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THE CENTER The Shook, Hardy & Bacon Center for Excellence in Advocacy capitalizes on its namesake’s distinguished history in litigation to cultivate a new generation of trial lawyers. The center’s inaugural lecture was in memory of Larry O’Neal, a KU law alumnus and former SHB partner who passed away in 2007 after a long battle with cancer. Matthew Keenan, L’84, Photos by University Relations

said. “What better way for these three groups to teach and to learn from each other than through a center like the Shook, Hardy & Bacon Center for Advocacy? “This fine law school is fortunate to dedicate this endeavor today and to serve not only as an ivory tower but as an ivory bridge. And this bridge, I am sure, will develop that advocacy which overcomes.”

a partner at the firm, gave a dedication speech in honor of O’Neal before the lecture.

KU LAW MAGAZINE 15

KU Law Magazine | Spring 2009  

A magazine for alumni and friends of the University of Kansas School of Law. Story highlights include: Alumni spread legal roots in rural Ka...

KU Law Magazine | Spring 2009  

A magazine for alumni and friends of the University of Kansas School of Law. Story highlights include: Alumni spread legal roots in rural Ka...