reduction in their scholarship,” Wiley said. “It would be an understatement to say that I was represented by some of the best and brightest students at KU at that time. I can’t say that it was a positive experience. I can say that I gained a huge amount of respect toward the people who helped me out, and they were lawyers.” Wiley returned to KU for law school in 1980 and graduated in 1983, representing his first clients in the Legal Aid Clinic. “I guess I had a little bit more insight into how a client feels when they come in to get service,” said Wiley, now in private practice in Kansas City, Kansas. “I didn’t take it lightly.”
Pioneering commitment It was clear from the start that the Legal Aid Clinic was filling a vital need in the Lawrence community and making a real difference in people’s lives. As plans for a new law school building began to take shape in the early 1970s, a dedicated Legal Aid office with a separate entrance and parking lot were always part of the blueprint. This represented a pioneering commitment to clinical legal education. “There were many other schools in the mid-1970s that had not gotten into clinical education at all,” said Professor Emeritus Martin Dickinson, who served as KU Law dean from 1971 to 1980. “They wanted to retain a theoretical approach in which you just studied the books and the cases. They thought it was not as intellectually elegant to be doing clinical education and representing actual clients. We were definitely a leader at that time.” When the new Green Hall opened in 1978, it included the office that still houses the Legal Aid Clinic today. Professor Dennis Prater took the helm in 1984, becoming the first practicing attorney to run the Clinic. He observed that the quality of supervision by members of the local bar varied widely and frequently presented conflicts of interest in cases. So Prater hired a full-time staff attorney and supervised the students in house. Having been a student director of the Legal Aid Clinic himself, Prater knew how invaluable the experience could be for future lawyers. He credits his first job out of law school to his Legal Aid education, and he wanted his students to leave with the skills and confidence to enjoy successful careers. “It was not uncommon the first time students appeared in front of a judge for me to be standing beside them and watching them shake,” Prater said. “By the time I got through with them, they were in control of the courtroom.” Peggy Rowe, L’90, appreciated Prater’s guidance. “During our orientation to the Clinic, he told us something very empowering: ‘There is nothing you can do that I can’t undo.’ That sentence empowered us to have no fear of failure, or at least not fear that a failure would be detrimental to a client,” said Rowe, deputy general counsel at Commerce Bancshares. “The experience I had in the Clinic was foundational to the work I do today. While I
It would be an understatement to say that I was represented by some of the best and brightest students at KU at that time. Cliff Wiley, L’83
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am not handling criminal work or spending much time in the courtroom, meeting the challenges of handling a variety of legal matters began in the Legal Aid Clinic.”
‘Prepared and professional’
The anchor “A special tribute to Barbara Wrigley is in order here,” said Chuck Briscoe, who directed the Clinic from 19992012. “She handled an unfathomable number of incoming telephone calls (many of which were from frantic clients), ran our court appearance calendar, scheduled office visits for clients, communicated with the courts, dealt with innumerable persons who came to the office without appointments, soothed many frustrated students (and an occasional frustrated supervising attorney), and so much more. Barbara began working in the Clinic in 1988, and her institutional memory was invaluable.” Indeed, Wrigley created and maintains a large black binder full of newspaper clippings and class rosters from throughout the Clinic’s history. “I like assisting the community while assisting the students with practical education,” she said.
Professor Shelley Hickman Clark, L’76, always told nervous students that if she had been required to take the Legal Aid Clinic, she probably would have quit law school; she wasn’t ready to represent clients as a student. That made her a sympathetic supervising attorney when she began working for Prater in 1990. Clark became director in 1995 and enjoyed seeing the rules of civil procedure come alive for students. “They would study it in class, and it was just a statute. It wasn’t anything that really had any meaning,” she said. “Then they would get a case and figure out that the rules really did govern everything they were doing, and the lights just went on.” But the Clinic has always been more than a vehicle for teaching lawyering skills. Students also develop compassion for people who likely have very different life experiences than them. Poverty is the overarching constant in Legal Aid cases, often accompanied by mental illness, disability, violence or other difficult circumstances. “It’s not a required course, so the people who enroll in Legal Aid are the ones who have an interest in doing good anyway,” Clark said. The majority of Clinic graduates don’t end up as public defenders, but “I think all of them leave with the idea that part of their career has to have some component of public service in it. I stressed that to them.” Professor Chuck Briscoe, L’75, became a supervising attorney under Clark in 1995 and succeeded her as director in 1999, when she became associate dean. During Briscoe’s 17-year tenure, the Legal Aid Clinic opened 7,484 files: 3,508 municipal court cases, 1,631 juvenile offender cases, 1,684 domestic relations cases and 661 miscellaneous civil cases. Most of that representation involved contested matters, so students and supervising attorneys were constantly in court. “Through it all, our students gained experience by analyzing the facts and the law of each case, explaining possible options and outcomes to our clients, using negotiation in an attempt to resolve disputes and, when negotiation failed, advocating for our clients in trial,” Briscoe said. “We were always prepared and professional, and we represented each of our clients to the best of our abilities. I marvel at all we accomplished given the constraints inherent in the representation of so many clients by law students who were just starting their legal training.”
Powerful experiences At 50, the Legal Aid Clinic remains a vibrant cornerstone of KU Law’s experiential learning program, constantly evolving to meet community and educational needs. “One of the things that most excited me about joining KU Law was the opportunity to build on the proud foundation of clinical legal education. Our connection with the local bar and judiciary, Legal Aid Clinic alumni and the community runs deep, and that is a direct result of excellent
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representation by generations of students and faculty,” said Professor Melanie DeRousse, who has served as director since Spring 2015. “Every semester, I watch students delve into that first set of cases. They bring so many questions, such compassion and such unrelenting commitment to getting it right for the client. They struggle to sort through situations in which clear answers are never available. By the end of the semester, they have developed the confidence and judgment they will need to work through tough issues no matter where they practice.” DeRousse and Meredith Schnug, professor and associate director, have strengthened the classroom component of the Clinic; implemented best practices in teaching, practice management and technology; and regenerated community relationships. Students in the now 6-credit-hour Legal Aid Clinic represent children and adults at all stages of misdemeanors, protection from abuse proceedings and other related matters. In a weekly two-hour seminar, they participate in case rounds, skills simulation and deep reflection about the systems, laws and forces at play in their clients’ lives. Race, poverty and child development are featured in assigned readings. When themes emerging from class discussion demand a legal solution, the class may
The Legal Aid Clinic is attempting to raise $5,000 in honor of its 50th anniversary. Make a gift online at launchku.org/legalaid. mobilize to develop an action plan. “Part of our role as attorneys is to take time to reflect on a problem and analyze it from many angles,” DeRousse said. “In the seminar, students develop this skill through class discussion that is focused on our clients’ real legal needs. We can’t talk about those needs in a vacuum — the clients don’t live in a vacuum. When we look at their issues in terms of the broader pressures in their lives — such as living with racism, living in poverty, fearing retaliation from those in more powerful positions, lacking resources — we become much better able to craft creative legal solutions that meet their needs.” Like their predecessors who set up satellite offices to reach clients, current Legal Aid participants spend time each semester in the community
addressing emergent legal issues. In 2017 they created a pop-up clinic at a local soup kitchen to help clients address criminal records that posed barriers to housing and employment stability. They also held a series of sessions at Green Hall to help eligible clients renew their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status to meet a surprise deadline accelerated by the White House. All of which means that KU Law students today are having experiences as powerful as the hundreds of students who preceded them — and, no doubt, the hundreds of students who will follow them — in the Legal Aid Clinic. “This is one of the first opportunities you get as a law student to actually work with clients who are dealing with real issues,” third-year law student Matt Cohen said. “That’s very important because as much case law as you can read in a week, understanding why we’re practicing law comes from listening to clients and solving problems for those clients, and then seeing that your resolution of those issues makes for a safer and better life for those clients.” n Interns, from left, are Diana May, Monica Tovar, Jan Guthrie and Tom Cartmell with supervising attorney Ellen Miles Diebolt, seated (1993). Right: More than 100 volunteers receive training for the DACA renewal clinic (2017).
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DOUBLE VISION KU PROJECT FOR INNOCENCE FREES WRONGFULLY IMPRISONED MAN AFTER FINDING LOOKALIKE BY MINDIE PAGET
Exoneree Richard Jones visits with students in KU Lawâ€™s Project for Innocence just a few months after his release from Lansing Correctional Facility. Meg Kumin KU Marketing Communications Opposite: Kansas Department of Corrections
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he outlook for Richard Jones appeared bleak when KU Law Project for Innocence interns Chapman Williams and Chad Neswick took over his case in 2015. Despite maintaining his innocence from the start, Jones had already spent 15 years in prison for aggravated robbery — convicted after the victim and witnesses of a purse snatching identified him in a police lineup. Without new evidence to counter the eyewitness testimony, relief seemed unlikely. Then something happened that made everyone see the case differently. Inmates at the Lansing Correctional Facility — where Jones was serving his 19-year sentence — started mistaking him for another guy on the inside named Ricky Amos. Jones reported the lookalike confusion to the Project for Innocence, and Williams and Neswick tracked down mug shots of Amos. “They looked like they could have been twins,” Williams said. “From there, other pieces of the puzzle began fitting together.” Now Jones is enjoying new views. He walked free in June after a Johnson County judge reversed his conviction and ordered his release. Jones held his 2-year-old granddaughter for the first time and enjoyed a barbecue with family and friends. “Working on Richard’s case has taught me to look at every case with care,” said KU Law student Brenna Lynch, who helped draft the petition that won Jones another chance to challenge his conviction. “It’s bittersweet. We were able to help Richard, and now he gets to be with his family and live as a free man again. But it’s hard knowing that almost 20 years of his life were taken from him for a crime he didn’t commit.”
‘No other option’ On May 30, 1999, Jones celebrated his girlfriend’s birthday by hosting a Memorial Day weekend barbecue in Kansas City, Missouri. The next day, he was home all day cleaning up. A few miles across the state line in Kansas City, Kansas, three people who had been driving around smoking crack went to a neighborhood where they could buy more. They picked up a man named Rick at a known drug house. He told them to drive to a nearby Walmart,
verified alibi, he was convicted based solely on eyewitness identification. “Richard Jones’s case highlights the flaws in eyewitness identification and the importance of proper procedures,” said Alice Craig, Project for Innocence supervising attorney. “Witnesses were presented with no other option but to choose Jones in the lineups as created. None of the other photos matched the description provided by the witnesses.”
where he attempted to steal a woman’s purse in the parking lot. She fought back, sustaining minor injuries, and the assailant got away with only her cell phone. Neither the victim nor the Walmart security guard got a good look at the attacker. According to court records, they could only describe him as a thin, light-skinned black or Hispanic man with dark hair. Through a series of identification procedures, police and witnesses came to believe Richard Jones was the assailant. He was arrested nine months after the attack and convicted of aggravated robbery in 2000. No physical evidence tied Jones to the getaway vehicle, the victim or the robbery. Despite presenting a
Manifest injustice Those flawed identification procedures became strikingly clear after Jones drew the attention of Project for Innocence advocates to the existence of his doppelganger, Ricky Amos. As students Williams and Neswick dug deeper, they discovered that Amos had committed other crimes consistent with the one for which Jones was serving time. They also determined that Amos had lived in the Kansas City area and was associated with the address of the duplex where Jones had allegedly been picked up before the robbery. “With all of these facts, we were able to build a case, including meeting with the victim of the crime and witnesses who were at Walmart that
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Improving the system Former Johnson County Assistant District Attorney John Cowles, who prosecuted the original trial, testified at the June 7 hearing that it was rare for him to try cases based solely on eyewitness identification because of its known “pitfalls.” He said new evidence presented by the Project for Innocence, in partnership with the Midwest Innocence Project, undermined his confidence that Jones’s trial produced a just result. In a ruling from the bench, Judge Kevin P. Moriarty wrote that no reasonable jury would convict Jones if he were tried again, especially in light of evidence linking Amos to the crime. “When Judge Moriarty finally said what we all had been waiting
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day,” Williams said. None of them could tell Amos and Jones apart. “I am no longer certain I identified the right person at the preliminary hearing and trial,” Tamara Scherer, the robbery victim, said in a 2016 affidavit. “If I had seen both men at the time, I would not have felt comfortable choosing between the two men and possibly sending a man to prison.” Indeed, Jones was the only lightskinned man in the police lineups shown to Scherer and witnesses. Project students Brenna Lynch and Nikki Multer took over the case in 2016. They drafted the motion to vacate Jones’s sentence, compiled exhibits, made trips to get statements from the original witnesses, researched problems with eyewitness testimony, searched for experts to testify, met with the Johnson County District Attorney’s office and eventually helped file the case. Although Jones had previously exhausted his appeals, the 10th Judicial District Court agreed to hear the new evidence to prevent a “manifest injustice.”
hours to hear, it was almost surreal,” said Lynch, who attended the hearing and was at the Johnson County Jail when Jones was released the next day. “The effect of that ruling didn’t even really hit me until I saw Richard get to hug his daughter, something he probably hasn’t done for 17 years. Members of his family, people I had never met before, were thanking me and hugging me. That’s a really good feeling, knowing you’ve made a difference in someone’s life like that.” Multer and Lynch both said working on Jones’s case taught them the importance of vigilant advocacy. “Our criminal justice system is flawed, so we as lawyers have a duty to make it better,” Lynch said. “I had the privilege of working on a case that had a happy ending, but unfortunately that’s rare. There are hundreds of other cases — and maybe hundreds of other people like Richard — who never get this chance.” Recent independent studies conservatively estimate that between 2 and 5 percent of inmates in the U.S. are innocent. More than 70 percent of those wrongful convictions are the result of mistaken eyewitness
identification, especially across racial lines, according to Cardozo Law’s Innocence Project. “Cases like Mr. Jones’s give our students the opportunity to examine the causes of wrongful convictions, as well as the valuable experience of working with a client,” said Beth Cateforis, supervising attorney with KU’s Project for Innocence. “When we achieve an outcome like Mr. Jones’s, the students get to see the result of their perseverance and know that their efforts changed their client’s life.” People expect Jones to be angry and bitter about the years he lost in prison, but he has a different view. “I hate that I had to go through what I went through, but on the same note and in the same breath, I’m thankful,” he told Project students during a recent visit to the law school. “A lot of people don’t get that. That’s because a lot of people don’t know my life prior. This whole situation changed me for the better. I don’t take life for granted anymore out here. I’m thankful every day.” n Jones meets his granddaughter for the first time as Project students and faculty look on.
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CASE CAPTURES INTERNATIONAL ATTENTION “You never think it can happen to you,” Richard Jones said. “Now that I’m out here and I reflect on everything that’s happened, I’ve been like, ‘Wow, that’s a movie, man.’” News outlets across the country and around the world agreed. Jones’ story was featured on ABC’s Nightline and CNN, and appeared in the National Law Journal, People, Boston Herald, The Independent, Washington Post, Kansas City Star, Huffington Post and many other publications. Flanked by Project Director Jean Phillips, left, and Project attorney Alice Craig, Jones visits with KU Law students in Green Hall. Left: Jones and Brenna Lynch, L’17, who worked on his case as a student.
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CLASS TAKES NOVEL APPROACH TO LITERATURE, INTERNATIONAL LAW
illiam Shakespeare is no stranger to college campuses. But his works and those of Albert Camus, William Butler Yeats, James Joyce, Franz Kafka and E.M. Forster are usually read and discussed more in theater and English classrooms than in law schools. A new KU Law class is mixing the bard and the bar to help budding lawyers consider how classic literature applies to all manner of international law and how history’s great writers can help them become better legal writers. International Law and Literature is a first-of-its-kind course taught last fall by Raj Bhala, the Brenneisen Distinguished Professor at KU Law. The course has three sections: law as literature, law in literature, and rhetoric. For the first, students read legal documents like the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, known as GATT, and apply literary theories and schools of thought to them. An expert on international trade law and long-time literature lover, Bhala said courses have looked at law in literature for roughly a century. However, by scanning syllabi from law schools across the country, he found few that applied international law to literature, viewed law as literature, or took a comparative look at legal systems of different cultures. “I wanted to put together a course that was international and comparative, that had a heavy dose of treaties and statutes and preserved the best of other courses, and that met the American Bar Association standards for practical legal writing training,” Bhala said. “The ABA has been encouraging law professors to develop courses that help students learn how to draft documents better. This study of some of the world’s greatest authors — coupled with the perspective that treaties, decisions and memos are a genre of literature susceptible to insights from literary interpretative methodologies — helps them write and get more of that practice.” — Mike Krings
ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE OVERLOOKED IN PIPELINE SAGA Even though oil began flowing through the Dakota Access Pipeline last spring, American Indian tribes still have a chance to stop it, according to KU Law Professor Elizabeth Kronk Warner. In her article, “Environmental Justice: A Necessary Lens to Effectively View Environmental Threats to Indigenous Survival” — published in the Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems Journal — Kronk Warner writes that there are a number of bases under which affected American Indian tribes might reasonably challenge the pipeline in court. A court has already ruled that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the federal agency that approved and permitted a segment of the pipeline’s cross-country route, met the requirements of the National Historic Preservation Act and adequately consulted the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe as to that path, which brushes up against the tribe’s reservation. But Kronk Warner writes that there are other issues over which the tribes might sue and prevail, including the basic unfairness of re-routing the pipeline away from the mostly white city of Bismarck, North Dakota, for fear of contaminating its water supply and toward the Standing Rock reservation. There are also legal arguments related to the fact that American Indian tribes have national sovereignty, as well as indigenous self-determination under a provision of international law. — Mike Krings
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Jan Sheldon was inducted into the KU Women’s Hall of Fame for leadership in advancing quality of life for women and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Uma Outka was awarded tenure and promoted to full professor. Outka works at the intersection between energy law and environmental law, with a focus on renewable energy and the transition to a low-carbon electricity sector.
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KU FACULTY HELP DEVELOP KANSAS’ PUBLIC BENEFIT CORP. LEGISLATION
ince 2010, numerous states have passed legislation providing for the establishment of public benefit corporations — for-profit businesses that choose to also make promoting the public good part of their corporate purpose. Kansas recently enacted such legislation, with aspects that make it one of the most innovative and unique in the nation, supported by a drafting team led by KU Law faculty and alumni. Corporations that make furthering public good part of their mission are becoming increasingly common. As of 2017, 37 states have approved legislation allowing such organizations to incorporate within their borders. What makes Kansas’ legislation innovative, KU Law professors say, is its combination of Kansas’ traditional reliance on Delaware law as a model and transparency requirements that originated in legislation proposed by B Lab, a nonprofit that fosters using business as a force for good. “The idea is to create a corporate focus where the owners of the company are obligated to pursue one or more benefits for the public good. Traditionally, companies could do that as a byproduct of their work, but this is part of the fiduciary duties of a public benefit corporation,” said Virginia Harper Ho, professor of law at KU. “What’s special about this is the dual mission. You have the for-profit mission and the public good. Had we not done this, businesses that wanted to use the public benefit corporation model would have had to incorporate somewhere else.” Harper Ho and Webb Hecker, Centennial Teaching Professor at KU, were part of a committee working on behalf of the Kansas Bar Association to research, draft and recommend to the Kansas Legislature a comprehensive update of Kansas General Corporation Code. They were joined by KU Law alumnus William Matthews, who chaired the committee, and attorneys Robert Alderson, Garrett Roe, William Quick and William Wood. — Mike Krings
FACULTY MEDIA COVERAGE
Beth Cateforis ABC News’ Nightline
Melanie DeRousse Wichita Eagle
One of the first things they’re supposed to look at under the best-interest factor is the child’s attachment to their home school and community, and the stability the child will have in a given living arrangement.” Discussing a
During that visit, Mr. Jones actually said to the students, ‘I keep getting mistaken for this guy named Ricky Amos.’” Recounting KU Law’s Project for Innocence investigation leading to the exoneration of Richard Jones, who served 17 years for a crime likely committed by his doppelganger.
Wichita family law case in which divorced parents disagree about the best school for their child.
Corey Rayburn Yung The Guardian
Andrew Torrance Bloomberg
I think the argument is that Syngenta ought to have known that its activities would potentially harm the market value of agricultural products sold by other companies and other farmers and other handlers of grain.” Discussing a
“There have certainly been cases brought to trial with less. These are often hard cases to win.” On the likelihood that film producer Harvey Weinstein might serve jail time over a series of allegations of sexual abuse.
settlement under which Syngenta agreed to pay more than 100,000 farmers over $1.4 billion.
A reluctant public speaker, KU Law Professor Webb Hecker couldn’t sleep the night before he taught his first class; now thousands of students have taken his courses. He encapsulates his experience in two words: students first. After 45 years, that philosophy has earned him the 2017 Chancellors Club Teaching Award. “Teaching, broadly defined, has been my life for 45 years,” Hecker said. “To be singled out in this respect is very emotional.”
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James Logan has been called “the founding dean of the modern KU Law School.” University Archives
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LOGAN’S LEGACY Lawyer, professor, judge keeps investing in law school he loves
efore he was a distinguished federal judge, James Logan was a teacher — a KU Law professor to be exact. He always found imparting wisdom in the classroom more fun than leading the law school as dean, which he did from 1961 to 1968. So it seems appropriate that Logan recently donated a treasure trove of judicial records related to his tenure on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit to KU’s Wheat Law Library. Among the collection are three boxes of cases in which Logan wrote the opinion, including correspondence between him and his law clerks as they perfected final documents. “If a researcher wanted to see how hard it is to write, how the final opinion in cases is arrived at and how you develop language and keep editing and trying to make it better, this would be an enlightening experience,” Logan said. “A law student could get a good third-year paper out of it.” Logan still thinks like a teacher. And at 88, he’s also pondering the legacy he’ll leave behind. A fitting repository The judicial records and other archival materials he donated will be housed in the library’s small but growing Legal History Collection. It’s a fitting repository for the papers of someone who has played such a significant role in the history of KU Law and the larger legal community. Logan sat on about 9,000 appeals
in 21 years as a federal judge. Approximately 970 of his opinions were published. A few had broad national implications, he said. Take NCAA v. Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma. The NCAA limited the number of college football games that could be televised each season, arguing that broadcasting too many events cut into the revenue schools received from live attendance at games. Logan concluded in his 1983 opinion that the NCAA model violated federal antitrust laws. “The U.S. Supreme Court took the case and affirmed my decision,” Logan said. “As a consequence, every Saturday there are hundreds of games on TV.” In another important case, Logan found that Indian tribes could levy taxes on non-Indians, specifically companies extracting oil and gas on reservations. The Supreme Court affirmed that decision, too, strengthening tribal sovereignty. During his judicial career, Logan was sued by prisoners whose convictions he upheld. A few inmates threatened his life. Less dramatically, he served as the 10th Circuit’s unofficial historian, giving periodic speeches and editing “The Federal Courts of the Tenth Circuit: A History,” published in 1992. He included documents related to all of these facets of his time on the court in his donation to the library. “I just wanted a repository of my history as a lawyer, as a law professor, as a judge,” Logan said.
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Hon. James K. Logan, 1987, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. University Archives
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Modern dean That history started at the University of Kansas. A native of Quenemo, Logan graduated from KU in 1952 with honors and a Rhodes Scholarship before earning his law degree at Harvard magna cum laude in 1955. A clerkship with Judge Walter Huxman of the 10th Circuit preceded a brief stint in private practice with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Los Angeles. In 1957, Logan returned home to join the KU Law faculty. He taught courses in property law, corporations, partnerships and legal ethics. “I loved teaching law,” he said. “The students were eager. Most of them were still optimistic about the future, and in those days no one went to law school unless they really wanted to be a lawyer.” When Logan became dean in 1961 — reportedly the youngest law dean in the country at the time — he cut his teaching load in half to handle administrative responsibilities. That move paid off. KU Law Professor Emeritus Robert Casad later wrote that “Jimmy Green was the founding dean of the KU Law School, but Jim Logan … was the founding dean of the modern KU Law School. During his tenure the whole character of the Law School changed.” Logan recruited and hired bright, young faculty who became distinguished scholars. He created and raised admissions standards and doubled the size of the student body. He convinced the university to let the law school solicit gifts directly from its alumni and more than doubled the school’s endowment. He established and expanded clinical programs and improved faculty salaries. He created the KU Law Alumni board and started honoring distinguished graduates of the school. “One time I proposed that we have Saturday classes so students
would have a five-and-a-half day work week instead of a four-and-ahalf day work week. My motion died for lack of a second among the law school faculty,” Logan said. “I didn’t always get my way, but it was fun.” Forever loyal In 1968, Logan left the law school, first pursuing a failed bid for the U.S. Senate, then practicing law in Olathe. In 1977, President Jimmy Carter appointed Logan to the 10th Circuit. He retired from the court in 1998, returning to private practice in Kansas until his official retirement just two years ago. Forever loyal to KU Law, Logan returns for the 50th reunions of classes that passed through old Green Hall during his tenure, visiting and reminiscing with former students who have become friends. “The school was so small, and I taught almost all of them,” he said. In addition to his time, Logan has also made a habit of investing his treasure in KU Law. He created the James K. Logan Fund in 1970 for the dean to spend at his or her discretion. Between Logan’s annual $5,000 contribution and donations by former law clerks and others, the fund sits at more than $475,000 today. As a Lawrence Journal-World editorial writer proclaimed in 1998 when Logan retired from the bench, “Kansas, KU, its law school and this community have great reason for pride in the accomplishments and contributions of James K. Logan.” n
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1961 Mikel Stout was elected chair of the Kansas Supreme Court Nominating Commission by attorneys in a statewide election. Stout is a senior partner at Foulston Siefkin LLP in Wichita.
the Washburn University School of Law in Topeka. Christopher Coyle retired from Balcomb & Green PC. He resides in Carbondale, Colorado.
1967 Frank Kirk was inducted into
1972 Dan Boulware, managing partner
the Kansas Golf Hall of Fame for the Class of 2016 by the Kansas Golf Foundation. Kirk is vice president and senior financial adviser at Merrill Lynch in Kansas City, Missouri.
and shareholder at Polsinelli PC in Saint Joseph, Missouri, is the lead attorney representing Missouri River flood victims across six states against the federal government in Ideker Farms Inc., et al v. the United States of America. He filed the mass action lawsuit in 2014 and took it to trial this spring in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. A judgment is expected later this year.
1968 Larry Armel retired as an independent director of the BMO Funds located in Milwaukee and affiliated with Bank of Montreal. Roger Hughey and his wife, Nancy, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with two weeks at a lovely beach house in Costa Rica. Hughey is an attorney at Adams Jones Law Firm PA in Wichita.
1969 Hon. John Bukaty was selected to serve a four-year term on the Ethics Commission for the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas. Bukaty is a retired Wyandotte County District Court judge who serves as a special master in Johnson and Wyandotte County district courts and is engaged in alternative dispute resolution practice.
1971 James Concannon received the Distinguished Service Award at the Kansas Bar Association’s Annual Awards Luncheon. Concannon is a Senator Robert J. Dole Distinguished Professor of Law and former dean at
1973 James Gilhousen retired from Crockett & Gilhousen in Wichita. Catherine McGuire retired from the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission after 44 years of service. McGuire was counsel in the SEC’s division of trading and markets in Washington, D.C.
1974 Peter Goplerud joined Spencer Fane as of counsel in St. Louis.
1975 Charles R. Hay was inducted in the Clay Center Community High School Hall of Fame for exceptional success in the fields of health care and health law. Hay is special counsel at Foulston Siefkin LLP in Topeka.
1976 Bion Beebe retired from West Publishing/Thomson Reuters after 35 years as a legal editor. He
previously worked at Kansas Legal Services and now spends part of his time as a freelance legal editor. Ross Hollander was ranked among the state’s top labor and employment lawyers by Chambers USA 2017. Hollander is a partner at Joseph, Hollander & Craft LLC in Wichita.
1977 Pete Heaven joined Spencer Fane LLP as a partner in the Overland Park office. A member of the Real Estate Solutions Group, Heaven’s practice focuses on counseling residential and commercial real estate developers in the Midwest. Jan Bowen Sheldon was inducted into the KU Women’s Hall of Fame. Sheldon, a professor in the department of applied behavioral science and a courtesy professor at KU Law, is a leader in advancing the quality of life for women and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and at-risk youths through her research, teaching, service and advocacy.
1980 John Bowman received the Institute for Energy Law’s Lifetime Achievement in Energy Litigation Award, which is given to one energy litigator each year whose achievements “have won the admiration of his or her peers.” Bowman is a partner at King & Spalding LLP in Houston.
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Thomas Buchanan achieved recertification as a civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, which is accredited by the American Bar Association.
1981 Mitchell Chaney has joined the litigation team at McGinnis Lochridge & Kilgore LLP in Austin, Texas, as a partner. Chaney was a partner at Colvin, Chaney, Saenz & Rodriguez LLP in Brownsville, Texas, for more than 30 years. Rosemary O’Leary collected three lifetime achievement awards in public administration this summer: 1) the Routledge Award for Outstanding Contributions to Public Management Research from the International Research Society for Public Management; 2) the Frederickson Award from the Public Management Research Association; and 3) the Keith C. Provan Award from the Academy of Management. This makes her the only scholar to win all five major lifetime achievement awards in the public administration field. A distinguished professor, O’Leary became director of the School of Public Affairs & Administration at the University of Kansas in August.
1982 Hon. Kristian Hedine is presiding judge of the Walla Walla County District Court in Washington. He was recently elected an alternate judge member of the Washington State Commission on Judicial Conduct. David Seely began his term as president of the Wichita Bar Association. Seely is a member in the Wichita firm of Fleeson, Gooing, Coulson & Kitch LLC, focusing his practice on civil litigation. Gabrielle Thompson received a Pro Bono Certificate at the Kansas Bar Association’s Annual Awards Luncheon.
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Thompson is a partner at Thompson & Bailey in Manhattan.
1983 Jim Robinson and Hon. Barbara Pariente, of the Supreme Court of Florida, co-authored an essay published in the Florida Law Review: “A New Era for Judicial Retention Elections: The Rise of and Defense Against Unfair Political Attacks.” Robinson also received the Phil Lewis Medal of Distinction at the Kansas Bar Association’s Annual Awards Luncheon. He is a partner at Hite, Fanning & Honeyman LLP in Wichita. Kari Schmidt received the Howard C. Kline Distinguished Service Award at the annual Wichita Bar Association Law Day and Awards Luncheon. The award recognizes a member who has exemplified integrity, professionalism and service to the bar. Schmidt is a partner at Conlee Schmidt & Emerson LLP in Wichita.
1984 Sarah Brown received the Courageous Attorney Award at the Kansas Bar Association’s Annual Awards Luncheon. Brown is a partner at Brown & Curry LLC in Kansas City, Missouri. Jim Pottorff retired from the University of Kansas after serving 17 years as general counsel and vice chancellor for legal affairs. Rachel Rolf, L’07, associate general counsel since 2010, is serving as interim general counsel. Christopher Rockers assumed the role of chair of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section during its annual meeting in Chicago. Rockers is a partner at Husch Blackwell LLP in Kansas City, Missouri.
1985 Thomas Cohen was appointed senior vice president of Barry Slatt Mortgage in San Diego. Cohen specializes in the placement of debt and the procurement of equity for commercial real estate projects nationwide.
1986 Hon. William Woolley received the President’s Award at the annual Wichita Bar Association Law Day and Awards Luncheon. The award recognizes practitioners who have gone beyond what might normally be expected in providing service to the Wichita Bar Association. Woolley is a judge on the 18th Judicial District Court.
1987 Hon. Jeffry Jack, a Labette County district judge, was appointed to sit with the Kansas Supreme Court in September to hear oral arguments in a case, then joined the justices in deliberations and opinion drafting. Jack has served as a judge in the 11th Judicial District since 2005. Kay McCarthy joined McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan PC in Kansas City, Missouri as a shareholder practicing in the areas of family law and mediation. She was previously with the Law Office of Susan Saper Galamba LC in Overland Park. Reggie Robinson is one of nine alumni to receive the 2017 KU Black Alumni Network’s Mike and Joyce Shinn Leaders and Innovators Award. The network, sponsored by the KU Alumni Association, honored the recipients Oct. 6 during its biennial reunion. Robinson was named KU’s vice chancellor for public affairs in January. Hon. Kimberley Tyson was sworn in as a judge on the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado on May 12, having been appointed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. She was previously with Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe PC in Denver.
1988 Shelly Freeman joined national workplace law firm Jackson Lewis PC as a principal in Overland Park. Freeman, previously of Freeman & Fowler LLC, has more than 30 years of experience in workplace law.
Shala Mills received the 2017 Barbara Burch Award for Faculty Leadership in Civic Engagement from the American Democracy Project, an initiative of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. Previously chair and professor in the Department of Political Science at Fort Hays State University, Mills began a new position in August as assistant vice president for graduate and extended learning at the State University of New York at New Paltz. Elizabeth Schartz was elected as a trustee of the KU Endowment Board of Trustees. She is a partner with Thompson & Knight LLP in Dallas, where she focuses on client counseling and litigation of employment and labor law matters.
1989 Sharon L. Dickgrafe received the Distinguished Government Service Award at the Kansas Bar Association’s Annual Awards Luncheon. Dickgrafe is the chief deputy city attorney for Wichita. James Scott Kreamer was elected president of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, an invitation-only organization of defense attorneys, corporate counsel and insurance industry executives from around the world. After a one-year term, he will serve a year as chairman of the board. Kreamer has also been named to the boards of Lawyers for Civil Justice and the Defense Research Institute. He is the managing member of Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice in Kansas City, Missouri. Douglas Richmond received a 2017 Alumni Achievement Award from Fort Hays State University. The award recognizes graduates who have made outstanding and unselfish contributions
Kimberly Hays and her husband, Alan Souter, both L’93, are leading the Oklahoma Bar Association and Foundation, respectively.
in service to their community, state or nation as citizens, in chosen career fields or through philanthropic work.
1990 Guy Krause was appointed by Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens to a fouryear term as director of the Office of Administration’s Division of Personnel. The appointment must be confirmed by the Missouri Senate.
1993 Kimberly Hays is the 2018 Oklahoma Bar Association president, and Alan Souter is the 2018 Oklahoma Bar Foundation president. The husband and wife are the first family members to hold dual leadership roles in the state organization. Harry Herington, CEO of NIC Inc., was named one of the “Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers” of 2017 by Government Technology Magazine. The award recognizes individuals in the digital government field who demonstrate that technology can transform government operations, improve citizen engagement and enhance service delivery. Hon. Debra McLaughlin was sworn in Sept. 18 to a seat on the
23rd Judicial Circuit Court in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. She replaces Judge John Yoder, L’75, who passed away in June. McLaughlin had been the Morgan County prosecutor since 2002. Melanie Morgan was elected co-chair of the Defender Services Advisory Group, the national body representing the Federal Defender Offices and Criminal Justice Act within the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. Morgan is managing partner at Morgan Pilate LLC in Kansas City, Missouri. Stephen Six ended his yearlong commitment as president of the Kansas Bar Association. Six is a partner at Stueve Siegel Hanson LLP in Kansas City, Missouri.
1994 John Hutton, managing partner of Henson, Hutton, Mudrick & Gragson LLP in Topeka, was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in America for his expertise in real estate law, commercial litigation and construction law.
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John Wilcox was elected second vice president of the Transportation Lawyers Association at its annual membership meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Wilcox is managing director and shareholder at Dysart Taylor Cotter McMonigle & Montemore PC in Kansas City, Missouri.
1995 Kellie Hogan received the President’s Award at the annual Wichita Bar Association Law Day and Awards Luncheon. The award recognizes practitioners who have gone beyond what might normally be expected in providing service to the Wichita Bar Association. Hogan is an attorney at Kansas Legal Services in Wichita. Sal Intagliata received a Lifetime Achievement Designation from America’s Top 100 Attorneys in the area of Criminal Defense Litigation. Intagliata is a shareholder at Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered, in Wichita.
1997 Peter Mallouk is president and chief investment officer of Creative Planning in Leawood. Barron’s magazine recently ranked Creative Planning the top independent financial adviser in the nation. Mallouk’s firm has 22 offices in 11 states, with 237 advisers, the most of any company in the Barron’s Top 30. Amy Hansen, a shareholder at Polsinelli PC in Denver, became chair of the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group. She represents real estate developers and investors in matters across the United States. 1999 Bo Anderson was elected partner at Shapiro Bieging Barber Otteson LLP in Denver, where he practices business transactional law. Anderson was previously senior counsel at the firm. Julie Carroll and Dennis Keenan opened Keenan and Carroll Attorneys at Law PA in Great Bend. Carroll’s practice
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focuses on family law, criminal law, landlord/tenant issues and collections. Karrie Clinkinbeard was named a NextGen Leader by the Kansas City Business Journal, having demonstrated leadership and involvement in the Kansas City business and civic communities. Clinkinbeard is the managing partner at Armstrong Teasdale LLP in Kansas City, Missouri. Sarah Deer was inducted into the KU Women’s Hall of Fame. Deer is a scholar, activist and educator who centers the selfdetermination and dignity of survivors of violence with a focus on Native American women. She is a professor in KU’s Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies and the School of Public Affairs & Administration in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Hon. David Stras has been nominated by President Trump to a federal judgeship on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit. His nomination must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Stras currently holds a seat on the Minnesota Supreme Court.
Association. Bellquist has been a member of the association’s board of directors since 2011 and is an attorney at Joseph, Hollander & Craft LLC in Topeka. Jay Heidrick was named to the “Under 40 Hot List” by Benchmark Litigation. The list honors achievements of the nation’s most accomplished legal partners under the age of 40 through a peer-review and case-examination process. Heidrick is a shareholder at Polsinelli PC in Kansas City, Missouri. Christie Sim Mizer became professional development counselor at Crowell & Moring LLP in Washington, D.C. Mizer previously practiced in the firm’s Insurance and Reinsurance Practice Group. Benjamin Walker and his wife, Hilary, were married Oct. 13 at the Daniel Patrick Moynihan U.S. Court House in New York. Walker is a partner at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York. K.J. Wall joined Forbes Law Group LLC in Overland Park as a partner. He focuses on health care litigation, appeals and regulatory compliance.
2000 Amy Fellows Cline received
2003 Tyler Epp was named an
the Louise Mattox Award during the Wichita Women Attorneys Association’s annual awards luncheon. The award recognizes an attorney who supports women in the profession, contributes to the legal community and exhibits professionalism. Cline is an attorney at Triplett Woolf & Garrettson LLC in Wichita.
inaugural distinguished member of the Sport Management Professional Society in March by KU’s Department of Health, Sport and Exercise Sciences. He is vice president of business development for the Kansas City Chiefs.
2001 Aaron Breitenbach received the Champion of Victims Award from the Kansas DUI Impact Center. Breitenbach is chief attorney at the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office in Wichita.
2002 Diane Bellquist was elected president-elect of the Topeka Bar
2004 Shannon Braun was named to the Wichita Business Journal’s 2017 40 under 40 list. Braun is an attorney at Morris Laing Evans Brock & Kennedy, Chartered, in Wichita. James Owen was named executive director of Renew Missouri, a statewide group working to promote policies on renewable energy and energy efficiency. He previously served as acting director of Missouri’s Office of Public Counsel.
Curtis Sample and Aubrey (Wilson) Sample, L’14, were married on Aug. 19 at Fresh Air Farm in Missouri. Curtis is a criminal defense attorney in Olathe, and Aubrey is an assistant district attorney in the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office. Dannie Dan-Irabor Brooke Smith joined McAnany Van Cleave & Phillips PA in Springfield, Missouri. She defends employers and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation matters. Hon. Julie Smith was sworn in as a judge in Nebraska’s First Judicial District on May 8, having been appointed by Gov. Pete Ricketts in April. Smith previously served as county attorney in Johnson County, Nebraska, as well as chief legal counsel for the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services. The First Judicial District covers 11 counties in the southeast corner of Nebraska. Nate White became executive vice president of Sanford Fargo in August, when the new Sanford Medical Center opened in Fargo, North Dakota. White was previously chief operating officer of Sanford Health.
2005 Tiffany Cornejo was appointed as the Chapter 13 Standing Trustee of New Mexico and will appear in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Mexico. M. Suzanne Schrandt was appointed as one of nine voting members on the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s first-ever Patient Engagement Advisory Committee. Schrandt is director of patient engagement at the Arthritis Foundation in Atlanta. Bradley Ward joined Young, Bogle, McCausland, Wells & Blanchard PA in Wichita as an associate. He was previously with O’Hara & O’Hara LLC.
2006 Gregory Benefiel was confirmed
2008 Heiko Heppner moved from
as McPherson County attorney. He replaces Torrance Parkins, L’13, who resigned to pursue private practice. Hon. Lori Dougherty-Bichsel was sworn in as an administrative judge for the Topeka Municipal Court. She previously served as senior counsel for the litigation division of the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. Holly Teeter was nominated by President Trump to a federal judgeship on the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. Her nomination must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Teeter is an assistant U.S. attorney for the Western District of Missouri.
Clifford Chance to Dentons as a partner in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Department in Frankfurt, Germany. Heppner focuses on international arbitration and complex litigation, particularly in cases that cross the common law/civil law divide. Heppner is admitted to the German, English and New York bars. He also teaches international arbitration as a professor at Fuzhou University, China. Robert Johnson was elected shareholder at Polsinelli PC in Kansas City, Missouri. He focuses his practice on real estate law. Christel Koranda was promoted to minerals director of the Colorado State Land Board. She previously served as the board’s oil and gas leasing manager. Christopher Scott opened his own law office — with locations in Overland Park and Kansas City, Missouri — in September after nearly nine years in prosecution. He focuses on criminal defense at the municipal, state and federal levels, as well as asset forfeiture. Devin Sikes joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in Washington, D.C., as an associate. Sikes counsels clients on international business and trade, and advises on federal civil and multilateral litigation. Previously, Sikes served as a judicial clerk to the Hon. Evan Wallach on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Cody Wamsley joined McDonald Hopkins LLC in Chicago. Wamsley is an associate in the firm’s national Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Group.
2007 Zachary Dyer was elected shareholder at Polsinelli PC in Kansas City, Missouri. He focuses his practice on insurance and regulatory law. Laura Dakhil Monahan was recognized among the 2017 Women in Business by the Wichita Business Journal. The designation honors career achievements, company success and service to the community. Monahan is chief legal officer at Cancer Center of Kansas. Jacy Hurst Moneymaker joined Kutak Rock as of counsel in Kansas City, Missouri. Moneymaker practices primarily in the areas of health care regulation, compliance and business transactions. She was previously with Swope Health Services. Gabe Zorogastua was named a NextGen Leader by the Kansas City Business Journal, having demonstrated leadership and involvement in the Kansas City business and civic communities. Zorogastua is a shareholder at Polsinelli PC in Kansas City, Missouri.
2009 Christina Arnone was promoted to partner at Stinson Leonard Street LLP in Kansas City, Missouri. Arnone is a litigator representing corporate policyholders in insurance coverage disputes.
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Vedrana Balta was elected shareholder at Polsinelli PC in Kansas City, Missouri. She practices corporate and transactional law. Lt. Cmdr. Brutrinia Cain, senior policy adviser in the Office of the Surgeon General, Division of Commissioned Corps Personnel and Readiness, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, was selected for the 2017-2018 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Health Policy Fellows Program. She will spend a year in Washington, D.C., working on healthrelated legislative and regulatory issues with members of Congress and the executive branch. Molly Walsh Keppler was promoted to partner at Stinson Leonard Street LLP in Kansas City, Missouri. She focuses her practice on labor and employment law and business litigation. Ashley Schubert joined Chipman Glasser in Denver as an attorney. Schubert previously served as a clerk to Hon. Terence Kern of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma.
2010 Josh Berry joined Hall & Evans LLC as an associate in Denver. He represents entrepreneurs, professionals, small business owners, non-profit organizations, health care companies and corporations of all sizes. Jason Bock was promoted to member at Fleeson, Gooing, Coulson & Kitch LLC in Wichita. Anna Landis joined the Social Security Administration as an attorney advisor in October. Shane McCall moved to Koprince Law LLC in Lawrence, where he focuses his practice on federal government contracting law. Chris Ruprecht joined Harness, Dickey & Pierce PLC in Reston, Virginia, as an associate patent attorney.
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His practice will focus on patent preparation, prosecution and client counseling involving a variety of electrical, computer and mechanical technologies. Ruprecht formerly served as a patent examiner at the United States Patent & Trademark Office. Jennifer Tucker joined Koprince Law LLC in Lawrence as an associate specializing in federal government contract law. Tucker was previously a staff attorney at the Kansas Department of Transportation. Wade Whiting was appointed by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to be district attorney of Crook County, Oregon. He previously served as senior deputy district attorney in neighboring Jefferson County.
2011 Simone Bertollini represented a client in what is believed to be the firstever trial involving “click fraud,” a form of cyber-attack where hackers defraud advertising companies by getting payment for fake clicks on online ads. The jury found Bertollini’s client not guilty on all felony charges. Bertollini is in private practice in New York. Lisa Billman joined SouthLaw PC in Overland Park as an associate attorney in the bankruptcy department. Michael Kelly was elected mayor of Roeland Park on Nov. 7 and began his four-year term in January. He will continue his full-time practice as an associate at McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan PC in Kansas City, Missouri, where he is a member of both the Construction & Architect/ Engineer Law and the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice groups. Brian Jansen joined Winston & Strawn LLP as an associate in the new Dallas office, where he focuses his practice on middle-market commercial
lending transactions. Jansen was previously at Squire Patton Boggs. Zachery Wiggins was named to the Wichita Business Journal’s 2017 40 under 40 list. Wiggins is a partner at Martin, Pringle, Oliver, Wallace & Bauer LLP in Wichita.
2012 Jordan Kieffer opened Barre Forte, a Wichita fitness studio where she will also teach. Kieffer will continue as an attorney with Dugan & Giroux in Wichita.
2013 Trent Byquist and his wife, Ruby, were married on April 29 at the First United Methodist Church in Salina. Byquist is an associate at Foulston Siefkin LLP in Wichita. Matt Keane was promoted to lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army at a ceremony at Forbes Field in Topeka. The ceremony was officiated by Brig. Gen. Anthony Mohatt, commander of the Kansas Army National Guard, with Keane’s wife, Jessica, and their three sons pinning on his new rank. Keane is a products liability associate at Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP in Kansas City, Missouri. Lauren Luhrs joined Kuhlman & Lucas LLC as an associate attorney specializing in plaintiff’s catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases. Jade Martin was named to the Wichita Business Journal’s 2017 40 under 40 list. Martin is an associate at Klenda Austerman in Wichita. Eric Sader is assistant director of housing and neighborhood development for the City of Bloomington, Indiana. He is also serving as president of the board of the Indiana Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Joseph Schremmer joined Depew Gillen Rathbun & McInteer LC in Wichita as a partner. He teaches Oil & Gas Law at KU Law as an adjunct professor.
JAYHAWK ‘SUPER LAWYERS’ Casey Wright
A number of KU Law alumni were recognized in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in America for expertise in the following areas:
1969 James Nordstrom, Fisher Patterson Sayler & Smith LLP, Topeka, personal injury litigation-defendants.
2014 Jean Ménager received the Outstanding Young
1973 Barry Halpern, Snell & Wilmer, Phoenix, commercial
Lawyer Award at the Kansas Bar Association’s Annual Awards Luncheon. Ménager is an attorney at Colantuono Bjerg Guinn LLC in Shawnee Mission. Kyle O’Brien joined Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC as an associate in Kansas City, Missouri, after wrapping up three years as a clerk on the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. Jon Simpson and Kate (Marples) Simpson (above) were married June 3. They met in Professor Bill Westerbeke’s Torts small section their first day of law school in 2011. Kate is a clerk for Judge Carlos Murguia of the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, and Jon serves as an assistant solicitor general at the Kansas Attorney General’s Office. Amanda Stanley was promoted to general counsel for the League of Kansas Municipalities in Topeka, assuming her duties in January. She has served as legal counsel to the League since April 2016 and previously worked as a research attorney for the Kansas Court of Appeals. Thomas Witherspoon is an associate attorney at Stinson, Lasswell & Wilson LC in Wichita.
litigation, medical malpractice law-defendants, and professional malpractice law-defendants.
2015 Jordan Carter was named one of Ingram’s 20 in their
1995 Sal Intagliata, Monnat & Spurrier, Wichita, criminal
Twenties, honoring young entrepreneurs and executives who set standards of excellence. Carter is an associate at Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP in Kansas City, Missouri. Michael Grigsby joined Armstrong Teasdale as an associate in Kansas City, Missouri.
1996 Jeff Brown, Logan Logan & Watson, Prairie Village,
2016 Corey Adams joined Robinson Law in Wichita as an attorney. Malcolm Jackson joined the KU Endowment Association in June as associate director of development for KU Law.
2017 Tyler Lee Childress is an assistant district attorney in the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office in Wichita. Mason Lent joined Hite Fanning & Honeyman LLP in Wichita as an associate. He will concentrate his practice on personal injury defense and civil litigation defense.
1976 Ross Hollander, Joseph, Hollander & Craft, Wichita, employment law-management, labor law-management, and litigation-labor and employment. Justice King, Fisher Patterson Sayler & Smith LLP, Topeka, banking and finance law, bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law, corporate law, and litigation-bankruptcy; 2018 Lawyer of the Year, litigation-bankruptcy.
1983 James Sienicki, Snell & Wilmer, Phoenix, commercial litigation, construction law, and litigation-construction. Rebecca Winterscheidt, Snell & Wilmer, Phoenix, employment law-management, immigration law, and litigation-labor and employment.
1988 Patrick Fowler, Snell & Wilmer, Phoenix, product liability litigation-defendants.
defense-general practice and criminal defense-white collar.
medical malpractice law-defendants, personal injury litigation-defendants, and appellate practice; 2018 Lawyer of the Year, medical malpractice law-defendants. Andrew Halaby, Snell & Wilmer, Phoenix, commercial litigation, copyright law, litigation-intellectual property, and litigation-patent.
1999 John Baird, Snell & Wilmer, Phoenix, real estate law. 2000 Christopher Joseph, Joseph Hollander & Craft, Kansas, criminal defense-general practice.
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R. DEAN WOLFE, L’69
MARIE WOODBURY, L’79
Wolfe graduated from KU Law in 1969, then joined the law firm of Hoskins, King, McGannon & Hahn in Kansas City, specializing in tax, estate planning and commercial law. He was hired as a staff attorney for The May Department Stores Company in 1972. Wolfe was promoted to executive vice president of acquisitions and real estate in 1996 and elected to May’s board of directors in 1997, helping expand the company into 27 regional malls across the country with a market value of $17 billion. After his retirement from May, Wolfe founded Wolfe Properties LLC in 2005 and currently serves as president and CEO.
Woodbury graduated from Georgetown University with an international affairs degree in 1973. She completed her law degree in 1979 at KU, where she was named to the Order of the Coif and served as articles editor of the Kansas Law Review. She began her legal career at Shook, Hardy & Bacon, specializing in pharmaceutical and medical device litigation. Woodbury received numerous professional honors before retiring from Shook after nearly 40 years. She is a six-time recipient of the Best Lawyers in America distinction, was named one of 25 Women Who Mean Business by the Kansas City Business Journal and was recognized among the Top 50 Women Super Lawyers in Missouri and Kansas.
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THOMAS DOCKING, L’80
HEYWOOD “WOODY” DAVIS, L’58
Docking completed his bachelor’s in political science and economics at KU in 1976 and his law degree and Master of Business Administration in 1980. He began his tax, business and estate planning practice at Regan & McGannon in Wichita. He was elected lieutenant governor of Kansas under Gov. John Carlin in 1982, serving for four years, and then practiced at the Law Offices of Morris Laing. A dedicated community servant, Docking served on numerous boards, including the Wichita Downtown Development Corporation, Wichita Water Conservation Task Force and the KU Endowment Association’s Far Above campaign.
Davis earned his bachelor’s from KU in 1952, then served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy through 1955. At the completion of his naval service he entered the KU School of Law, graduating with an LLB in 1958. He was editor-in-chief of the Kansas Law Review and was named to the Order of the Coif. After graduation, he clerked for Justice Charles Whittaker on the U.S. Supreme Court, then returned to Kansas City to practice law. He started as an associate with Armstrong, Teasdale, Schlafly, Davis & Dicus and is currently a senior partner at Davis, Sands & Collins. Earl Richardson
GUISHED 2017 DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD
FOR EXEMPLARY SERVICE TO PROFESSION, COMMUNITY
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MOST GENEROUS DONORS EARN JAMES WOODS GREEN
MEDALLION The law school honored recipients of the James Woods Green Medallion at a dinner on April 8 in Lawrence. The medallion, named for the law schoolâ€™s first dean, recognizes those whose cumulative contributions to the school exceed $25,000. Honorees who attended the 2017 ceremony are pictured in alphabetical order with their medallions.
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DONOR REPORT This report covers fiscal year 2017, which ran from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. Please bring omissions or errors to the attention of Mindie Paget at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JAMES WOODS GREEN MEDALLION HONOREES The James Woods Green Medallion honors donors whose cumulative giving to the University of Kansas School of Law is $25,000 & above. MOST RECENT HONOREES 1 Martin Bauer, L’75 & Ann Bauer 2 John P. Bowman, L’80 Mitchell Chaney, L’81 & Susan Chaney* 3 Tim Connell, L’78 Dave Dillon* 4 Perle & Catherine Frazee Foundation Thomas K. Jones, L’74 & Patricia L. Jones* 5 The Kansas Bar Foundation 6 Lawrence Memorial Hospital Linda L. Lee, L’73* Chris McKenzie, L’82 & Manuela Albuquerque* Tim O’Brien, L’83 & Melinda O’Brien* Payne & Jones Foundation* Scott Sayler, L’86 & Nancy Sayler* 7 Scott Strohm, L’95 & Tracy Strohm 8 Ellen E. Sward 9 James R. Walters, L’75 *Unable to attend ceremony PAST HONOREES INDIVIDUALS Constance M. Achterberg, L’53 Frank A. Ackerman, L’80 Donald D. Adams, L’64 & Ann Wees Adams Terry Arthur, L’69 & Virginia Thomas Arthur Jennifer Gille Bacon, L’76 J. Eugene Balloun, L’54 Richard A. Barber, L’34 Mrs. Richard A. Barber Barbara Blake Bath, PhD & Thomas D. Bath, PhD Bion J. Beebe, L’76 & Vicki L. Beebe Lydia I. Beebe, L’77 & Charles E. Doyle, L’78 Blake A. Biles, L’75 Richard L. Bond, L’60 & Suzanne Sedgwick Bond William F. (Brad) Bradley Jr., L’80 John K. Bremyer, L’46 & Jayne Williamson Bremyer Hon. Clayton Brenner, L’28 Daisy E. & Paul H. Brown Max & Mary Brown Professor Emeritus Robert C. Casad Barkley Clark Gertrude Clark Peggy A. Clark Walter L. Cofer, L’81 & Nicola R. Heskett John D. Conderman, L’69 & Patricia R. Conderman Teresa Blatchley Conkey Mary K. Connell O. J. Connell Jr., L’38 Donald L. Cordes, L’59
Dan Crabtree, L’81 & Maureen Mahoney, L’84 Professor Mike Davis & Faye Davis Steve Davis, L’78 Mark M. Deatherage, L’85 Suzanne M. Decker Michael F. Delaney, L’76 & Kathleen L. Delaney Glen W. Dickinson Professor Martin Dickinson & Sallie Dickinson Carolyn A. Dillon & Richard W. Dillon William R. Docking, L’77 & Judy O. Docking Robert L. Driscoll, L’64 Gary Duncan, L’74 & Adrianna D. Gonzales Duncan Ruth Adair Dyer, L’21 Mildred A. Early David S. Elkouri, L’78 Clem Fairchild Dorothy Feir, PhD Bruce A. Finzen, L’73 David H. Fisher, L’38 & Mary Frances Fisher Charles L. Frickey, L’69 Loren M. Gensman Roland D. Gidney Jr., L’47 Donald W. Giffin, L’53 & Esther Brown Giffin Ernest J. Goppert, L’17 Jeanne Gorman, L’78 Professor Emeritus David J. Gottlieb & Rita Sloan Gottlieb Frederick B. Gould, L’89 & Julie Pigott Gould Brian G. Grace, L’67 Jordan L. Haines, L’57 & Shirley Cundiff Haines Barry D. Halpern, L’73 & Cynthia A. Halpern Kenneth M. Hamilton, L’47 & Ruth Hamilton Roberta B. Harkness Minnie I. Harms Ross C. Hartley, L’74 Professor John W. Head & Lucia Orth Head Edward J. Healy, L’79 Mark, L’90 & Janelle Hegarty Harry H. Herington Jr., L’93 & Cindy Herington Alvin D. Herrington, L’57 Al J. & Sylvia M. Herrod Elma A. Holdeman Alice A. Hook Charles H. Hostetler, L’63 & Julie A. Hostetler Mrs. A. Bryce Huguenin John E. Hurley Jr., L’62 & Jo Sicking Hurley Elizabeth Ann Hylton Hon. Theodore B. Ice, L’61 & Sue H. Ice Howard M. Immel, L’38 & Sue Immel Balfour & Margaret Jeffrey Richard Kane Janice Miller Karlin, L’80 &
Calvin J. Karlin, L’77 Professor Mike Kautsch & Elaine Kautsch Larry E. Keenan, L’54 Matthew, L’84 & Lori Keenan John M. Kilroy Jr., L’73 Jennifer Johnson Kinzel, L’78 Fred C. & Mary Robinson Koch Thomas G. Kokoruda, L’72 Bradley G. Korell, L’97 Florence M. Kuske Linda S. Legg, L’75 & Judge Lawrence G. Crahan Hon. James K. Logan & Beverly Logan Robert W. Loyd, L’62 & Mary Jo Loyd Lyle D. Lutton Jr., L’50 & De Nell T. Lutton Daniel J. Lyons, L’77 & Maryanne Lyons Lucy E. Mason, L’92 & Cris Sena Glenn E. McCann, L’40 Madeleine M. McDonough, L’90 Brian K. McLeod, L’89 Teresa M. Meagher, L’79 & T. Bradley Manson Eunice H. Melik Col. Edward A. Metcalf III, L’49 Professor Keith G. Meyer & Janet A. Meyer Dara Trum Miles, L’87 & Robin J. Miles, L’86 George D. Miner, L’22 Deborah Cawley Moeller, L’91 & Michael Moeller, L’91 John R. Morse, L’75 Eric, L’84 & Tracy Namee Jeffrey S. Nelson, L’80 & Lisa K. Nelson Hon. Ronald C. Newman, L’70 Holly Nielsen, L’82 Bernard E. Nordling, L’49 & Barbara A. Nordling Charles H. Oldfather Jr. Hortense Casady Oldfather Bernard V. O’Neill Jr., L’76 & Marion W. O’Neill Hon. James W. Paddock, L’56 Marjorie L. Page Robert A. Page, L’53 Mary Louise Parker Diane S. Parrish, L’79 Professor John C. Peck, L’74 & Pamela C. Peck Patrick E. Peery, L’81 William B. Pendleton, L’57 Mary Ruth Watermulder Petefish Arthur C. Piculell Jr., L’65 & Dee W. Piculell Donald H. Postlethwaite, L’26 & Ruth Lawless Postlethwaite Jean Humphrey Proffitt & Roy F. Proffitt Raymond F. Rice, L’1908 & Ethel Rice Mike, L’84 & Elaine Riggs John M. Rounds, L’39 Hon. M. Kay Royse, L’78 Joan R. Ruff, L’73 & Dennis P. Wilbert, L’73 Bill R. Sampson, L’71
Drucilla J. Sampson, L’96 Elizabeth A. Schartz, L’88 Janet Manning Schroeder Robert A. Schroeder, L’37 Kelley D. Sears, L’74 & Jane A. Sears Carolyn Henry Shinkle & J. Frank Shinkle, L’41 Mary Maurine Shurtz Richard L. Sias, L’54 Beatrice Siegel Leo R. Sissel, L’50 Justice Fred N. Six, L’56 & Lilian Six Christopher Smith, L’72 Glee S. Smith Jr., L’47 & Geraldine B. Smith Rachelle Worrall, L’90 Frank L. Snell, L’24 Shannon L. Spangler, L’87 & Michael E. Spangler Mary Ellen Stadler Roger D. Stanton, L’63 & Judith Duncan Stanton Kate Stephens Hon. Donnan Stephenson, L’48 & Patricia Ledyard Stephenson John D. Stewart, L’40 & Hannah T. Stewart Mikel L. Stout, L’61 & LeAnn R. Stout Peter E. Strand, L’79 & Sheila C. Strand Patrick, L’87 & Janna Stueve Edna J. Sullivan & James E. Sullivan, L’29 S. Lee Meigs Taylor, L’82 Willard B. Thompson, L’58 Michelle Worrall Tilton, L’88 Erma B. & Frank E. Tyler Omer G. Voss, L’39 & Annabele K. Voss Omer G. Voss Jr. Sen. John Vratil, L’71 Katherine Hall Wagstaff & Robert W. Wagstaff Gary A. Waldron, L’79 & Carol A. Foster Charles R. Wall James R. Walters, L’75 Steve Walton, L’83 & Sandra Walton Martha S. Warren, L’87 Perry D. Warren, L’73 & Janet Beebe Warren Professor William E. Westerbeke Douglas D. Wheat, L’74 & Laura L. Wheat Houston L. Whiteside Willard G. Widder, L’49 Karl T. Wiedemann Paul L. Wilbert, L’38 Susan Scott Wilner R. Dean Wolfe, L’69 Marie S. Woodbury, L’79 & Daniel C. Claiborn, PhD Stanley N. Woodworth, L’78 Larry Worrall, L’57 & Beverly Cope Worrall Robert S. Wunsch, L’58 & Barbara Bateman Wunsch Paul Yde, L’85 & Sarah Elder D. Spencer Yohe, L’54
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GIVING FIRMS & FOUNDATIONS Arne L. Johnson Family Trust Barber Emerson LC Oscar F. and Alta M. Belin Foundation Bever Dye LC Chevron Products Company Fleeson, Gooing, Coulson & Kitch Foulston & Siefkin LLP Hampton & Royce LC Hinkle Law Firm LLC Hite Fanning & Honeyman LLP Kansas Women Attorneys Association Leon & Lee T. Karelitz Trust Lathrop & Gage LLP Martin Pringle Law Firm Morris, Laing, Evans, Brock & Kennedy, Chartered Polsinelli Shalton Flanigan Suelthaus PC Snell & Wilmer LLP The Ethel & Raymond F. Rice Foundation Ross Foundation Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP Shook, Hardy & Bacon Foundation Shughart Thomson & Kilroy PC Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP Wagstaff & Cartmell LLP Wal-Mart Stores Inc. DEANS CLUB AMBASSADORS $10,000 & above Constance Achterberg Donald Adams & Ann Wees Adams Julia Gille Anderson & Jett Anderson Jennifer Gille Bacon & Charles Bacon Jr. Lydia Beebe & Charles Doyle William Bradley Jr. & Roberta Harding Leo Brenneisen & Mary Brenneisen Mitchell Chaney & Susan Chaney Mary Kathleen Connell Kaye Drahozal & Professor Christopher Drahozal David Elkouri & Debbi Elkouri Professor Emeritus David Gottlieb & Rita Sloan Gottlieb David Hall & Laura Hall Elizabeth Ann Hylton Sue Harper Ice Thomas Jones & Patricia Lynn Jones Jennifer Johnson Kinzel Linda Legg Robert W. Loyd & Mary Jo Loyd Madeleine McDonough & Cyd Slayton T. Bradley Manson & Teresa Meagher Robin Miles & Dara Trum Miles Diane Parrish & Steven Parrish Cathy Reinhardt & Norman St. Laurent Stephen Scheve & Janice Scheve Patrick Stueve & Janna Stueve S. Lee Meigs Taylor Mark Van Blaricum & Jackie DeSouza Van Blaricum Roger Viola & Karen Viola R. Dean Wolfe & Cheryl Wolfe Larry Worrall & Beverly Cope Worrall DEANS CLUB BENEFACTORS $5,000-$9,999 James Armstrong Martin Bauer & Ann Bauer Jo Ann Butaud Sean Cunningham & Erin Cunningham Steve Davis & Kim Bowen Davis Dee Ehling Dillon & David Dillon Casey Halsey & Paula Bush Halsey Wyatt Hoch & Mary Ann Hoch Brad Korell & Justin McNulty Travis Lenkner & Erin Delaney Hon. James Logan & Beverly Jennings Logan Brian McCormally Dean Stephen W. Mazza
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Elizabeth Meekins Thomas Mullinix III & Constance Baker Mullinix Eric Namee & Tracy Lynn Namee Janet O’Neal Patrick Peery & Cheryl Messer Peery Bill Sampson & Drucilla Mort Sampson Elizabeth Schartz Professor Emeritus Elinor Schroeder John Snyder & Diane Snyder Mikel Stout & LeAnn Stout Benjamin Walker Richard Walker H. Steven Walton & Sandra Walton DEANS CLUB PATRONS $3,000-$4,999 Douglas Anning & Kirk Isenhour J. Eugene Balloun Walter Cofer & Nicola Heskett Melvin Ehrlich & Yvette Leerskov Ehrlich Georgia Erickson Donald Giffin & Esther Brown Giffin Jeanne Gorman Mark Hegarty & Janelle Hegarty Jo Sicking Hurley Brian Jackson Gina Kaiser & David Gale Larry Keenan & Patricia Degner-Keenan Matthew Keenan & Lori Hickman Keenan Thomas Kokoruda & Polly Kokoruda Jason Lacey & Skye Lacey Mon Yin Lung & Dr. Wai-Yim Ching Daniel Lyons & Maryanne Lyons Brian McLeod Deborah Cawley Moeller Nathan Muyskens, Esq. Jeffrey Nelson & Lisa Nelson Scott Sayler & Nancy Zarda Sayler Stephen Schutter & Karen Zambri Schutter Scott Strohm & Tracy Strohm Martha Warren DEANS CLUB $1,000-$2,999 Frank Ackerman & Tim Cook Stephen Adams Ernest Adelman & Barbara Boley Adelman Marshal Allshouse & Amy Allshouse Larry Armel & JoAnne Armel Matthew Austin & Lindsey Austin Gary Ayers & Charleen Ayers Orval Baldwin II Jacob Bayer Jr. & Leslie Russo Bayer Hon. Carol Beier & Richard Green Daniel Belhumeur J. Rod Betts Anne Blessing & William Blessing Hon. Donald Bostwick & Jill Bostwick R. Dan Boulware & Dale Boulware Barbara Sample Brand Gerald Brenneman Mildred Brown & Mike Brown Cynthia Bryant M. Katie Gates Calderon & Pedro Calderon Lynn Deal Cockle Tim Connell Gary Cooper & Elfriede Cooper Robert Coykendall Hon. Daniel Crabtree & Maureen M. Mahoney Dan Cranshaw Charlie Crawford Heywood Davis & Louise Swigart Davis Professor Emeritus Michael Davis & Faye Davis Michael Delaney &
Kathleen Gibbons Delaney Bryan Didier & Jeremy Wilkins Didier Daniel Diepenbrock & Paula Diepenbrock Michael Dill & Grace Dill Donald Dirks Robert Donatelli & Katherine Donatelli Lauren Douville Robert Driscoll & Marilyn Rockwell Driscoll Sonnet Edmonds & Christopher Edmonds Marc Elkins & Jana Elkins Justin Elkouri & Mica Elkouri Kent Erickson & Lisa Erickson Marc Erickson & Lindsey Pease Erickson Timothy Evans & Mary Evans Laura Fent Jane Finn, PhD Bruce Finzen Patrick Fowler & Susan Fowler Perry Franklin & Amy Franklin Myron Frans Shelly Freeman & Kimberly Jones Charles Frickey & Diane Paris Frickey Robert Gale Jr. & Linda Gale Teodoro Garcia Jr. Lawrence Gates & Jeanne Gates Hugh Gill IV & Ingrid Olson Gill Phillip Glenn & Marlene Glenn Michael Gorman Edward Graham & Julia Nicholson Graham Cathy Havener Greer Jonathan Gregor Andrew Halaby & Ann Marie Halaby Barry Halpern & Cynthia Zedler Halpern Nancy Fligg Hampton Amy Kiefer Hansen Anne Fleishel Harris John Hayes III Katharine Milberger Haynes Professor John Head & Lucia Orth Lindsey Morse Heinz & Bradley Heinz Harry Herington Jr. & Cindy Herington Mark Hinderks & Mary Ann Hinderks Matthew Hubbard Ryan Huschka & Lindsey Huschka Hon. Teresa James Brian Johnston & Tonya Johnston Scott Kaiser Calvin Karlin & Hon. Janice Miller Karlin Christopher Kaufman & Allison Draffan Kaufman Professor Mike Kautsch & Elaine Kautsch Robert Kethcart & Stephanie Kethcart John Kilroy Jr. & Mary Kilroy Frank Kirk & Nancy Kirk Mark Knackendoffel & E. Ann Knackendoffel, PhD Kraig Kohring & Molly Ash Kohring Gloria Meigs Konold Thomas Krueger & Jean Krueger Jodde Olsen Lanning Hon. Edward Larson Hon. Steve Leben & Ann Warner, MD Linda Lee Steven Linscheid Donald Low & Diane Low Hon. John Lungstrum & Linda Lungstrum Justin Lungstrum & Emily Lungstrum Barbara McCloud Robert McCully & Stacey Diane McCully Douglas McKenna & Nina Schloesser McKenna Christopher McKenzie & Manuela Albuquerque Nolan McWilliams Michael Mahaffey
William Mahood III & Michelle Elwell Mahood Crystal Whitebread Mai Thomas Maltese Carolyn Matthews & William Matthews Col. Karen Mayberry Alan Metzger & Emily Metzger Professor Emeritus Keith Meyer & Janet Meyer William Moore & Kristin Brulez John Morse & Kay Stine Morse Professor Lumen Mulligan & Emily Vrabac Mulligan John Nettels Jr. Tamara Niles & R. Lance Niles Andrew Nolan & Sheryl Griffith Nolan Michael Norton & Susan Roffman Norton Timothy O’Brien & Melinda Cadle O’Brien S. Patrick O’Bryan & Shannon Kerr O’Bryan Evan Olson & Susan Woodin Olson Gary Olson & Vicki Olson Professor John Peck & Pamela Peck Paul Post & Kay Kelly, LSCSW Jacqueline Egr Pueppke William Quick Larry Rapp & Dianne Rapp David Rebein Blake Reeves Forrest Rhodes Jr. & Tiffany Rhodes Douglas Richmond James Riedy Michael Riggs & Elaine Riggs Reginald Robinson & Jane McGarey Robinson Hon. Gerald Rushfelt & Debbie Rushfelt Irma Stephens Russell & Thomas Russell Jr., PhD Kari Schmidt & Jeffrey Emerson Lisa Schultes & Dan O’Connell Lori Schultz & A. Bradley Bodamer Jennifer Johnson Schwartz & Shawn Schwartz Kelley Sears & Jane Sears Angela Seaton David Seely & Debra Short Seely William Seiler Jr. J. Stanley Sexton & Tommye Sexton Professor Jan Bowen Sheldon, PhD, JD & James Sherman Lawrence Sheppard James Sienicki & Chirl Ann Sienicki John Simpson & Carolyn Simpson Patrick M. Sirridge Stephen Six & Professor Elizabeth Brand Six Christopher Smith & Diana Smith Holly Pauling Smith Gentra Abbey Sorem & James Sorem Jr., PhD Kenneth Spain Jennifer Malone Stevenson & Ronald Stevenson Jon Strongman Howard Sturdevant & Mrs. Howard Sturdevant Robert Sturgeon & Linda Ann Sturgeon Lawrence Swain & Katherine Swain Professor Ellen Sward Mark Thompson & Barbara Thompson Kathryn Marie Timm Earl Tjaden & Shirley Tjaden Kristen Toner & Ryan Toner Robert Tormohlen Kirk Underwood John Vetter & Susan Vetter Michael Walden & Chasitie Burgess Walden Gary Waldron & Carol Foster, PhD James Walters & Mia Walters
Perry Warren & Janet Beebe Warren Professor Emeritus William Westerbeke Douglas Westerhaus & Victoria Westerhaus Mark White & Margaret Justus Gordon Williams David Wing & Kristin Wing Rebecca Winterscheidt & Robert Werner Jean Wise & Morris Wise, MD Eric Witmer Jo Wochner & William Wochner Stanley Woodworth & Nancy Woodworth Robert Wunsch & Barbara Bateman Wunsch Guillermo Zorogastua CAMPANILE CLUB $500-$999 Christopher Abrams Daniel Allmayer & Melanie Allmayer Vedrana Balta Joel Bannister Jay Berryman Laura Bond & Fred Bond III Anthony Burgin Christopher Colyer Staci Cooper Richard Cram Thomas DeBacco Paul DeBauge & Janice DeBauge Professor Emeritus Martin Dickinson Jr. & Sallie Francis Dickinson Deborah S. Doud John D. Dunbar Pauline Peppercorn Dye Anne Murray Emert & Mark Emert Parthenia Evans & Dan Evans Ann Fredericks Lynne A. Friedewald Adam J. Gasper & Kathryn O’Hara Gasper C. Peter Goplerud III & Mariette Brodeur Sharon E. Greenfield Lewis A. Heaven Jr. & Paula Butz Heaven David R. Hederstedt & Valerie Hederstedt Jay E. Heidrick & Melissa M. Heidrick Scott M. Herpich N. William Hines Jr. & Jean S. Hines Andrea G. Horvath Cullin B. Hughes & Natalie Adams Hughes Molly Westering Hunter & Mark Hunter Joy Noakes Isaacs William Jeter & Nancy Jeter Andrew Johnson Blythe Ridenour Jones & Christopher Jones Ramona Kantack Professor Pamela Keller & John Keller, MD Patricia Konopka Paul Lantis Joe Levy & Pat Pote Levy Carrie McAtee Ryan M. B. McAteer Lynn McDougal & Anne McDougal Ann McElhenny Lori Connors McGroder Philip McKnight & Jill McKnight Terry Malone & Monica Malone Charles Marvine & Professor Joyce Rosenberg Marvine Margaret Mathewson Parag Mehta Christopher Meyers Peter Montecuollo Jane Murphy & Barry Murphy, MD N. Royce Nelson & Linda Nelson
Donald Norman Jr. Bernard O’Neill Jr. & Marion O’Neill Constance Crittenden Owen & Daniel Owen Jennifer Quick Brenda Petrie Register & Benton Register John Richeson & Jan Erni Richeson Chris Robe & Debra Robe Hon. Trish Rose Thomas Ruane III & Sarah Ruane Katharine Sangha Stephanie Sankar & Dion Sankar Ryan Schletzbaum Keith Sevedge & Jan Sevedge Floy Lambertson Shaeffer David Shay & Kimberly Shay Amanda Sheridan Neil Shortlidge & Renee Sproul Shortlidge William Shull Hon. David Sivright Jr. Hon. Fred Six & Lilian Six Kurt Solay Professor Thomas Stacy Erin Syring Brad Vining Kenneth Wagner & Lida McNearney Wagner Hon. Marcia Walsh Professor Stephen Jordan Ware Sara Welch Robert Williams & Mary Williams Cynthia Woelk Brian Wolf & Julie Wolf Brisa Izaguirre Wolfe & Jake Wolfe Hon. William Woolley & Debra Lee Barnett Morgan Wright & Joan Wright Andrew Yeretsky Benjamin Zimmerman IV CRIMSON AND BLUE CLUB $300-$499 David All & Priscilla All Hon. G. Gordon Atcheson & Cheryl Pilate Larry Bingham & Ann Bingham Robin Blair & Deborah Blair Elizabeth Blake Professor Emeritus Charles Briscoe Hon. Mary Beck Briscoe Martin Brown Daniel Buller Carrie Temm Bumgardner & Brian Bumgardner Donald Chambers Crissa Cook & Jerald Cook Victor Davis Jr. & Jocelyn Ann Davis Troy Dierking Philip diZerega Michael Doll Max Eberhart & Nina Gillig Eberhart Sparkle Ellison, JD, PhD & Anthony Gies Timothy Glassco Kathleen Hardee Robert Hingula & Melissa Hingula Richard Hunsucker & Carol Hunsucker Beau Jackson & Laura Jackson Bruce Jeide Michael Jilka Topper Johntz & Linda Johntz Heather A. Jones Alan Joseph & Diane Oliver Joseph Kevin Kelly & Christy Brady Kelly Miguel L’Heureux Sharylyn Gelvin Lacey Christopher Morgan & Margaret Morgan Darin Nugent John Osborn & Sarah Osborn Melissa Plunkett Terry Post & Karen Henry Post R. Kent Pringle & Cathy Pringle
Bernard Reams Jr., PhD Arnold Ressin William Richardson Hon. Janice Russell Gerald Sawatzky & Wilma Sawatzky George Schlagel & Theron Wilson Schlagel Wesley Smith & Lisa Leroux-Smith Shannon Spangler & Michael Spangler Edwin Stene & Sally Stene A.R. Thomas & Alice Stevinson Thomas Gabrielle Thompson & Oliver Weaver, PhD Aaron Wilson Jr. Edward Wilson & Kristin McDowell Wilson Katherine Bollig Zogleman 1865 CLUB $100-$299 Nnena Egorugwu Achilefu C. Bryan Alred Collin Altieri Mark Andersen & Susan Andersen David Andreas Angela Armenta John Atherton Robert Backus Caroline Bader & Travis White William Bahr & Rachelle Bahr Katherine Bailes, JD, PhD Doyle Baker Aileen Ball Ernest Ballweg Sarah Emile Lynn Baltzell & Brian Baltzell Frank Bangs Jr. Hon. Grant Bannister & Stephanie Bannister Mark Bannister & Melanie Bannister Jon Barbee Eric Barth & Maggie Barth Stephen Bednar Dale Bell & Linda Bell Marina Lamkey Bell & Matthew Bell Marla Rabicoff Bell & Jeffrey Bell Clarence Bender Patricia Bennett & Michael Haefele Victor Bergman & Susan Bergman, MD William Bevan III & Gail M. Bevan Lisa McDermott Billman Carolyn McMinn Blakemore & David L. Blakemore Marjorie A. Blaufuss & Larry J. Libeer Lawrence W. Blickhan & Patricia Ann Blickhan Alice Boler Bolin Stephen Bonney & Rochelle Harris, PhD Michael Boohar & Jennifer Boohar Paul Boppart Karen Borell & Barbara Stein, PhD Jerry Brasel & Sharon Zahora Brasel Hon. Michael Burrichter Jessica Shannon Burtin & Stephen Burtin Hon. Michael Buser & Holly Buser Paige Vicker Butler & Henry Butler Samuel Butler IV Alexandra Christine Cahill Allison Cahill & Michael Cahill Jan Fink Call Susan Grier Campbell Terrence Campbell & Kristin Campbell Casandra Carpenter Thomas Cedoz Stephen Chambers Bryson Cloon & Mary McCaffrey Cloon Christopher Cole Kenneth Cole Kerry Connealy & Amanda Connealy Noreen Connolly & Robert Cohen Timothy Cork & Janice Irwin Cork David Corliss & Sarah Roecker Corliss
Carolyn W. Coulson Brent Coverdale & Michel Coverdale Shelli Crow-Johnson & Lyndon Johnson Capt. Danielle Crowder Daniel Cunningham David Davenport & Sally Nelson Davenport Peter Davidson Adam Davis Nathaniel Davis Jr. John DeCoursey Le Roy Lewis DeNooyer Paul Dent & Deborah Simpson Dent Kathleen Dillon R. Stanley Ditus Brian Docking & Emily Cassell Docking Graham Doeren Zachary Dyer & Erica Hummel Dyer Richard Eads & Joann Howell Eads Patrick Edwards Charles Efflandt & Patti Efflandt Michael Egan & Julie Anne Egan John Eichstadt Elaine Esparza Edwin Fields & Aramide Fields Gregory Franken Matthew Franzenburg Robert Friesen & Anne Ellis Friesen Thomas Garretson & Carole Bomhard Garretson John Gates & Carolyn K. Gates James R. Gilliland & Karen Gilliland Hon. Linda Powell Gilmore & Darin Gilmore Keith Goehring & Carol Goehring Krista Goering & Lauren Goering Mark Goldman & Sandra Goldman Jim Gorman & Janet Gorman Leon Graves Col. James Green, Retired Larry Greenbaum Robert Guenthner & Susan Guenthner Traci Hagedorn Jerry Hannah & Nancy Watson Hannah Mark Hannah & Debra Hannah Blake Hardwick & Monica Grewal Hardwick Joe Harter William Haught Lisa Hawk Elizabeth Ireton Hayes John Healy & Cathy Rauch Healy S. Andrew Heidrick Darren Hensley & Linda Hensley Seanna Higley Professor Laura Hines & Brian Mulhern Mary Jo Holland & Scott Holland John Huey Geoffrey Hulsey D. Gary Hunter & Pam McNeal Hunter Ralph Inman & Sandra Wood Inman Richard Jackson Donald Jarrett Milos Jekic Megan Barr Jennings Karen Johnson Robert Johnson & Nicole Lafond Johnson Roger Johnson Shannon Cohorst Johnson Donald Johnston & Alice Ann Dowell Johnston Allen Jones Heather A. Jones John Jordan & Dee Dee Jordan John Jurcyk Jr. & Rita Menghini Jurcyk William Kassebaum & Jennifer Kassebaum Joseph Kaveski Amelia Kays Douglas Keane David Kennedy Loy Kirkpatrick
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GIVING Brenda Roberts Kissam Lana Knedlik Roxsen Koch Stephen Kort & Ellen L. Kort Stuart Kowalski Lydia Krebs Philip Lacey & Nancy Owens Lacey Trisha Lacey Meredith Lang Christian Larriviere Stephen Lautz Larry Leonard Aubrey Linville & Nancy Myer Linville Robert Lohse Jr. & Kathy Lohse Eric Love & Jennifer Emerson Love Professor Quinton Lucas Kay Small McCarthy & Timothy McCarthy Cindy Brunker McClannahan & John McClannahan Samuel McHenry Debra Hart McLaughlin Brendan McPherson Hon. Robert McQuin & Lorene Gentle McQuin Peter Maharry & Robyn Stone Hon. Bruce Mallonee & LeeAnne Plumb Mallonee Dennis Mandsager & Sherrie Koester Mandsager Coy Martin John Martin David Maslen Thomas Meier S. Richard Mellinger Eric Metz & Susan Metz Bryan Meyer & Stephanie Wing Meyer Marilyn Miller & Charley Looney Megan Miller R. B. Miller III & Holly Miller Rebecca Miller William Mills & Peggy Mills Nancy Mitchell & David Mitchell John Mitchelson & Beverly Ramsey Mitchelson Kevin Mitchelson & Frances Mitchelson Amanda Moder William Modrcin Jr. Paul Mohr Judith Moler & Donald Moler Jr. Linda Guinn Montgomery Babette Moore & Jeff Moore Amy Morgan & Ronald Morgan Stephen Morgan & Paula Morgan Dalton Mott Steven Mueller & Valerie Mueller Robert Neill & Margaret Neill Stephen Nelson & Dianna Johnson Nelson Sherry Newsom Patrick Newsum Leslie Nielsen Carlos Nolla Bert Nunley James Oppy Gary Owens & Holly Dyer Julie Parisi Kyungjoo Park Glenn Patton Jr. Jeffrey Peier William Pendergrass Kathryn Pruessner Peters Peter Peterson & Rita Peterson Thomas Preno & Loretta Preno Liz Pruett Erica Ramsey & Eric Ramsey Hal Reed Ronald Reuter Christie Reynolds & David Reynolds Amy Whalen Risley Shon Robben & Michelle Robben Stephen Robison
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Wendy Rohleder-Sook & Christopher Sook Gary Rohrer & Lee Ann Urban Rohrer Jason Romero & Jackie Romero Devin Ross Bradley Russell & Mary Frances Russell Rebecca Ryan William Sanders Jr. John Sanderson & Joann Sanderson William Sauck Jr. Mark Savoy Elizabeth Schanou Robert Schendel & Cynthia Schendel Lindsay Schermer Erin Duensing Schilling & Jeff Schilling Professor Meredith Schnug Jennifer Vogel Schroeder Brian Schulman & Jami Levine Schulman Robert Schulman & Anne Fink Schulman Emily Cameron Shattil & Daniel Shattil Andrew Shaw & Laura Hall Eldon Shields & Bonnie Shields Adam Siebers Katherine Marples Simpson & Jon Simpson Amy Logan Sliva Belinda Bell Smith & Kris Smith Charles Smith Haley Smith Harrison Smith Steven Smith & Deborah Smith Elizabeth Snyder Christine Kay Solso & Robert Huber David Sorenson Mark Sprecker Carl Stallard Christopher Steadham & Shanna Steadham Michael Sullivan Linda Sybrant Angela Taylor Victoria Thomas & Roger Lambson Monica Schmidt Thompson Gerald Thorpe & Patti Thorpe Christopher Tillery & Amy Roth Tillery Stephen Todd & Carlene Todd David Treviño & Sarah Whitten Tom Triplett & Christie Triplett Hon. Kimberley Tyson Julie Unruh Thomas Van Cleave III Larry Vernon & Jill Casado Hon. John Vratil & Teresa Vratil A. Scott Waddell & Delane Waddell Michael Wallace & Mary Bartlett Martha Braun Wallisch & William Wallisch III Catherine Walter Brian W. Wathen Dr. Dale Douglas Watts & Elizabeth Watts Jamie Weese John Wesley & Millicent Hunt Wesley Charles Wetzler Dennis Whitmer & Christa Whitmer Cindy Whitton Steven Wilhelm Susan Krehbiel William Gaylen Williams Melissa Wolcott & Steven Wolcott John Woolf & Mary Woolf William Worley James Wright William Yanek II Jeannie Yockey-Fine & Michael Fine William Yocum JAYHAWK CLUB $10-$99 Nicole Proulx Aiken & Edwin Aiken Robert Allen Jr.
David Atkins & Emilie Guyot Atkins Karen Baddeley Christopher Bailey John Barbian Catherine Bell & Joseph Sterner Steven Bennett Carol Berns & Jeffrey Berns Terry Bertholf & Linda Beebe Bertholf Jill Best Nicholas Birdsong & Elisabeth Birdsong Phyllis Bock Thomas Bright & Dian Seetin Bright Thomas Campbell Samantha Capelli Avis Carlson Kathryn Carter Maria Caruso Wayne Chapin III & Kristen Shelley-Chapin Antonio Cortest Pamela Crawford Robert Creed Marshall Crowther & Sandra Garvey Crowther Clark Cummins Juliann Morland DaVee David Davis & Rhona Thorington Davis Professor Melanie DeRousse Megan Domnanish Thomas Drees Jeffrey English Sara Fevurly Maddy Fox Gavin Fritton & Amy Boller Fritton Joseph Fritzlen Ronald Gann Robert Garrity & Barbara Garrity Emily Glassner Peggy Glazzard Rusty Glenn Emily Gorman Brooke Grant Christopher Grenz & Esther Grenz Ali Grossman Scott Gyllenborg & Hon. Christina Dunn Gyllenborg Jordan Haines & Shirley Cundiff Haines Tina Hardin Meghan Harper Austen Head Layatalati Hill Maura Hinken Professor Virginia Harper Ho Julie Hower Kenneth Iles & Susan Iles Loren Israel & Maya Israel James Johnson & Heather Johnson Gordon Jones Michael Keenan Sally Gingerich Kelsey Derele Knepper Tricia Knoll Justin Kohlbeck Mary Koncak & Dave Koncak Brittany Koppers Timothy Kuhn Bryce Langford Samuel LaRoque Brett Leopold & Heather Leith Zachary Lerner Clayton Lewis Robert Lewis Geoffrey Logan Bev Londerholm Lauren Luhrs Barbara Lundin & Lawrence Daniels James Lusk & Hon. Nancy Niles Lusk Kathleen McAnulty Callie McDonald Kinsey McKenrick Professor Emeritus Sandra Craig McKenzie
Christopher Magana & Jennifer Reschke Magana Sheila Maksimowicz & John Maksimowicz Charles Marvin & Betsy Wilson Marvin Jana Mason-Barrett Wynetta Massey Roberta Messick Chris Miller Scott Moore Jeffery Morris Rick Morris Chad Nelson Jennifer Nelson & James Nelson Kevin Noonan Aaron Oleen Professor Uma Outka Loree Thompson Paradise & Scott Paradise Ian Patterson Alphonse Perkins Kevin Petracek & Barbara Stokes Petracek James Pottorff Jr. & Judith Pottorff Bobby Potts & Vicki Potts Adrienne Pyle Kristina Retzlaff John Roesler David Samms Darry Sands & Charlotte Sands Jennifer Schorgl William Schroeder Kathryn Seeberger & James Seeberger Veronica Sellers & Jere Sellers Glen Sharp II & Pamela DeMoss Sharp Rex Shewmake Jr. & Mary Jane Shewmake Charla Smith, E David Smith Wesley Sowers Jr. Ashley Stites Gary Stoecklein & Lisa Stoecklein Kelly Lynn Stohs & Aaron Stohs Michael Strauber & Linda Walker-Strauber Cathy Stueckemann & Lt. Cmdr. Daniel Stueckemann Robert Sullivan & Patty Sullivan Michael Thelen Linda Tivorsak Thomas Tuggle & Suzanne Tuggle Michael Watson Andrew Watts Kenneth Webb & Leann Webb Ryan Williams Christine Dudgeon Wilson & Lawrence Wilson Jamie Winters Christopher Wolcott George Yarnevich & Margaret Yarnevich NEW FUNDS ROBIN AND DARA MILES LAW OPPORTUNITY FUND was established by Robin Miles, L’86, and Dara Trum Miles, L’87, to provide unrestricted support for the School of Law. LEO S. BRENNEISEN PROFESSORSHIP IN LAW was established through the estate of Leo Brenneisen, LLB’40. The fund created an endowed professorship in the School of Law. JIMMY GORMAN MEMORIAL LAW SCHOLARSHIP was established in memory of KU School of Law student James Gorman. The fund provides scholarships for students from the Kansas City area, with a preference for those with an interest in studying corporate law.
ROGER AND KAREN VIOLA LAW SCHOLARSHIP was created by Roger Viola, L’74, and Karen Viola. It provides scholarships for students who are graduates of a Kansas high school and have at least a 3.0 GPA at the School of Law. SEAN AND ERIN CUNNINGHAM LAW SCHOLARSHIP was established by Sean Cunningham, L’94, and Erin Cunningham to provide scholarship support for students with academic merit and need. LIBRARY SUPPORT FUNDS Hazel A. Anderson Law Library Fund Louise Ahlstedt Beebe & Jack E. Beebe Law Library Fund Thomas W. Boone Law School Library Fund Ruth Adair Dyer Law Library Fund Clem W. Fairchild Law Fund Friends of the University of Kansas Law Library Arthur W. Hershberger Memorial Law Book Fund Frank G. Hodge Memorial Library Fund KU Law Library Unrestricted Fund Kate McKay Memorial Book Fund Evart Mills Memorial Book Fund Douglas D. & Laura L. Wheat School of Law Opportunity Fund LAW FIRM, CORPORATE & FOUNDATION GIFTS Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg LLP Asian American Bar Association of Kansas City Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City Association of Corporate Counsel, Mid-America Chapter Baird Holm LLP Belin Foundation Bever Dye Foundation The Law Offices of David J. Brown LC Bryan Cave LLP Cerner Corporation Clark, Mize & Linville, Chartered Hinkle Law Firm LLC Hite, Fanning & Honeyman LLP Husch Blackwell LLP Friends of Jimmy Gorman Foulston Siefkin LLP Jackson Lewis PC Johnson County Bar Association Arne L. Johnson Family Trust Kansas Bar Association Kansas Bar Foundation Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy Kansas Women Attorneys Association KC Lesbian, Gay & Allied Lawyers Lathrop & Gage LLP Lawrence Memorial Hospital Lewis Rice LLC Littler Mendelson PC Martin, Pringle, Oliver, Wallace & Bauer LLP Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC Payne & Jones Foundation Polsinelli PC Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation The Ethel & Raymond Rice Foundation Ross Foundation Security Benefit Group Inc. Seigfreid Bingham PC Shook, Hardy & Bacon Foundation Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP Southwest Kansas Bar Association Spencer Fane LLP Kate Stephens Trust
Stinson Leonard Street LLP Student Bar Association Stueve Siegel Hanson LLP The Kansas Law Review Inc. Treviño Law Office LC UMB Bank NA United States District Court Bar Registration Wagstaff & Cartmell LLP Wichita Bar Association Withers, Gough, Pike & Pfaff LLC MATCHING GIFTS Carson Wealth Management LLC Chevron Humankind Matching Gift Program Deloitte Foundation Ernst & Young Foundation ExxonMobil Foundation Farmers Insurance Group Inc. Genentech Inc. Kansas City Southern Kinder Morgan Foundation KPMG Foundation KU Endowment ONE Gas Foundation Inc. Phillips 66 Company Polsinelli PC SBL Charitable Trust Seigfreid Bingham PC Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP Snell & Wilmer LLP The H&R Block Foundation Thompson & Knight Foundation GIFTS RECEIVED IN HONOR OF Professor John W. Head Professor Edwin W. Hecker Jr. Professor Fred B. Lovitch Hon. James W. Paddock & Ruth Davenport Paddock Professor William E. Westerbeke GIFTS RECEIVED IN MEMORY OF Constance M. Achterberg, L’53 Robert F. Bennett, L’52 Peggy A. Clark Peggy A. Elliott, L’83 Hon. Theodore B. Ice, L’61 Professor Emeritus William A. Kelly, L’49 Philip C. Lacey, L’74 Kenton J. Mai, L’89 Col. Russell A. Stanley, L’52 Hon. Nelson Timothy Stephens OTHER FUNDS Bar Exam Student Support fund John P. Bowman Law Fund Bradley Family Legal Internship Beebe/Doyle Family Classroom Fund Richard L. & Suzanne Sedgwick Bond Fund Walter Brauer Faculty Support Fund Daisy E. & Paul H. Brown Elder Law Fund Robert C. Casad Comparative Law Lectureship Class of 1971 Fund Donald L. Cordes School of Law Opportunity Fund Professor Michael Davis Legal Study Abroad Fund Paul & Janice DeBauge Pre-Law Fund Charles L. Decker Fund Dean Martin Dickinson Tax Policy Lecture Mary Ann Mize Dickinson Memorial Garden Fund G. Gary Duncan Fund Elder Law Program Fund David H. Fisher Law Fund
Elizabeth M. Gallup, MD, JD, MLP Fellowship Loren M. Gensman Fund David & Rita Gottlieb Family Fund GUF/Law School Unrestricted Jordan L. & Shirley Haines Law Faculty Fellowship Kenneth M. & Ruth Elizabeth Hamilton Law Fund John W. Head International Law Research Fund Ed & Helen Healy Law School Opportunity Fund Edwin W. Hecker Jr. Teaching Fellowship Hinkle Conference Room Fund Charlie & Julie Hostetler Pre-Law Dinner Fund Humphrey School of Law Discretionary Fund Ice Family Fund Joy M. Johnson Trust for the School of Law Leon Karelitz Charitable Trust Kansas Defender Project Kansas Law Review Mike and Elaine Kautsch First Amendment Fund KUH KU Medical-Legal Partnership Law School Building Fund Law School Dean’s Discretionary Account Law School Media, Law & Policy Program Legal Aid Clinic Fund Linda S. Legg & Lawrence G. Crahan Professionalism Fund LMH KU Medical-Legal Partnership James K. Logan Fund Fred B. Lovitch & Michael J. Davis Law Fund Jana Mackey Support for Public Advocacy Fund Robert B. McKay Memorial Fund Medical-Legal Clinic at the Southwest Boulevard Family Health Care Clinic Richard F. Mullins Moot Court Competition Fund John A. Naill School of Law Fund Judge Edmund L. Page Jurist-in-Residence Program Polsinelli Shalton Welte Suelthaus Fund Don & Ruth Lawless Postlethwaite Fund Public Interest Law Fund William O. Rice Law Fund Elinor Schroeder Fund for the Journal of Law & Public Policy Robert A. Schroeder Family Teaching Fellowship Shook, Hardy & Bacon Center for Excellence in Advocacy Shughart, Thomson & Kilroy Fund Fred N. & Lilian Six Unrestricted Law School Fund James Barclay Smith Fund Snell & Wilmer Courtroom Renovation Fund Judge Nelson Timothy Stephens Lecture Stephenson Lectures in Law & Government Fund Stinson Morrison Hecker Fund Tax Certificate Program Fund Tribal Law & Government Center Fund Gary A. Waldron & Carol A. Foster Law School Dean Discretionary Fund Gary A. Waldron & Carol A. Foster Law School Fund Douglas D. & Laura L. Wheat School of Law Opportunity Fund
Houston Whiteside Fund Dennis P. Wilbert & Joan R. Ruff Fund Paul L. & Florine T. Wilbert Fund Wolfe Family Moot Court Assistance Fund Dean & Cheryl Wolfe KU Law Moot Court Office Fund Worrall Family Media Law Fund Paul Yde Law & Economics Fund PRIZES & AWARDS Barber Emerson LC Bluebook Relays Robert F. Bennett Student Award Fund William L. Burdick Prize Mary Anne Chambers Service Award Jack E. Dalton Legal Writing Award G. Gary Duncan Scholastic Improvement Prize Robert E. Edmonds Prize for Corporation & Securities Law Family Fund Robert C. Foulston & George Siefkin Prizes for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy Hershberger, Patterson, Jones & Roth Energy Law Award Walter Hiersteiner Outstanding Service Award Hinkle Law Firm Tax Procedure Award W. Ross Hutton Prize Howard M. & Sue Immel Annual Teaching Award Lloyd M. Kagey Leadership Award Law Class of 1949 Leadership Award Janean Meigs Memorial Award in Law Fund Samuel Mellinger Scholarship, Leadership & Service Award James P. Mize Trial Advocacy Award Dean Frederick J. Moreau Faculty Award Larry R. O’Neal/Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP Law School Award Fund Payne & Jones Lawyering Program Award Shapiro Award for Best Paper on Law & Public Policy Sonnenschein Scholars Program C. C. Stewart Award Susman Godfrey Trial Advocacy Fund UMB Bank Excellence in Trust Planning Award PROFESSORSHIPS Centennial Teaching Professorship Connell Teaching Professorships in Kansas Law E. S. & Tom Hampton Professorship John H. & John M. Kane Distinguished Professorship Raymond F. Rice Distinguished Professorship in Law John M. Rounds Distinguished Professorship in Law Robert A. Schroeder Distinguished Professorship Earl B. Shurtz Law Professorship J. B. Smith Distinguished Professorship in Constitutional Law Frank E. Tyler Professorship in Law Robert W. Wagstaff Distinguished Professorship in Law Paul E. Wilson Professorship in Law SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS Constance M. Achterberg & C.L. Clark Scholarship Mark H. Adams Sr. Memorial Scholarship Warren D. Andreas Scholarship in Law Association of Corporate Council Mid-America Chapter Scholarship
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GIVING Richard A. Barber Scholarship Beebe/Doyle Family Scholarship Judge Willard M. & Lucile H. Benton Memorial Scholarship Berkley Memorial Scholarship in Law Bever Dye Scholarship John Emerson Blake Memorial Scholarship Book Exchange Scholarships Bremyer Summer Intern Scholarship Fund Jo Ann Butaud Law Scholarship Fund Judge Clayton & Cecile Goforth Brenner Scholarship in Law Claude E. Chalfant Memorial Scholarship John W. & Gertrude Clark Scholarship Claude O. Conkey Memorial Scholarship O.J. Connell Jr. Law Scholarship Davis Family Scholarship Glen W. Dickinson Scholarship in Law William & Judy Docking Law School Scholarship Port & Mildred Early Scholarship Judge A. M. Ebright Memorial Scholarship Elkouri Family Expendable Scholarship Fund Erickson Family Scholarship Ethics for Good Scholarship Alfred Ferguson Law Scholarship Fleeson, Gooing, Coulson & Kitch Scholarship Foulston Siefkin 2L Scholarships Foulston Siefkin Diversity Scholarship Foulston & Siefkin Law Review Scholarship Perle and Catherine Frazee Law Scholarship Gould Family Scholarship Fund Jordan & Shirley Haines Scholarship Thomas H. Harkness KU Law School Scholarship Sally Harris Scholarship Aldie Haver Memorial Scholarship in Law John W. Head International Law Scholarship The Help of Our Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ Scholarship Harry Herington Law Enforcement Scholarship Al J. & Sylvia M. Herrod Law Scholarship Hinkle Law Firm Scholarship Hite, Fanning & Honeyman LLP Scholarship Michael H. Hoeflich & Karen J. Nordheden Scholarship in Law Enos A. Hook Memorial Scholarship Oliver H. Hughes Memorial Scholarship A. Bryce Huguenin School of Law Scholarship Judge Walter A. Huxman Scholarship Jackson Lewis Law Scholarship Arthur M. Jackson Memorial Scholarship Elmer C. Jackson Jr. Scholarship in Law for Black Americans Margaret S. Jeffrey Scholarship Grant in Law Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy Scholarship Fund KC Lesbian, Gay & Allied Lawyers (KC LEGAL) Scholarship Kansas Women Attorneys Association Jennie Mitchell Kellogg Scholarship Calvin & Janice Karlin Annual Scholarship Andrew Keenan Memorial Scholarship Kirk Family School of Law Dorothy Arlene Bates Kirk Scholarship
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KWAA Jennie Mitchell Kellogg Scholarship Fund KU Law Class of 1963 Scholarship Law Class of 1953 Scholarship Law School Class of 1925 Scholarship Law School Scholarship Fund Linda Legg KU Law Scholarship Robert W. Loyd Scholarship in Law Frank A. Lutz Memorial Scholarship Kenton Mai Memorial Scholarship Martin, Pringle, Oliver, Wallace and Bauer Law Scholarship Minorities in Law Scholarships Harriet & Mancel Mitchell Scholarship in Law Peter A. Manville Family Law Scholarship John R. Morse Law School Scholarship Ronald C. Newman Scholarship Major Eugene H. Nirdlinger Memorial Scholarship Bernard E. Nordling Scholarship Judge Earl E. & Jean Ann O’Connor Memorial Scholarship Larry R. O’Neal Law Scholarship Charles H. Oldfather Scholarship Gary Olson Scholarship Joseph O. & Mary Louise Parker Scholarship Peery Family Law Scholarship Olin K. & Mary Ruth Petefish School of Law Scholarship Polsinelli Shalton Welte Suelthaus Diversity Scholarship Polsinelli Shughart Scholarship Public Interest Summer Stipends Charles B. Randall Memorial Scholarship Ethel & Raymond F. Rice Scholarships Rice Scholar Legacy Ross Foundation Law School Scholarship Judge M. Kay Royse Scholarship in Law Judge J. C. Ruppenthal Memorial Scholarship Stephen & Janice Scheve Law Scholarship Fund Richard & Vivian Schmidt Law Scholarship Robert A. & Janet Manning Schroeder Scholarships in Law Elisha Scott Memorial Scholarship Professor William R. Scott Scholarship Seigfreid, Bingham, Levy, Selzer & Gee Law Scholarship J. Frank & Carolyn Henry Shinkle Memorial Scholarship J. Frank Shinkle Student Aid Fund Shook, Hardy & Bacon Scholarships Professor Earl B. & Mary Maurine Shurtz Tribal Lawyer Scholarship Clarine Smissman J.D. & Edward Smissman PhD Scholarship in Law Carl T. Smith Memorial Scholarship Glee & Geraldine Smith Law Scholarship Snell & Wilmer Alumni Law School Scholarship William C. Spangler Memorial Scholarship Judge Robert F. Stadler Memorial Scholarship Evelyn, Richard & Blanche Thompson Scholarship Leslie T. Tupy Scholarship Suzanne Valdez & Stephen McAllister Scholarship Mark and Jackie Van Blaricum Scholarship Voss Kansas Law Scholarship Vratil Family Law Scholarship Wal-Mart Legal Diversity Scholarship
Frederick L. Ward Memorial Scholarship J. L. Weigand Jr. Notre Dame Legal Education Trust Scholarship Willard G. Widder Scholarship Karl T. Wiedemann Scholarship in Law Withers, Gough, Pike, Pfaff & Peterson Law Scholarship Worrall Family Scholarship Paul R. Wunsch Scholarship
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IN MEMORIAM 1966 Jimmy C. James 1951 Basil C. Marhofer Ness City, Kansas September 6, 2017
1952 Col. Russell A. Stanley Northglenn, Colorado March 17, 2017
1953 Connie Achterberg Salina, Kansas May 11, 2017
1953 Frank W. Hursh Shawnee Mission, Kansas October 14, 2017
1956 Robert L. Risley Costa Mesa, California April 7, 2017
1957 Charles Edward â€œBudâ€? Gallup University Place, Washington August 1, 2017
1957 Jerry L. Smith Tribune, Kansas April 10, 2017
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Lawrence, Kansas May 2, 2017
1966 Robert Hall Wagstaff Anchorage, Alaska October 8, 2017
1968 Albert Hicks Dusseldorf, Germany December 2, 2016
1968 Frederick K. Slicker Tulsa, Oklahoma October 3, 2016
1969 Ernest N. Yarnevich Jr. Fairway, Kansas October 5, 2017
1970 David J. Wood Wichita, Kansas May 2017
1973 David Agazarian Salem, New Hampshire April 11, 2017
1973 Jack R. Shelton
1974 Kenneth W. Reeves III Phoenix, Arizona October 4, 2017
1975 Hon. John C. Yoder Harpers Ferry, West Virginia June 9, 2017
1976 Janice Long Pauls Hutchinson, Kansas July 5, 2017
1979 Jon O. Josserand Lawrence, Kansas May 23, 2017
1980 Thomas R. Docking Wichita, Kansas August 24, 2017
1989 Mark J. Rebein Kansas City, Missouri July 15, 2017
2004 Thomas R. Pickert Kansas City, Missouri October 25, 2017
Wichita, Kansas April 22, 2017
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50 Years of Legal Aid // Since 1967, more than 1,300 KU Law students have cut their teeth in the Legal Aid Clinic under the supervision of s...