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LETTER FROM THE DEAN Prospective students often ask us whether a KU Law degree amounts to a one-way ticket to practicing law in Kansas. It’s true that a majority of our graduates take jobs in Kansas and the Kansas City metro area. In fact, we devoted the entire Fall 2013 issue of this magazine to the many ways KU Law serves the Sunflower State. We’re proud of that tradition. It’s also true, however, that KU Law graduates live and work in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands and 18 foreign countries. We hone in on the international arena in this issue, featuring alumni and students whose work has global reach. They are lawyers who protect the world from weapons of mass destruction, financial analysts who grease the wheels of international commerce at Fortune 500 companies, and scholars who focus a comparative lens on terror detentions in the postSept. 11 era. They are young Kansans with an interest in economic development in Africa and Russia, and international students eager to assist their home countries with trade agreements and WTO negotiations. Jayhawk lawyers are everywhere, and their KU Law education helped them get there. It’s worth noting that KU Law’s international presence is not a 21st-century novelty. To be sure, rapid globalization and burgeoning overseas job opportunities have certainly accelerated our activities in this area, but those activities simply signal a continuation of a nearly 150-year-old KU Law tradition. Case in point: The list of required courses in the 1884-85 edition of the “Annual Catalogue of the Department of Law” includes International Law, and law faculty have consistently produced international and comparative law scholarship since that time. Of course we can’t know for sure what Dean Jimmy Green had in mind requiring the subject at a Kansas law school in the 19th century. My colleague Raj Bhala, associate dean for international and comparative law, speculates that Green may have recognized the state’s agricultural role in the post-Civil War era of free trade. Similarly, we recognize opportunities for KU lawyers to become leaders in emerging world markets. Consulting firm A. T. Kearney Inc. predicts the Top 20 “Cities of the Future” will include Jakarta, Manila, Addis Ababa, Mumbai and Istanbul. Students who aspire to use their law degrees in these locations — or in U.S.-based dealings with entities there — will find the tools to do so at KU. Outstanding faculty members execute our robust International and Comparative Law Program, which includes a wide range of courses, moot court and study abroad options, certificates, and internship and exchange opportunities with university partners around the world. So our answer to those prospective students wondering where they can go with a KU Law degree is simple: Anywhere you want.

Stephen W. Mazza Dean and Professor of Law


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News from the KU Law community, including a “Go-To Law Schools” ranking, national finalist status in a human trafficking grant competition, moot court success and more.

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COVER STORY

Blame and economic inequality; understanding tradition in political, legal relationships with China; and rape under-reported in official U.S. crime statistics.

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FAREWELL, PROFESSOR Alumni pay tribute to Professor David Gottlieb as he retires from KU Law after 35 years of distinguished service as a teacher, mentor and advocate.

Publications, presentations and other notable activities by KU Law faculty.

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Recognizing the generosity of KU Law donors.

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What’s new with your KU Law classmates.

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OFFERING A LIFELINE

Deaths in the KU Law family.

Seattle alumnus Beau Gould, L’89, and his wife, Julie, pay it forward with $1 million gift to establish a student scholarship fund at KU Law.

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GREEN HALL NEWS

On the green Indian Child Welfare Act focus of tribal conference

Kyle Kitson, L’13, is an associate at Husch Blackwell LLP in Kansas City, Mo. KU Law ranked 50th among U.S. law schools in percentage of 2013 graduates hired at NLJ 250 firms. (Steve Puppe)

Law school ranks 20th for grads making partner at nation’s largest law firms KU Law ranks in the top 25 percent of law schools sending graduates to the nation’s largest law firms and the top 10 percent of schools whose alumni were promoted to partner at those firms, according to the National Law Journal’s annual report on “Go-To Law Schools.” KU ranked 50th among all U.S. law schools in percentage of new graduates hired at NLJ 250 firms and 20th among law schools that saw the most alumni promoted to partner. “Employers recognize that KU Law graduates are well-prepared and possess an impressive work ethic,” Dean Stephen Mazza said. “The fact that our students pay one of the lowest tuitions among all schools in this ranking underscores the incredible value of a KU Law education.” KU has the third-lowest tuition among schools in the report, with students paying nearly $37,000 less per year than students at the most expensive school on the list. The National Law Journal ranked the

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“Employers recognize that KU Law graduates are well-prepared and possess an impressive work ethic.” — Dean Stephen Mazza top 50 law schools by the percentage of 2013 law school graduates who took jobs at NLJ 250 firms — the nation’s largest by headcount as identified in the Journal’s annual survey. The Journal also identified the law schools that saw the most alumni promoted to partner during 2013, and it compared how each law school’s cost compares to its large firm hiring record.

Legal experts and tribal government officials grappled with the implications of the Supreme Court’s recent decision implicating the Indian Child Welfare Act at KU Law’s sold-out Tribal Law and Government Conference March 7 in Lawrence. One of the most sweeping statutes in federal Indian law, the ICWA was designed to respond to the longstanding practice of removing Indian children from their homes and communities and placing them in boarding schools and foster care. The Supreme Court’s consideration of Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl in June 2013, which pitted the rights of adoptive parents against those of a child’s biological American Indian father, sparked renewed interest in the law and its current applications. “The Indian Child Welfare Act is especially timely today given the United States Supreme Court’s recent decision,” said Elizabeth Kronk Warner, associate professor of law and director of KU’s Tribal Law & Government Center. “The KU conference was one of the first to explore the ramifications of this decision.” Dean Stacy Leeds of the University of Arkansas School of Law opened the conference with a presentation on the law’s origins and application, followed by an exploration of the Court’s decision in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl by attorney Mark Fiddler, who represented the adoptive parents in the case, and Cherokee Nation Assistant Attorney General Chrissi Nimmo. (The biological father at issue in the Supreme Court case is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation.) Attorney Russ Brien, Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation attorney Vivien Olsen and professor Colette Routel


KU students named national finalists in transactional law competition

of the William Mitchell College of Law discussed the future of the ICWA, and Professor Kate Fort of the Michigan State University College of Law closed the conference with an examination of the law’s ethical considerations. Kronk Warner deemed “The Indian Child Welfare Act: Past, Present and Future” a great success. “The room was filled to capacity with people eager to learn about the ramifications of the Supreme Court’s recent decision and future of ICWA. Representatives from tribal government, state government and the federal government all participated in the day-long event, sharing and learning from one another,” she said. “Overall, conference participants walked away from the conference with a better understanding of the Supreme Court’s decision and its potential impacts.” “Conference speakers and attendees also effectively identified areas within ICWA where additional work remains to be done, isolating potential resources available to the community to address such additional work. I am hopeful that the conference helps promote the correct and fair application of ICWA within Kansas and beyond.”

Two KU Law students were named finalists at the 2014 National Transactional LawMeet in New York. Jay Berryman and Kevin Wempe finished in the top four of 14 teams in the competition, which offers a “moot court” experience for aspiring transactional lawyers. Berryman, of Meade, and Wempe, of Topeka, qualified for the event after their strong showing at the regional competition in Chicago. Anna Kimbrell, of Lawrence, and Rachel Martin, of Kansas City, Mo., earned the prize for best overall draft agreement at the Midwestern regional in Kansas City. This is the first year KU Law has participated in the competition. “The LawMeet’s drafting and negotiation process is very reflective of what corporate attorneys do in practice, so this experience is invaluable to me and one that most transactional attorneys did not have the opportunity to engage in while in law school,” said Berryman, who will graduate in May, then begin his career practicing corporate transactional law at Polsinelli PC in Kansas City, Mo. Teams were assigned to represent

either buyers or sellers of a business and were required to draft an agreement covering a disputed issue, mark up the opposing side’s counterdraft and negotiate a resolution. Teams from 84 law schools met at seven regional sites to conduct the negotiations. Two teams from each region (one buyer and one seller) advanced to the final round, held April 3-4 in New York. KU Law alumni Ken Lynn, L’81, and Kelley Sears, L’74, coached the teams in preparation for the competition, with assistance from Professor Webb Hecker. Other highlights from the 2013-14 moot court season include: n KU Law student Ashley Akers was named the fifth-best orator at the regional Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, outranking more than 80 competitors Feb. 14-16 in Denver. n KU Law students Jon Simpson and Matt Huntsman brought home top honors for their written brief at the North American rounds of the Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Court Competition, Jan. 24-26 in Denver.

Andrew Kaufman of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Charles Middleton of Oxbow Corporation, KU Law students Jay Berryman and Kevin Wempe, Karl Kilb of Bloomberg Law, and Stephen Kotran of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP pause to celebrate Berryman and Wempe’s top-four finish in the 2014 National Transactional LawMeet in New York. Kaufman, Middleton, Kilb and Kotran judged the final rounds of the competition.

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On the green KU-based anti-human trafficking project named finalist in Partnership for Freedom

Exploring how rural communities can survive in the modern economy Scholars and professionals from across the nation gathered Feb. 21 at KU Law to discuss the economic challenges faced by rural communities and how to overcome them. “The conference sparked a muchneeded dialogue in our state about where we go from here to make sure our rural communities not only survive to the next generation, but thrive,” said Amanda Marshall, L’14, the KU Journal of Law & Public Policy symposium editor who organized “Preventing the Ghost Town: What Rural Communities Need to Do to Survive in the Modern Economy.” The conference opened with a global look at sustainability of the rural community, followed by a discussion of land use and sustainability. Panelists explored issues rural communities face when attempting to maximize land usage, followed by a presentation on legal institutions for rural economic development. The program concluded with a panel discussion on governmental needs and challenges faced by the rural community.

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An initiative proposed by the MedicalLegal Partnership Clinic at KU Law and partner organizations has been named a finalist in the first round of the Partnership for Freedom, a national competition seeking innovative ideas to better care for survivors of modern-day slavery in the United States. The MLP Clinic’s proposed concept seeks to create the first anti-human trafficking legal clinic based on the medicallegal partnership, a health care delivery model that incorporates legal services into comprehensive patient care. The program would train health care providers to screen for human trafficking, and the clinic, staffed by students from KU Law, would provide free legal representation to help survivors access public benefits and housing, resolve immigration issues, and identify other legal remedies to improve immediate and long-term health outcomes. The MLP Clinic’s idea was selected from among more than 160 submissions representing 260 applying organizations. Additional partners on the project include the KU Institute for Policy & Social Research (Lawrence); the University of Kansas Medical Center, the Department of Family Medicine, and the University of Kansas Hospital (Kansas City, Kan.); Rose

Brooks Center (Kansas City, Mo.); and the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership (Washington, D.C.). “We are thrilled to be selected as finalists in the Partnership for Freedom competition,” said Professor Katie Cronin, director of the MLP Clinic. “By creating strategic partnerships, this project has the potential to dramatically increase awareness of human trafficking in order to connect survivors to a range of critical legal, health care, and social services.” The MLP Clinic and its partners, along with 11 other finalists, participated in an Innovation Workshop in Washington, D.C., in January to further develop their ideas. The final winners were to be announced in Spring 2014 and will receive funding to begin piloting their solutions.

“By creating strategic partnerships, this project has the potential to dramatically increase awareness of human trafficking in order to connect survivors to a range of critical legal, health care, and social services.” — Professor Katie Cronin, director of the MLP Clinic


Middle East expert discusses implications of regional unrest at KU lecture An Israeli former senior official on Arab affairs discussed current and future implications of turbulence in the Middle East during the 2014 Diplomat’s Forum lecture on March 27 at KU Law. Avi Melamed, the Rosenzwog Fellow of Intelligence and Middle East Affairs for the Eisenhower Institute in Washington, D.C., delivered a talk on “The Middle East: Winds of Change and Quicksand – The Arab Awakening, Israel and the Region.” “Decades of unrest and growing tensions have finally erupted in The Arab Awakening,” said Melamed, a former intelligence official. “The turbulence is rocking the Arab and Muslim world and generating changes across the region.” Fluent in Arabic, Melamed is the founder and creator of Feenjan – Israel Speaks Arabic, a nonprofit initiative that presents contemporary Israeli society and culture to the Arab world in Arabic and serves as an online platform for Israelis

and Arabs to discover and discuss issues of common interest. Melamed has authored two books, “Separate and Unequal: Israel’s Rule in East Jerusalem” (Harvard University Press) and “Ubrusi,” a novel. He is a frequent guest on English and Arabic networks, including Al Jazeera, BBC Arabic and i24news. The Diplomat’s Forum is the law school’s most prestigious annual international and comparative law event. Its aim is to provide a platform for an open sharing of thoughts on international law and relations and the United States through the perspective of a professional with notable diplomatic experience in the service of a foreign government.

KU Law students assist with free tax preparation Law students prepared more than 260 federal and state income tax returns for KU campus and community members during the 2014 tax season through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. Students assisted qualified taxpayers from Feb. 17 through April 15 at the KU School of Law and three other sites in Lawrence. The VITA program prepares returns for taxpayers who are Kansas, Missouri or Illinois residents, who make less than $52,000 per household per year, and who do not itemize their deductions. Law students Chris Mattix and Trevor Bond coordinated this year’s VITA program, with about 20 IRS-trained law students helping to prepare returns. “VITA provides tremendous value

“VITA provides tremendous value to the community and KU students alike.” — Chris Mattix, L’14 to the community and KU students alike,” Mattix said. “It gives individuals an alternative to paying a professional or risking error in preparing their own taxes, and it gives KU students firsthand experience with tax law and customer service.” Dean Stephen Mazza, who teaches tax-related law, serves as the VITA faculty coordinator.

KU Law viewbook wins CASE District VI award The KU Law Office of Communications and Marketing received a bronze institutional award from CASE District VI for its 2012-13 viewbook. The Council for Advancement and Support of Education recognized the recruitment publication in January at the district conference in Kansas City. The Communications and Marketing team, led by Mindie Paget, collaborated with the KU Law offices of Admissions and Career Services to create the viewbook, which serves as the primary printed recruitment piece for prospective law students. Designed primarily to showcase the school’s strengths to potential students in an informative yet concise and stunningly visual manner, the viewbook is heavy on photos that illustrate the mood and spirit of the University of Kansas and its law school. The publication aims to paint a lively rather than technical picture of the reasons students should choose KU Law: the programs, the people, the place, and the possibilities.

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From the Great Plains, KU Law continues long history of educating lawyers with global reach A KU Law academic catalog from the 1880s reveals International Law among the required courses. Although students are no longer obligated to study the field, a great number choose to take classes that position them for careers abroad. Others remain in the United States and bring their knowledge to bear in legal, business and diplomatic dealings of global scale. Following are profiles of KU Law alumni and students whose international work would surely make the school’s founding Dean Jimmy Green proud. STORIES BY EMILY SHARP ILLUSTRATION BY MINDIE PAGET

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FACILITATING GLOBAL BUSINESS At Amazon Tokyo, alumnus keeps supply chain running smoothly

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wen Grieb, L’08, always found the Far East alluring. After a college course in Eastern Civilizations he set his sights on living abroad, eventually teaching English for three years in Kyushu, Japan, through the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program. After his stint in Japan, Grieb returned to the U.S. for law school. He considered universities on the coasts and in Hawaii, but ultimately it was KU’s affordable price tag and International and Comparative Law Program that drew him to Lawrence. “I did not want to graduate with six-figure debt,” Grieb said. “The international law program at KU was a final factor that helped seal the deal and made me feel I would not be ‘missing out’ if I stayed in Kansas.” In addition to his legal curriculum, Grieb took courses in Business Associations, Tax and International Trade, with plans to pursue a career in finance. Armed with a legal degree, business skills and a working knowledge of Japanese, Grieb landed a position with Deloitte Consulting in Tokyo. “It is difficult to overstate the confidence having a background in law gives you in understanding the risks of a business,” Grieb said. Then Lehman Brothers collapsed, and the repercussions were felt throughout the industry. “I got to be part of the team that was working to integrate Lehman and Nomura’s systems after the acquisition,” Grieb said. “Some of the most interesting work we had was in global system integration projects. IT is very logical and quantitative, similar to tax law. I enjoy that type of work.”

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After five years as a consultant, Grieb transitioned to a career in the IT field, eventually becoming a senior financial analyst for Amazon in Tokyo. Grieb’s team acts as financial advisors for the company, coaching managers on how to make savvy business decisions while maintaining excellent customer service. Each step in Amazon’s supply chain is carefully orchestrated to minimize costs and maximize value. For Grieb’s team, that means selecting cost-effective fulfillment locations to store inventory and package and ship customer orders. Grieb visits potential sites, meets with investors and negotiates with construction managers, then develops contracts that protect Amazon’s rights while still offering flexibility. Amazon’s rapid growth brings plenty of challenge and opportunity for professional development. The company is currently expanding to China, bringing new projects and obstacles for Grieb’s team. While Grieb misses the open spaces and expansive backyards of the Midwest, he enjoys Japan’s fresh, healthy cuisine, safe cities and excellent public transportation system — all factors that convinced Grieb and his wife, also a KU graduate, that Tokyo was a good place to settle down and raise a family. “Japan is so safe that you routinely see very young children riding trains by themselves or walking around the neighborhood without an adult,” Grieb said. Being situated in the East has also allowed Grieb to visit Hawaii, Okinawa, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Palau. He doesn’t plan on slowing down anytime soon. “There are plenty of other places I still hope to go.” Pictured: Owen Grieb with his wife and young children.


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hen Mekidem Mamo wanted to bolster her Ethiopian law degree with an American legal education, she set her sights on KU. In addition to its LL.M. in American Legal Studies, KU is one of a handful of U.S. law schools that offers a Two-Year J.D. for Foreign-Trained Lawyers. “This was a dream to come here and learn more about the U.S. legal system and international law,” Mamo said. “The program will give me credit for my old degree but also give me a J.D. so I can sit for any bar exam in the 50 states.” When she began her law school search, Kansas wasn’t exactly on Mamo’s radar. “I didn’t know anything about Kansas before I came here,” she said. But when she connected with Admissions Dean Steven Freedman and learned about KU’s programs, she decided Kansas was the best fit for her. Months later, Mamo arrived in Lawrence, her first time in the United States and first time outside of Ethiopia. “The first semester was difficult because of the culture shock, but I was able to make good friends,” Mamo said. “I had a lot of help from my classmates and my professors.” Mamo also had to adjust to a different education style and a different legal system. Ethiopia follows the civil law legal tradition, while the United States has a common law tradition. Ethiopian legal education focuses on statute interpretation, while the U.S. system focuses on case analysis. Learning about both gave her the opportunity to compare and contrast the two legal traditions. Mamo says her education has been enhanced by KU professors’ open-door policies, the school’s vast library and educational materials, and experiential learning opportunities like clinics and moot court. “It’s more interactive and engaging,” Mamo said of KU’s program. “You can ask the professors questions at any time, and they’re ready to help. Back home we had difficulties accessing books and materials, but here I was able to learn a lot.” Mamo may be far away from Ethiopia, but her homeland is always at the forefront of her future plans. She is earning an International Trade and Finance Certificate and plans to take the New York bar exam after graduation.

Ethiopia is currently in the process of joining the WTO, and Mamo plans to work for an international law firm or NGO, helping to guide her country and other developing nations through the accession process. Her ultimate career goal is to return to the classroom. “Eventually I hope to return to Ethiopia so I can give back what I’ve learned,” she said. “I admire what my professors are doing. I’d like to share what I know with young Ethiopian students.”

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Above: Mekidem Mamo at Green Hall. Left: Mamo, back row second from left, with classmates at Addis Ababa University School of Law in Ethiopia.

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FORGING NEW FRONTIERS Civil rights calling leads alumnus from Alaska attorney to post-9/11 terror detention scholar in UK

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hose wondering where a KU Law degree can take them need look no further than Robert Wagstaff, L’66, to learn that the possibilities are endless. Wagstaff grew up in Kansas City, attended college on the East Coast, returned to Lawrence for law school and launched his career in Kansas before practicing in Alaska and earning graduate degrees at Oxford. Both KU and the law figured prominently in Wagstaff’s upbringing. His father, grandfather and brother were lawyers, and his grandfather and brother also attended KU Law. One of the school’s endowed professorships bears his grandfather’s name. During Wagstaff’s time at Green Hall, the Clutter family killings — famously recounted in Truman Capote’s true crime novel “In Cold Blood” — had captured the nation’s attention. Law enforcement officials involved in the case spoke at the law school, voicing their support for capital punishment. “All that bothered me, the idea of the state killing people,” Wagstaff said, calling it the “first stirrings” of his passion for civil rights. At the time, the country was embroiled in Vietnam. Wagstaff, along with the rest of the world, witnessed the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr., Bobby Kennedy, John F. Kennedy and Malcolm X. The Civil Rights movement was at its height, schools were being integrated in the South, and the counter-culture was taking hold in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district.

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The events were “all related to some extent, all had an effect on me,” Wagstaff said. “Before then I was mainly aware of the Kansas City Chiefs.” After law school Wagstaff worked as an assistant attorney general in Kansas but found himself seeking adventure and a change of scenery. Just a few years into its statehood, Alaska was America’s new frontier, attracting a cosmopolitan mix of immigrants and professionals. The state was sparsely populated, politically progressive, and the new courts were eager to embrace novel concepts. Wagstaff was hired as an assistant district attorney in Fairbanks, which he describes as a “Wild West town” at the time. “It was a dropping-off place, the end of road, literally,” he said. The bars closed at 5 a.m. and reopened at 7 a.m., seven days a week. Fights and shootings were common. “My first day in court, the judge didn’t show,” Wagstaff said. “Finally someone came in and I heard whispering and chuckles and the court was adjourned until the next day, when a different judge took over. I later learned that the first judge got stabbed in the eye with an ice pick by a prostitute at a bar the night before. That was my introduction to Fairbanks.” But, he said, it all changed. The oil boom hit. Population swelled. The political climate shifted from progressive to conservative. Wagstaff left public service to open his own practice in Anchorage, Alaska’s commercial center and most populous city. His diverse caseload ranged from criminal law, to aviation accidents, to American Indian law, to


medical malpractice. He successfully argued two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. By 2002, Alaska was a very different place than it was when Wagstaff arrived. Nearly four decades into his career and ready for a change, he embarked on a one-year postgraduate course at Oxford University. He planned to be there a year, but stayed a decade. His course evolved into a master’s program, then a doctoral degree, and a dissertation that became a book, “Terror Detentions and the Rule of Law,” published this year by Oxford University Press. Wagstaff’s book argues that the post-Sept. 11 hysteria that enveloped the United States is nothing new, but our leaders’ response to it was. For the first time, the White House endorsed torture and detaining prisoners without charge in the name of fighting terror. “Outrages happened before in war on an individual basis, but it’s never been official policy,” Wagstaff said. “This was, and the administration embraced it.” Prisoners are still held without charge today in Guantanamo — as many as 779 at one point, now about 150. Suspects ranging in age from teens to 90s were taken into custody with no hearing, determination or interviews. “How can the United States preach human rights to the world when it has been doing that, and is still holding people without charge?” Wagstaff asked. In contrast, he explained, Britain approaches its detainees as criminals, not warriors. Prisoners are tried in civilian courts and entitled to damages if they are mistreated. Those found guilty are incarcerated. Those acquitted are set free. The U.K. does not recognize immunity for its top officials as the U.S. does. “Their experience with terrorism is much greater than ours,” Wagstaff said, citing Britain’s long colonial past and struggles in Ireland. “Over time they came to the conclusion that force is not the answer. It makes things worse.” Nearly 50 years after leaving Green Hall, Wagstaff doesn’t plan to slow down anytime soon. He keeps busy lecturing about his research and working on an ongoing class action lawsuit, always on the lookout for a new case that captures his interest. He spends most of his time in California, but still has an office in Alaska. “Lawyers have a good deal of choice open to them when pursing a legal career,” Wagstaff said. “The law is such a broad topic, and there are so many aspects to it that phases of change seem inevitable. The twists and turns of my legal career are somewhat surprising, but all seemed natural.” Pictured: Robert Wagstaff at his doctoral graduation at Oxford University.

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n any given day Debra Haworth, L’89, might train a U.S. civil servant for a job as an on-site manager in Kazakhstan, brief foreign counterparts in Russia on U.S fiscal law constraints, or advise a U.S. project manager on subcontracting with a German firm for a chemical weapons destruction facility in Albania — all from her home office in Colorado. Haworth is associate general counsel of the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), the federal body charged with protecting the global community from weapons of mass destruction, and the primary counsel for implementation of the Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) program. “The first time I attended a meeting, the CTR director said, ‘Prepare to drink from the fire hose,’” Haworth said of her early days with the agency, and learning about the immense scope of the CTR program. “It was so scary, but very exciting, very fulfilling.” When Haworth joined almost 10 years ago, CTR was primarily concerned with threat reduction activities in the former Soviet Union. As threats were discovered in other regions, the agency broadened its reach. Today CTR is worldwide, and its activities include leading the implementation of the project to eliminate chemical weapons in Syria. Haworth’s love of international politics was fostered in law school, but it was born during high school in Maine, where she discovered an affinity for learning languages. She went on to pursue an undergraduate degree in international affairs with an emphasis in German language and literature and studied abroad in Salzburg, Austria.

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“I wanted to live over there but couldn’t think of any way to do it,” Haworth said. “Then I met an Army recruiter who told me he could guarantee two years in Germany if I enlisted as a German linguist.” Haworth signed on and served four years of active duty, met her husband and moved to Kansas. They both enrolled at KU — the political science department for him, the law school for her. At KU, Haworth nurtured her passion for international law. “Ask Rick Levy — he was doing the international program at the time, and I was in every class and did international law moot court from year one,” Haworth said. “The basic course load in the first year was very, very valuable.” While a law student, Haworth did a clerkship as a civilian attorney with the Department of the Navy, which led to a full-time contract law position after graduation. She later did classified work in the Navy’s special projects division, then worked for the Army Intelligence and Security Command after 9/11 before joining DTRA headquarters in Washington, D.C., in 2004. When Haworth’s husband accepted a job in Colorado Springs three years later, she was prepared to resign. But given the small number of attorneys with expertise in cooperative threat reduction, the CTR director was not prepared to let her go. DTRA agreed to a full-time

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telework arrangement, with Haworth doing most of her work from Colorado, traveling as necessary. “Full-time telework was somewhat rare at the time and very rare for an attorney, so I was something of a trailblazer,” Haworth said. “Not many people had expertise in this area, and I guess they thought it was worth the investment.” DTRA’s Cooperative Threat Reduction program has five sub-programs: strategic offensive arms elimination, which aims to destroy missiles and silos; global nuclear elimination, tasked with securing and destroying other nations’ nuclear weapons; biological engagement, which focuses on securing biological material that could be used as weapons by terrorists; weapons of mass destruction proliferation prevention, aimed at preventing terrorists from transporting weapons of mass destruction across international borders; and chemical weapons elimination, which involves the destruction of chemical weapons facilities and existing weapons. It’s the chemical weapons elimination initiative that takes most of Haworth’s time these days and is the central focus of her work on behalf of Syria. The UN and Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons are recovering the chemical munitions from Syria, but figuring out what to do with them has been CTR’s job. Hazardous material will be delivered to Danish ships, which will transfer it to Italy, where it finally will be transferred to American ships. The materials will be destroyed on board a U.S. vessel, with the remaining hazardous material delivered and disposed of with the assistance of German authorities. Advising on the laws and regulations governing execution of that arrangement and providing counsel on the complicated logistics regulations is Haworth’s responsibility, a job that keeps her on her toes but brings great fulfillment and farreaching implications for the global community. Haworth has two pieces of advice for students seeking international careers. First, make a commitment to federal service. “I decided this was going to be my career area and I would work within the boundaries — get in at the junior level, earn low pay, learn the trade,” she said. “It was very important for putting me in the position I was in later on.” Her second piece of advice? Be patient. “You get that degree in your hand and are so ready to change the world, and it doesn’t always fall into place with that first job,” Haworth said. “I spent 10 years doing basic contract work before I got into international law, but if you have a goal and work toward it you will find that opportunity.”


JUST BACK FROM AFRICA KU Law student’s Namibian internship merges his plan with his passion

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aw school was always part of “the plan” for me. Legal Assistance Centre’s Gender Research and Advocacy I did not know what I wanted from it or what it Project in Namibia offered me an internship. I booked could give me, though I gave my best guess in my my flight in November and left in January. personal statement. When classes began, my thoughts Here my primary work is contributing to Namibia’s were elsewhere. I had just finished an internship at the first publicly available annotated statutes. I also help U.S. Embassy in Malawi and had fallen in love with the Dianne Hubbard, the American ex-pat and Harvard sights and sounds, the work and people. Little did I Law grad in charge of the Gender program, do advocacy know I would end up in Windhoek, Namibia, for research. I search for comparable jurisdictions that my last semester of law school. I just needed time have enacted policies we want the Namibian to fit the plan and the passion together. government to model. Such searches include The seed was planted when I walked into corporal punishment, voter registration for Professor Raj Bhala’s International Trade Law class local elections, and bail restrictions for those NAMIBIA in August 2012. From that first day, I have drawn accused of gender-based violence. inspiration from Professor Bhala’s combination of Finding statutes and court cases is the most legal study, politics, economics, history and travel. unorthodox part, especially when the Internet connection This triggered a search for something similar, where my is down for a day or two, or a ministry office is empty work within the law could intersect with that passion for because people come late, leave early and respect the economic development born in Malawi. 1 to 2 p.m. lunch hour over all else (though I am doing I found a spark in my paper topic for Professor Bhala’s my best to assimilate, trust me). For all of its unusual Advanced Trade course: Sub-Saharan Africa’s failure to use challenges, this work is rewarding, I know my skills the WTO dispute settlement mechanism and need to build are continuing to improve and I am showing legal capacity to change the status quo of international employers my intents and passions. trade law. Later I studied economic development and I may not yet know what is next for me, but I now international business and saw an opportunity to gain have faith in the process. After all, I started and will end experience on the ground with an internship in Africa. law school in the same place — just back from Africa. After a month or two of sending applications, the — Tyler Holmes, L’14

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KOREA

THINKING CRITICALLY FOR KOREA’S FUTURE Veteran’s KU doctoral research suggests ‘harmonious’ revisions to US-Korea free trade agreement

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hen Jongjun Jeon decided to pursue his graduate studies in the U.S., he wanted the opportunity to immerse himself in American culture as well as the legal and education system. He avoided the coasts with their rich concentrations of Korean-American communities, hoping for a destination that would allow him to truly experience the U.S. “I’m Korean, but in order to fully internalize and understand the academic perspective, I thought I had to understand American culture first — historic and political matters,” Jeon said. “If I have a lot of connections with Korean-Americans in the U.S., it’s not America for me.” In Lawrence, Jeon has found both an American cultural experience and the academic rigor to prepare him for a career in international trade law. Equipped with his Korean law degree, Jeon arrived in Kansas in 2011 and embarked on his graduate degree in economics, then completed an LL.M. at KU Law. He is currently pursuing his S.J.D., or doctoral degree in juridical science. He hopes to advise policymakers on international trade and foreign policy issues. Prior to his arrival in the U.S., Jeon served as an active duty Korean army officer for three years, stationed at the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea. (That’s him on the right in his uniform with fellow officers in Korea.) He describes his experience as an infantry platoon leader and commander as a “strong foundation” for his career.

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He gained firsthand knowledge of the international laws and treaties governing interactions between nations, from war to engagement and deployment issues. Jeon’s doctoral dissertation criticizes the U.S.–Korea free trade agreement, arguing that the arrangement ignores key cultural differences between the countries and contains provisions that could negatively impact the South Korean health care system, food security and the potential for future reunification with North Korea. “It seems to be a zero-sum game,” Jeon said. “It needs to be revised to be more harmonious.” One tenet of the agreement could bring new career opportunities for foreign-trained lawyers like Jeon. Beginning in 2017, legal services in Korea will be open to U.S. firms, meaning a higher demand for bilingual lawyers familiar with the legal traditions of both countries. U.S. firms will be able to provide service to South Korean clients, and vice versa. South Korea trains its lawyers in the rule-based civil law system, lecturing students on fundamental principles, while the U.S. uses the Socratic method to challenge students to analyze how those principles apply to real-world situations. “I believe the stronger advocacy and critical thinking skills will be beneficial,” Jeon says of the experience he has gained at KU.


RUSSIAN STUDY FOSTERS WORLDLY PERSPECTIVE Student to put comparative legal knowledge to work in western Kansas

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s a high school debater, Alexander Melin spent months researching and analyzing U.S. foreign policy toward Russia. Sixteen years later, he still has a passion for the country. Melin is just days away from earning his law degree, holds degrees in Slavic languages and Russian and Eastern European studies, and has worked, studied and traveled in the region extensively. “It’s going to be a relevant area for policymakers for a long time,” Melin said of the region. “It’s a useful combination to have Russian area knowledge, language and a law degree.” Melin is a proponent of KU Law’s joint degree with Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, which allows students to earn a J.D. and a master’s in four years and one summer of full-time study. The curriculum is ideal for those planning careers in international trade and finance, immigration law, advocacy or government service. Melin studied in Russia three times and completed an internship with the American Chamber of Commerce in Georgia, witnessing firsthand the region’s rapid growth and development. He describes a marked improvement in economic conditions between his two Russian study abroad stints in 2005 and 2007, from advances in infrastructure to significant poverty reduction and widespread extension of credit in just two years. “Now in Russia, the streets look comparable to here,” Melin explained. “Russia has major international retailers like Ikea, large retail spaces that rival anything in this country, enormous shopping centers. It’s indicative of rising levels of consumption and a rising middle class.” Challenges remain, despite the progress, including significant income disparity. Melin spent eight weeks in Georgia on a CREESAmCham Strategic Studies Internship organized through KU’s Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies and funded by a grant from the U.S. Army Foreign Military Studies Office at Fort Leavenworth. He conducted legal research and analysis, studying Georgia’s governance of charitable giving and grantmaking, labor issues, commercial diplomacy and world trade. “It was eye-opening to see how a developing legal system handles certain issues and legislative reforms,”

Melin explained. “Georgia is a small country, and it was interesting the level of access you had to people. In a certain way, it’s more transparent than the American legislative system because you can see the workings, even if there are problems with corruption.” Today Georgia enjoys a stable government, good long-term growth prospects, and a variety of new construction and development projects. Leaders aspire to join NATO and the European Union and are currently trying to bring their laws into conformity with EU standards and international norms. After graduation, Melin will put his experience to work at a law firm in Liberal, Kan., where he plans to gain courtroom experience with a caseload ranging from criminal defense to personal injury and contract work, family law and banking issues. As economies in Eastern Europe and Eurasia continue to grow, he hopes to have the chance to work on international trade and agriculture issues with his former region of study.

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Alexander Melin, L’14, enjoys the view at Jvari Monastery, a Georgian Orthodox monastery of the 6th century overlooking Mtskheta, Georgia.

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JAYHAWK LAWYERS AROUND THE WORLD KU Law alumni live and work in countries around the globe. Some come to KU from foreign nations to study the American legal system and then return to their home countries to put their knowledge to work. Others are U.S. students with an interest in international law, business, export controls, human rights, security, or diplomacy who launch careers that lead them on grand adventures in foreign lands or to dealings with those nations from careers in the states. Below are some countries where current and future Jayhawk lawyers use or will soon use their KU Law degrees. Afghanistan Australia Austria Bangladesh Belgium Brazil Cameroon

Canada China Colombia Ecuador Egypt Eritrea Ethiopia

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Graduates of the Two-Year J.D. for Foreign-Trained Lawyers program since its inception in 2003

Graduates of the Doctor of Juridical Science program since its inception in 2007

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France Germany Greece India Italy Jamaica Japan

Korea Lebanon Liberia Libya Mexico Nepal Nigeria

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Oman Philippines Romania Russia Saudi Arabia Singapore South Africa

Taiwan Turkey United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States Venezuela

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Continents in which KU Law students and alumni live, work and serve the world


INTERNATIONAL ALUMNI HIGHLIGHTS Updates from KU Law graduates whose jobs have international components. Submit your alumni updates at law.ku.edu/keep-touch. John Barbian, L’90, is a Foreign Service Officer currently

Qinglan Long, L’08, is an assistant professor at Sun

preparing for his upcoming assignment in Rome. He has previously worked in Jamaica, Germany, Afghanistan and Washington, D.C.

Yat-sen University in China, where he teaches Jurisprudence and Legal History. Sun Yat-sen University has a memorandum of understanding with KU Law.

Cathleen Carothers, L’99, is a Foreign Service Officer with

Holly Nielsen, L’82, is senior funds counsel for Baring Vostok

the U.S. Consulate General in Frankfurt, Germany. She has previously served in the Caribbean, Greece, India and Egypt.

Capital Partners, the Moscow-based leading private equity firm in Russia and the former Soviet countries.

Angela Conway, L’92, is director of the Middle East and

Sarah Schmidt, L’13, is an attorney based in Dubai for the

North Africa Division, Rule of Law Initiative, at the American Bar Association in Washington, D.C. The Rule of Law program works to promote the rule of law and support legal development throughout the MENA region.

Middle East Broadcasting Center, the first private free-to-air satellite broadcasting company in the Arab world. She manages contracts and works with the company’s various departments, including procurement, brand management, distribution and human resources.

Cara Elmer, L’04, is a subcontracts specialist at Jacobs

Engineering’s Canadian entity. She helps negotiate contracts for the oil and gas industry.

Steve Sherman, L’86, is a CPA and president of Crossborder

Tax Services in Toronto. He also teaches Tax Law at Talpiot College in Toronto.

Gregory Glass, L’93, is managing editor of an intellectual

property magazine based in Hong Kong. He covers IP issues in Asia with a heavy focus on China and India. Capt. Matthew Goble, L’11, is a Judge Advocate in the U.S.

Army, currently stationed in South Korea. He works as an administrative law attorney for the 2nd Infantry Division.

Sara Stryker, L’85, is a Foreign Service Officer with the

U.S. Department of State. She is currently preparing for her next assignment in Afghanistan, where she will work on Rule of Law issues. Stryker has worked at embassies in Asia and Africa and specializes in South Asia. Jillian Symes, L’06, is a tax manager on the U.S. Tax Desk

Brett Hattaway, L’96, is based in Dubai as vice president

and head of legal services at DHL in East Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

at Ernst & Young in London. She provides U.S. federal income tax advisory services to European-headquartered multinational companies with inbound investments into the U.S.

Lt. Col. Mark D. Hoover, L’99, is an active duty U.S. Air

Force Judge Advocate. He serves as the Deputy Legal Advisor, International Security Assistance Force, Kabul, Afghanistan. He grew up in Lawrence, Kan., and earned a bachelor’s from Kansas State University.

Tristan Tafolla, L’11, is a special agent with the U.S. State

John Jennings, L’82, is senior legal counsel at Eastman

Stanley Wan, L’06, is an associate specializing in antitrust,

Chemical EMEA in Brussels, Belgium. He works on commercial legal matters, competition, compliance and regulation in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

merger review, antitrust civil litigation and government investigations at Jun He law firm in Beijing.

Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security, currently in training for an assignment as an assistant regional security officer at Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan.

Scott Gordon Wheeler, L’12, serves as legal counsel for Takafumi Komatsubara, L’07, is a foreign attorney with

TMI Associates in Tokyo. He provides legal assistance to Japanese clients who conduct business overseas and foreign clients who do business in Japan. Linfei Liu, L’92, is a senior partner at Jun He, a leading

PRC law firm in Beijing. He primarily handles foreign direct investment/cross-border mergers and acquisitions work.

Hewlett-Packard in the Asia Pacific and Japan. He is based in Singapore. Maj. Patrick Wiesner, L’92, is a U.S. Army Reserve Judge

Advocate. He is chief, Contract and Fiscal Law Division, United States Forces – Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghanistan. He grew up in Ellis, Kan., and earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Fort Hays State University.

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INDIA

Raj Bhala, associate dean for international and comparative law and Rice Distinguished Professor, at the Gateway of India.

KU LAW PARTNERS WITH INDIA’S TOP LAW SCHOOLS Agreements open new international career opportunities for graduates

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he University of Kansas School of Law recently added four prominent Indian law schools to its growing list of international partners. The National Academy of Legal Studies and Research in Hyderabad, the Government Law College in Mumbai, the Jindal Global Law School near New Delhi and the Indian Law Institute in New Delhi signed memoranda of understanding with KU Law, pledging to collaborate on research projects, scholarship opportunities and faculty and student exchanges. Raj Bhala, associate dean for international and comparative law and Rice Distinguished Professor, signed the agreements on behalf of KU Law Dean Stephen Mazza during Bhala’s February-March lecture tour of India. Professors Balakista Reddy, Kishu Daswani, Sridhar Patnaik and Manoj Kumar Sinha at the four Indian law schools were instrumental in establishing the partnerships. “Simply put, KU Law is the first American law school

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with such an ambitious opening to India,” Bhala said, noting the institutions’ locations in India’s technology hub (Hyderabad), financial and entertainment center (Bombay), and political capital (New Delhi). “It would be like a non-American law school having arrangements with Stanford, NYU or Columbia and Georgetown.” The non-binding MOUs do not include financial obligations or administrative requirements, but encourage interaction, program development and cross-marketing of degree programs, Bhala explained. They also open up international career opportunities for graduates. The Indian schools join KU Law’s existing partner universities in Australia, China, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, New Zealand and Turkey. “KU is proud to have affiliations with law schools around the world,” Dean Stephen Mazza said. “I’m pleased that we now have affiliations with some of the finest law schools in India.”


The agreements bring new academic and clinical opportunities for KU Law faculty and students. For students, KU Law is developing an internship program with the Director General of Foreign Trade in Mumbai and the Mumbai Export Promotion Councils. The partnerships also build KU’s web of international legal contacts, a valuable networking tool for students and alumni. “We look forward to welcoming law students from these institutions,” Dean Mazza said. “They will bring a welcome perspective to the classroom. We hope these agreements will open up opportunities for KU students to practice in India.” Already, faculty and students are engaging with India. Professor Jean Phillips is the first nonIndian appointed to the all-India Advisory Council of the Institute of Clinical Legal Education and Research. She will work — Professor Raj Bhala with top-ranking Indian judges, lawyers and academics to shape clinical legal education in India. Professor Elizabeth Kronk Warner is collaborating with prospective Muslim female lawyers and activists to provide contributions for an upcoming journal symposium. Dean Mazza serves on the advisory board of the first tax law LL.M. program in Asia, established by partner Jindal Global Law School. Two second-year law students, Madeline Heeren and Aqmar Rahman, will intern this summer in New Delhi at one of the largest law firms in India. In addition to brokering the agreements, Bhala gave 18 lectures during his tour. Topics ranged from international trade law to women’s issues in Islamic Law. Bhala also met with WTO negotiators from Bhutan, toured the High Courts of Mumbai and Delhi, visited a factory engaged in international trade and saw the museums and memorials of Prime Ministers Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi. Bhala’s visit came just before Indian elections, during which all 543 seats in the Indian Parliament and the office of Prime Minister are up for grabs. An unprecedented 814 million people are expected to vote. “India is the world’s largest free market democracy, and soon to be the world’s most populous nation,” Bhala said, noting its strategic importance to KU’s International and Comparative Law Program. “The Indian market is opening up. The barriers to entry for Jayhawk lawyers are coming down. Our partnerships ensure that KU Law is a player in global legal markets.”

“The Indian market is opening up. The barriers to entry for Jayhawk lawyers are coming down.”

Second-year law students Aqmar Rahman and Madeline Heeren started the nonprofit aid organization United Across Borders after witnessing poverty in Bangladesh.

After summer in Dhaka, students start nonprofit to aid world’s poor

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qmar Rahman and Madeline Heeren dream of a day when the streets of Dhaka, Bangladesh, are filled with crimson and blue. The two law students are the founders of the nonprofit organization United Across Borders with a simple yet ambitious goal — to provide T-shirts and blankets to the poor around the world with the help of fellow Jayhawks. “Our mission is to provide people with certain things that are basic necessities that we don’t really think about. We buy T-shirts and we throw them away, and we want to repurpose that for a good cause for the people that really need it,” Rahman said.

SLUMS OF DHAKA Having spent the past 13 years in BANGLADESH Lawrence, Rahman, second-year law student, considers himself a “townie” and a die-hard Jayhawk. However, his roots lie halfway across the world in Dhaka. Dhaka is the crowded capital of Bangladesh, where more than 30 percent of its population lives in poverty according to World Bank. It’s where the highly publicized factory collapse occurred last April, with casualties of more than 1,100 people. After hearing about the factory collapse last spring, Rahman jumped at the chance to go back to Dhaka as a summer intern at a local law firm, which handled the case for the factory collapse. Madeline Heeren, also a secondyear law student from Lenexa, joined Rahman. “We wanted to go and see what really happened, what the factories are really like, if they are as bad as the news made them out to be,” Heeren said. In Dhaka, they couldn’t help but notice the irony. In the second-largest garment and textile manufacturer in the

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“That’s when Madeline had the idea to start United Across Borders, to provide basic necessities to people who don’t have anything, honestly,” Rahman said.

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Second-year law student Madeline Heeren plays with children in Bangladesh, where she was inspired to start United Across Borders, an organization that aims to provide basic necessities to people in need around the world.

world, the people working in the garment factories didn’t have clothes to wear themselves. “After living in the U.S. for an extended period of time and then going back, it really hits you, the immense level of poverty that’s there,” Rahman said. “The things that we as Americans take for granted on a daily basis are luxuries for people living in poverty in Bangladesh.”

BIRTH OF AN IDEA Heeren took some Reese’s chocolate to share with the kids in Dhaka. So many kids gathered around the vehicle, she couldn’t move. After seeing how easily delighted the children were, she also gave away a couple of old Jayhawk shirts out of their own luggage when visiting Dhaka’s slums. Chocolate, Heeren believes, is universal — everyone knows it and loves it. Apparently, so is a smiling Jayhawk. “It was really exciting to give them something that perhaps doesn’t mean that much to us, a used shirt, but gave them so much joy,” Rahman said. “I think all the kids loved the Jayhawk. It’s a smiling bird, and they probably didn’t understand it, but from our point of view, it was exciting to share our Jayhawk pride with them, to see them in crimson and blue.” On their way back, Heeren and Rahman were trailed by children running after the car for a good 10 minutes in hopes of more treats.

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With the help of the Alumni Association, the organization is calling on Jayhawks around the nation to donate old KU shirts and blankets or buy a United Across Borders shirt from the KU Bookstore for its Buy A Shirt, Give A Shirt campaign. For every shirt sold, the organization can give two shirts and a blanket to someone in Bangladesh. “What happens in Bangladesh is that if a family gets a blanket, the whole family will huddle up with this one blanket during the night, so one blanket can support a family of four or five,” Rahman said. Rahman and Heeren already held a successful clothing drive at the law school, and KU Bookstore Director Estella McCollum is optimistic about the new campaign. “I’m really impressed with the passion they have for what they are doing, and I think it’s a good opportunity to provide KU students and alumni and fans to buy not just another KU shirt, but a KU shirt that has a positive message with it,” McCollum said. With the success of the Buy A Shirt, Give A Shirt campaign, the organization hopes to expand further, to create a global Jayhawk force. “Bangladesh is just a starting point,” Rahman said. “You have to start somewhere, and because we were there this summer, it hits close to us and I think it’s a good place to begin. Hopefully, we can expand to all corners of the world if we can get enough help from our Jayhawk fans.” For now, Rahman and Heeren are content with creating a second home for the Jayhawks in Dhaka. The simplest way to help is to donate a shirt or buy a shirt, Rahman said. “The T-shirt, it represents that the Jayhawk nation is everywhere,” Rahman said. “Wherever in the world you are, your Jayhawk pride travels. And if you buy our T-shirt, hopefully, we can create Jayhawk pride in the slums of Dhaka, Bangladesh, whether they know it or not.” — This story by KU student Yu Kyung Lee first appeared in the University Daily Kansan on March 26, 2014.

HOW TO HELP For every $20 T-shirt sold, two shirts and one blanket are produced and provided to those in need in least developed countries. Buy online at law.ku.edu/uab. Learn more at unitedacrossborders.com.


AUSTRIA

Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife, Ginni, pause for a photo with the children of Professors Steve McAllister and Suzanne Valdez, from left, Isabel, Mara, Sofia, Brett and Fiona in Seefeld, Austria. McAllister taught a course with Justice Thomas last summer in Innsbruck, Austria.

TEACHING WITH ‘CT’ IN AUSTRIA For Professor Steve McAllister, ‘highlight of professional career’ comes decades after clerking for Justice Clarence Thomas at the U.S. Supreme Court

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ast July I had the pleasure of teaching with my former boss and mentor, Justice Clarence Thomas, in a summer abroad program in Innsbruck, Austria. One of the co-directors of the program is Bernard “Barney” Reams, L’72 (former KU Law librarian), currently a faculty member at St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas. Barney inquired a few years ago whether I would ask Justice Thomas to teach in the program with me serving as the Justice’s co-teacher. Once Justice Thomas agreed, Barney scheduled Summer 2013 as our tour of duty. The Justice and I taught a Landmark Supreme Court Cases course, focusing on the stories (not so much the Court’s opinions) in famous or infamous Supreme Court cases of the past, including Marbury v. Madison, McCulloch

v. Maryland, Dred Scott, Plessy v. Ferguson, Lochner v. New York, Wickard v. Filburn, Korematsu v. United States, and Baker v. Carr. To the extent we could, we also provided material on comparative constitutional doctrines from other countries to offer international perspectives on the issues these cases raise. No one enjoyed the comparative aspect of the course more than Justice Thomas himself, who was fascinated by what other countries do with important and often controversial constitutional issues. Each “class” for me actually began more than an hour before the scheduled time, when I would meet Justice Thomas at his hotel and we’d make the 20- to 30-minute walk to the classroom building, sometimes talking about the case we would cover that day, but often discussing

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FACULTY NEWS anything and everything to do with the law, the Court, kids, family and life. To be with Justice Thomas is a remarkable experience because he is one of the kindest, warmest and most considerate people one could ever meet. We had a routine each morning of walking to campus, stopping in a small Turkish café to get a soda, and then sitting on a ledge outside the classroom building until about 10 minutes before class. Then we would go to the faculty offices, greet our colleagues teaching in the program, and enter the classroom.

From left, Justice Clarence Thomas, Barney Reams, L’72, professor of law at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio and co-director of the school’s Innsbruck, Austria study abroad program, and KU Law Professor Steve McAllister, L’88, at the grand reception for students in the Austria program.

Classes always began with me introducing the topic, usually saying something about the main case, discussing comparative or international approaches to the primary issues, and then turning the floor over to Justice Thomas. As a teacher, the Justice was thoroughly engaging, very enthusiastic about the discussions, passionate about the roles of lawyers and courts, and fair and objective with the students. He repeatedly challenged the students to think critically and for themselves. He was not proselytizing; he was teaching in the best sense. The Justice and I would bounce the discussion back and forth, with the students chiming in, for 70 minutes as the time flew by each class session. After class, the real fun began, as the students quickly learned to flock to the Justice in the front of the classroom. He would stay for a long time talking to them individually and in small groups. I am confident that no Justice is more generous with his or her personal time than Justice Thomas. He signed lots of autographs and posed for innumerable pictures with the students. Indeed, the students in the program received an opportunity they likely will never

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repeat again, gaining extraordinary personal access to and the undivided attention of a Supreme Court Justice. The Innsbruck program, however, was not all about the classroom and coursework. The Justice was accompanied by his wife, Ginni, and I had my entire family in tow, including my wife, Professor Suzanne Valdez, L’96, and our five children. Once class was over and we finally departed, the Justice wanted “family time” and we met more than once at what became a favorite spot of his in Innsbruck, the Magic Pizza café. Magic Pizza is a wonderful restaurant in old town Innsbruck that serves giant slices of pizza (not really like any place here except maybe Papa Keno’s in downtown Lawrence) and has outdoor seating looking up at the snow-capped Alps. We frequently went to lunch and dinner with the Thomases, and they spent as much or more time talking with our kids as with the adults. We also had a free weekend after the first week of class, so the nine of us (the Thomases and the McAllister clan) spent a day in Salzburg to see “Sound of Music” sites and tour the fortress and cathedral, as well as savor wienerschnitzel. Another day we went up in the mountains near Innsbruck to Seefeld, a beautiful alpine town where parts of two Winter Olympics have been held, and we happened to be there for the Strudel Festival with lots of Bavarian costumes, dancing, and endless tables of a variety of strudel. Finally, we closed the weekend with a bus tour to the famous Bavarian castles, including Neuschwanstein, all of which the Justice and Mrs. Thomas thoroughly enjoyed. They reveled in being unrecognized tourists waiting in line, hiking around, trying to find a table for lunch and so forth just like everyone else. Indeed, teaching with Justice Thomas was a highlight of my professional career, as well as one of the most memorable trips and experiences our family has ever had. Ultimately, teaching with “CT” (as he is known inside the Supreme Court by law clerks and by his former clerks — even Ginni calls him that at times) will be one of my most treasured professional experiences. The good news for KU Law is that he and I have discussed having him come to KU one year soon and teach the course with me again, perhaps as a one-week intersession class. If I succeed in persuading him to do that, our students will have the same once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that the students in Innsbruck had, but with a view of Mount Oread instead of the Alps. — Steve McAllister is the E.S. & Tom W. Hampton Distinguished Professor of Law at KU. Prior to joining the KU Law faculty in 1993, he clerked for Justices Byron White and Clarence Thomas at the U.S. Supreme Court.


RESEARCH: BLAME WON’T HELP SOLVE ECONOMIC INEQUALITY, SCHOLARS ARGUE

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hat makes the difference between being a have and a have-not in America? A millionaire might attribute his fortune to hard work and initiative. He might also say the poverty-stricken simply don’t put the same effort into becoming successful. A low-income American might explain his financial troubles as the result of being born to poor parents in a bad neighborhood, lacking access to quality education and other tools that could have helped him achieve wealth and power. Both perspectives are understandable, but they’re not so useful when it comes to actually solving injustices of economic equality, said Derrick Darby, a KU law and philosophy professor. “When either side feels like it has

to take all the responsibility for a problem, they’re less inclined to help fix that problem,” he said. In a new research article, Darby and KU psychology professor Nyla Branscomb examine why people disagree, not only on the causes of economic injustice, but also on what constitutes injustice and whether society is obligated to respond to it. They argue that dwelling on the causes of inequality hinders society’s ability to move forward in solving it. The article, “Egalitarianism and Perceptions of Inequality,” appears in

the journal Philosophical Topics. “We’re not saying the causes of inequality don’t matter,” Darby said. “But to make positive change, we have to find ways to develop solidarity among a very broad group of people.” For historically disadvantaged groups such as women and racial minorities, equality is typically a more important goal than it is for their more advantaged counterparts. They’re more likely to compare existing circumstances to the ideal or end point of full equality. Advantaged groups are more likely to judge the present circumstances to the past, when discrimination was legal or more widely accepted. In other words, they may define equality as being free from overt or institutional segregation.

RESEARCH: UNDERSTANDING TRADITION KEY TO POLITICAL, LEGAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH CHINA

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he idea of transparency is central to Western law and policy. Lawmakers and politicians regularly tout the importance of being clear in why and how laws are made, and in what specific behavior those laws require or prohibit. Things are somewhat different, however, in one of the largest and increasingly powerful nations in the world — China. John W. Head, Robert W. Wagstaff Distinguished Professor of Law at KU, and alumna Xing Lijuan, assistant professor of law at the City University of Hong Kong, have co-authored a book exploring the notion and history of transparency in Chinese law and how an understanding of the concept is central for understanding China. Although “Legal Transparency in

Dynastic China: The Legalist-Confucianist Debate and Good Governance in Chinese Tradition” explores the notion of transparency in China from about 1000 B.C. to 1911, it is not only for those interested in history. “It looks like it’s really old stuff, from quite far away,” Head said of the subject matter. “It might seem, therefore, that what we’ve written in this book is far removed from current reality. But I think it’s just the opposite.” As China becomes increasingly central to the global economy and more politically important, Head says

it would behoove those in charge of maintaining relationships with that country to understand its legal history. The book examines how Confucianist thought led to the idea that an elite class should govern society as much as possible without written laws. It also traces the challenges that Confucianist thought received from a competing school of thought — that of the so-called legalists — and how the resulting debate led to a compromise around the 3rd century B.C. that resulted in a “Confucianization” of the law. The authors go on to explain ways in which the competing ideologies determined how Chinese law — a system that many consider one of the most effective in human history — functioned for many centuries.

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RESEARCH: MORE THAN 1 MILLION RAPES UNREPORTED IN OFFICIAL U.S. CRIME STATISTICS, PROFESSOR FINDS

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ore than 1 million rape cases have gone undocumented across the United States during the past two decades, according to research by KU Law Professor Corey Rayburn Yung. The chronic under-reporting happened during what was widely considered a “great decline” in violent crime. Yung’s article, “How to Lie with Rape Statistics: America’s Hidden Rape Crisis,” which will appear in the Iowa Law Review, details his review of crime data from 1995 to 2012, which shows that by conservative estimates, nearly 1.2 million rapes disappeared from the official record. Yung analyzed data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, which collects data from nearly every police department in the country, and is commonly used by policy makers, media and law enforcement as a picture of crime prevalence in the United States. Yung has taught and conducted research in rape and crime law and noticed inconsistencies in the number of rapes reported in a number of cities. Raw numbers of rapes were much lower in some cities than raw numbers of murders, which raised red flags as murder is a less common crime. Yung then learned of media investigations in Baltimore, New Orleans, St. Louis and Philadelphia that documented cases of police departments under-reporting rape statistics. “Originally I was trying to reconcile why the data was showing such anomalies,” Yung said of the impetus of his paper. “Then I found out about the four cities with documented cases of under-reported rapes, and the more I looked the more red flags there were. There were a number of cities where the numbers didn’t make sense.” In all, 46 cities, or about 22 percent of the 210 studied police departments responsible for populations of at least 100,000 people, had “substantial irregularities in their rape data, indicating considerable undercounting from 1995 to

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2012,” Yung wrote. There is intense pressure, politically and socially, for police departments to show they are reducing crime, and rape happens to be one of the easiest crimes to under-report, for a variety of reasons. SEPT

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Yung’s article states police in the undercounting cities used three difficult-to-detect methods to manipulate rape statistics: designating complaints as “unfounded,” which required little or no investigation; classifying incidents as a “lesser offense”; and failing to create a written report that a victim made a rape complaint. In addition to the four cities exposed by media reports, Atlanta, Dallas, Milwaukee, Mobile, Ala., Oakland, Calif., and Washington, D.C., submitted statistically dubious rape statistics in 92 of their 108 total reports to the FBI during the study period, Yung wrote. Rape complaints that are not investigated not only fail to serve justice for victims, they lead to more victims and impunity for criminals, Yung argues. Research has suggested that as many as 90 percent of rapes are committed by serial rapists. “That gets validated when they’re not investigated,” Yung said of the perpetrators. “They can do it again and again. Police are essentially empowering rapists by not pursuing cases.”


FACULTY NOTES Raj Bhala JOURNAL ARTICLES “First Generation Indian External Sector Reforms in Context,” 5(1/Summer 2013) Trade, Law & Development 7-42 (Feb. 6, 2014). PRESENTATIONS Lecture Tour of India “Women’s Issues in Islamic Law,” “Overview of GATT and WTO,” “United States and India’s Trade Law and Policy,” “WTO and TRIPs” and “Overview of Islamic Law,” Indian Law Institute, New Delhi, India (March 11-12, 2014). “Trade Preferences for Poor Countries, The Doha Round Debacle, and United States and Indian Trade Law and Policy” and “Overview of Islamic Law, Primary, Secondary, and Additional Sources of Islamic Law, and Women’s Issues and Islamic Law,” Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat, Haryana, India (March 10, 2014). “Women’s Issues and Islamic Law,” Faculty of Law, Law Center II, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India (March 7, 2014). “The Rights of Women Under the Sharī‘a as Practiced in Islamic Countries,” keynote address and workshop, Tata Institute for Social Sciences, Mumbai, India (March 5, 2014). “An Overview of International Trade Law,” Faculty of Law, SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai, India (March 4, 2014). “Recent Developments and Current Controversies in International Trade Law,” Department of Law, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India (March 4, 2014). “The Trans-Pacific Partnership and Implications for India” (round table), Gateway House (Indian Council on Global Affairs), Mumbai, India (March 4, 2014). “An Overview of International Trade Law” and “The Future of the GATT-WTO System, American Trade Policy, and Implications for the Indian Subcontinent” (round table), Government Law College (March 3, 2014). “Anti Dumping Provisions in the United States and Pitfalls to be Avoided, and Export Diversification Opportunities in Emerging

Markets,” Office of Additional Director General of Foreign Trade and Export Promotion Councils, Mumbai (Bombay), India (Feb. 28, 2014). “Where is India in Free Trade Agreements and the Trans Pacific Partnership?” and “An Overview of International Trade Law,” National Academy of Legal Studies and Research University of Law, Hyderabad, India (Feb. 24-25, 2014). In the United States “Islamic Law,” J. Reuben Clark Law Society Annual Conference, Obedience to Law is Liberty, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, Mo. (Feb. 14, 2014). Participant, “Understanding the Iran Nuclear Deal,” Council on Foreign Relations National Teleconference with Ray Takeyh and Michael A. Levi, New York, N.Y. (Nov. 26, 2013). Invited Presenter, “Understanding Islamic Law (Shari’a),” Witherspoon Class Series, Second Presbyterian Church, Kansas City, Mo. (Nov. 17, 2013). Panel Presenter, “Asian Pacific Americans in Academics,” National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and National Asian Pacific American Law Students Association Annual Convention, Kansas City, Mo. (Nov. 8, 2013). MEDIA Payaswini Upadhyay, “What’s Up with Indo-U.S. Trade Ties?,” CNBC TV 18, Mumbai (Bombay), Maharashtra, India (March 4, 2014). Book Review, David A. Gantz, “Modern GATT Law: A Treatise on the Law and Political Economy of the GATT & Other WTO Agreements,” International Trade Law and Regulation, London (January 2014). Tim Carpenter, “KU Professor: Potential Reward of Iran Deal Worth Risk,” Topeka Capital-Journal, Topeka, Kan., 2A (Nov. 30, 2013). Rick Montgomery, “For Saudi Women, Driving Not ‘Big Issue’,” Kansas City Star, Kansas City, Mo., 1A (Nov. 9, 2013). SERVICE International Advisory Board, Journal of International and Comparative Law, City

University London and City University Hong Kong, (November 2013 - present). International Advisory Board, Benares Hindu University, Universitas, Varanasi, UP, India (March 2013 - present). PERSONAL Completed New York Marathon in 3:37:34 (Nov. 3, 2013), 6,827 out of 50,266 finishers (top 13.6 percent), 5,769 out of 30,699 male finishers (top 18.8 percent), and 562 out of 3,836 male finishers age 50-54 (top 14.7 percent) (40 degrees, windy).

Pam Crawford WEB PUBLISHING International Trade Law Research Guide, University of Kansas School of Law (December 2013).

Katie Cronin PERSONAL Professor Cronin and her family welcomed a baby girl, Jane Margaret Cronin, born Feb. 4, 2014.

Mike Davis PRESENTATIONS Guest lecturer, “College Coaches’ Contracts,” in Sports Law course, Charleston School of Law, Charleston, S.C. (March 2014).

Chris Drahozal JOURNAL ARTICLES “Error Correction and the Supreme Court’s Arbitration Docket,” 29 Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution 1 (2014). PRESENTATIONS “FAA Preemption After Concepcion,” Forced Arbitration in the Workplace: A Symposium, University of California, Berkeley School of Law, Berkeley, Calif. (Feb. 27, 2014). Co-Presenter, “Interrogating the Reporters,” Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, Calif. (Feb. 14, 2014) (with Jack J. Coe Jr.). “The Essential Role of Courts for Supporting Innovation,” symposium on Steps Toward Evidence-Based IP, University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas (Jan. 24, 2014) (with Erin O’Hara O’Connor). Palestine International Arbitration

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FACULTY NEWS Conference, Ramallah, West Bank, Palestine (Dec. 9, 2013). Eighth Annual Judicial Symposium on Civil Justice Issues, George Mason University, Arlington, Va. (Nov. 18, 2013).

David Gottlieb PRESENTATIONS “NSA Surveillance,” National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Annual Meeting, Kansas City, Mo. (Nov. 7, 2013). SERVICE Brief for Mr. Kevin Kithuka, an immigrant from Kenya, who argues he would be persecuted if he returned to that country, pro bono case through CAIR Coalition of Washington D.C., Immigration Court, Baltimore, Md. (March 15, 2014). Oral arguments for Estrada-Corona v. Holder, No. 12-72636, before a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, Pasadena, Calif. (final client in KU’s Immigration/Asylum Law Clinic) (Jan. 10, 2014). Member, International Council, New Israel Fund (Summer 2013 - present).

Virginia Harper Ho JOURNAL ARTICLES “Of Enterprise Principles and Corporate Groups: Does Corporate Law Reach Human Rights?,” 52 Columbia Journal of Transnational Law 113 (2013). TRANSLATIONS “Corporate Governance as Risk Regulation in China: A Comparative View of Risk Oversight, Risk Management, and Accountability,” 4 European Journal of Risk Regulation 463 (2012) (Special Issue: “Comparing Risk Regulation in China and Europe”), reprinted and translated into Chinese, appearing in (2014) (Foreign Scholarship on Chinese Law: Corporate Law Volume) (Chen Xiahong, series ed.; Ge Pingliang & Liang Jianglong, vol. eds., Beijing: China Encyclopedia Publishing, 2014) (in Chinese) (translation solicited by publisher for volume devoted to leading Western scholarship on China).

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PRESENTATIONS “The Recursivity of Reform: China’s Amended Labor Contract Law,” Faculty Colloquium, Case Western Reserve University School of Law (Nov. 8, 2013). SERVICE Commentator, American Bar Association, Section of Business Law, Draft Model Business Conduct Standards to Eradicate Labor/Child Trafficking (October - November 2013).

Chelsi Hayden PRESENTATIONS “LRW: It’s More than the Memo,” Legal Writing Institute One-Day Workshop, University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Mich. (December 2013). “Conservation Easement Enforcement & Case Law Developments,” at the Conservation Easements: Protecting Landowners’ Interests CLE, Wichita, Kan. (October 2013).

John Head BOOK CHAPTERS “Finance,” in Handbook of Key Global Financial Markets, Institutions, and Infrastructure 585-93 (Douglas Arner, ed., 2013). JOURNAL ARTICLES “Justinian’s Corpus Juris Civilis in Comparative Perspective: Illuminating Key Differences Between the Civil, Common, and Chinese Legal Traditions,” 21 Mediterranean Studies 91-121 (December 2013). PRESENTATIONS Moderator, panel on environmental aspects of water law, Waters of the United States: Adapting Law for Degradation and Drought, University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kan. (Nov. 1, 2013).

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Mike Kautsch MULTIMEDIA PUBLISHING “Who Needs Enemies? Ethical Pitfalls for Lawyers Who ‘Friend’ and Use Social Networks,” DVD based on proceedings of the 26th annual Media and the Law Seminar in Kansas City, Mo. (University of Kansas School of Law and University of Kansas Continuing Education, Jan. 10, 2014). WEB PUBLISHING “Kansas,” a chapter in the national “Open Courts Compendium,” Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, Arlington, Va. (Dec. 31, 2013). PRESENTATIONS Presenter & Panelist, “The Art Museum as a Protest Target,” Kansas Art Controversies and the First Amendment, University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kan. (Nov. 14, 2013).

Pam Keller PRESENTATIONS “Writing Tips for the Litigator,” Law Over Easy Series: Civil Litigation, Kansas City, Mo. (March 6, 2014). “Legal Writing Refresher,” Sam A. Crow Inn of Court, Topeka, Kan. (Jan. 9, 2014) (with Jeffrey Jackson).

Elizabeth Kronk Warner JOURNAL ARTICLES “International and Domestic Dimensions of Climate Justice for Arctic Indigenous Peoples,” 43 Revue Générale De Droit 113-150 (December 2013), with Randall S. Abate. “Tribal Renewable Energy Development Under the HEARTH Act: An Independently Rational, but Collectively Deficient, Option,” 55(4) Arizona Law Review 1031-1072 (December 2013).

SERVICE Testimony on the Business Entity Standard Treatment Act: Hearings of the Kansas House Committee on Commerce, Labor, and Economic Development (Feb. 21, 2014).

PRESENTATIONS Author & Presenter, “Tribes as Innovative Environmental ‘Laboratories,’” Faculty Workshop Exchange hosted by the University of Arkansas School of Law, Fayetteville, Ark. (March 13, 2014).

Testimony on Amendments to the Kansas Revised Limited Liability Company Act: Hearings of the Kansas House Judiciary Committee (Jan. 23, 2014) and the Kansas Senate Judiciary Committee (March 12, 2014).

“Foundations of Federal Indian Law and the Federal Trust Responsibility,” presentation to the joint KU/Haskell class on the Wakarusa Wetlands, University of Kansas (March 10, 2014).


Author & Presenter, “Indigenous Peoples & Climate Change Perspective,” University of Missouri Journal of Environmental and Sustainability Law Symposium, Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 14, 2014). “Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples,” Latin American Studies Department, University of Kansas (Feb. 6, 2014).

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Invited Panel Presenter, “Working to Protect the Seventh Generation: Indigenous Peoples as Agents of Change,” 2014 Santa Clara Journal of International Law Symposium, Santa Clara, Calif. (Jan. 25, 2014). Guest Speaker, “Federal Indian Law 101,” Meeting of the Federal Bar Association Massachusetts Chapter, Boston, Mass. (Nov. 21, 2013). Author & Presenter, “Is Title VI a Viable Tool for Protection of Environmental Justice Communities?” Fourth Annual Environmental Law and Justice Symposium, Florida A&M University School of Law, Orlando, Fla. (Nov. 8, 2013). Author & Presenter, “Examining Tribal Environmental Law,” Annual Junior Scholars Workshop, Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing, Mich. (Nov. 1, 2013). AMICUS BRIEFS On Brief, Alec L., et al. v. McCarthy, et al., Brief of National Congress of American Indians, et al. as Amici Curiae in Support of Plaintiffs-Appellants Seeking Reversal, On Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Columbia (No. 11-cv-02235 (RLW)) (filed Nov. 12, 2013). TRIBAL COURT OPINIONS Author, Response to Motion to Withdraw as Counsel for Appellant, In Re TCD, APP-1302 (Jan. 23, 2014) (confidential child welfare case).

Rick Levy

Lou Mulligan

PRESENTATIONS “Federalism and Polarization in the United States,” at Decentralization Reform Under the Economic Crisis, Kanagawa University, Yokohama, Japan (Nov. 14, 2013) (presented in absentia) and at Legal Research Workshop, University of Kansas School of Law (Oct. 18, 2013). The paper has been published online and the collected papers are forthcoming in book form.

PRESENTATIONS KU Anti-Slavery Clinic Grant Presentations, Humanity United, Washington, D.C. (Jan. 14 - 16, 2014).

SERVICE Testimony before the House Judiciary Committee of the Kansas Legislature Concerning HB 2466 (electronic notice in administrative proceedings), Topeka, Kan. (Feb. 12, 2014). “First Amendment Limits on Social Media Policies in Public Universities,” presented to the Kansas Board of Regents’ Work Group on Social Media Policies, along with written memorandum, Topeka, Kan. (Feb. 11, 2014). Testimony before the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee of the Kansas Legislature concerning constitutional issues raised by the Kansas Agricultural Corporations Act, Topeka, Kan. (Jan. 21, 2014).

Steve McAllister PRESENTATIONS Presenter & Panelist, “Supreme Court Update: Pending Decisions,” for federal judicial law clerks, U.S. Attorney’s Office, and Federal Public Defender’s Office in the District of Kansas, Kansas City, Kan. (Nov. 21, 2013) (with Toby Crouse); and Leavenworth County Bar Association, Leavenworth, Kan. (with Toby Crouse) (Oct. 24, 2013).

Joyce McCray Pearson REPORTS Mid-America Association of Law Libraries Consortium Treasurer’s Report (4th Quarter 2013) (December 2013). PRESENTATIONS “Connecting Law Libraries with the Judiciary: The Kansas Supreme Court Research Clinic,” Mid-America Association of Law Libraries 2013 Annual Meeting, Omaha, Neb. (Oct. 18, 2013) (with Chris Steadham).

“Corporate Governance and Agency,” Black & Veatch Continuing Professional Education, Overland Park, Kan. (Dec. 4, 2013). MEDIA Delece Smith-Barrow, “Weigh 3 Factors Before Pursuing an Accelerated B.A.-J.D. Program,” U.S. News & World Report (Oct. 31, 2013). SERVICE Board Member, Kansas Legal Services (January 2013 - present).

Uma Outka PRESENTATIONS Invited Contributor, Concurring Opinions, Online Symposium on David Driesen’s “Economic Dynamics of Law” (Cambridge University Press 2013) (March - April 2014). Bringing the Rockies to the Bayou Plenary Lecture, “Intrastate Preemption in the Shifting Energy Sector,” Louisiana State University Law Center (March 2014). SERVICE Faculty Guest Lecturer, “Wetlands Protection under the Federal Clean Water Act,” KU-Haskell Interdisciplinary Wetlands Course, Environmental Studies Program (March 2014). Moot Court Coach (with Professor Beth Cateforis), National Environmental Moot Court Competition, Pace Law School (February 2014). Programs Vice-Chair, Energy Infrastructure and Siting Committee, American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy and Resources (2013-14). Panel Moderator, “Preventing the Ghost Town: What Rural Communities Need to Do to Survive in the Modern Economy,” Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy Symposium (February 2014). Energy Editorial Advisory Board, Law360 (LexisNexis) (2014-15).

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John Peck

Andrew Torrance

Steve Ware

PRESENTATIONS “Legal Challenges in Conserving Water in the United States,” Annual Meeting of the America Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and the Soil Science Society of America, in session titled, “Blue Waves, Green Dreams, and Shades of Gray: Perspectives on Water,” Tampa, Fla. (Nov. 5, 2013).

JOURNAL ARTICLES “The Unpatentable Human Being,” 43(5) The Hastings Center Report (October 2013).

BOOKS “Is Adjudication a Public Good?: ‘Overcrowded Courts’ and the Private-Sector Alternative of Arbitration,” 14 Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution 899 (2013).

“Some Legal Responses to Drought in Kansas,” Kansas Law Review Symposium, Waters of the United States: Adapting Law for Degradation and Drought, University of Kansas School of Law (Nov. 1, 2013).

Allison Reeve PRESENTATIONS Open Access Fund Author Fund Report, Annual KU Open Access Board meeting, Watson Library, University of Kansas (Feb. 18, 2014) (with L. Ada Emmett). “Beyond a Warm Welcome: Finding and Meeting the Needs of International Law Students,” Mid-America Association of Law Libraries Annual Conference, Omaha, Neb. (Oct. 19, 2013). SERVICE Member, Mid-America Association of Law Libraries Public Relations Committee (December 2013 - present).

Joyce Rosenberg JOURNAL ARTICLES “Holiday Gifts for Legal Writers,” 82 Journal of the Kansas Bar Association 10 (December 2013). SERVICE Assistant Editor, Legal Writing Institute, Legal Writing: The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute (January 2014 - present).

Chris Steadham PRESENTATIONS “The Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act: Advocacy and Adoption in the MAALL States” (with Rhonda Schwartz) and “Connecting Law Libraries with the Judiciary: The Kansas Supreme Court Research Clinic” (with Joyce McCray Pearson), Mid-America Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, Omaha, Neb. (Oct. 17-18, 2013).

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PRESENTATIONS “Product and Service Development in the Internet Age,” MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, Mass. (2014). “Innovation Rights,” MIT Innovation Laboratory, MIT Sloan School of Management (March 5, 2014) (with Eric von Hippel). “The Loci and Foci of Innovation,” Workshop on Innovation, Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research & The Harvard University Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Cambridge, Mass. (Jan. 24, 2014). “Revolutionary Times for the Patent System,” Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Mich. (December 2013). “De-Extinction Law: GMO, International, and Patent,” National Academies, Committee on Science, Technology, and Law, Policy and Global Affairs Division, Washington, D.C. (November 2013). “Design Patents: Great Idea, or Greatest Idea?” 2013 Evil Twin Debate, Intellectual Property Institute, University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va. (November 2013) (with Mark Janis). “Synthetic Biology: Standard-Setting and Intellectual Property,” University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, Calif. (November 2013). “The Unpatentability of Human Beings and the U.S. Supreme Court,” University of Toronto Faculty of Law Patent Colloquium, Toronto, Canada (November 2013). MEDIA “Kansas Board of Regents Considering ‘Post-Tenure’ Reviews,” Associated Press (Nov. 6, 2013). “Kansas Board of Regents Considering ‘PostTenure’ Reviews,” KCUR (Nov. 5, 2013).

Suzanne Valdez PRESENTATIONS “Professionalism Codes & Guidelines for Litigation Conduct,” Law Over Easy CLE: Civil Litigation, Kansas City, Mo. (March 6, 2014).

PRESENTATIONS “Vacating Legally Erroneous Arbitration Awards,” Penn State University, University Park, Pa., via phone due to weather at O’Hare Airport (Jan. 31, 2014); and Federalist Society, Law Professors Division, New York, N.Y. (Jan. 5, 2014).

Lua Yuille JOURNAL ARTICLES “Sex in the Sexy Workplace,” 9(1) Northwestern Journal of Law and Social Policy 88 (2013). PERSONAL Professor Yuille and her family welcomed a baby girl, Amandla Wright Alvarado Yuille, born Dec. 1, 2013.

Corey Rayburn Yung JOURNAL ARTICLES “Computer Aided Legal Research: A Response to Oldfather, Bockhorst, and Dimmer,” 65 Florida Law Review Forum 1 (2013). “A Typology of Judging Styles,” 107 Northwestern University Law Review 1757 (2013). WEB PUBLISHING Guest blogger, Concurring Opinions (February 2014 – present) PRESENTATIONS Author & Presenter, “How to Lie with Rape Statistics,” Association of American Law Schools Annual Conference, New York, N.Y. (January 2014).


ALUMNI PAY TRIBUTE TO RETIRING PROFESSOR Defender Project Director David Gottlieb inspired generations of KU lawyers

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fter 35 years of distinguished service, Professor David Gottlieb retired this spring from the University of Kansas School of Law. A graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center, Gottlieb joined the KU Law faculty in 1979. He served as director of the Paul E. Wilson Defender Project from 1979 to 1999, and as director of clinical programs from 1995 to 1999. He has written extensively on guideline sentencing and the death penalty. He is also nationally recognized for his leadership in clinical legal education and has served as a consultant on clinical legal education in the U.S. and abroad, most recently in the Ukraine, Bulgaria and Turkey. Alumni sent tributes to be shared at his retirement reception in December. Following are some highlights: “You’ve taught me more than just how to be a lawyer. You have taught me how to think, reflect, be curious, determined yet gentle, to act with purpose and integrity, and to never stop growing.” — KU Law Professor Jean Phillips, L’90, director of the Project for Innocence & PostConviction Remedies

“Although it has been almost 20 years since I was at KU Law and my practice since graduation has had nothing to do with criminal law, I remember Professor Gottlieb distinctly. Working at what was then the Defender Project with him was my first experience with seeing how what is written in law books affect real people — people who have been on different sides of life-altering events. In that way, Professor Gottlieb was the first to teach me what being a lawyer meant, and he was a very good teacher in that regard.” — Michael Matula, L’96, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

“Professor Gottlieb was extremely accessible and guided us through what we needed to do to analyze the important issues and attempt to assist our federal and state inmate clients. For me, it also allowed me to step out of my student comfort zone and work on cases that had real-life significance, if only to the client I was working for. The practical skills gained made the transition to practicing attorney so much easier.” — Steven R. Shattuck, L’81, senior attorney, Cooper & Scully PC

A man of many talents, Professor David Gottlieb plays the harmonica during a 2002 performance by the Moody Bluebooks, the law school faculty band. (Mike Yoder/Lawrence Journal-World)

“I recall David talking a lot about the importance of the adversarial system. He taught how crucial it was for defense lawyers to put the government to its proof and challenge police procedures. But I remember one class in which a student suggested that prosecutors were sort of evil totalitarians. David was firm and absolutely clear: ‘No,’ he said. ‘Both sides protect a valid interest. The defense lawyer is protecting his client’s rights. The prosecutor’s interest is protecting public safety.’ That lesson, those specific words, have stuck with me all these years.” — KU Law Professor Joyce Rosenberg, L’96 “In addition to giving me interesting practical legal experience, the clinic expanded my cultural horizons. You knew every country and western song involving prisons, moms, dogs and pickup trucks.” — Tim Madden, L’82, senior counsel, Kansas Secretary of Corrections

“I know you have the respect of all of the judges in the Kansas federal courts. Your representation of your clients over the years has been outstanding. You were always well-prepared, and your arguments were articulate and persuasive.” — Pat Haley, L’80, law clerk, Judge Richard Rogers

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OFFERING A LIFELINE

Seattle alumnus makes $1 million gift to fund law scholarships

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eau Gould, L’89, is a self-described people person. “I learned a long time ago that whenever I meet with people, which is basically what I do for a living, I always do it at their place, never at mine. It just makes my life more interesting,” Gould said. The Seattle attorney and business owner credits his success with being in the right place at the right time, but one senses it has a lot to do with his ability to step outside his comfort zone, connect with others and take risks. One of those risks — perhaps the most important one — was his decision to enroll at KU Law despite having no idea how he would pay his tuition bills. “Some guy walked up to me the first day of law school and said, ‘You’ve been chosen,’ and handed me a check for $9,000.” That check was a scholarship to fund his legal education. Now Gould and his wife, Julie, are the ones paying it forward for a new generation of KU lawyers. Their $1 million gift will support scholarships for KU Law students.

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Gould grew up in the western Kansas town of Dodge City in what he describes as a “KU-centric family.” His dad and grandfather, 1952 and 1922 KU Law graduates, practiced in the family’s hometown. His sister, mother, grandmother, grandfather, aunt and several great-aunts all attended KU. When it came to putting down roots, Gould sought to break with family tradition. “My goal was to escape,” he said of western Kansas. But when it came to KU, his family legacy was the only one he considered. “It was the only school I applied to, because if I didn’t get in I wasn’t going to law school,” Gould says. He did get in, an event that set in motion a long and rewarding legal career. “I really feel like my success can be traced directly back to law school,” Gould says. “I came out of there a lot smarter person than I went in.” He credits KU with teaching him deductive reasoning and persuasion. Gould was inspired by Professor John Peck’s real


estate law classes. “It’s the antiquity of real estate law that I found really fascinating,” he said. “At some point a long time ago, a guy drew a line in the ground and said, ‘This is mine,’ and someone else said, ‘No, it’s mine.’” After law school Gould set out for Seattle and launched a career in real estate. “Bit by bit I pieced together the paradigm that is real estate investment and management,” Gould says. Today he is a practicing attorney and business owner, philanthropist and proud member of the Jayhawk nation. Gould knows no stranger, a quality that has served him well over the years. He reminisces fondly about meeting Danny Manning while he was in law school. A competitive high school swimmer, Gould swam laps at the campus athletic center during study breaks. Manning was rehabilitating his knee at the time, and the two struck up a friendly banter. “I would bust his chops that he was so tall all he had to do on the court was turn around,” Gould said. While a law student, Gould also moonlighted as a producer for the campus radio station’s Jayhawk broadcast and got to know legendary coach Larry Brown. He still laughs when he recalls how he ended up among the fans who watched Manning and Brown lead the Jayhawks to a national championship in Kansas City in 1988. “KLWN was the regional provider for the Jayhawks broadcast and was broadcasting the game,” Gould explained. “My friend and I, we put on our KLWN polo shirts and took this rolling audio equipment box from the station, not even knowing what was in it. We walked in the back door like we knew what we were doing. We didn’t have any place to sit the whole game — we just rolled around with that box.” As a successful businessman, Gould’s days are filled with important meetings, big decisions and plenty of travel. Yet one of his greatest pleasures is seeing the Jayhawk nation alive and well, even in the Northwest. “About every third or fourth day, I see a KU sign,” Gould says. “I see bumper stickers, license plate frames. I know a KU alum who owns a big sports bar in Seattle and hosts watch parties. There’s an active community.” Gould is proud to do his part to help that community grow and thrive. He calls his gift one of the most gratifying things he’s ever done. “When I got my scholarship, it really was a lifeline,” he said. “I hope to do for another student what my scholarship did for me.” — Emily Sharp

“I hope to do for another student what my scholarship did for me.”

KU LAW SURPASSES $20M CAMPAIGN GOAL Student scholarships continue to be school’s top fundraising priority Just two years since the formal launch of Far Above, a university-wide fundraising campaign, we are pleased to announce the law school has surpassed its total campaign goal. Thanks to generous support from alumni and friends, KU Law had raised more than $21.3 million through April 15, 2014. We set a $20 million goal for the campaign and are so grateful that you have helped us surge past our aspirations. Your gifts have already allowed us to increase scholarship support to students, helping us recruit a strong Class of 2017 that we’ll be able to tell you more about this fall. With the Far Above campaign scheduled to conclude in June 2016, our campaign priorities remain unchanged. These priorities determine how we allocate unrestricted gifts, and we hope they will also guide you as you consider your contributions to the campaign:

1) Scholarships 2) Faculty support 3) Program support 4) Building enhancements

As a strong regional school with a growing national reputation, KU Law prepares students to be leaders in the legal community. To move the law school to even greater heights, campaign funds will help us strengthen our recruitment, teaching and mentoring of students to prepare them to be outstanding lawyers and active leaders. We will recruit, mentor and retain a diverse faculty of excellent teachers and committed, nationally recognized scholars and clinicians. We also will build our regional and national reputation for excellent legal training, innovative legal scholarship, and service to an increasingly globalized community. We will steward our existing fiscal resources responsibly while also engaging and energizing supporters to expand the resources available to the school and its students.

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DISPLAY RECOGNIZES MOST GENEROUS DONORS KU Law’s most generous alumni and friends are recognized prominently on a new donor wall unveiled this spring at Green Hall. Donors whose lifetime giving or planned gifts exceed $25,000 are included on the wall, located just outside the dean’s office suite on the second floor of the law school. Under the heading “Investing in our Future,” donors are featured in giving categories — chosen by alumni members of the law school’s Far Above campaign committee — inspired by the icons, history and natural beauty of Kansas: n Far Above: $500,000+ n Ad Astra: $200,000 - $499,999 n Free State: $100,000 - $199,999 n Tall Grass: $50,000 - $99,999 n Sunflower: $25,000 - $49,999 n Mount Oread: planned gifts The wall will be updated periodically, presenting an opportunity for existing honorees to move to higher giving categories and for new honorees to be added. Questions? Contact Noelle Uhler at nuhler@ku.edu.

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“Thank you. Your generosity makes an outstanding, affordable legal education available to future KU Law graduates.” — Dean Stephen Mazza


Alumna’s gift establishes fellowship for mental health law at KU Law

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illions of people suffer from mental illness, and its inherent nature and public stigma prevent so many of them from accessing effective medical care and legal assistance. KU Law’s Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic will be able to expand its assistance to clients by focusing on those with mental health needs thanks to a memorial gift from Madeleine McDonough, L’90. McDonough’s significant pledge establishes the Elizabeth M. Gallup, M.D., J.D., Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic Fellowship Fund for Mental Health, in memory of a local lawyer and primary care physician who leveraged her legal and medical training to help thousands of people suffering from physical and mental illnesses. The fund will create a fellowship position within the Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic to assist clients with mental health needs, create greater awareness of mental health legal needs, and advance mental health law. The fellowship will be a two-year position awarded to a KU Law graduate. “I am hopeful that KU’s Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic will make some inroads to assist those suffering from mental health challenges to obtain high-quality legal help,” said McDonough, a partner in the Kansas City, Mo., and Washington, D.C., offices of Shook, Hardy & Bacon. “The fact that the clinic is based within the KU Medical Center promotes direct patient referrals and helps bridge the medical and legal care that patients/clients need.” Dr. Gallup held leadership positions in such organizations as the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Kansas City Free Health Clinic. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, she founded Mississippi’s Forgotten to assist displaced people with serious medical and legal needs. She pioneered many programs designed to overcome legal hurdles to ensure delivery of optimal

patient care. Gallup always viewed mental health as integral to physical health. “Dr. Gallup’s vision aligns perfectly with the MLP model. Through this fellowship, the clinic will partner with psychologists, psychiatrists, and the broader health care team to recognize and address patients’ health-harming legal needs,” said Professor Katie Cronin, director of the MLP Clinic. “While the clinic already assists a number of patients living with mental illness, the fellowship provides an opportunity to expand the number of patients served and to go one step further to address systemic legal barriers faced by those with mental health needs.” McDonough anticipates that hundreds or perhaps thousands of people may be helped as a result of the fellowship and encourages alumni to consider the benefits of supporting experiential legal education at KU. “KU Law has established many practical, effective clinics,” McDonough said. “As an alum, helping fund a legal fellowship is a great way to further the goals of the school, the students, and mostly those people who may most need practical legal help.” A Kansas City native, McDonough worked as a clinical pharmacist at the University of Kansas Medical Center before attending KU Law. She chairs the Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Litigation Division, and co-chairs the Agribusiness & Food Safety Practice and Life Sciences & Biotechnology Practice at Shook, where she has worked for 24 years. — Mindie Paget

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VOLUNTEER HONOR ROLL

Top: Stacey Blakeman, L’09, meets first-year law student Tashina Azure during the 1L Mentor Reception in October 2013. Bottom: Bill Sampson, L’71, and Sarah Lynn Baltzell, L’08, of Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP counsel students in the Expert Witness Skills Workshop in May 2013.

This sixth annual edition of the Volunteer Honor Roll recognizes the many KU Law graduates who donate time, energy and expertise mentoring and staging mock interviews with students, guest lecturing in law classes and at student organization events, judging moot court rounds, hosting alumni receptions, serving on boards and otherwise volunteering for the benefit of the law school and future generations of KU lawyers. We value your contributions! Names that follow represent volunteer efforts from April 2013 to April 2014. If you are aware of any omissions or errors, please contact Mindie Paget at mpaget@ku.edu.

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GUEST LECTURERS, SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS Ryan Brunton, L’02 Stephen Craig, L’73 Cheryl Denton, L’90 Michael Dill, L’09 Dan Dunbar, L’93 Tyler Epp, L’03 Heather Counts Garret, L’00 Kelly Green, L’98 Paula Hahn, L’81 B. J. Hickert, L’80 Shannon Cohorst Johnson, L’07 Kevin Kelly, L’89 Chad Kyle, L’11 Cory Lagerstrom, L’98 Anne McDonald, L’82 Lt. Col. Susan Mitchell, L’94 Kyle Ritchie, L’13 Maj. Gen. Butch Tate, L’82 S. Lee Taylor, L’82 Derek Teeter, L’06 Jabari Wamble, L’06 Xing (Stanley) Wan, L’06 Burton Warrington, L’09 Edward Wilson, L’00 Karenbeth Zacharias, L’02 Corey Ziegler, L’98 MOOT COURT JUDGES Hon. G. Gordon Atcheson, L’81 Hon. Teri Barr, L’01 Trent Byquist, L’13 Michael Crabb, L’09 Adam Davis, L’08 Mark Dodd, L’06 Lauren Douville, L’12 Lindsay Grise, L’11 Lindsey Heinz, L’09 Ryan Hudson, L’05 Hon. Steve Leben, L’82 Stephanie Lovett-Bowman, L’10 Ken Lynn, L’81 David Magariel, L’04 Jill Moenius, L’12 Rachel Nelson, L’13 Eddie Penner, L’12 Mark Samsel, L’10 Kelley Sears, L’74

Jack McInnes, L’04 Kellie Mitchell, L’12 Hilliard Moore, L’11 Krista Morgan, L’01 Emily Perry, L’12 Demetrius Peterson, L’09 Melissa Plunkett, L’11 Robert Ramsdell, L’99 Erica Ramsey, L’10 Erika Rasmussen, L’06 Ambriel Renn-Scanlan, L’06 Jason Romero, L’09 Roger Stanton, L’63 David Treviño, L’06 Gregory Trum, L’11 Edward Tully, L’10 Emily Vijayakirthi, L’04 Amanda Voth, L’07 Jabari Wamble, L’06 Edward Wilson, L’00

Lauren Rosier, 1L, and David Treviño, L’06, visit during the 1L Mentor Reception in October 2013. Top: Judge David E. Bruns of the Kansas Court of Appeals, Judge William Benton of the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, and Judge Steve Leben, L’82, of the Kansas Court of Appeals judge the final round of the In-House Moot Court Competition in April 2013.

Luke Sinclair, L’08 Hon. Dale Somers, L’71 Burton Warrington, L’09 1L MENTORS Dwight Alexander, L’11 Jennifer Ananda, L’10 Joan Archer, L’92 Caroline Bader, L’09 Stacey Blakeman, L’09 Carly Boothe, L’06 James Carter, L’12 Danielle Davey, L’09 Barbara Daymude, L’12 Katie Means Devlin, L’12 Brooke Edenfield, L’10 Anne Emert, L’05 Alison Erickson, L’09

Michael Fischer, L’07 Alan Fogleman, L’11 Noah Garcia, L’12 Alexander Gard, L’08 Anna Gillispie, L’11 Ivery Goldstein, L’06 Lara Guscott, L’11 Emily Haack, L’08 Jennifer Haaga, L’10 Kara Harms, L’11 Lindsey Heinz, L’09 Stefani Hepford, L’03 William Hurst, L’06 James Johnson, L’03 Tawnya Johnson, L’11 Chris Kaufman, L’10 Sonja Kramer, L’10 Leilani Leighton, L’12

LEGAL CAREER FAIRS Nicole Aiken, L’08 Chesney Allen, L’11 Robert Allison-Gallimore, L’05 Steve Allton, L’04 Christina Arnon, L’09 William Bahr, L’97 Melanie Baker, L’97 Vedrana Balta, L’09 Curtis Barnhill, L’90 Stacey Blakeman, L’09 Ryan Brunton, L’02 Ashlyn Buck, L’09 Brad Burke, L’01 Trent Byquist, L’13 David Clauser, L’92 Jenny Deters, L’05 Mark Dodd, L’06 Alphonso Eason, L’02 Andrew Ellis, L’11 Robert Flynn, L’06 Rebekah Gaston, L’05 Kate Gleeson, L’11 Ivery Goldstein, L’06 Matthew Gough, L’05 Steve Grieb, L’07 Heather Hall, L’05 Grant Harse, L’10 Katharine Haynes, L’05

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Assistant United States Attorney Jabari Wamble, L’06, talks to students about Department of Justice jobs during Legal Career Options Day in November 2013. (Chuck France/ KU Marketing Communications)

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Marie Haynes, L’05 Garth Herrmann, L’06 Christina Holland, L’00 William Hurst, L’06 Neal Johnson, L’09 Chris Kaufman, L’10 Linda Koester-Vogelsang, L’90 Anna Landis, L’10 Tamera Lawrence, L’10 William LeMaster, L’03 Daniel Luppino, L’11 Timothy Miller, L’12 Timothy O’Brien, L’83 Heather O’Hara, L’07 Sara Pfeiffer, L’09 Melissa Plunkett, L’11 James Pottorff, L’84 Judy Pottorff, L’84 Rachel Rolf, L’07 Adam Siebers, L’10 Luke Sinclair, L’08 Catherine Skinner, L’08 Rachel Smith, L’99 Joshua Smith, L’10 Laura Smith, L’02 Libby Snider, L’99

Chad Tenpenny, L’97 Todd Thompson, L’82 David Treviño, L’06 Jabari Wamble, L’06 James Ward, L’07 Joanna Wochner, L’12 Ingrid Wong, L’12 Daniel Yoza, L’08 Holly Zane, L’86 Guillermo Zorogastua, L’07 SUPERVISORS FOR CLINICAL STUDENTS Sarah Lynn Baltzell, L’08 Katie Bray, L’11 John Bullock, L’91 Mitch Chaney, L’81 David Clauser, L’93 Mark Dodd, L’06 Elizabeth Hafoka, L’07 Steve Hunting, L’04 Brandon Jones, L’00 The Hon. Robert Fairchild, L’73 Lindsay Grise, L’11 Hon. Paul Gurney, L’82 Chelsi Hayden, L’01

Hon. Michael Hegarty, L’86 Hon. Joseph Johnson, L’76 Hon. Peggy Carr Kittel, L’83 The Hon. Tim Lahey, L’84 Anna Landis, L’10 Scott Long, L’91 Hon. John Lungstrum, L’70 Hon. Michael Malone, L’73 Chuck Marvine, L’96 Robert McCully, L’85 Lori McGroder, L’89 Emily Metzger, L’80 Hon. Carlos Murguia, L’82 Timothy O’Brien, L’83 Lannie Ornburn, L’96 Shon Qualseth, L’97 Judy Pottorff, L’84 Hon. Julie Robinson, L’81 Rachel Rolf, L’07 Joyce Rosenberg, L’96 Bill Sampson, L’71 Jon Strongman, L’02 Nancy Ulrich, L’83 Nathan Urbauer, L’08 Suzanne Valdez, L’96 Hon. Kathryn Vratil, L’75 Hon. Richard Walker, L’73 Burton Warrington, L’09 Marie Woodbury, L’79 Dan Zmijewski, L’03 MISCELLANEOUS Marzha Fritzler, L’12 Steve Leben, L’82 Jabari Wamble, L’06 ON-CAMPUS INTERVIEWS William Bahr, L’97 Byron Bowles, L’94 Lacy Boyle, L’09 Shannon Braun, L’04 Kathleen Britton, L’07 Ryan Brunton, L’02 Stacy Bunck, L’01 Erin DeKoster, L’11 Ryan Denks, L’98 Michael Fischer, L’07 Katie Gates Calderon, L’07 Julia Gilmore Gaughan, L’08 Ivery Goldstein, L’06


Matthew Gough, L’05 Andy Halaby, L’96 Tyler Heffron, L’05 Brandon Henry, L’03 Garth Herrmann, L’06 Bob Hoffman, L’93 Laurel Kupka, L’11 Brad LaForge, L’01 Lee Legleiter, L’11 Carrie McAtee, L’03 Sarah Millin, L’03 David Morantz, L’05 Andrew Nolan, L’98 Pat O’Bryan, L’05 Dallas Rakestraw, L’06 Erika Rasmussen, L’06 Jana Richards, L’90 Bill Sampson, L’71 Mark Samsel, L’10 Peter Simonsen, L’10 Michael Sullivan, L’74 Tom Weilert, L’75 MOCK INTERVIEW PROGRAM Ryan Brunton, L’02 Mark Dodd, L’06 Stefani Hepford, L’03 Anne Emert, L’05 Jonathan Davis, L’05 Alphonso Eason, L’02 Jason Zager, L’06 Jacy Moneymaker, L’07 Michael Fischer, L’07 Curtis Summers, L’05 Robert Flynn, L’06 Kathryn Gasper, L’08 Ingrid Wong, L’12 Lindsey Heinz, L’09 Maria Salcedo, L’09 Jeremy Graber, L’09 Alicia Kirkpatrick, L’09 Erica Ramsey, L’10 Peter Simonsen, L’10 Laurel Kupka, L’11 Chris Kaufman, L’10 Michael Cappo, L’13 Kyle Kitson, L’13

DIVERSITY ADVISORY COUNCIL Dan Cranshaw, L’03 Daniel Diepenbrock, L’85 Laura Clark Fey, L’92 Albert Herdoiza, L’80 Heather Jones, L’00 Lana Knedlik, L’96 Rico Kolster, L’01 Patricia Konopka, L’94 Marcella Lee, L’94 Janet Murguia, L’85 SEPT Kelley Sears, L’74 Joe Serrano, L’93 Damon Williams, L’02 Issaku Yamaashi, L’00 Holly Zane, L’86

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WOMEN’S ADVISORY COUNCIL Katharina Babich, L’91 Parthenia Evans, L’82 Amy Fowler, L’01 Cathy Havener Greer, L’76 Carrie Josserand, L’98 Madeleine McDonough, L’90 The Hon. Mary Murguia, L’85 Cathy Reinhardt, L’83 Elizabeth Schartz, L’88 Lisa Schultes, L’85 Stacey Warren, L’93 Jeanne Verville, L’85

NEW MEMBERS OF BOARD OF GOVERNORS Marshal Allshouse, L’99 Brad Burke, L’01 Justin Elkouri, L’08 Chuck Frickey, L’69 Martha Hodgesmith, L’78 Ryan Huschka, L’07 Tamara Niles, L’01 Pat Peery, L’81 Maj. Gen. Butch Tate, L’82

Left: Mitch Chaney, L’81, of Colvin, Chaney, Saenz & Rodriguez LLP in Brownsville,Texas, speaks with students in the Deposition Skills Workshop as fellow faculty member Chuck Marvine, L’96, chief trial attorney with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Division of Enforcement in Kansas City, Mo., listens. Right: Steve Fehr, L’76, outside counsel for the NHL and MLB Players Associations, speaks with students at a Sports & Entertainment Law Society meeting.

Find a complete list of board members at law.ku.edu/board

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE Martin Bauer, L’75 Lydia Beebe, L’77 David Elkouri, L’78 Kit Smith, L’72 Tom Wagstaff, L’72 CAPITAL CAMPAIGN KC SUBCOMMITTEE Dick Bond, L’60 Greg Silvers, L’94 Tom Wagstaff, L’72 Marie Woodbury, L’79

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CELEBRATING DIVERSITY IN

Clockwise from top left: Cynthia Yin, Steven Grieb, L’07, and David Treviño, L’07; U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II and Xavier Andrews, L’14; Jabari Wamble, L’06, delivers the keynote address. Opposite page, from top: Kristen Aitkins, Jacob Wamego, L’14, and Burton Warrington, L’09; Evan O’Brien, 1L, with his father Tim O’Brien, L’83, and brother Kyle O’Brien, L’14; Amos and Wilma Wamble with their son, Jabari Wamble, L’06.

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LAW As the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education approaches, the KU Law community came together on March 7, 2014 for the 19th annual Diversity in Law Banquet, hosted by the Black Law Students Association. A major fundraiser for the Diversity Scholarship Fund, the banquet celebrates diversity at the law school and in the legal profession. Jabari Wamble, L’06, delivered this year’s keynote address, drawing laughter with stories from his own career and stressing the importance of diversity in education and the legal profession. “I think we’ve learned from the past that you can’t just send children to the corner of the classroom or isolate students on a particular section of campus or abandon female attorneys in the basement of a law firm because they decide that they want to have a family,” Wamble said. “We are in this together. Someone understood that we have to do more than just admit students or hire attorneys for diversity’s sake; we have to give them the encouragement and the skills that they need to be successful.” Wamble is an assistant United States attorney for the District of Kansas. Prior to working at the federal level, he served as an assistant attorney general in the Office of the Kansas Attorney General. While there, he assisted in convicting a physician connected to 68 prescription drug deaths and 150 overdoses. Wamble also previously worked at the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office in the domestic violence unit.

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ALUMNI NOTES

Items were received or collected prior to April 7, 2014. Submit your news online at law.ku.edu/keep-touch. KU Law Magazine relies on alumni for the accuracy of information reported.

1960s William L. Turner, L’60, has published a new children’s book, “A Christmas Friend.” He has also published a number of articles in legal and medical journals. Turner lives in Los Angeles and is past president of We Tell Stories, a children’s theater company in Los Angeles. Robert Guenthner, L’67, was presented the 2014 Justice Award by the Kansas Supreme Court during a ceremony at the Kansas Judicial Center. The award recognizes his contributions to the advancement of justice in Kansas throughout his career. Guenthner has been with the law firm Morris, Laing, Evans, Brock & Kennedy, Chartered, in Wichita, since 1967. His practice concentrates on business, banking, probate, trust and tax law.

1970s Bernard D. Reams Jr., L’72, was recognized in January as Distinguished Professor of Law by St. Mary’s University School of Law. His new book, “Texas Community Property and Matrimonial Law,” was published by Wolters Kluwer in 2013. Reams has lived in San Antonio, Texas since 2000. Joseph F. Speelman, L’74, spoke at the 2013 International Corporate Counsel College in Paris, France and moderated the Cyber Risks and E-Privacy panel. The event discussed key business, government and legal issues affecting enterprises in the EU and provided insight on the increasing risks associated with the world’s reliance on

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electronic technology. Speelman is an attorney with Blank Rome LLP in Houston. Nathan C. Harbur, L’77, along with wife Kim B. Harbur and family founded Gift of Life, a nonprofit organization that mentors patients who need transplants and talks to high school students about organ donation. The organization has been recognized over the years for its work, most recently by the Johnson County Library Foundation with its Pinnacle Award. Harbur’s practice focuses primarily on civil and commercial litigation and personal injury cases. He has been working in the legal field in the Kansas City area since 1977.

1980s Susan Goering, L’80, ACLU of Maryland executive director, will be honored by the Maryland Commission for Women as an inductee to the Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame. Goering is being honored for her 25 years of dedicated work and leadership on behalf of the rights of all Marylanders as legal director and then executive director of the ACLU. The Hon. Janice Miller Karlin, L’80, has been appointed by Judge John Bates, director of the administrative office of the United States Courts, to a two-year term as chair of the Bankruptcy Judges Advisory Group. BJAG is comprised of a bankruptcy judge from each of the federal judicial circuit courts of appeal, and its purpose is to advise the director and the chief of the Judicial Services Office on matters pertaining to the operation of the bankruptcy system.

The Hon. Robert E. Nugent, L’80, was reappointed to a second 14-year term as a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Kansas by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Nugent has served as chief bankruptcy judge and as a judge of the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the 10th Circuit since 2002. In addition, Nugent was elected president-elect of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges on Nov. 1. He will serve as president of that organization beginning in September 2014. Michael K. Seck, L’82, with the firm of Fisher, Patterson, Sayler & Smith LLP in Overland Park, was selected for inclusion in the 20th edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of Civil Rights Law, Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Labor and Employment, Litigation – Municipal, and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants. Additionally, Seck was named the Best Lawyers’ 2014 Kansas City, KS Litigation – Labor & Employment “Lawyer of the Year.” Only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community is being honored as a “Lawyer of the Year.” The Hon. Teresa J. James, L’84, Shawnee, has been appointed a United States magistrate judge for the District of Kansas in Kansas City, Kan. James was formerly with the law firm of Martin, Pringle, Oliver, Wallace & Bauer LLP. Peter R. Barr, L’86, was selected by The Charlotte Business Journal as a winner of


the 2014 Corporate Counsel Awards, a program that honors the top in-house lawyers in the region. Barr was recognized for “Outstanding General Counsel with an Attorney Size of 2-10.” Barr, general counsel for Rack Room Shoes since 2001, has more than 18 years of retail counsel experience. Previously, Barr helped build Payless ShoeSource’s full-service law department. His 28year legal career also includes experience in two medium-sized commercial law firms and six years managing his own firm. Elizabeth Schartz, L’88, partner with Thompson & Knight LLP in Dallas, was selected for inclusion in the 2014 Chambers USA “Leaders in Their Field” legal directory by Chambers & Partners in the area of Labor & Employment law. Chambers USA exclusively lists attorneys who are strongly recommended from in-depth interviews with peers and clients. Rankings in the U.S. directory are assessed on specific criteria, including technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence and commitment. Joan Gummels, L’88, has been appointed general counsel of the Missouri Attorney General’s Office. Gummels has served three Missouri attorneys general, working in several divisions of the office including Litigation, Criminal Appeals and Governmental Affairs. Since 2012, she has been director of policy and communications. James Scott Kreamer, L’89, has been named Managing Member at Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice in Kansas City, Mo. Kreamer practices in the areas of commercial, construction, financial services, insurance, products liability and tort litigation. He has also served as national counsel for clients in the areas of toxic tort litigation and financial services.

1990s J. Michael Martinez de Andino, L’91, partner with Hunton & Williams LLP in Richmond, Va., was selected for inclusion in the 2014 Chambers USA “Leaders in Their Field” legal directory by Chambers & Partners in the area of Intellectual Property. He was also recognized among 2014 “Best Lawyers” in the areas of Copyright and Patent Law, Intellectual Property and Patent Litigation by The Best Lawyers in America, and selected by Best Lawyers as Richmond Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year” for 2014. He is a member of the board of directors for the American Intellectual Property Law Association and was appointed by Virginia’s governor to the Virginia Latino Advisory Board.

KU LAW REUNION WEEKEND September 26 - 27, 2014 The KU Law classes of 1974, 1984, 1989, 1994 and 2004 will reunite during Homecoming weekend. Please make plans to join us for these fun events: Friday, September 26 All-Reunion Cocktail Party Individual Class Dinners Saturday, September 27 Tailgate Party Homecoming Reception

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ALUMNI NEWS L. James Berglund II, L’92, partner with Thompson & Knight LLP in Dallas, was selected for inclusion in the 2014 Chambers USA “Leaders in Their Field” legal directory by Chambers & Partners in the area of Antitrust Law. Maj. Patrick Wiesner, L’92 (pictured on page 43), is a U.S. Army Reserve Judge Advocate. He is chief, Contract and Fiscal Law Division, United States Forces, Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghanistan. He grew up in Ellis, Kan., and earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Fort Hays State University. Andrew M. DeMarea, L’93, has earned the President’s Award from the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA). Each year, the award goes to those individuals who have contributed significantly to the work of the bar, have added value to the organization and provided leadership during the past year. DeMarea is a partner at Kenner Nygaard

DeMarea & Kendall LLC, representing clients who have experienced personal injuries, business losses, or problems with construction. Alan Souter, L’93, was presented with the Oklahoma Bar Foundation’s President’s Award at the OBA Annual Convention, for his work as co-chair of the Foundation’s Development Committee. He was also re-appointed as co-chair of the OBA Professionalism Committee, and to the OBA Investment and Awards committees. Souter is general counsel and CFO for RECO Construction Company, and a principal with RECO Medical Development Group, both located in Tulsa, Okla. Michelle Slavik Martin, L’94, is the new executive director of Catholic Charities of Northern Kansas, serving 31 counties in the state. Prior to this, she was in private

law practice, where she primarily focused on children who had been appointed guardians or were in foster care. Elizabeth D. Moneymaker, L’96, was elected partner in the law firm of Dickinson & Gibbons PA in Sarasota, Fla. Before joining the firm, Moneymaker served as an active-duty Judge Advocate in the U.S. Army, and was awarded the Bronze Star for service in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Moneymaker practices in the areas of construction litigation, insurance coverage, labor and employment law, motor vehicle negligence, personal injury litigation, premises liability and product liability. Vincent P. Schmeltz, L’97, partner with Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Chicago office, was recognized in the 2014 class of Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Schmeltz practices securities litigation,

DEDICATION TO LAW The University of Kansas School of Law is confronting challenges in legal education with an approach that is both innovative and responsive to the changing profession. Far Above: The Campaign for Kansas seeks to increase support for law students and faculty. Your gift opens doors for them to become leaders in the legal community. To support the KU School of Law, please visit Law, ‘13

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farabove.org, or contact Kristen Toner at KU Endowment, 785-832-7321.


civil litigation defense, corporate governance and compliance law. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. Wendy J. Hills, L’97, has been named senior vice president and general counsel of Waddell & Reed Financial Inc., a publicly traded national asset management and distribution company headquartered in Overland Park, Kan. Hills began her career with Waddell & Reed shortly after the company’s initial public offering in 1998.

Lt. Col. Mark D. Hoover, L’99, (above right) is an active duty U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate. He serves as the deputy legal advisor, International Security Assistance Force, Kabul, Afghanistan. He grew up in Lawrence, Kan., and earned a bachelor’s from Kansas State University. Angela S. Taylor, L’99, has been elected shareholder at Polsinelli in Kansas City, Mo. Taylor specializes in loan enforcement.

2000s Kristen M. Dekker, L’00, was elected partner at Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP in Kansas City, Mo., and represents clients in all aspects of secured lending. His clients include

financial institutions, developers and investors. Dekker has participated in the Greater Kansas City Bar Leadership Academy and has volunteered in a variety of leadership positions at First Call-Alcohol/Drug Prevention & Recovery. Catherine E. Barker, L’01, has joined the law firm of Gevurtz Menashe in Portland, Ore., and will handle family law-related matters in Oregon. Barker spent seven years practicing family law in Kansas before returning to Portland. Amy Schieferecke Beckstead, L’01, joined Hutcheson Bowers as a new partner in January. Hutcheson Bowers is a boutique labor and employment law firm based in Austin, Texas. Beckstead assists employers in complying with federal and state employment laws and is licensed in both Texas and California. Prior to joining Hutcheson Bowers, Beckstead was a partner at DLA Piper’s Austin, Texas offices. Matthew K. Corbin, L’03, has joined Aon Professional Services as a vice president, where he consults with Aon’s law firm clients on professional responsibility and liability issues. Corbin was previously a partner with Lathrop & Gage LLP in Overland Park. Lindsay Poe Rousseau, L’03, has been named budget director of Sedgwick County, Kansas. She started with Sedgwick County in 2010 as a budget analyst and has been serving as interim budget director. Previously, she was a performance auditor for the Kansas Legislature. Kelly D. Stohs, L’03, has been elected shareholder at Polsinelli in Overland Park. Stohs specializes in commercial litigation.

James M. Owen, L’04, was appointed by Gov. Jay Nixon to fill out the term of Webster County, Mo., Circuit Court Associate Division Judge Don Cheever, which will entail handling civil, criminal and family law cases as well as municipal docket for towns around the county. Prior to the appointment, Owen was a probate/estate planning associate for Hosmer King & Royce in Springfield and Marshfield, Mo. Andrew J. Nazar, L’05, has been elected shareholder at Polsinelli in Kansas City, Mo. Nazar focuses his practice on bankruptcy and restructuring. Scott P. Smalley, L’05, was recently promoted to partner at Stinson Leonard Street LLP in Kansas City, Mo. Smalley is a member of the firm’s Banking and Financial Services practice, focusing his practice on transactional matters involving financial institutions. In 2009, he was named Man of the Year by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. He is actively involved with the Kansas Bankers Association and serves as an ambassador to the KBA Young Bank Officers of Kansas. Curtis R. Summers, L’05, has been elected partner in the Kansas City, Mo., office of Husch Blackwell. Summers is a member of the Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals team and counsels clients on labor and employment matters. He assists with human resources issues and defends clients in employment-related litigation. Summers is a member of the Heartland Labor and Employment Institute’s steering committee and has been recognized as a 2012 and 2013 Rising Star in employment and labor law by Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers.

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Megan C. Winter, L’05, has been elected partner in the San Diego office of Fisher & Phillips LLP. Winter handles administrative and civil employment matters before state and federal courts and government agencies. Her practice involves representation of employers in a variety of matters including harassment and discrimination litigation, wage and hour class actions, and family and medical leave law. Winter also teaches an employment law class at San Diego State’s College of Extended Studies. Jesse E. Betts, L’06, of Thompson & Knight LLP was selected for inclusion in Texas Rising Stars 2014 by Thomson Reuters. The Texas Rising Stars represents the top 2.5 percent of Texas attorneys who are 40 years old or younger or those attorneys who have been practicing for 10 years or less. Betts practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions in the Dallas office. Eric J. Steinle, L’06, has been elected partner at Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP in Kansas City, Mo. His practice focuses on business transactions and planning, and he was recently involved with the Boulevard Brewing Company acquisition. Cara Dehnert Huffman, L’07, was hired as a full-time lecturer with a one-year nonrenewable contract after teaching as adjunct faculty for the past six years in the Business & Entrepreneurship Department (formerly Arts, Entertainment & Media Management) at Columbia College Chicago. Katie (Lula) Studt, L’07, and her husband, Jeremy, welcomed a son, Max William Studt, on Dec. 7, 2013. Katie is a senior product analyst at AXIS Insurance in Kansas City, Mo. Jenny Calvert, L’08, recently joined Hill, Kertscher & Wharton LLP in Atlanta as an associate. Megan Sterling Monsour, L’08, has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys. Monsour is one of the youngest members to be elected to the organization and one of only a handful of members practicing in Kansas. She practices at Martin Pringle’s Wichita office. Jason P. Romero, L’09, recently rejoined Husch Blackwell’s Kansas City, Mo., office. Romero previously practiced with Husch Blackwell and now returns as the newest member of the firm’s Real Estate, Development & Construction team.

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2010s Steven A. Tingey, L’10, has joined the Salt Lake City firm of Sallister Nebeker & McCullough. Tingey’s practice is focused in the areas of tax and estate planning, business law, real estate and banking. Wade L. Whiting, L’10, has been elected bar president of the Jefferson and Crook County Bar Association in Oregon. Whiting is a senior deputy district attorney for Jefferson County, Oregon. Zach K. Wiggins, L’11, of the law firm of Martin, Pringle, Oliver, Wallace & Bauer LLP has been selected for the 2014 Young Professionals of Wichita Leadership Academy. His practice focuses on business law, banking and financial services law, business litigation, estate planning, oil and gas law, and real estate matters. Samantha M. H. Woods, L’13, of the law firm of Martin, Pringle, Oliver, Wallace & Bauer LLP has been selected for the 2014 Young Professionals of Wichita Leadership Academy. She practices civil and commercial litigation, including insurance defense and products liability law, as well as bankruptcy and creditor’s rights.

IN MEMORIAM Phillip A. Burdick, L’80 St. Joseph, Mo., January 3, 2014 Robert A. Coldsnow, L’51 Topeka, Kan., January 23, 2014 Robert L. Davis, L’52 Wichita, Kan., January 24, 2014 James B. Gurley, L’54 Roanoke,Va., December 26, 2013 Dan G. Jackson III, L’63 Kansas City, Mo., December 28, 2013


Xavier Andrews, L’14 “I take seriously the discretion and responsibility that I have as a prosecutor in training. Our main goal is to seek justice, and putting somebody in jail is not always justice. Sometimes that might be getting someone into a rehabilitation center or enrolling them in an anger management class. I have a broader obligation as a prosecutor to serve the public good.” Summer internship: Johnson County DA, Olathe, KS

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KU Law Magazine | Spring 2014  

A magazine for alumni and friends of the University of Kansas School of Law. The Spring 2014 issue highlights KU Law's long history of educa...

KU Law Magazine | Spring 2014  

A magazine for alumni and friends of the University of Kansas School of Law. The Spring 2014 issue highlights KU Law's long history of educa...