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Contents

KU law magazine | spring 2009

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COVER STORY 2 Go west Alumni spread legal roots in rural Kansas

FEATURES 10 Guardian angels Students learn about guardianships while providing service to families of children with special needs

KU Law magazine is published biannually for alumni and friends of the University of Kansas School of Law.

12 Diversity in Law Banquet sets records 14

16 Students learn deposition skills during workshop

Green Hall 1535 W. 15th St. Lawrence, KS 66045-7608 785.864.4550 Fax: 785.864.5054 www.law.ku.edu

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Editor & Designer Mindie Paget kulaws@ku.edu 785.864.9205

Editor’s note Stephen J.Ware, professor of law, was inadvertently omitted from the Campanile Club section of the FY2008 donor report in the Fall 2008 KU Law Magazine.

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Moot court finalists impress judges

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Professor helps launch free legal research tool

34 Against all odds Native American woman’s battle to save ancestral burial ground inspires KU law alumna, filmmaker 38 Song for a trailblazer Memoir recounts black graduate’s historic ascent in law, politics 40

Contributors Rob Glicksman John Head Sandy Patti Todd Rogers Noelle Uhler Photos Randy Edmonds Chuck France David McKinney Mindie Paget Steve Puppe University Archives

Judge launches advocacy center lecture series

Class of 1978 reunites

DEPARTMENTS 8 News Briefs 19

Career Services Update

20 International Law Briefs

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21 International Law Corner Reflections on the rule of law in today’s China 26 Faculty Notes 42 Alumni Notes 44 Meet the Editor 48 Volunteer Honor Roll 53 Alumni Relations Update 54 The Way We Were 55 In Memoriam

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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...