Magazine for Alumni & Friends | FALL 2011
Family practice Three generations make KU Law a tradition
KU Law Magazine is published biannually for alumni and friends of the University of Kansas School of Law. Green Hall, 1535 W. 15th St. Lawrence, KS 66045-7608 785.864.4550 Fax: 785.864.5054 www.law.ku.edu DEAN Stephen Mazza Editor & Designer Mindie Paget email@example.com 785.864.9205 Contributors Alyssa Boone, 3L Sandy Patti Sarah Shebek Photos Mindie Paget Steve Puppe Sarah Shebek KU University Relations PRINTING Allen Press Lawrence, KS
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Graduation day 2011 Members of the KU Law Class of 2011, clockwise from bottom left: Evan North, Lindsay Grise and Laurel Kupka; Katie Bray Barnett and Ashley Wiechman; Deland Ji; and Jade Freeman. See more graduation photos on pages 12-13.
Contents KU law magazine | Fall 2011
departments 2 ON THE GREEN News briefs: Clinical opportunities ranking;
Journey to J.D.; green office recognition; Supreme Court bobblehead
19 Faculty NOTES Publications, presentations and other notable
24 Alumni News Medallion donors honored; Distinguished
Cover: family Practice For some families, KU Law has become a tradition that
Alumni named; reunions celebrated
32 Alumni Notes Alumni win awards, change jobs, get married
spans three generations.
activities by KU Law faculty
and welcome new family members
Justice delayed Wrongfully convicted civil rights activist cleared by Project for Innocence returns from exile, reinforces student’s career ideals
36 LETTER FROM THE DEAN
Message from Dean Stephen Mazza
37 DONOR REPORT
Recognition of fiscal year 2011 donors
45 In Memoriam Deaths in the KU Law family
Navigating the muslim world Raj Bhala arms U.S. soldiers and law students with knowledge
of Islamic law, culture
‘every minute is a gift’ Laura McKnight, L’94, pilots one
of nation’s largest community foundations through recession
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green hall news
On the green
News briefs by Mindie Paget
KU Law ranks in top 20 nationally for hands-on learning opportunities KU Law ranks 19th in the nation for providing hands-on learning opportunities through clinical positions for its students, according to National Jurist magazine. Faced with a tough legal job market and law firms that want new associates who can hit the ground running, law schools are ramping up their practical skills training – especially with clinics, the magazine noted in its September issue. The KU law school offers 13 clinics and externships in a variety of practice areas. Each program allows students to develop legal skills and learn professional values in actual practice settings. “At the KU School of Law, we do our best to provide students with a good balance of theory and practice in their legal education,” said Stephen Mazza, dean and professor of law. “Once they have a strong foundation built in the classroom, it’s crucial – especially in the current economic climate – that they learn to practice their craft in real-world situations. “Employers who hire our graduates SEPT appreciate the fact that they have already worked with real clients on real cases and are ready to be productive team members from day one. And we’re proud that our students and faculty can provide valuable legal services to Kansans through the pro bono work of clinics like the Medical-Legal Partnership and the Project for Innocence and Post-Conviction Remedies.” Because of the number of clinical positions offered at KU, each student who wishes to enroll in a clinic or externship has the opportunity to do so at least once, although many students participate in multiple clinics. Clinics and externships offered by the KU School of Law include: Criminal Prosecution Clinic, Elder Law Externship, Externship Clinic, Immigration/Asylum Law Clinic, Judicial Clerkship Clinic, Kansas Supreme Court Research Clinic, Legal Aid Clinic, Legislative Clinic, Media Law Clinic, Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic, Paul E. Wilson Project for Innocence and Post-Conviction Remedies, Public Policy Clinic and Tribal Judicial Support Clinic.
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High school students in the Journey to J.D. program introduce themselves at a barbecue at Green Hall. The weeklong summer camp exposes students to the study and practice of law.
High school students begin ‘Journey to J.D.’ at law camp View a photo gallery from Journey to J.D. at www.law.ku.edu/fall2011
Sixteen high school students from across Kansas got a taste of law school and careers in the legal profession during the second annual Journey to J.D. camp at KU Law. The camp is designed to support, mentor and encourage diverse students entering their junior year of high school to attend college and, ultimately, law school and pursue legal opportunities in the region. The students experienced a rigorous week of studies and travel, beginning with a team-building exercise at the Adams Campus Outdoor Education Center. They spent three full days in the classroom, learning basic legal principles from current law students serving as teaching assistants. During a trip to Topeka, the students visited the Brown v. Board of Education site, toured the Capitol and a juvenile correctional facility, and dropped in on
the Kansas Judicial Center, where they met with Kansas Appeals Court Judge Karen Arnold-Burger, L’82. They also visited Caleb Stegall, L’00, chief counsel to Gov. Sam Brownback. The students networked with alumni and other legal professionals during a barbecue at Green Hall. They also visited the law school’s Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic, the law firm of Lathrop & Gage, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Garmin, all in the Kansas City area. The law school’s alumni Diversity Council devised the idea for Journey to J.D., its version of the kinds of “pipeline” programs popularly employed by law schools and the legal profession to diversify legal education and the workforce. Karen Hester, director of diversity and inclusion, organizes and oversees the camp as program director, and professor Melanie Wilson served as faculty adviser this year. Major corporate sponsors of the 2011 camp included Lathrop & Gage LLP, Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP and Wal-Mart.
KU Law recognized as ‘green office’ by KU’s Center for Sustainability The Center for Sustainability at the University of Kansas recently recognized the law school’s efforts to reduce its environmental impact. The school was among 17 campus units designated “green offices” through a program administered by the center. Developed by KU’s Sustainability Ambassador Network, the Green Office Recognition Program was established to raise awareness about sustainable practices in the office and highlight efforts to create more sustainable workspaces at KU. Participants in the program complete an application that identifies specific actions their offices are taking, including strategies for cutting energy consumption, reducing waste and making environmentally preferable purchases. Actions are assigned a point value, and applicants’ total score determines their level of achievement, with Level 3 Green Offices reaching the highest level of recognition. The law school achieved Level 2 for its efforts to increase recycling, partner with environmentally responsible printers and incorporate green practices into the production of its publications, reduce energy consumption through computer settings and the use of multifunctional devices, and more. Departments were assisted by students in the Environmental Studies Capstone Project course. In addition to working on the Green Office Application, the students performed a mini energy audit and provided recommendations for additional actions that could be taken to reduce energy consumption and green the workplace.
KU team takes first place at international moot court A pair of KU Law students captured first place at the International Moot Court Competition in Information Technology & Privacy Law. Not only did Nathan Lindsey and Chris Omlid win first place in the oral arguments phase of the competition, but the judges also awarded them the prize for best petitioner brief. The competition took place Oct. 27-29 at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Lindsey and Omlid went up against teams from 23 schools from around the
world, briefing and arguing challenging and unresolved issues of technology law. They defeated teams from Australia, Cardozo (New York) and South Texas before besting Michigan State’s squad in the final round. Mike Kautsch, professor of law, coached the team, and Pamela Keller, clinical associate professor of law, serves as faculty adviser for the moot court program. Established in 1981, the John Marshall Law School International Moot Court Competition in Information Technology & Privacy Law is one of the largest and most respected of all international moot courts. Lindsey and Omlid’s winning brief will be published in the Journal of Computer and Information Law. The University of Kansas has an extensive moot court program, and the team’s win adds to a long tradition of excellence. Both students belong to the Moot Court Council, which represents KU in various national and international moot court competitions.
bobbleheads is to visually depict the court and its work,” McAllister said. “The court is so serious – big cases and controversial decisions. This is a more light-hearted approach, a way to illustrate their work in a fun but intellectually thoughtful way.” McAllister clerked for Thomas in his first year on the court in 1991. He collaborated on the bobblehead design with Ross Davies, a law professor at George Mason University in Virginia and the creator of the series. The six-inch limited edition figures originated eight years ago with then-Chief Justice William Rehnquist. Seven other current or recent justices have since been immortalized. The doll is not sold in stores, available only to subscribers of Davies’ law journal, The Green Bag, www.greenbag.org. Other legal aid groups also have been provided free copies, for nonprofit fundraising and promotion.
Stephen McAllister helps design Supreme Court bobblehead When Stephen McAllister is feeling nostalgic about the days he spent clerking for Justice Clarence Thomas at the U.S. Supreme Court, he need look no further than a stately little doll in his office. The black-robed figure even nods in agreement when questioned. It’s the Justice Clarence Thomas Annotated Bobblehead, released this fall in connection with the 20th anniversary of the justice’s service on the high court. McAllister helped design the toy, which depicts the history of Thomas’s jurisprudence. He is holding an American flag and standing on a pair of pizza boxes and a toy truck. The flag refers to a concurrence in a 2004 case over whether the Pledge of Allegiance should be recited by children in public schools. The jackknifed blue truck refers to a 1995 opinion written by Thomas dealing with whether individual lawsuits in state courts against a company over a pair of serious accidents would interfere with existing federal law. And the pizza box was inspired by his famous quote on a case over whether cable firms had to open their lines to high-speed Internet competition. “The hard part when designing the
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green hall news
By Alyssa Boone, 3L
Wrongfully convicted civil rights activist cleared by Project for Innocence returns from exile, reinforces career ideals for KU Law student
aw professors are fond of telling their students not to “lose sight of the forest for the trees.” However, often as a law student, my here and now seems like little more than a string of reading assignments that teach me the divergent tax treatment of support, property and alimony, or how to navigate an endless maze of statutes. While I know there are greater goals for my career in the long term, I have a hard time feeling like I’m accomplishing it in the day to day. The greater goals that brought many of us to law school are things
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like justice, equality and opportunity. Justice is a big concept, but it’s alive and well in the crowded offices at the Innocence Project. Technically, we’re the Paul E. Wilson Project for Innocence and Post-Conviction Remedies. I started the Project this semester, and one of my first assignments was Rev. Frederick Umoja’s case. I knew that he was wrongfully convicted, along with several other people, in Kansas about 40 years ago. He fled to Africa and has been there since, even though his daughter is in the U.S. and hasn’t seen
him that entire time. After the Project helped him wipe his record clean, he enlisted the Project to help him find a way back. I’d hardly started working on his case when Beth, my supervisor, caught me outside the law school and said, “You know Mr. Umoja’s case?” I started to explain that I finally had a chance to start working on it as she said, “He’ll be in class tomorrow, so apparently he’s worked some of it out on his own.” I was a little dumbstruck. His case had seemed so complicated and
remote. Up until then, I’d been reading about a string of administrative problems that were mostly rooted in events that occurred in foreign countries. Suddenly, his story couldn’t be more real. And the next day, there he was. Rev. Umoja showed up with his daughter, Jackie Johnson. His voice filled the room as he shared his story. He first told us about his time in Kansas. He was an activist for racial equality, but as he explained it, such activists were divided into two groups: those who proceeded with violence and those who believed there was another way. Umoja believed there was another way. However, racial tensions ran high, and many people refused to distinguish between these groups, labeling all equal rights activists as violent extremists. These same people accused Umoja and eight others in a trial full of fabricated evidence and racial prejudice. Umoja wasn’t worried because he knew he had done nothing wrong. However, he was convicted, and he lost on appeal. At this point, he looked at us and asked, “How could a nation that claims to be the epitome of justice and equality, a nation that prides itself on being a civil nation, allow this to happen?” The fact remains that our country did allow this to happen. As a result, Umoja fled to Tanzania, leaving behind a 3-year-old daughter, eventually settling in Liberia. For 40 years, Umoja lived through brutal civil wars, counseling child militants. He sought to teach children the value of education and the path to self-awareness. He described living in a community where bodies littered the streets. The bones became a part of the landscape, such that children would play football with the discarded skulls. Umoja described being under attack. He was once shot at for four hours while hiding inside his home. Eventually, his attackers got in and a young boy put his AK-47 in Umoja’s mouth. As he tells it, “He asked me, ‘Why didn’t you let us in?’ and I took his AK from my mouth.” He motioned gently, moving the gun aside. “And I said, ‘Because you were shooting
This story originally appeared on the KU Law Blog. You can read more first-person experiences from current students on the blog at kuschooloflaw.blogspot.com.
at me.’” The boy seemed to respect Umoja’s resistance to violence. Later that night, that same boy came back, along with others, and asked Umoja for water. The reverend not only gave them water, but also fed them. They sat down with him, and he asked them all, “Who are you?” None of the boys knew, and Umoja began helping them find their purposes and identities. Every week, they would come by Umoja’s house and talk. In his time there, Umoja counseled 5,000 youth combatants like those boys. Only two returned to fight. He taught at a high school that became the top high school in Liberia and worked to establish a university there. Recently, attorneys and student interns at the Innocence Project helped get Umoja clemency. His record is cleared, and he repeatedly expressed his gratitude. He is thrilled to be reunited with his daughter, Jackie Johnson. When class was over, I got to speak with Ms. Johnson. I asked her
when she and her father had first reconnected. “A year before last June,” she said. “I didn’t know if he was dead or alive. I didn’t know anything. I’d been trying to find anything I could, but in the ’80s we didn’t have the Internet. We didn’t have cell phones. I asked my mom, but she would always say, ‘I’ll tell you when you’re older,’ and one day I was older, and she was dead. I asked my grandma where the papers were, but she had Alzheimer’s, and she couldn’t tell me.” Johnson told me that she has barely slept since her father bought his airplane ticket, and even less since he arrived. They have stayed up until the early hours of the morning, and he has told her all about his life. She asks him for more stories until neither can keep their eyes open. “He’s the best dad in the world,” she said. “Nobody has a dad like him. Nobody.” When I was a senior at KU, finishing my degree in flute performance and frantically applying to law schools, I didn’t know why I was doing it. Rev. Umoja and Ms. Johnson are why I am in law school. They are why most of us do it: because our legal education allows us to be the voice of justice in our community. Sometimes our work becomes routine and our day-to-day tasks seem mundane. Rev. Umoja was a helpful reminder that those tasks are just trees in an impressive forest. n Law student Alyssa Boone (second from left) is pictured with Frederick Umoja, his daughter, Jackie Johnson, and Project for Innocence staff, attorney Alice White, far left, and clinical associate professor Elizabeth Cateforis, far right.
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Two generations of the Patton family have graduated from KU Law, and the third generation is on her way: from left, M.Tony Patton, L’00, Ashley Patton, 1L, and Michael Patton, L’73.
Three generations make KU Law a tradition
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By Mindie Paget
For some Jayhawk lawyers, the bird doesn’t
fall far from the nest. Their family trees include generations of relatives who have flocked to the University of Kansas School of Law.
PRACTICE Transformed by a KU Law education, their shared ability to “think like a lawyer” makes for some lively discussions at holiday dinners. But more than that, having a legal alma mater in common allows them to bond over stories of old and new Green Hall, favorite and not-so-favorite professors, and changes in legal education over time. “Especially the first year, it was nice to have someone who really knew what I was going through to commiserate with and bounce ideas off of,” said Jessie Connell Riley,
L’11, whose father and grandfather are also KU Law alumni. Many of these graduates have stayed true to KU through service and giving. They sit on the KU Law Alumni Board of Governors. Their generosity earns them membership in the Medallion and Dean’s Club donor groups. They are mentors to current law students and help secure jobs for new graduates each year. Following are the stories of four families that each boast at least three generations of KU Law graduates.
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Tim Connell, L’78, hugs his daughter, Jessie Connell Riley, after hooding her during her graduation ceremony in May 2011. Jessie is the third generation of the Connell family to graduate from KU Law. Below: Jessie,Tim and Tim’s mother, Mary Kay Connell, wife of O.J. Connell Jr., L’38.
CONNELL FAMILY Jessie Connell Riley wasn’t the kid who grew up saying, “I’m going to be a lawyer just like my dad.” But her father, Tim Connell, L’78, recognized an aptitude for the law in his daughter and suggested that she consider law school. “I looked at a lot of schools around the Midwest and really liked that KU Law had so many clinical opportunities,” Riley said. “The in-state tuition and family history didn’t hurt either. After attending Kansas State for undergrad, I knew going to law school at KU would make my very Jayhawk family proud.” She was right. And after three years, her father got a better-than-front-row seat to witness the proud moment when she received her law degree. Tim Connell took advantage of a newly established opportunity that allows KU Law graduates to come to the stage and hood their children at graduation.
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“The whole ceremony was very emotional for me, and I just hoped that I would not cry in the middle of it,” Connell said. “It is a real thrill to know that your child spent three years at the same place you did and knows how much work there is involved in obtaining a legal education.” Tim put his law degree to work at Kansas Legal Services for one year after graduation and has since practiced law with his father and brother in El Dorado. He also served on the KU Law Alumni Board of Governors. His father, O.J. Connell Jr., earned his KU Law degree in 1938. He began his career as an assistant county attorney and served for a time as chairman of the Butler County Republican party. He passed away in 2000. “It was not surprising to me that my three sons chose to attend law school,” said Mary Kay Connell, O.J.’s wife. “They heard and saw their father practice his profession with a great deal of satisfaction and dedication. I think he especially enjoyed the courtroom adversarial aspects of his
practice. He was an example of a career well chosen.” That love of law led O.J. and his wife to establish the Connell Teaching Professorships in Kansas Law in 1998. The fund supports two professorships in areas of law with particular application to Kansas in order to increase the knowledge and training of law students and practitioners. Professors John Peck, L’74, and Dennis Prater, L’73, hold the professorships. In 2011, Mary established the O.J. Connell Jr. Scholarship in honor of her late husband. Preference is given to students from Kansas. The students who benefit from the scholarship will enter a legal profession that has changed dramatically since O.J. began his practice. “There was little or no discovery at the time. You found out the facts at the time of the trial,” Tim said. —Jessie “Lawsuits were quicker and less expensive to try. Attorneys tended to stay in one place for their career, and it seems like there was more collegiality among attorneys.” Jessie passed the Illinois bar exam this summer and does pro bono work at Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance in Champaign, Ill. She is still searching for a full-time position. If she follows in the footsteps of her father and grandfather, she has a long, fulfilling career ahead of her. “I remember at dinner, growing up, my dad would sometimes tell us the facts of a case he was working on and ask us how we thought it should be decided. Looking back, that was like a mini prep-course on the Socratic method,” she recalled. “My dad and grandfather worked really hard and loved what they did. My grandfather never retired. He went into the office every day – even if it was just for a few hours – not because he needed to work but because he really enjoyed his work.”
practices in the health care litigation department. “I’ve talked to Ashley about trying to get an extra year in and getting an MBA and working in a larger company as in-house counsel rather than joining a law firm,” Tony said. “It’s just a lot of hours, a lot of time. But that’s up to her. Having a law degree allows you to do a lot of things.” Tony also got an early start in law. He spent his childhood doing homework after school at his dad’s law office in Emporia, but he thought he wanted to be a doctor. As a nontraditional
“After attending Kansas State for undergrad, I knew going to law school at KU would make my very Jayhawk family proud.”
PATTON FAMILY In some ways, Ashley Patton has already been to law school. When her father, M. Tony Patton, L’00, was working his way through Green Hall, Ashley was in elementary school and occasionally sat in on his late-night study breaks. “I remember waking up in the middle of the night and eating Pizza Shuttle and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with him at like 2 or 3 in the morning,” Ashley said. Now she’s establishing routines of her own as a first-year law student. It’s still early, but she’s already finding her father’s medical malpractice defense work interesting. Tony is a shareholder at Polsinelli Shughart in Overland Park, where he
Connell Riley, L’11 student with two children, though, law school offered a shorter path to a career – and a chance to expand on the pre-law courses he had enjoyed. “I grew up a KU fan and wanted to work in Kansas City, which made KU the perfect choice,” said Tony, whose medical malpractice focus merges his interests in law and medicine. By contrast, his father, Michael Patton, L’73, operates a general practice at Patton & Putnam in Emporia. He, too, attended law school while raising a family. “The last two years of law school, I scheduled all my classes in a three-day week, returning to Emporia to work the other four days,” he said. “With a family, classes, working and studying, I had very little sleep or time for anything else during those two years.” Still, Michael stowed away some fond memories that he shares with his son and granddaughter when they get together. He remembers professors like George Coggins and Martin Dickinson, both of whom are still teaching. If Ashley takes Tax Law from Dickinson, all three generations of Pattons will have been educated by the former dean of the law school. And what about a fourth generation? “I’m sure I’ll be like my dad and grandfather and make sure my kids go to KU,” Ashley said. “It’s not just that we like KU, but it just gives her more opportunities,” Tony said. “It’s a great school.” KU Law is part of a major university, too, Michael added. “There are so many activities and so many friendships you make here that will last for a lifetime. Those are really beneficial.”
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Glee Smith Jr., L’47
Jake Smith, L’03
SMITH FAMILY In a recent newspaper column, Professor Mike Hoeflich wrote that if ever there were someone who bleeds crimson and blue, it’s Glee Smith. Smith’s admiration of KU began as a young boy and grew stronger through his undergraduate days studying journalism on Mount Oread. Guided by journalism chair Elmer Beth and his fascination with the intersection of public service and the law, Smith set his sights on Green Hall. World War II interrupted his trajectory, but after serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps, marrying his college sweetheart and having his first child, Smith found his way back to KU Law. “That was in late October of 1945. School had been going on for six weeks, but Dean Moreau encouraged me to enroll in the law school immediately. He thought I would get caught up by Thanksgiving,” Smith said. “That encouragement, along with the opportunity to manage the Law School Book Exchange, firmed my decision to go to the KU law school.” His progeny have followed suit. Glee’s son G. Sid Smith graduated in 1970, and his grandson, Jake Smith (Sid’s nephew), continued the family tradition in 2003. “My dad and his friends were attorneys, so I observed first-hand how well-respected they were in their communities,” Sid said. “With that background, plus encouragement from both of my parents, it seemed natural to seek a law degree. KU Law was my only choice, based on quality, cost, convenience, and the looming military draft in 1967.” Before beginning service with the Navy JAG, where he spent 15 years, Sid worked for his
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G. Sid Smith, L’70
father at Smith & Burnett in Larned. He later served as senior associate counsel at the U.S. Office of Government Ethics and as an adviser to the U.S. State Department. For the past 10 years, he has taught English, history and government as a part-time teacher in northern Virginia public high schools. “Growing up with my dad as a lawyer made me realize early the value of a disciplined mind, analytical skills, and a logical approach to problem-solving,” Sid said. “It’s amazing to think that Dad and I may have influenced other family members to choose law school – my nephew at KU, niece at Yale and cousin at Washburn.” Indeed, Jake said, having lawyers around throughout his life proved instrumental in his awareness of and fondness for the legal profession. “I have always enjoyed the challenge of thinking about complicated issues from varying perspectives,” he said. He got plenty of practice confronting that challenge during law school. Professor Stephen Mazza’s tax courses proved especially enjoyable, and Jake ended up pursuing an LL.M. in Taxation at the New York University School of Law after leaving KU. He worked at a tax boutique in New York City for a few years, then moved to Phoenix, where he was an associate at Snell & Wilmer before accepting his current position at Squire, Sanders & Dempsey in May 2009. Jake often exchanges stories about KU Law with his uncle and grandfather. He recalls the anxiety of the first few weeks of classes, the stress of all-night study sessions, and the joy of winning courtside Final Four tickets in the ticket lottery two years in a row.
Evan Ice, L’93
“The memories of driving down last minute with a group of classmates to get to Atlanta and New Orleans are priceless,” he said. “Of course, the memory of losing to Syracuse is not so great.” Sid remembers faculty legends like Charlie Oldfather, Bill Kelly, Ray Goetz, James Logan, Paul Wilson, Bob Casad and Martin Dickinson. Glee’s dearest memories of law school consist of spending evenings with his wife, Geraldine, and small child cataloging the Book Exchange, the law school’s book store. During 64 years of practice in Larned and
ICE FAMILY Evan Ice, L’93, might not have known about the heated historical rivalry between KU lawyers and engineers when he decided to split his career between the two professions. But the law students who competed with engineering students in an annual tug-of-war over Potter Lake in the 1950s would be proud that their profession won out in the end. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and working at Boeing for four years, Evan decided his career ambitions lay elsewhere. “My father and grandfather were attorneys, and growing up I had just assumed that I would be an attorney myself,” he said. “As I gave serious thought to a long-term career, I came to the realization that I really did want to be an attorney and it wasn’t just a silly childhood dream. “I chose KU Law because, as a fifthgeneration Kansan, I planned to stay in Kansas and thought that KU Law would best prepare me to be a Kansas practitioner.” Evan had his own family as evidence. His father, Judge Theodore Ice, graduated in 1961, and his grandfather, the late C. Frederick Ice, was a member of the Class of 1924. His greatuncle, Harold Branine, also graduated from KU Law, and his great-grandfather was an attorney who – like most of his
“I obtained an excellent legal education. I hold a special place in my heart for KU Law.” —Evan Ice, L’93
now Lawrence, where he is of counsel with Barber Emerson, Glee proved to be a consummate alum. He served as a Kansas state senator, and a member of the Kansas Board of Regents, KU Endowment Association, KU Law Alumni Board of Governors, and KU Alumni Association. He received the law school’s Distinguished Alumni Award, KU’s Distinguished Service Award and KU’s Fred Ellsworth Alumni Award for Distinguished Service. He has been exceedingly active in bar associations at the national, state and local levels. Future generations will have the additional support of a fund that Glee and Geraldine established for student scholarships.
generation – had read the law instead of attending law school. Their inclinations influenced Evan. “Attorneys, like other professionals, tend to become involved in their community, and I recall that my father was always involved in some civic or political group,” said Evan, a partner at Stevens & Brand in Lawrence. “I think it brushed off on me without him ever saying much to me about the importance of being involved.” Evan, like his father, served on the KU Law Alumni Board of Governors. He has also been active in the Douglas County Estate Planning Council and the County Counselors Association of Kansas.
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He has been with Stevens & Brand since graduation. His grandfather, C. Frederick Ice, practiced law in Newton with his father-in-law and brother-inlaw as Branine, Branine & Ice. He loved his work and went to the office every day until his death in 1991. Evan’s father, Theodore, worked at the family firm in Newton for 25 years before being appointed If your family has to the district multiple generations court bench in 1987. of KU Law grads, “There tell us your story was a lot of at www.law.ku.edu/ satisfaction generations. We’ll in being a post up to 300 lawyer for me,” Theodore words and a said. “I am now photo online. happily retired and enjoying some of the things I did before going on the bench, such as serving on various boards, having free time and not having to plan six months in advance because of a busy docket.” In 1992, Theodore, his wife, Sue, and his mother, Mildred, established the Ice Family Fund in memory of C. Frederick Ice and in memory and honor of other Ice family members. It supports faculty research and teaching at KU Law. Despite his family’s strong ties to the school, Evan never felt pressured by any sense that there might be a family tradition forcing him to Green Hall. “I just felt like KU was the best fit for me. I feel that I obtained an excellent legal education – every bit as good as the education the attorneys I know received from private and ‘national’ law schools,” he said. “I hold a special place in my heart for KU Law.”
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Top: Class of 2011 graduates, from left, Karen Goldsmith, Jessie Connell Riley, Natasha Das, Courtney Sipe and Christina Perroni wait outside the Lied Center for the Hooding Ceremony to begin on May 21. Right: Huan Zhu is hooded by Professor Andrew Torrance, who shepherded Zhu as she worked toward her Doctor of Juridical Science degree.
2010-11 Student Awards & Prizes Order of the Coif David Ballew Daniel Buller Drew Cummings Alexander Fehr Lindsay Grise Brian Jansen Milos Jekic Kristen Koenen Chad Kyle Daniel Luppino Nathan Michel Evan North Heidi Nowotny Melissa Plunkett Jeffrey Pope Kurt Schaefer Carrie Skahan Erin Slinker Tomasic Zachery Wiggins
Mary Anne Chambers Service Award Danielle Muir
Walter Hiersteiner Outstanding Service Award Katie Bray Barnett
Robert C. Foulston and George Siefkin Prizes for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy Best Advocate: Rachel Sherck Finalists: Jared Holloway, Jill Moenius & Eddie Penner Best Brief: Evan Jarrold & Sean Foley Second-Place Brief: Rachel Sherck & Jared Holloway
Justice Lloyd Kagey Leadership Award Amanda Payton Samuel Mellinger Scholarship, Leadership, and Service Award Evan North Melissa Plunkett C.C. Stewart Award in Law Evan North Melissa Plunkett Robert F. Bennett Student Award Jay Kramer William L. Burdick Prize Trent Byquist Matthew O’Neill Jennifer Vogel
George Gary Duncan Scholastic Improvement Prize Alberto Gonzalez Faculty Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement Daniel Buller Erin Slinker Tomasic Alex Aguilera and Nithin Chillal
Family Fund Award Nathan Dayani Evan North
Hershberger, Patterson, Jones & Roth Energy Law Award Daniel Buller Hinkle Elkouri Law Firm LLC Tax Procedure Award Drew Cummings Courtney Sipe W. Ross Hutton Legal Aid Award Timothy Olson Christina Perroni
Kansas Trial Lawyers Association Paul E. Wilson Advocacy Award Sam Schirer Larry R. O’Neal/Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP Law School Award Milos Jekic
Spring 2011: Brooke Brestel Joshua Carpenter Kimberly Condon Andrew Gross Steve Hengeli Jonathan Hines Douglas Keane Matthew O’Neill
Law Class of 1949 Award for Leadership Ellen O’Leary
Shapiro Award for Best Paper on Law & Public Policy Erik Rome
Janean Meigs Memorial Award in Law Nelson Slade Bond
Susman Godfrey Trial Advocacy Award Barbara Daymude
James P. Mize Trial Advocacy Award Bree Gorynski Samuel Schirer
UMB Bank Excellence in Trust Planning Award Zachery K. Wiggins
Payne & Jones Awards Fall 2010: Steven Hengeli Kyle Kitson Rachel Nelson Phillip Pemberton Jeffrey Pyle Katharine Sangha Daniel Shaw Kaitlin Smith
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green hall news
WISH Y U Seattle, WA
ean Stephen Mazza traveled extensively this summer to alumni receptions, conferences and meetings across the country and overseas. His busy schedule started June 1 with the Law School Admissions Counsel conference in California and continued through October, when he went to Washington, D.C., and Istanbul. He especially enjoyed visiting with you at alumni receptions. We hope you took the opportunity to meet with him!
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New Faces,Visitors and promotions Uma Outka, Associate Professor of Law BA, University of Virginia MA, University of Southern Maine JD, University of Maine School of Law
Before joining the KU Law faculty, Uma Outka was a Visiting Scholar in Energy and Land Use Law at Florida State University College of Law. Her research interests center on environmental law, energy law, climate law and policy, environmental justice, land use and sustainable development. Outka’s scholarship in these areas has appeared in the Stanford Environmental Law Journal, Ecology Law Quarterly, and Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Maine School of Law. After working as a litigation attorney at Verrill Dana LLP in Portland, Maine, she went on to serve as general counsel for 1000 Friends of Florida, a nonprofit organization focused on growth management, environmental conservation and affordable housing.
Andrew Torrance, Professor of Law BSc, Queen’s University | AM, Harvard University | PhD, Harvard University JD, Harvard Law School
Andrew Torrance has published and presented extensively in the areas of intellectual property, patent law, innovation law, biotechnology, biolaw, food and drug law, biodiversity law, climate change law, and
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international environmental law. His scholarship has appeared in the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, Columbia Science and Technology Law Review, and Washington University Journal of Law and Policy. Prior to teaching, Torrance practiced biotechnology patent law at Fish and Richardson PC, served as in-house patent counsel at Inverness Medical Innovations, and helped start Stirling Medical Innovations, a cardiac diagnostics biotechnology company based in Scotland.
Melanie Wilson, Professor of Law ABJ, University of Georgia JD, University of Georgia School of Law
Melanie Wilson’s scholarship views the world of criminal procedure from the perspective of a former prosecutor and seeks to reconcile the desire of participants in the criminal justice system to act ethically and professionally with the sometimes competing imperative that guilty defendants be swiftly and successfully prosecuted, convicted and sentenced proportionally. Her scholarship has been published in the Iowa Law Review, Case Western Reserve Law Review, and American Criminal Law Review. Wilson served as an assistant United States attorney in the Northern District of Georgia and, prior to that, in the Middle District of Georgia. She also clerked for Judge Richard Freeman of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.
Jean Gilles Phillips, Clinical Professor of Law BA, Augustana College JD, University of Kansas School of Law
Jean Phillips leads KU Law’s Project for Innocence and Post-Conviction
Remedies, which since 1965 has successfully helped defendants overturn convictions based on innocence and constitutional challenges, or obtain clemency. She teaches courses in criminal procedure and practice, and her research interests include constitutional criminal law and procedure. Her work has been published in the Pace Law Review, Kansas Law Review, and Journal of the Kansas Bar Association. Prior to joining the KU Law faculty, Phillips clerked for Judge Robert J. Lewis of the Kansas Court of Appeals. She then joined the Kansas Appellate Defender Office, where she spent two years helping KU Law students prepare appellate briefs.
Suzanne Valdez, Clinical Professor of Law BS, University of Nevada-LasVegas JD, University of Kansas School of Law
Suzanne Valdez directs KU Law’s Criminal Prosecution Clinic, administers the Deposition Skills Workshop, and teaches Practice in Kansas and Pretrial Advocacy. Her research interests include Kansas practice and procedure and family law. Valdez has published articles in the Kansas Law Review, Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy, and Journal of the Kansas Bar Association. Before entering academia, Valdez was an attorney with Kansas Legal Services in Kansas City, Kan. She has served as a special prosecutor and a temporary pro tem judge. Valdez has also been chair of the Kansas Continuing Legal Education Commission and the Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Board.
Richard Monette, Visiting Professor of Law BS, Mayville State College JD, University of Oregon School of Law LLM, University of Wisconsin Law School
Richard Monette is an associate professor of law and director of the Great Lakes Indian Law Center at the University of Wisconsin Law School. He is a visiting professor at KU Law for the 2011-12 academic year. Monette writes extensively on federal Indian law, and his work has appeared in such journals as the Oregon Law Review, New Mexico Law Review, and Vermont Law Review. He clerked with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Oregon. Monette also served as chairman and CEO of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, director of the Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and president of the National Native American Bar Association.
Corey Rayburn Yung, Visiting Professor of Law BA, University of Iowa JD, University of Virginia School of Law
Corey Rayburn Yung is an associate professor of law at the John Marshall Law School. He is a visiting professor at KU Law for the Fall 2010 term. His scholarship focuses primarily on sex crimes, judicial decisionmaking, and legal interpretation. Yung’s articles have appeared in the Northwestern University Law Review, Washington University Law Review, and Harvard Civil Rights – Civil Liberties Law Review. His work regarding sex offender laws has been cited by
several federal courts, and he has been quoted in the Chicago Tribune, New York Times, and Washington Post. Yung served as a clerk for Judge Michael Melloy of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit and was an associate at Shearman & Sterling in New York.
Steven Freedman, Assistant Dean for Admissions Steven Freedman comes to KU Law from the admissions office at Drexel University’s Earle Mack School of Law, where he worked for five years. During that time he helped increase Drexel’s application rate and recruited classes with impressive credentials. Freedman earned his law degree at the Temple University School of Law and practiced commercial litigation at Frey, Petrakis, Deeb & Blum in Philadelphia before joining the Drexel staff.
Rae Anderson, Assistant Director of Admissions After graduating from KU Law in 2008, Rae Anderson worked as a deputy district attorney in Fort Collins, Colo., for a year. She returned to Kansas and has been an assistant county attorney for the Leavenworth County Attorney’s office. She will work with Steven Freedman to help recruit the best and brightest students to KU Law.
Arturo Thompson, Assistant Dean for Career Services Arturo Thompson is a 2006 graduate of KU Law, where he served on the staff of the Law Review and received the Walter Hiersteiner Outstanding Service Award. He has practiced bankruptcy
law in Phoenix at Polsinelli Shughart and Quarles & Brady. Prior to law school, Thompson worked in the marketing industry, crafting strategic communications in both corporate and higher education environments. He earned his bachelor’s in communicationscultural studies from Dominican University in River Forrest, Ill.
Kristen Toner, Development Director (KU Endowment) Kristen Toner is a member of the KU Law Class of 2006. She was an editor for the Law Review and graduated Order of the Coif. She earned her undergraduate degree in finance from Notre Dame. After graduation, she clerked for Judge John Lungstrum on the U.S. District Court and then took a position with Lathrop & Gage in Kansas City, where she practiced corporate law.
Sarah Shebek, Communications Coordinator Sarah Shebek will work with Mindie Paget to expand the law school’s efforts to get the word out about all the great things happening at Green Hall and beyond. Shebek received a bachelor’s in journalism from Truman State University in 2008. She most recently served as the Web/social media manager at Washburn University.
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professor helps prepare soldiers, lawyers to navigate Muslim world
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University of Kansas law professor is playing a key role in arming U.S. Army special operations officers with a vital understanding of local culture, law and religion before they are deployed to the Middle East. For several years, Rice Distinguished Professor Raj Bhala has been teaching a course on Islamic law, or Shariah, at Fort Leavenworth’s Command and General Staff College. This summer he became the first American legal scholar to publish a comprehensive textbook on the subject, which he also offers to KU Law students. There is a growing demand for such education in the Department of Defense community, said Lt. Col. Joe Cieslo, instructor in the department of army tactics at Fort Leavenworth. “Especially within Army special operations forces, given that our officers specialize in specific regions of the world and survive on their ability to understand their operational environment and bridge cultural divides,” he said. “Raj’s wealth of knowledge goes beyond just law and really helps tie in the important cultural aspects of the
family law locally, or trade and investment deals in big cities in the U.S. or abroad – are absolutely going to encounter Muslims and Islamic law,” Bhala said. “The hope is that the book prepares KU law students to practice law in the world that exists now and the world that is to come. Islam is a big part of that world.”
“The hope is that the book prepares KU law students to practice law in the world that exists now and the world that is to come. Islam is a big part of that world.” — Professor Raj Bhala environment in which many of our officers operate today.” The demand isn’t limited to the military. Islamic law is now taught at about half of the roughly 200 law schools in the United States accredited by the American Bar Association and many foreign law schools. “There are 1.3 billion Muslims in the world. Our KU law students – whether they’re doing banking law or
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“Understanding Islamic Law (Shari’a),” published by LexisNexis, covers the history and religion of Islam. It explains the sources of Islamic law and its pertinent specialty fields: banking and finance, contracts, criminal law, family law and property. The book also deals directly with controversial topics such as religious freedom, women’s rights, reproduction and terrorism – attempting to dis-
tinguish Islam’s true teachings from extremist views and practices. Based on nearly three years of research and 10 years of teaching, the manuscript has been used to train law students, legal professionals and senior American government and military officials. Bhala traveled the globe while conducting research for the book, visiting countries such as Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, India, United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore, France and the Philippines. KU law students from Egypt, Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Kansas also contributed to the book as Bhala’s research assistants. Bhala hopes the book will help increase understanding of a great religious and legal tradition. “I don’t want to see my daughter grow up in a world where every time she goes to the mall she has to go through security because of the risk of terrorism,” Bhala said. “I just thought that a book that teaches about this tradition and isolates inauthentic teachings and shows that they’re extreme – they’re not really in Islam – might help build understanding.” n
Faculty Notes Raj Bhala was named associate dean for international and comparative law. He participated, as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, in a national conference call on Islam and Democracy in the Middle East, hosted by Reza Aslan, author of “No God But God – The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam.” He published a book chapter, “China’s First Loss,” in “International Law: Contemporary Issues and Future Developments” (Sanford R. Silverburg ed., Westview Press, 2011). He also published the article “China’s First Loss,” 45 Journal of World Trade 323 (April 2011), with Professor Won-Mog Choi, Ewha Womans University School of Law, Seoul, Korea. Bhala gave the following presentations: n “Theory and Practice of Islamic Banking Law and Finance,” KU International Programs seminar for faculty on “Islam in a Global World,” March 2011. n “Seven Points About the Arab Revolutions of 2011,” panel discussion on “Revolutions in the Middle East” sponsored by KU Center for Global and International Studies and the Kansas African Studies Center, March 2011. n “How and Who Should Regulate the International Economy: Why the Doha Round Is Not the Answer,” inaugural symposium of the St. John’s Journal of International and Comparative Law on “Challenges to International Law, Challenges from International Law – New Realities and the Global Order,” St. John’s University School of Law, New York, April 2011. n “A Brief Overview of Islamic Law,” Axis Insurance, Kansas City, Mo., April 2011. n “An Overview of the World Trading System,” to senior military officers from 110 countries, sponsored by the Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, April 2011. n “Custom Legal Publishing,” annual
meeting of the LexisNexis Law School Advisory Board, Santa Fe, N.M., May 2011. n “Overview of Islamic Law: Themes, Origins, and Terrorism,” special four-hour lecture to U.S. special operations forces, Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, July 2011. n “The Four Sources of Islamic Law,” CEI Capital Management, Portland, Maine, August 2011. CEI is a nongovernmental organization funded by the Department of Health and Human Services and one of the first federally funded entities to offer Shariah-compliant financial products to immigrants from countries such as Eritrea and Somalia to establish small businesses. n “Understanding Islamic Law,” Hall Center for the Humanities, University of Kansas, September 2011. n “Poverty, Islamist Extremism, and the Debacle of Doha Round CounterTerrorism: Part Two of a Trilogy – NonAgricultural Market Access and Services Trade,” panel on “International Economic Law in Crisis or Merely in Times of Crisis?” symposium on International Law in Crisis, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland, Ohio, September 2011. Bhala delivered two annual distinguished lectures at the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in April: n “Understanding Islamic Law, Women’s Apparel, and Religious Freedom,” SMU Annual Distinguished Lecture in Islamic Law, in honor of the late Professor Dr. M.I.M. Aboul-Enein (SMU SJD ’67). n “Has the Doha Round Failed as an Instrument of Counter-Terrorism?” SMU Annual Distinguished Lecture in International Law, in honor of the late Sir Joseph Gold (SMU LL.D. ’86), former general counsel for the International Monetary Fund. He taught an intensive, four-day course on Islamic Law to 10 Korean students visiting from Pusan National University
as part of the new Kansas Summer Law Institute in July. After LexisNexis published Bhala’s “Understanding Islamic Law (Shari’a),” in May, he received favorable reviews from Dolph C. Simons Jr., editor of the Lawrence Journal-World, and Bill Tammeus, former “Faith Matters” columnist for the Kansas City Star and regular contributor to the National Catholic Reporter and Presbyterian Outlook. Bhala completed the 2011 Chicago Marathon in a time of 3:31:17. He placed in the top 9.1 percent of finishers in 3,246th place overall, and in the top 12.6 percent of male finishers age 45-49, in 307th place overall. He also completed the 2011 Los Angeles Marathon in a time of 3:38:21. He placed in the top 6.6 percent of finishers in 1,302nd place overall, and in the top 9.7 percent of male finishers age 45-49, despite running the race in a torrential rain storm. Bob Casad received the 2011 Kansas Bar Association’s Professionalism Award in June. Shelley Hickman Clark collaborated with Professor Frank Baron of the Max Kade Center at the University of Kansas to help put the old KJHK radio building on the Register of Historic Kansas Places. The Historic Sites Board accepted their nomination on Aug. 13. Mike Davis was part of a five-person team that included the consultant on legal education and his deputy that met with U.S. Department of Education officials in Washington, D.C., regarding continuing Department of Education recognition of the American Bar Association as the official accrediting body for American legal education. He visited the Mississippi School of Law foreign summer program in Berlin
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June 13-16 as the official site visitor of the American Bar Association. His report will be used by the Accreditation Committee to determine whether the program will receive initial ABA approval. Martin Dickinson published the 2011-12 edition of “Federal Income Tax Code and Regulations: Selected Sections” (CCH 2011). He is the editor of the book, which is currently adopted at 124 schools. He presented “Recent and Future Tax Developments” at the Recent Developments in the Law CLE on May 26 at the University of Kansas. Christopher Drahozal published an article titled “Contract and Procedure,” co-authored with Bo Rutledge (University of Georgia), 94 Marquette Law Review 1103 (2011); and the annual update to “Commercial Arbitration: Cases and Problems,” available online through LexisNexis. He testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee at a hearing on “Arbitration: Is It Fair When Forced?” on Oct. 13 in Washington, D.C. His written statement and a webcast of the hearing are available on the website of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary. He participated in a SCOTUSBlog symposium on arbitration and the Supreme Court, with a post titled “Concepcion and the Arbitration Fairness Act.” His post is available at www.scotusblog.com. Along with his co-reporters, Drahozal presented Preliminary Draft No. 5 of the Restatement, Third, of the U.S. Law of International Commercial Arbitration to the project’s advisers and to the Members Consultative Group Sept. 23-24 in Philadelphia. He moderated a panel discussion on “Choice and Balance in Arbitration Courses” at a conference on Teaching Law School ADR Courses held June 22 at Pepperdine Law School in Malibu, Calif., and was part of a panel discussion on the
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future of international arbitration at the 50th anniversary conference of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration on May 20 in Geneva. He presented on “Economics of Adjudicatory Comity” at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Law & Economics Association Sept. 17 at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington, Ind., and moderated a panel at the conference as well. He also did presentations at a conference on “The Future of Arbitration” March 18 at George Washington University, in Washington, D.C., and at the ABA Business Law Section spring meeting April 15 in Boston. He attended meetings of the Academic Council of the Institute of Transnational Arbitration and the Editorial Board of the World Arbitration and Mediation Review in Dallas on June 15-16. David Gottlieb traveled to Eloy, Ariz., on May 6 to conduct a hearing in a pro bono immigration case. He had worked on the case in KU Law’s Immigration/Asylum Law Clinic, and it was remanded to the immigration trial court. He filed a brief before and after the hearing. He gave a presentation on “Professional Responsibility” at the Kansas Bar Association’s brownbag continuing legal education program on April 13, and at KU’s Recent Developments in the Law CLE on May 26. Gottlieb spoke at “9/11: Lessons Learned,” a forum sponsored by the Center for Interfaith Dialogue on Sept. 20 at the University of Kansas. He also spoke at a campuswide forum on the same topic on Sept. 28. Additionally, he moderated and spoke at a noon forum on terrorism, security and religious freedom, sponsored by KU’s International Law Society and Interfaith Coalition, on Sept. 20. John Head completed his long-term book project on comparative law in early May with the publication of “Great Legal
Traditions: Civil Law, Common Law, and Chinese Law in Historical and Operational Perspective” (Carolina Academic Press, 2011). He participated in a conference in early July in Manchester, England, hosted by the University of Manchester, and presented a paper that will be published in book form by Kluwer Law International. The conference focused attention on the role of law and lawyers in international financial institutions and brought together general counsel and other senior legal officials from the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, regional development banks, the WTO, the OECD, the EU, and various other institutions. Head was invited to offer observations from an “outsider’s inside view,” having worked in three such organizations during his career, with special concentration on the Asian Development Bank. Head served as editor for the most recent addition to the Center for International Trade & Agriculture Working Paper Series. This new paper, the fourth in the series, provides a “country study” of Egypt and international trade law and policy relating to agriculture. It was written by Heba Hazzaa, an Egyptian lawyer and academic from Cairo. He drafted the new issue of the International Law at KU newsletter, which was designed and published by Mindie Paget, director of communications at KU Law. Head also helped plan and host the Kansas Summer Law Institute, a program designed to give a group of law students from Pusan National University – a Korean university wıth which KU Law has a strong cooperatıon agreement – an introduction to U.S. and international law for two weeks in June. Head’s article titled “Civilization and Law,” a version of the inaugural lecture he gave in November 2010 as the Robert W. Wagstaff Distinguished Professor of Law, was published in 59 Kansas Law Review 5 (2011).
Webb Hecker published “The Kansas Business Entity Transactions Act,” 80 Journal of the Kansas Bar Association 21, September 2011. He also published a book chapter, “Limited Liability Companies,” in “Kansas Corporation Law & Practice” (5th ed. 2011), with S. Woodworth. Hecker gave a CLE lecture titled “Basics of the Business Entities Transactions Act” at the Kansas Bar Association’s “Nuts and Bolts for the Transactional Lawyer” program on April 8 in Lenexa. Laura Hines presented “Reconsidering the Issue Class Action,” at “The Principles and Politics of Aggregate Litigation: CAFA, PSLRA and Beyond,” a Corporate Law Center Symposium at the University of Cincinnati, April 1. Virginia Harper Ho received an $850 grant from the International Programs “Initializing the Curriculum” fund to develop the Chinese Law course that she will offer in Spring 2012. In conjunction with the award, she participated in a workshop with other award recipients from various KU departments. In May, she hosted a Chinese delegate sponsored by the International Academy of Trial Lawyers on a visit to KU Law. Over the summer, Harper Ho traveled to China to conduct field research and present her work. She made the following presentations: n “Corporate Social Responsibility as Collaborative Governance? The PRC Approach in Comparative Perspective,” at Chinese University of Hong Kong, University Services Center, June 3; Sun Yat Sen (Zhongshan) University, School of Government, Guangzhou, China, June 8; and Fudan University, School of International Relations and Public Affairs, June 17. n “The Role of Governments in Corporate Social Responsibility: What’s Law Got to Do with It?” at Sun Yat Sen (Zhongshan) University, School of Government, Guangzhou, China, June 7;
and Zhejiang University Guanghua School of Law, June 20. n “U.S. Financial Reform & Corporate Governance: A Case Study of Intersecting Regulatory Roles,” Sun Yat Sen (Zhongshan) University, School of Law, June 8. n “The Debate over Judicial Independence in the United States: Judicial Appointment, Tenure, and Compensation,” Zhejiang University Guanghua School of Law, June 23. Harper Ho also made several presentations in the United States: n “Rethinking ‘Corporate Personality’ in an Era of Global Corporate Groups,” University of Cincinnati School of Law, April 15. n “Risk Oversight Disclosures & Corporate Boards,” Midwest Law & Economics Association Conference, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Sept. 17. n “Corporate Social Responsibility, Law, and the State: The PRC Approach in Comparative Perspective,” Institute for U.S.-China Issues, University of Oklahoma China Faculty Forum, Oct. 5. n “Theories of Corporate Groups: Corporate Identity Reconceived,” Michigan State University School of Law, Junior Faculty Workshop, Oct. 7. n “Corporate Citizenship & the State: Defining Corporate Social Responsibility in the PRC,” KU Center for East Asian Studies “Tea & Talk” Series, Oct. 24. Pamela Keller moderated the third annual “Women on the Bench” Judicial Speaker’s Panel, sponsored by KU Women in Law, on March 10 at the Dole Institute of Politics. Along with Joyce Rosenberg, she presented “Making First-Year Assignments More ‘Real’” at the Empire State Legal Writing Conference, St. John’s University School of Law, New York, May 13. She also presented “Tips for More Effective Legal Writing” on May 26 at KU’s Recent Developments in the Law CLE. On June 24, Keller led a session at
the Association of Legal Writing Directors 2011 conference: “Leadership for the Second Wave.” The session was called “ABA Accreditation Standards: How Do They Affect Voting Rights, Meaningful Participation in Faculty Committees, and Curriculum?” and was held at the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, Calif. Richard Levy published: “Teachers Manual for “Administrative Law: Agency Action in Legal Context” (Foundation Press, 2011), with Robert L. Glicksman. n “Agency-Specific Precedents,” 89 Texas Law Review 499 (2011), with Robert L. Glicksman. n “Political Process and Individual Fairness Rationales in the U.S. Supreme Court’s Suspect Classification Jurisprudence,” 50 Washburn Law Review 33 (2010). n “Access to Courts and Preemption of State Remedies in Collective Action Perspective,” 59 Case Western Law Review 1 (2009), with Robert L. Glicksman. n
Stephen Mazza published the 2011 update to his casebook “Tax Controversies: Practice and Procedure” (3rd ed. 2009) in August with co-author Leandra Lederman. The New York University School of Law alumni magazine mentioned his dean appointment in a column about “Rising Stars in the Legal Academy and the Judiciary.” Mazza graduated from NYU in 1993 with an LL.M. in Taxation. He traveled to Turkey the week of Oct. 17 to teach as part of an Introduction to American Law program at Bahcesehir University. He also traveled to KU Law alumni receptions in many Kansas communities and cities across the country, including Long Beach, Calif.; Seattle; Washington, D.C.; Denver; and Westlake, Texas. On June 1, he attended the Law School Admission Council conference in Hollywood, Calif., and on June 13 he attended the Association
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of American Law Schools conference in Seattle. On Oct. 12, he traveled to Washington, D.C., to attend the AALS Faculty Recruitment Conference. Stephen McAllister published the following articles: n “A Marbury v. Madison Moment on the Eve of the Civil War: Chief Judge Roger Taney and the Kentucky v. Dennison Case,” 14 The Green Bag 2D 405 (2011). n “Individual Rights Under a System of Dual Sovereignty: The Right to Keep and Bear Arms,” 59 Kansas Law Review 867 (2011). He made the following presentations: n “Supreme Court Update: Recent and Pending Decisions,” Colorado State Judges Conference, Colorado Springs, Colo., Sept. 13. n “Supreme Court Update: Recent and Pending Decisions,” Recent Developments in the Law CLE, University of Kansas, May 27. n “Three Dogfights & A Funeral: The Roberts Court and the First Amendment,” panelist with professor Burt Neuborne, New York Times Supreme Court correspondent Adam Liptak, and Supreme Court lawyer Paul Smith, Bar Association of the City of New York, March 24. n “The Lessons of Atticus Finch,” finale program for “Read Across Lawrence” focusing on “To Kill A Mockingbird,” Douglas County Courthouse, April 28. McAllister served as moderator for “KU Constitution Day Celebration: Is the Federal Health Care Law Constitutional?” Dole Institute of Politics, Oct. 6; and “Is it Unconstitutional for States to Prohibit Same-Sex Marriage?” a debate jointly sponsored by KU OutLaws & Allies and the Federalist Society, University of Kansas, Sept. 27. In the Spring 2011 semester, he taught a new course, State Constitutional Law, using a casebook of which he is a co-author. McAllister also consulted on the design of the Clarence Thomas Annotated
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Bobblehead — produced in limited edition by The Green Bag, 2011 — with editor-inchief Ross Davies. Sandra Craig McKenzie attended the Kansas Women Attorneys Association 22nd annual conference July 14-16 in Lindsborg. She designed the conference T-shirt and exhibited some paintings at the Small World Gallery during the conference. She exhibited work at the Douglas County Law Library and the Judicial Center, Division IV in April and May, and at Kansas Public Radio in August and September. She donated “Dancing at the Nursing Home,” a watercolor painting, to the Kansas Advocates for Better Care fall fundraiser, held Oct. 23. She also participated in her sixth straight Lawrence ArtWalk on the weekend of Oct. 29. Uma Outka gave a guest lecture on “Energy Sprawl” in a land-use planning course at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies on Oct. 25. She published “The Renewable Energy Footprint,” 30 Stanford Environmental Law Journal 241 (2011). Joyce McCray Pearson served as the coordinator and moderator of a conference program, “The Real ‘Philadelphia’ Story: From Cain v. Hyatt to 21st Century HIV/AIDS Discrimination Case Law” at the American Association of Law Libraries annual conference in Philadelphia, July 23-26. The program featured a noted scholar on HIV/AIDS issues and consultant on the movie “Philadelphia,” and the executive director of the AIDS Law Project of Philadelphia. They discussed the Cain case and the issues still faced by plaintiffs based on their HIV/AIDS status. John Peck participated in an Oxford-style debate sponsored by the Kansas Water Office on Feb. 22 in Wichita and on Feb.
23 in Hays as part of a conference called “Kansas in Transition: Forecasting our Future Water Needs.” The debate considered whether the current “prior appropriation doctrine” for water rights allocation is the best approach to meet the changing water needs in Kansas. Peck was asked to argue for the side upholding that approach. Peck gave a talk on “Legal Issues on Sustainability from the Law of Water Allocation” to an interdisciplinary graduate school class on sustainability, taught by KU sociology professor Joane Nagel, on March 7. He also gave the following presentations: n “The Evolving Nature of Water Rights as Property Rights in the United States,” in a session on “The Ownership and Allocation of Water,” at the joint CBAABA conference in Banff, Alberta, April 6-9. n “The Law of Land, Water, Family, and Contract: Some Ways They Intersect,” at the Ellis County Bar Association’s annual CLE conference, May 6. n “Recent Developments in Water Law” at the Recent Developments in the Law CLE, University of Kansas, May 26. n “My Experience with International Comparative Water Law,” Water and the Future of Kansas Conference, Topeka, Sept. 30. On Oct. 17-18, Peck gave two presentations at the Comparative Groundwater Law & Policy Workshop at Stanford University, sponsored by Stanford’s Woods Institute for the Environment and the Bill Lane Center for the American West, and by the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. There were roughly 40 participants from Australia, the western United States, and Washington, D.C. His first presentation was on local control of groundwater management in Kansas by groundwater management districts. The second one described the 1991 case establishing the Walnut Creek Intensive Groundwater Use Control Area, designed to protect
the Cheyenne Bottoms Wetlands near Great Bend. Peck co-chaired the Water Law Section of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute on July 23 in Santa Fe, N.M. He also published a chapter on “Water Law” for the KBA Annual Survey of the Law (2011). Joyce Rosenberg presented, along with Pamela Keller, “Making First-Year Assignments More ‘Real,’” at the Empire State Legal Writing Conference, St. John’s University School of Law, New York, May 13. Andrew Torrance served as the keynote speaker for Genome Canada’s series “GPS: Where Genomics, Public Policy and Society Meet.” The event, which considered strategies to optimize genomics research beyond commercialization, took place Sept. 27 in Ottawa, Ontario. In April, he participated in the “Innovation Policy, Intellectual Property, and Entrepreneurship” research roundtable at the Searle Center on Law, Regulation and Economic Growth, Northwestern University School of Law, and the Biotechnology Industry Organization Intellectual Property Corporate Counsels Committee Conference, Seattle. He was also quoted in a Seattle Times article, “Patents emerge as significant tech strategy,” in October. He published “Family Law and the Genomic Revolution,” 79 UMKC Law Review 2 (2011), and gave the following presentations: n “Is Beauty in the Eye of the Judicial Beholder?” Science on Tap, co-sponsored by the Biodiversity Institute and Free State Brewery, Lawrence, April 2011. n “Design Beauty in the Eye of the Judicial Beholder,” The Patent Conference, University of Kansas School of Law, April 2011. Torrance also served as the co-host and co-organizer of this inaugural conference, which will rotate among
Boston College, Chicago-Kent, San Diego and the University of Kansas. Torrance was elected president-elect of the University of Kansas Faculty Senate. His term as president will start at the beginning of the 2012-13 academic year. Suzanne Valdez was appointed co-chair of the Kansas Athletics Faculty-Mentor Program. She presented at “It’s Our Turn to Fight for Them,” an animal prosecution CLE hosted at the University of Kansas School of Law on April 25. She taught at the Cambridge Pre-Law Institute, a summer program sponsored by KU Law and the KU history department. Stephen Ware testified as an expert witness on arbitration in a case heard June 28-29 in the North Carolina Superior Court, Wilmington, N.C. He published “Similarities between Arbitration and Bankruptcy Litigation,” 11 Nevada Law Journal 436 (2011) and gave a presentation on arbitration at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools, July 31. Ware also published a letter to the editor on Sept. 21 in the Wall Street Journal and discussed judicial selection April 12 on 1330 KNSS radio, Wichita. Bill Westerbeke published “In Praise of Arbitrariness: The Proposed 83.7% Rule of Modified Comparative Fault,” 59 Kansas Law Review 991 (2011). He also published a book chapter, “Torts,” for the Kansas Bar Association’s Annual Survey of Kansas Law (Vol. 22, 2011), with Brooke Bennett Aziere, L’03. In addition, he provided a written review of an 800-page manuscript for a new casebook, “The Law of Products Liability,” to Aspen Publications. Melanie Wilson presented a work-inprogress paper, “Juror Exposure,” at a faculty workshop on April 12 at the University of Nebraska School of Law.
She presented the same paper on June 4 on a panel addressing issues of adjudication and trial at Law and Society’s Annual Conference in San Francisco, Calif. She served on a criminal law panel and presented a paper, “Gender Disparities in the Federal Justice System,” at the Association of American Law Schools Workshop on Women Rethinking Equality on June 21 in Washington, D.C. Wilson published an essay, “Quieting Cognitive Bias with Standards for Witness Communications,” 62 Hastings Law Journal 1227 (2011), as part of her work with a project sponsored by the ABA Criminal Justice Section to study the criminal justice standards for prosecutors and defense lawyers. On Sept. 20, she served on a panel of experts to discuss United States v. Jones, No. 10-1259, a case the U.S. Supreme Court will decide this term. The case considers whether police use of GPS to monitor a suspect’s movements 24 hours a day for 28 consecutive days constitutes a search and whether the installation of the GPS device constitutes a seizure implicating Fourth Amendment protections. The panel, titled “Government GPS Monitoring: Big Brother or No Big Deal?” included Wilson; Orin Kerr, professor of law at George Washington University; and Stephen Leckar, the attorney who will argue the case before the court in November. Moderating the discussion was Paul Marcus, professor of law at William & Mary Law School, in Williamsburg,Va., where the panel took place. Wilson was a visiting professor at William & Mary this fall. She served as the faculty adviser for Journey to J.D., a weeklong summer camp sponsored by KU Law for high school juniors from across Kansas the week of June 5-11. Wilson was also named associate dean for academic affairs.
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‘Every minute is a gift’
Laura McKnight, L’94, leads one of nation’s largest community foundations By Sarah Shebek
hat does it take to go from a sixth-grade entrepreneur to the president and CEO of one of the country’s most successful nonprofit organizations? If you’re Laura McKnight, L’94, it takes a lot of creativity, dedication to philanthropy, positivity – and a strong foundation in law from the University of Kansas doesn’t hurt. “I loved the tax and business classes,” she said. “As embarrassing as it is to admit this, I actually cried after both my last securities class with Fred Lovitch and my last tax class with Martin Dickinson. I was so sad to be done with those topics and those professors.” Today McKnight heads up the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, one of the largest community foundations in the country. But achievement in the workforce started small for McKnight, who founded her own company, LM Associates, in the sixth grade, complete with a hand-drawn logo of an owl carrying a banner. At 16, McKnight officially entered the working world by dishing out soft serve at Dairy Queen. “That position, plus a couple of years working as a cocktail waitress in college, taught me just about everything I ever needed to know,” she said. After moving away to attend college at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, McKnight, a fifthgeneration Kansas Citian, returned to the area for law school. While at KU, she served as the managing editor of the Kansas Law Review before graduating with honors. McKnight moved back to Kansas City and immediately began practicing estate planning law at Spencer Fane Britt & Browne. After six years with a
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fairly narrow focus, she decided it was time for a change. “The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation particularly interested me because I wasn’t limited
start-up to one of the area’s most well-established philanthropic entities. Impressed with her success, the Foundation named McKnight president and CEO of the entire organization in January 2006. She has since proved those results were no fluke. Fighting through economic recession that has plagued the country, McKnight increased donor accounts from 158 to 223 from 2008 to 2009, and in 2010, the Foundation totaled $213,227,522 in contributions. McKnight credits this success to multiple factors. “The Community Foundation is unique in recognizing that every gift, whether $25 or $25 million, makes a difference in the lives of others,” she said. “Kansas City is one of the most charitable cities in the country, and we are fortunate to serve such a generous region.” Despite a hectic schedule that includes raising a family and volunteering in the community, McKnight still finds time to maintain ties to the University of Kansas. Both she and her husband, Clay Barker, L’97, support
“Kansas City is one of the most charitable cities in the country, and we are fortunate to serve such a generous region.” — Laura McKnight, L’94 to promoting one specific cause,” she said. “At the Community Foundation, we encourage our donors to support whatever cause means the most to them.” In 2000, McKnight signed on to build up one of the regional foundations of the Foundation, the Community Foundation of Johnson County. In five years, she turned it from a
the school with a “modest but mighty” family foundation fund. For current law students aspiring to standout careers, a strong educational foundation and business acumen help. But for McKnight, positivity is also essential. “Every minute is a gift,” she said. “My advice is to celebrate every gift life can offer and to find good in just about everything.” n
From HealinG To Wellness
Teri Barr, L’01, presides over innovative tribal drug court in Kansas By Sarah Shebek
eri Barr has made a career out of helping the less fortunate, and now she heads up an innovative addiction program that’s one of a kind in Kansas. Mayetta, Kan., is home to the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and the state’s only tribal drug court. Barr, L’01, serves as the judge of the court, which helps participants recover from drug and/or alcohol addictions. A tribal drug court emphasizes cultural traditions to assist with healing the whole person and includes a tribal elder and cultural adviser. After working as a Douglas County Legal Aid intern at KU Law, Barr was up for the challenge. “I think that experience most prepared me for my current position,” she said. “I had excellent supervisors who modeled compassionate behavior. The compassion and empathy for our clients, who were frequently much less fortunate, really stuck with me.” As a mother and nontraditional student, Barr wanted to attend law
Teri Barr, L’01
2008, her tribe created a Healing to Wellness Court and asked Barr to sit as a judge in 2009. “The tribal Healing to Wellness Court is structured to assist partici-
“It’s rewarding to watch the participants grow in their sobriety and take pride in accomplishments for the week.” — Teri Barr, L’01 school so she could help young adults in the defense system. She chose KU because it was close to home, but also because of its outstanding reputation, professors and the Indian law program. Barr started her legal career as a criminal appellate attorney and then worked as a tribal attorney for the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation. In
pants in recovering from drug and/ or alcohol addictions, with a goal of recovery rather than punishment,” she said. “Because it is a voluntary program, our participants must want to participate.” As judge, Barr considers advice from the team that makes up the court and then either rewards incentives or issues sanctions. The program itself
is intensive – participants must be non-violent offenders, and completion takes 18 months to two years. Each participant has a case plan, which includes several areas like treatment, counseling, exercise and cultural activities. Every week participants attend a court session, where they dialog with the judge about their progress and compliance with the court’s orders before receiving orders for the following week. In August, the court had its first tribal member successfully graduate. “It’s rewarding to watch the participants grow in their sobriety and take pride in accomplishments for the week, even if it’s just getting 90 minutes of exercise, or attending a parenting class, or learning something about our culture,” Barr said. The court is funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. According to National Institute of Justice statistics from June 2010, there are 89 tribal drug courts in the United States. Because the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation drug court is new and has relatively strict qualification requirements, finding participants can be a challenge. However, the tribe is optimistic about its future – so much so that another Healing to Wellness Court is in the planning stage, this time serving the Kickapoo Tribe in Horton, Kan. Beyond acting as the judge for the program, Barr also wants to raise awareness about the Healing to Wellness model. “I want to help educate our community about what the Healing to Wellness Court does, how it operates, that it exists,” she said. “Currently, our goal is to help more people.” n
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“It’s well within any law student’s grasp to step outside of law school and have a great career coming out of the gates.” — Jeff Stowell, L’01
Jeff Stowell, L’01, shares his career story with the KU Law Legal Entrepreneurs during a noon forum at the law school.
A Legal Entrepreneur
Jeff Stowell, L’01, blazes trail from law school to nontraditional career By Sarah Shebek
he perfectly pressed powder of Deer Valley Ski Resort entices adventure aficionados from all over the country to Park City, Utah, every winter. It’s been voted the best ski resort in North America for four consecutive years, and for good reason: It’s a winning combination of varied terrain, meticulous customer service, and fabulous food. Behind the scenes of this well-oiled machine, you’ll find Jeff Stowell, L’01, who’s been using his law degree to chart a decidedly different course over the past 12 years. Today Stowell consults for Royal
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Street Corporation, a holding company in Utah with various assets, including Deer Valley. He started his first company, Community Systems Group, in between hitting the books during his first year of law school. After graduating, he stayed on as president for the company, which helps nonprofit organizations collect, understand and analyze data. During this time, Stowell began two other now-defunct companies, and through trial and error he began to realize that funding was the key cog for successful startups. “I had become interested in the
variety of funding models out there, from angel investing all the way through private equity, because I knew there was a more efficient way to do it,” he said. “Once I got into it, it is really sort of a mythical place, operated by people with a lot of experience and a lot of MBAs, who speak a very different language from what you learn in law school.” Although he didn’t have an MBA, Stowell quickly found that his JD was even more useful. Since he had made a point to study organizational structures and tax law while at KU, he quickly soaked
up the culture of the investment world. Then he leveraged his law degree, after finding that many venture capital firms didn’t have internal legal knowledge. With a combination of business and legal acumen, Stowell turned up a new opportunity. Last year, Royal Street Corporation approached him about serving in a consulting role, and after Stowell impressed, they offered him a full-time position. “We will be investing in other businesses, and we will be co-investing with a number of other folks who are doing deals for different businesses, whether in the venture capital or private equity world,” he said. “We’re also trying to be a little more entrepreneurial in order to spin off some new ideas or start up some new companies from within.” Now Stowell has the enviable task of mulling through endless “cool” ideas from small startups and determining which are likely to be successful. Once he’s made that determination, he’ll approach entrepreneurs about funding, in the name of diversifying Royal Street’s investment portfolio. Although his current job is glamorous, Stowell said his biggest accomplishment came with his previous company, Community Systems Group. “One thing I’m particularly proud of is that my first small business pretty much defies every small business statistic out there,” he said. “We’ve been through three recessions and been, generally speaking, profitable during that time.” Most law students will settle into firms or corporations upon graduation and spend their working years in the legal profession. For those who are looking for something different, hard work and a high degree of self-initiative are required, but a law degree can be a stepping stone to any number of rewarding careers. Just ask Jeff Stowell. “If you want that career path, the careers are there, but you have to make that path for yourself,” he said. “If you’re committed to that path, it’s well within any law student’s grasp to step outside of law school and have a great career coming out of the gates.” n
Top donors recognized for loyal support The law school honored recipients of the James Woods Green Medallion at a dinner on May 14 at The Oread in Lawrence. The medallion, named in honor of the law school’s first dean, recognizes those whose cumulative contributions to the school exceed $25,000. This year’s honorees are pictured below with their medallions. Peter Strand, L’79, and Sheila Strand were unable to attend the ceremony.
John Conderman, L’69, & Patricia Conderman
(accepted by Andrew Ramirez, L’81)
Lathrop & Gage LLP
Dara Trum Miles, L’87, & Robin Miles, L’86
Peter Strand, L’79, & Sheila Strand
Photos by Steve Puppe
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Two graduates earn Distinguished Alumni Award
The Distinguished Alumni Award is presented annually to graduates who have distinguished themselves through exemplary service to the legal profession, the community and KU.
James Concannon, L’71, left, and Jack Dalton, L’53, bottom right, received the 2011 Distinguished Alumni Awards. Justice Fred Six, L’56, introduced Concannon at the May 14 ceremony. Dave Rebein, L’80, introduced Dalton, who could not attend the ceremony, and Dalton’s daughter, Mary Shultz, accepted the award on her father’s behalf.
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James Concannon, L’71 James Concannon is a Distinguished Professor of Law at the Washburn University School of Law. He earned his law degree in 1971 from KU, where he graduated Order of the Coif. Following graduation, he was a research attorney for Justice Alex Fromme of the Kansas Supreme Court. In 1973, Concannon joined the faculty at Washburn, where he served as dean from 1988 to 2001. He has taught a variety of courses and received the William O. Douglas Professor of the Year Award in 1977. He is the author of many book chapters and articles and frequently speaks at continuing legal education programs. Concannon is a Kansas commissioner to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws and a member of the Kansas Judicial Council’s Pattern Instructions and Civil Code Advisory committees, the Kansas Commission on Judicial Performance and the Kansas Supreme Court Rules
Advisory Committee. In 1997, he received an award from the Kansas Supreme Court for contributions to the judiciary and in both 1983 and 2003 received President’s Outstanding Service Awards from the Kansas Bar Association. He served on the KBA Continuing Legal Education Committee for 15 years. Since 1992, he has been administrator of the Sam A. Crow American Inn of Court and is a past president of the organization. Concannon served on the editorial board for the Bencher, the national publication of the American Inns of Court, and was president of the Kansas Fellows of the American Bar Association. He was co-reporter for the Kansas Citizens Justice Initiative from 1997 to 1999 and a member of the Kansas Commission on Public Understanding of the Law from 1983 to 1989. Concannon serves on the board of directors for Kansas Legal Services for Prisoners Inc. and Kansas Appleseed Foundation Inc.
The school invites nominations for the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Awards. Since 1964, the school has honored 64 alumni “whose lives have benefited the community and whose noteworthy contributions through the years have brought honor to the School of Law.” Please send a statement explaining how your candidate meets the quoted criteria. Include career and service history and any previous honors. Nominations should be sent by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jack Dalton, L’53 Jack Dalton graduated from Sedan High School in 1946 and then served in the U.S. Army in the occupation of Korea. Upon discharge, he attended Baker University and KU, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in 1950. He graduated from the KU School of Law in 1953 and went into private practice in Jetmore for 12 years. He now resides in Dodge City, where he practiced law for 28 years. Dalton has been a member of the Kansas Bar Association since 1953 and served as its president from 1976 to 1977. He was honored by the KBA in 1983 for “continuous, long-standing service on behalf of the legal profession, the public and the association.” In 1989, he received
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the bar’s Outstanding Service Award and, in 1990, the Distinguished Service Award. Dalton also served as the Kansas Bar Foundation president from 1985 to 1986. He was a member of the Kansas Judicial Council for 21 years and chaired the Kansas Supreme Court Nominating Commission in 1993. He was the Kansas delegate for the American Bar Association for three years. When not practicing law, Dalton has enjoyed scuba diving and planning dive trips. More recently, he has taken up writing. His first novel, “A Country Lawyer,” published in 2009, is a story of a young attorney in western Kansas who also has a great love of scuba diving.
or by mail to: Office of the Dean University of Kansas School of Law 1535 W. 15th St. Lawrence, KS 66045-7608 The nomination deadline is Jan. 25, 2012.
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Letâ€™s get together KU Law alumni spanning generations and geography gathered in Lawrence this fall for an epic weekend of reunion and homecoming festivities. The fun began Friday evening (Sept. 30) with a cocktail party for the classes of 1971, 1981, 1986, 1991 and 2001. Guests enjoyed sweeping views of campus and downtown from the The Terrace on Fifth at The Oread. A tailgate party on Campanile Hill preceded the KU vs. Texas Tech football game on Saturday morning, and the annual Homecoming Reception wrapped up the weekend. Thanks to all who came back to visit!
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1960s Thomas Hamill, L’67, is a new member of the ABA Board of Governors representing District 12 (Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas and New Mexico) serving a three-year term that began in August 2011. Hamill is of counsel at Martin, Pringle, Oliver, Wallace and Bauer LLP in Overland Park, Kan. Normal E. Beal, L’68, has formed a new law partnership with Cheryl Reinhardt, L’92, called Beal & Reinhardt LLC. They represent small businesses in all matters from their base in Overland Park, Kan. The Hon. Donald W. Bostwick, L’68, has been recalled to serve as a U.S. magistrate judge in Wichita. He formerly served as magistrate judge from 1999 until his retirement in 2010.
1970s Rick J. Eichor, L’70, retired from private practice in Honolulu in January 2011. He now spends his time doing volunteer work, traveling, and playing golf. Stephen M. Joseph, L’72, was recognized in Chambers USA’s 2011 general commercial litigation section as “a very versatile lawyer with an impressive line in creative strategies,” especially in crime and white-collar crime. Inclusion in Chambers USA is based on the publication’s independent interviews with both clients and lawyers, with greater emphasis given to evaluations by clients. Rankings also reflect pre-eminence in the attorney’s key practice area and achievement in the past year. Joseph is a shareholder and partner in the Wichita/Topeka firm of Joseph & Hollander LLC. Sandra Hartley, L’74, has been appointed to a three-year term on the Kansas Arts Commission by Gov. Sam Brownback. Hartley is an attorney in Paola, Kan.
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Joseph F. Speelman, L’74, a partner at Blank Rome LLP, has been appointed vice chair of social media for the Toxics & Hazardous Substances Committee of the International Association of Defense Counsel. In this role, he and fellow committee members will focus efforts on member participation through newsletters, Web communications, meetings, programs, networking events and other activities. Speelman is based in Blank Rome’s Houston office. He practices in the areas of litigation, corporate security, insurance, and compliance. Dan Watkins, L’75, a Lawrence attorney, is the new chairman of the Kansas Bioscience Authority Board of Directors. Mike Delaney, L’76, has been named by Human Resource Executive Magazine and Lawdragon to their 2011 list of The Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys — Top 100. Delaney also was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2012 in the fields of labor law-management. He practices in the Overland Park, Kan., office of Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP. Cathy Havener Greer, L’76, has been appointed to the Randolph College Board of Trustees. Greer is currently an attorney with Wells, Anderson & Rice in Denver. She has been active with Randolph College and held many volunteer positions as an alumna. She is a member of the board of directors of the Alumnae and Alumni Association Board’s nominating committee and was the association’s representative to the board of trustees. Ross Hollander, L’76, was named among Kansas’ top tier of labor and employment lawyers by Chambers USA 2011. Inclusion in Chambers USA is based on the publication’s independent interviews with both clients and lawyers, with greater emphasis given to evaluations
by clients. Rankings also reflect pre-eminence in the attorney’s key practice area and achievement in the past year. Hollander is a shareholder and president of the Wichita/ Topeka firm of Joseph & Hollander LLC. Hollander was also named by Best Lawyers as “Wichita Best Lawyers Litigation – Labor & Employment Lawyer of the Year” for 2012. For the first time, Best Lawyers is designating “Lawyer of the Year” in high-profile legal specialties. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.” These individuals have received particularly high ratings for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity. Thomas E.Vaughn, L’78, was selected to receive a KU Alumni Association Dick Wintermote Chapter Volunteer of the Year Award presented at the September 2011 KU Alumni Association’s Hilltop Honors Weekend. The Wintermote award honors the association’s longtime executive director and recognizes outstanding chapter leaders. Vaughn, an attorney in Chicago, is president of the KU Black Alumni Chapter. Don Zavelo, L’78, is the new general counsel for the Toronto-based National Hockey League Players’ Association. Zavelo was formerly an attorney at the National Labor Relations Board, where he worked on some of the board’s most high-profile sports and entertainment labor disputes in the Manhattan region for more than 20 years, including the 1994-95 Major League Baseball strike and the recent collective bargaining in the National Football League.
1980s David Andreas, L’80, was re-elected to a second term on the board of directors of the Kansas School Attorneys Association in June 2011. He is in private practice in Winfield. Rosemary O’Leary, L’81, has been named the Edwin O. Stene Distinguished Professor of Public Administration in the KU School
of Public Affairs and Administration. Her appointment begins in the spring semester of 2013. O’Leary is an expert in public management, collaboration and conflict resolution, as well as environmental and natural resources management and law. She is currently the Distinguished Professor of Public Administration and the Phanstiel Chair in Strategic Management and Leadership at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University in Syracuse, N.Y. Kyle Smith, L’81, has been named deputy director of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. Smith has served in a variety of roles at the KBI, leaving as deputy director in 2007 to become the executive director of the National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws in Washington, D.C. He returned to Kansas as legal adviser to the Topeka Police Department and joined the Kansas attorney general’s office in 2011. Smith will continue to serve as an assistant attorney general during his tenure as deputy director of the KBI. Holly Nielsen, L’82, visited the University of Kansas in September 2011 to offer a brownbag lecture titled “Russia’s Transition to a Market Economy: Birth of a Commercial Legal Framework” sponsored by the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies. Nielsen is a partner and senior funds counsel at Baring Vostok Capital Partners in Moscow, Russia. Chief Justice Lawton R. Nuss, L’82, Kansas Supreme Court, was named one of 48 state leaders from across the nation to attend the prestigious Toll Fellowship Program. The program is sponsored by the Council of State Governments (CSG) and is an annual weeklong seminar aimed at developing leaders from all three branches of state government. This year’s program was held in September in Lexington, Ky. It focused on trends analysis, policy development, media and constituent relations, and leadership and institutional changes. The program is named for Henry Toll, a Colorado senator who founded CSG in 1933. Dennis Depew, L’83, was elected vice president of the Kansas Bar Association and assumed that position in June. He has served on the KBA Board of Governors since 2005 and was secretary/treasurer in 2010-11. In December 2011, Depew was elected president-elect of the Kansas
Association of School Boards. He is a 16-year member of the Neodesha, Kan., Board of Education. He was reappointed to the Kansas Board of Discipline of Attorneys for another three-year term in June; he has served on the board since 1999. Depew has practiced in Neodesha in his family’s law firm since graduation from KU Law in 1983. Myron Frans, L’83, began his duties as commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Revenue in April 2011. Appointed by Gov. Mark Dayton in January 2011, Frans had been serving on a voluntary basis while concluding his responsibilities as president of Leeds Precision Instruments. He has nearly three decades of tax law expertise and strong business and managerial experience. As Commissioner of Revenue, he supports Gov. Dayton’s goal of a fair and equitable tax system and said his first priority will be to ensure the presentation of accurate revenue estimates of all tax proposals, from both the legislature and the administration. Nancy Levit, L’84, the Curators’ and Edward D. Ellison Professor of Law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, wrote “The Happy Lawyer: Making a Good Life in the Law” (Oxford University Press), co-authored with Douglas O. Linder. Rick Macias, L’84, has been appointed to the Kansas Board of Healing Arts by Gov. Sam Brownback. His term runs through June 2014. The board licenses and disciplines Kansas physicians. Macias has an adoption and family law practice in Wichita, Kan., and is also the director of the Adoption Centre of Kansas Inc. Daniel H. Diepenbrock, L’85, was appointed to a one-year term as president of the Kansas Bar Foundation for 2011-12 at the foundation’s June 2011 annual meeting. Diepenbrock began his service on the Kansas Bar Foundation board in 2006. He is a solo practitioner and practices primarily in the areas of civil litigation, insurance defense and local government law, and he is county counselor for Seward County. Barry Disney, L’87, was sworn in as assistant U.S. attorney in Kansas in April 2011. Disney will help increase immigration enforcement and support the Southwest Border Initiative targeting Mexican drug cartels.
Sharon L. Dickgrafe, L’89, has been promoted to chief deputy city attorney for the Wichita City Attorney’s Office.
1990s Susan Krehbiel William, L’90, was presented with the Warren W. Shaw Distinguished Service Award by the Topeka Bar Association at its annual meeting in April 2011. The award recognizes a lawyer or judge for exemplary service to the legal profession or the Topeka Bar Association. William is a shareholder with the law firm of Coffman, DeFries & Nothern PA, where she has been an attorney since 1990. She is recognized in both the tax law section and the trusts and estates law section of The Best Lawyers in America. Anna Marie Dempsey, L’91, has rejoined Thompson & Knight LLP as a partner in its corporate and securities practice group in Houston. Her practice will focus on advising clients on corporate governance, securities law compliance, capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, and general corporate matters. Cheryl L. Reinhardt, L’92, has formed a new law partnership with Norman E. Beal, L’68, called Beal & Reinhardt LLC. They represent small businesses in all matters from their base in Overland Park, Kan. Christopher Burger, L’93, has been appointed to a three-year term on the Kansas Arts Commission by Gov. Sam Brownback. Burger is a partner in the Lawrence law firm of Stevens & Brand LLP. Preston A. Pratt, L’93, was appointed as a judge for the 17th judicial district by Gov. Sam Brownback. Pratt maintained a general private practice in Oberlin, Kan., for 18 years and served at various times as the Logan County attorney, the Oberlin city attorney, and the assistant Decatur County attorney. The 17th District Court serves Decatur, Norton, Graham, Phillips, Smith and Osborn counties. Angela Rud, L’93, has rejoined the Minneapolisbased law firm of Gray Plant Mooty as a principal in the employment and labor law practice group.
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alumni news She practiced employment law at the firm from 1996 to 2002, when she left to become executive vice president of human resources and senior employment law counsel for a large, global fast food franchiser. Brian J. Schulman, L’93, a shareholder in the Phoenix office of Greenberg Traurig LLP, has been selected for inclusion in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of securities litigation. His practice also includes financial services litigation and complex commercial litigation. Steve Six, L’93, is a partner in the Kansas City, Mo., office of Stueve Siegel Hanson LLP in the commercial litigation, public client and personal injury practices. Donald S. Lee, L’94, has joined LKP Global Law LLP, a Los Angeles-based law firm with global clients. Lee is a partner in the corporate department, specializing in representing start-up, emerging growth and middle market companies as their outside general counsel, advising companies and investors on equity and debt financing deals, and representing buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions transactions. Joni Franklin, L’96, was elected to serve as president-elect of the Kansas Bar Foundation for 2011-12 at the foundation’s June 2011 annual meeting. She previously served as secretary-treasurer and is currently a fellow of the foundation. Franklin is a solo practitioner in Wichita, Kan. Brad Korell, L’97, was selected to receive a KU Alumni Association Mildred Clodfelter Award presented at the September 2011 KU Alumni Association’s Hilltop Honors Weekend. The “Millie” award recognizes volunteers who have served KU in their communities for 10 years or more, following the example of Clodfelter, who worked for the association for 42 years during her 47-year career with KU. Korell is with Korell & Frohlin LLP in Austin, Texas. Brandee Caswell, L’98, has been named the 2010 “Volunteer of the Year” by the YMCA of Metropolitan Denver’s downtown branch. The award is presented each year to an individual who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to the organization’s goals of providing quality programs that promote good health and strong families. Caswell is a partner in the Denver office of
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Faegre & Benson, practicing in the area of commercial and real estate litigation. Manuel Ortiz, L’98, has joined the Washington, D.C., office of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck as a shareholder in the government relations department and co-chair of the office’s management committee. He will focus in areas including telecommunications, transportation, financial services, tax and energy. Ortiz has been recognized by multiple major media and political outlets as a top lobbyist and strategist in Washington, and joins Brownstein after more than a decade of experience successfully representing clients in the halls of Congress and in the executive branch. Hale Sheppard, L’98, an attorney in the Atlanta office of Chamberlain Hrdlicka, is included in the 2011 edition of Chambers USA, where he is recognized as a national leader in the tax law practice area. Sarah Deer, L’99, a professor at the William Mitchell College of Law in Saint Paul, Minn., has been recognized by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for outstanding work on behalf of crime victims. Deer received the Allied Professional Award in April 2011 at an event hosted by the Department of Justice. The award recognizes Deer’s dedication to addressing and ending the crime of sexual violence against Native American women. Carrie English, L’99, is director of recruiting and professional development in the Kansas City, Mo., office of Husch Blackwell. Brad Finkeldei, L’99, received the 2011 Don Volker Award for his work with Leadership Lawrence. The award honors an individual who consistently demonstrates the same enthusiasm for community leadership as the late Don Volker. Finkeldei was selected by the 2011 Leadership Lawrence class. He practices with the Lawrence law firm of Stevens & Brand LLP. Tanya Rose Hart, L’99, is the editor of Pleasanton Patch, an online news and information website for Pleasanton, Calif. Hart spent 10 years working for daily and community newspapers, including the Orange County Register, the Tracy Press
and the Contra Costa Times, where she covered the city if Concord. Before becoming a reporter, she was a member of the Kansas Bar and worked for several law journals and organizations, focusing on Internet and media law and First Amendment issues.
2000s Sean Fleming, L’00, has joined the Dallas office of Godwin Ronquillo PC as a shareholder. Fleming’s litigation practice focuses on cases involving misappropriation and theft of trade secrets, unfair competition, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract securities fraud and antitrust matters. Caleb Stegal, L’00, is chief counsel to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback. Prior to his position with the governor, he was the Jefferson County attorney. Andria Cooper, L’01, has been appointed a judge in the New Mexico 8th Judicial District by Gov. Susana Martinez. Judge Cooper was an attorney at the Alan Maestas Law Firm in Taos, N.M., representing clients in matters of civil litigation, criminal defense, and tribal law. Previous to that, she was in the Taos office of the New Mexico Public Defender Department and worked as assistant county attorney in Ellis County, Kan. Eric Aufdengarten, L’03, accepted a position at Kutak Rock LLP in Kansas City, Mo., in April 2011. He was formerly with the Kansas attorney general’s office. Sarah Holcomb, L’03, has been named to the advisory board of the Flagstaff Community Foundation, a 22-year-old charitable foundation and affiliate of the Arizona Community Foundation. Holcomb is the business law coordinator and a full-time faculty member at the Northern Arizona University W.A. Franke College of Business. In addition to teaching, she has a private law practice and owns a fiduciary company that specializes in private trust administration and financial management of assets for its clients. Kyle S. Lessor, L’03, and Paige Lea Pendley were married in April 2011. Kyle is an assistant district attorney for Wichita County, Texas, and Paige is a courtroom deputy for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. They live in Wichita Falls, Texas.
Betsy Blake, L’05, was named in Up & Coming Lawyer for 2011 by the Missouri Lawyers Weekly. An Up & Coming Lawyer is 40 years old or younger as of Sept. 15, 2011, or has practiced law for 10 or fewer years. This high-achiever epitomizes excellence in the legal community and is identified as a leader in the community-at-large. Blake practices with Williams & Campo PC in Lee’s Summit, Mo. Rachel Monger, L’05, is the new director of government affairs for the Kansas Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, the statewide association representing nonprofit aging service providers. Monger was previously a partner in Farley and Monger PA of Lawrence. Casey P. Murray, L’05, is an associate in the Kansas City, Mo., office of Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP, where he practices with the firm’s labor and employment and litigation groups. Greg Benefiel, L’06, is the new DUI prosecutor for Douglas County, Kan. He formerly prosecuted cases in the Overland Park Municipal Court involving officers who worked the overnight shift, including several DUI cases. Benefiel also served as an assistant district attorney in Reno County before being hired as an assistant district attorney for Douglas County in 2008. He has served on the Kansas DUI Commission and as a DUI section leader for the Kansas County District Attorney’s Association. Case Collard, L’06, is an associate at Dorsey & Whitney LLP in Denver. Jesse Glassman, L’06, opened the law firm of Glassman Faye & Levkulich LLP in Denver. The firm will represent clients in criminal defense, family law and estate planning. He was formerly with the Office of the Colorado State Public Defender Office for four years. William H. Moore, L’06, has been promoted to vice president of corporate development for Inergy LP in Kansas City, Mo. Moore has been part of the successful development of Inergy’s natural gas storage and transportation platform. With this promotion, he will also take on more strategic initiatives, working closely with Inergy’s senior management team. Sean O’Hara, L’06, and his wife, Amy, are pleased to announce the birth of their second child, Patrick Sean, in September 2011. Sean is an associate with Snell & Wilmer in Phoenix,
with a practice focused on commercial and intellectual property litigation. The family resides in Scottsdale, Ariz. Tracy E. Smith, L’06, is the director of international student programs at Heritage Hall, a private school in Oklahoma City. Smith also teaches Honors Spanish IV. Mike Payne, L’07, and his wife, Brooke, are pleased to announce the birth of their second daughter, Amelia, in January 2011. She joins her parents, older sister, Beatrix, and their trusty companion, Hudson, as the newest addition to the family. Mike is a senior associate at Otis, Coan & Peters LLC in the firm’s Fort Collins and Greely, Colo., offices. He was also admitted to practice in Nebraska in July 2011. Hilary L.Velandia, L’07, is an associate in the Miami office of Jones Walker in the firm’s business and commercial transactions practice group and a member of the health care team. She practiced at a law firm in Oklahoma for four years before moving to Walker Jones. Adam Gasper and Kate O’Hara Gasper, both L’08, are pleased to announce the birth of their first child, James A. Gasper, born in December 2010. Adam is a litigation attorney with McDowell, Rice, Smith & Buchanan PC, and Kate practices business litigation at Lathrop & Gage LLP. The couple resides in Prairie Village, Kan. Devin S. Sikes, L’08, is an attorney in the Office of the Chief Counsel for Import Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C., where he will serve as counsel and offer legal support to the federal agency that determines whether foreign producers and exporters fairly sell their goods within the United States. Sikes was formerly a judicial law clerk to Judge Judith M. Barzilay of the U.S. Court of International Trade in New York City. Brutrinia Arellano, L’09, who was KU Law’s inaugural Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic Fellow, is currently serving on the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership Transitional Board. Arellano is with the Department of Health and Human Services Emerging Leaders Program in Rockville, Md. Dennis Golden, L’09, L’11 LLM, is an
attorney-adviser for the Social Security Administration in Columbia, Mo. James McKain, L’09, is owner at The Law Office of James McKain in Bothell, Wash. Madhu Singh, L’09, has accepted a position as adjunct faculty for the Seattle University School of Business/School of Law Community Development Entrepreneurship Clinic. Jesse Tanksley, L’09, is an associate in the Wichita, Kan., office of Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP. Patrick R. Watkins, L’09, and Kirsten Laine Johnson were married in May 2011 in Kyle, Texas. Pat is practicing in the Kansas City, Kan., office of Orrick and Erskine. The couple resides in Lawrence. Jennifer Berry, L’10, is practicing with the San Diego, Calif., law firm of Zampi, Determan & Erickson LLP. Josh I. Berry, L’10, is an associate at Pryor Johnson Carney Karr Nixon PC in Greenwood Village, Colo. Chesney Allen, L’11, is manager of legislative services at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics in Kansas City, Mo. Allen implements and oversees NAIA member institutions and conferences regarding compliance with NAIA rules and regulations. She serves as staff liaison for legislative and eligibility exceptions, waivers and appeals. Tawnya Taddiken Johnson, L’11, is a staff attorney at the Kansas Department of Agriculture in Topeka, Kan. Jay Kramer, L’11, works for Sen. Jerry Moran, L’82, in Washington, D.C. Kramer’s primary focus in the senator’s office is homeland security and judiciary issues. Nicholas Steinwart, L’11, has joined the Lawrence, Kan., law firm of John R. Hooge Attorney at Law PA. He practices bankruptcy, foreclosure defense, real estate, probate, wills, business, commercial and general practice law.
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Dear Alumni & Friends of KU Law, Aristotle once said, “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” This is what we teach in law school – to weigh the many facets of a situation before drawing a conclusion. And even then, to concede there might be another answer. Master this approach as a lawyer and you can anticipate opposing arguments, empathize with clients, and hopefully stay engaged enough to maintain a long, fulfilling career. These days, though, breaking into the legal profession presents a challenge in itself. As legal hiring has plummeted, then stagnated, today’s KU Law students and recent graduates are competing for fewer positions. The law school has responded to these new realities in a number of ways. First, we took a significantly smaller class this fall. Our feeling is that if fewer jobs are available for our graduates, then we should award fewer degrees. The Class of 2014 numbers 143, and its members show great promise for success at Green Hall and later in their careers. Second, our Office of Career Services will continue its excellent history of helping students find fulfilling, traditional legal career opportunities in the region, across the country and overseas. It will also begin aggressively pursuing “greenfield” opportunities, building pathways into industries that have historically hired from business schools and undergraduate programs. Arturo Thompson, a 2006 graduate of KU Law, will lead those efforts as the new assistant dean for career services.You can read about Arturo and other new faculty and staff hires elsewhere in this issue.
Stephen W. Mazza Dean & Professor of Law
Third, we are continually re-evaluating our curriculum in an effort to produce graduates who possess both Aristotle’s ability to think broadly and the practical skills necessary to hit the ground running. Professor Suzanne Valdez developed a popular, intensive Deposition Skills Workshop in which students take and defend depositions under the guidance of practicing attorneys, many of them KU Law alumni. We plan to add more of these skills courses in the near future. Earlier this year, National Jurist magazine ranked KU Law 19th in the nation for providing hands-on learning opportunities through clinical positions for students. The number of positions will actually increase this spring when we offer our first Kansas Supreme Court Research Clinic. The clinic will serve the dual goals of providing students with practical research experience and assisting the court with much-needed research support. This brings the tally of KU Law clinics and externships to 13, supporting more than 140 available opportunities for KU Law students each year. We continue to be ranked as a “best value” law school, but we want to make this outstanding legal education more affordable for more students. Scholarship support will be our top fundraising priority in the university-wide capital campaign, Far Above, which launches this spring. Please consider making a gift in this area. Alumni support also helps us attract and cultivate excellent faculty and further enhance our reputation. Likewise, your many professional successes (reported broadly in this issue) and your enthusiasm toward mentoring and hiring KU Law graduates advance our mutual interests. Thank you for all that you do to strengthen your law school. Rock chalk!
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With sincere thanks to our donors JAMES WOODS GREEN MEDALLION HONOREES The James Woods Green Medallion honors donors whose cumulative giving to the University of Kansas School of Law is $25,000 and above. Honorees whose names are italicized are deceased. INDIVIDUALS Constance M. Achterberg, L’53 Frank A. Ackerman, L’80 Donald D. Adams, L’64, & Ann Wees Adams J. Eugene Balloun, L’54 Richard A. Barber, L’34 Mrs. Richard A. Barber Barbara Blake Bath, PhD, & Thomas D. Bath, PhD Lydia I. Beebe, L’77, & Charles E. Doyle, L’78 Blake A. Biles, L’75 Richard L. Bond, L’60, & Suzanne Sedgwick Bond John K. Bremyer, L’46, & Jayne Williamson Bremyer The Hon. Clayton Brenner, L’28 Daisy E. & Paul H. Brown Max & Mary Brown Professor Emeritus Robert C. Casad Barkley Clark Gertrude Clark Peggy A. Clark John D. Conderman, L’69, & Patricia R. Conderman Teresa Blatchley Conkey Mary K. Connell O. J. Connell Jr., L’38 Donald L.Cordes, L’59 Professor Mike Davis & Faye Davis Suzanne M. Decker Michael F. Delaney, L’76, & Kathleen L. Delaney Glen W. Dickinson Professor Martin Dickinson & Sallie Dickinson Carolyn A. Dillon & Richard W. Dillon William R. Docking, L’77, & Judy O. Docking Robert L. Driscoll, L’64 Gary Duncan, L’74, & Adrianna D. Gonzales Duncan Ruth Adair Dyer, L’21 Mildred A. Early David S. Elkouri, L’78 Clem Fairchild Dorothy Feir, PhD Bruce A. Finzen, L’73 David H. Fisher, L’38, & Mary Frances Fisher Charles L. Frickey, L’69 Loren M. Gensman Roland D. Gidney Jr., L’47 Donald W. Giffin, L’53, & Esther Brown Giffin Ernest J. Goppert, L’17 Brian G. Grace, L’67 Jordan L. Haines, L’57, & Shirley Cundiff Haines Barry D. Halpern, L’73, & Cynthia A. Halpern Kenneth M. Hamilton, L’47, & Ruth Hamilton Roberta B. Harkness Minnie I. Harms Edward J. Healy, L’79 Alvin D. Herrington, L’57 Al J. & Sylvia M. Herrod Elma A. Holdeman Alice A. Hook Mrs. A. Bryce Huguenin John E. Hurley Jr., L’62, & Jo Sicking Hurley Elizabeth Ann Hylton The Hon. Theodore B. Ice, L’61, & Sue H. Ice Howard M. Immel, L’38, & Sue Immel
Balfour & Margaret Jeffrey Richard Kane Professor Mike Kautsch & Elaine Kautsch Larry E. Keenan, L’54 John M. Kilroy Jr., L’73 Fred C. & Mary Robinson Koch Thomas G. Kokoruda, L’72 Florence M. Kuske Linda S. Legg, L’75, & The Hon. Lawrence G. Crahan The Hon. James K. Logan & Beverly Logan Robert W. Loyd, L’62, & Mary Jo Loyd Lyle D. Lutton Jr., L’50, & De Nell T. Lutton Daniel J. Lyons, L’77, & Maryanne Lyons Glenn E. McCann, L’40 Brian K. McLeod, L’89 Eunice H. Melik Col. Edward A. Metcalf III, Retired, L’49 Professor Keith G. Meyer & Janet A. Meyer Dara Trum Miles, L’87, & Robin J. Miles, L’86 George D. Miner, L’22 John R. Morse, L’75 The Hon. Ronald C. Newman, L’70 Holly Nielsen, L’82 Bernard E. Nordling, L’49, & Barbara A. Nordling Charles H. Oldfather Jr. Hortense Casady Oldfather Bernard V. O’Neill Jr., L’76, & Marion W. O’Neill The Hon. James W. Paddock, L’56 Marjorie L. Page Robert A. Page, L’53 Mary Louise Parker Diane S. Parrish, L’79 Professor John C. Peck, L’74, & Pamela C. Peck William B. Pendleton, L’57 Mary Ruth Watermulder Petefish Arthur C. Piculell Jr., L’65, & Dee W. Piculell Donald H. Postlethwaite, L’26, & Ruth Lawless Postlethwaite Jean Humphrey Proffitt & Roy F. Proffitt Raymond F. Rice, L’1908, & Ethel Rice John M. Rounds, L’39 The Hon. M. Kay Royse, L’78 Joan R. Ruff, L’73, & Dennis P. Wilbert, L’73 Bill R. Sampson, L’71 Drucilla J. Sampson, L’96 Elizabeth A. Schartz, L’88 Janet Manning Schroeder Robert A. Schroeder, L’37 Carolyn Henry Shinkle & J. Frank Shinkle, L’41 Mary Maurine Shurtz Leo R. Sissel, L’50 Beatrice Siegel The Hon. Fred N. Six, L’56, & Lilian Six Christopher Smith, L’72 Glee S. Smith Jr., L’47, & Geraldine B. Smith Frank L. Snell, L’24 Mary Ellen Stadler Roger D. Stanton, L’63, & Judith Duncan Stanton Kate Stephens The Hon. Donnan Stephenson, L’48, & Patricia Ledyard Stephenson Mikel L. Stout, L’61, & LeAnn R. Stout Peter E. Strand, L’79, & Sheila C. Strand Edna J. Sullivan & James E. Sullivan, L’29 Willard B. Thompson, L’58 Erma B. & Frank E.Tyler Omer G.Voss, L’39, & Annabele K.Voss Katherine Hall Wagstaff & Robert W. Wagstaff Gary A. Waldron, L’79, & Carol A. Foster Charles R. Wall Professor William E. Westerbeke
Douglas D. Wheat, L’74, & Laura L. Wheat Houston L.Whiteside Willard G.Widder, L’49 Karl T.Wiedemann Paul L.Wilbert, L’38 Susan Scott Wilner R. Dean Wolfe, L’69 Stanley N. Woodworth, L’78 Robert S. Wunsch, L’58, & Barbara Bateman Wunsch Paul Yde, L’85, & Sarah Elder D. Spencer Yohe, L’54 FIRMS AND FOUNDATIONS Foulston & Siefkin LLP Hampton & Royce LC Hinkle Elkouri Law Firm LLC Hite Fanning & Honeyman LLP Lathrop & Gage LLP Morris, Laing, Evans, Brock & Kennedy, Chtd. Polsinelli Shalton Flanigan Suelthaus PC The Ethel and Raymond F. Rice Foundation Ross Foundation Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP Shook, Hardy & Bacon Foundation Shughart Thomson & Kilroy PC Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP Wal-Mart Stores Inc. DEANS CLUB AMBASSADORS ($10,000 and above) Anonymous Margaret R. Bath Lydia I. Beebe & Charles E. Doyle Mary K. Connell Foulston Siefkin LLP Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City Elizabeth Ann Hylton Estate of Howard M. Immel Kansas City Southern Estate of John A. Naill Polsinelli Shughart PC The Ethel and Raymond F. Rice Foundation Ross Foundation Elizabeth A. Schartz Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP Mrs. Frank Snell Sunflower Foundation: Health Care for Kansans United States District Court Bar Registration Estate of Dr. Betty Van der Smissen Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Douglas D. Wheat & Laura L. Wheat William J. Wochner & Jo E. Wochner R. Dean Wolfe & Cheryl L. Wolfe D. Spencer Yohe DEANS CLUB BENEFACTORS ($5,000 to $9,999) Bever Dye Foundation John D. Conderman & Patricia R. Conderman David S. Elkouri & Debbi C. Elkouri Edward J. Healy & Helen Healy Kellogg’s Corporate Citizenship Fund Judge James K. Logan & Beverly Jennings Logan Robert W. Loyd & Mary Jo Loyd Daniel J. Lyons & Maryanne Lyons Macy’s Foundation Dara Trum Miles & Robin J. Miles Cathy A. Reinhardt & Norman A. St. Laurent Kent H. Weltmer
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donor report Donald W. Giffin & Esther Brown Giffin Hugh W. Gill IV & Ingrid Olson Gill Jeanne Gorman Professor David J. Gottlieb & Rita Sloan Gottlieb C. Andrew Graham & Constance Fox Graham Jonathan H. Gregor Andrew F. Halaby & Ann M. Halaby Barry D. Halpern & Cynthia Zedler Halpern Nancy Fligg Hampton John E. Hayes III & Suzanne Lafferty Hayes Professor John W. Head & Lucia Orth Head Mark C. Hegarty & Janelle K. Hegarty Patrick J. Henderson Alvin D. Herrington Mark D. Hinderks & Mary Ann Hinderks Hinkle Law Firm LLC Charles H. Hostetler & Julie A. Hostetler Hovey Williams LLP Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP Ryan J. Huschka Judge Theodore B. Ice & Sue Harper Ice Illinois Tool Works Foundation Dorothy M. Ingalls & Kevin K. Jurrens Brian A. Jackson Ashwin Janakiram Peter S. Johnston & Sara Peckham Johnston, MD Kansas Bar Foundation Kansas Women Attorneys Association Ramona K. Kantack Calvin J. Karlin & Judge Janice Miller Karlin Professor Mike Kautsch & Elaine Kautsch KC Lesbian, Gay & Allied Lawyers Matthew D. Keenan & Lori Hickman Keenan Kelley Drye & Warren LLP Robert F. Kethcart & Stephanie A. Kethcart Barbara A. Knops & Peter C. Knops Brad Korell Thomas H. Krueger & Jean Krueger KU Public Interest Law Society Eric A. Kuwana & Karen E. Miller-Kuwana Linda L. Lee Mon Yin Lung Justin M. Lungstrum & Emily Lungstrum Audrey B. Magaña & Sue Anne Magaña Crystal Whitebread Mai Michelle Ray Matheson Dean Stephen W. Mazza Barbara L. McCloud Brian C. McCormally & Kathie Philbrick McCormally Robert J. McCully & Stacey Diane McCully Professor Keith G. Meyer & Janet A. Meyer William M. Modrcin Jr. Deborah Cawley Moeller & Michael D. Moeller Adam R. Moore & Jennifer Stackhouse John R. Morse & Kay Stine Morse Nathan J. Muyskens Eric S. Namee & Tracy Lynn Namee Jeffrey S. Nelson & Lisa K. Nelson John C. Nettels Jr. & Sheila M. Nettels Andrew J. Nolan & Sheryl Griffith Nolan Northern Trust Matching Gift Program Bernard V. O’Neill Jr. & Marion W. O’Neill Evan J. Olson & Susan Woodin Olson Gary L. Olson & Vicki A. Olson Judge James W. Paddock & Ruth Davenport Paddock Eugene S. Peck & Laura Fraser Peck Professor John C. Peck & Pamela C. Peck Patrick E. Peery & Cheryl Messer Peery Jason E. Pepe & Jennifer Pepe Joseph M. Rebein & Susan Waring Rebein Douglas R. Richmond James A. Riedy Reginald L. Robinson & Jane McGarey Robinson
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donor report Kathryn Marie Timm Stephen M. & Carlene M. Todd Monica D. Tovar-von Waaden Tom C. & Christie Triplett Melanie L. Trump Timothy T. Trump Thomas M. & Suzanne F. Tuggle Kimberley H. Tyson Julie L. Unruh Thomas M.Van Cleave III James D.VanPelt Larry S.Vernon Jeanne M.Verville D. Mark von Waaden Sen. John L.Vratil & Teresa C.Vratil Richard Y. Wada & Margaret Anami Wada Judge Richard W. Wahl J. Michael Walker & Gayla Hastings Walker Judge Marcia K. Walsh Judge Michael E. Ward & Lissa Leonard Ward Carol S. Weibert John C. Wesley & Millicent Hunt Wesley Charles E. & Barbara A. Wetzler Nathan H. & Annette White Mark J. White & Margaret A. Justus Wichita Bar Association Gaylen R. Williams Gordon J. Williams The Williams Companies Inc. Britton G. Wilson Professor Melanie D. Wilson Gary A. Winfrey & Sally Nixon Winfrey Ellen Sexton Wingenter Anne Keeler Wright Trent E. Wright Jennifer L.Yaneris Bradley J.Yeretsky Emily M.Yeretsky Rebecca Swanwick Yocham & Keith A. Yocham Holly R. Zane Stephen R. & Elisabeth T. Zane Jonathan N. Zerger Katherine Bollig Zogleman NEW FUNDS THE ETHICS FOR GOOD SCHOLARSHIP was established by Judge Steve Leben, L’82, Stan Davis and Mark Hinderks, L’82, with funds raised by a series of ethics continuing legal education programs under the name “Ethics for Good.” The program began 11 years ago with Leben, Davis and Hinderks as presenters and now includes Lori Schultz, Jim Griffin and Todd LaSala. Now sponsored by the Kansas Bar Foundation with resources from the Kansas Bar Association, the program has evolved into a theatrical production, staged each year at the Folly Theater in downtown Kansas City and at the Polsky Theater at Johnson County Community College. Over 700 lawyers attend the program each year. Funds generated by the program are donated to various charities and organizations, including law student scholarship assistance at KU Law. KANSAS CITY LESBIAN, GAY AND ALLIED LAWYERS (KC LEGAL) SCHOLARSHIP was established by KC LEGAL to provide scholarship support to an entering first-year student at the KU School of Law who plans to work in pursuit of equal treatment of and justice for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.
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JOHN A. NAILL SCHOOL OF LAW FUND was established through an estate gift from John A. Naill, L’1906. This is an unrestricted expendable fund. O.J. CONNELL JR. SCHOLARSHIP was established with a gift from Mary K. Connell in honor of her late husband, O.J. Connell Jr., L’38. The scholarship will be awarded to first-year students and will be renewable if at least a 3.0 GPA is maintained. Preference will be given to students from the state of Kansas. LIBRARY SUPPORT FUNDS Hazel A. Anderson Law Library Fund Louise Ahlstedt Beebe and Jack E. Beebe Law Library Fund Thomas W. Boone Law School Library Fund Ruth Adair Dyer Law Library Fund Friends of the University of Kansas Law Library Arthur W. Hershberger Memorial Law Book Fund Frank S. Hodge Memorial Library Fund KU Law Library Unrestricted Fund Kate McKay Memorial Book Fund Evart Mills Memorial Book Fund Douglas D. and Laura L. Wheat School of Law Opportunity Fund MATCHING GIFTS Aetna Foundation Inc. Altria Group Inc. The Bank of America Foundation The Boeing Company Chevron Humankind Matching Gift Program ConocoPhillips Company Deloitte Foundation ExxonMobil Foundation Faegre & Benson Foundation GE Foundation Hallmark Corporate Foundation Illinois Tool Works Foundation Kansas City Southern Kansas University Endowment Association Kellogg’s Corporate Citizenship Fund KPMG Foundation Macy’s Foundation The Morrison & Foerster Foundation Northern Trust Matching Gift Program ONEOK Foundation Seigfreid, Bingham, Levy, Selzer & Gee PC Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP Snell & Wilmer LLP Sprint Foundation Wal-Mart Foundation The Williams Companies Inc. Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP GIFTS RECEIVED IN HONOR OF Dean Gail B. Agrawal Professor John W. Head Professor Fred Lovitch Dean Stephen W. Mazza The Hon. James W. Paddock, L’56 Ruth Davenport Paddock Jean Gilles Phillips, L’90 Professor Elinor P. Schroeder Christopher L Steadham, L’04 Students involved in the Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy Professor Andrew W. Torrance Professor Suzanne C.Valdez, L’96 Professor Melanie D. Wilson GIFTS RECEIVED IN MEMORY OF Robert F. Bennett, L’52 John Emerson Blake Sr., L’25 Mary Anne Chambers, L’81
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Glee and Geraldine Smith Law Scholarship William C. Spangler Memorial Scholarship Judge Robert F. Stadler Memorial Scholarship Evelyn, Richard and Blanche Thompson Scholarship Leslie T. Tupy Scholarship Suzanne Valdez & Stephen McAllister Scholarship Voss Kansas Law Scholarship Wal-Mart Legal Diversity Scholarship Frederick L. Ward Memorial Scholarship J.L. Weigand Jr. Notre Dame Legal Education Trust Scholarship Willard G. Widder Scholarship Karl T. Wiedemann Scholarship in Law Paul R. Wunsch Scholarship CLASSES 1939 Omer G.Voss 1940 John D. Stewart 1947 Judge Richard D. Rogers & Cynthia J. Rogers Glee S. Smith Jr. & Geraldine Smith 1949 Jack Steineger & Margaret Leisy Steineger 1950 William B. Beeson Laird S. Campbell & Nancy Cornforth Campbell 1951 Richard C. Harris Joe L. Levy & Pat Pote Levy Judge Richard W. Wahl 1952 Col. Russell A. Stanley USAF, Retired 1953 Constance M. Achterberg John G. Atherton Donald W. Giffin & Esther Brown Giffin Roy E. Williams J. Robert Wilson & Marguerite J. Wilson 1954 Warren D. & Colleen Andreas J. Eugene Balloun James B. Gurley & Johanna Johnson Gurley Larry E. Keenan & Patricia L. Degner-Keenan Charles S. Lindberg & Dolores Goad Lindberg D. Spencer Yohe 1955 Donald N. Dirks 1956 Jerry W. Hannah & Nancy Watson Hannah Judge James W. Paddock & Ruth Davenport Paddock Justice Fred N. Six & Lilian Six John C. Wesley & Millicent Hunt Wesley 1957 R. Stanley Ditus Benjamin F. Farney & Etta Williams Farney Alvin D. Herrington Duane R. & Shirley Hirsch John G. & Elaine R. Kite 1958 Heywood H. Davis & Louise Swigart Davis
Sally Cross Herrington Richard H. Rumsey & Lorie Dudley Rumsey James D.VanPelt Robert S. Wunsch & Barbara Bateman Wunsch 1959 John W. Brand Jr. & Barbara Sample Brand Thomas H. Krueger & Jean Krueger 1960 Terry N. Fiske Edward H. & Julia N. Graham Judge Edward Larson & Mary L. Larson Byron E. Springer & Marion Peltier Springer 1961 Alfred S. Farha Judge Theodore B. Ice & Sue Harper Ice Mikel L. Stout & LeAnn R. Stout 1962 Richard R. Eads & Joann Howell Eads Robert W. Loyd & Mary Jo Loyd 1963 Lawrence W. Blickhan Charles H. Hostetler & Julie A. Hostetler Richard G. & Carol A. Hunsucker John W. & Dee Dee Jordan Judge James A. Pusateri & Jacqueline A. Pusateri Roger D. Stanton & Judith Duncan Stanton Charles E. & Barbara A. Wetzler 1964 Donald D. Adams & Ann Wees Adams Patrick H. Allen Lynn L. Anderson & La Faun McMurry Anderson Robert L. Driscoll & Marilyn Rockwell Driscoll William D. Haught Tom C. & Christie Triplett Robert E. & Mary L. Williams 1965 Ernest Adelman & Barbara Boley Adelman David C. & Priscilla A. All Bradley L. & Judith L. Brehm Marshall L. Crowther & Sandra Garvey Crowther, EdD Karen I. Johnson Topper Johntz Ronald L. & Joleen M. Leslie W. Bernard Whitney Jr. & Renate Baltmanis Whitney 1966 Stephen C. Chambers Peter K. Curran & Virginia Schubert Curran Max E. Eberhart & Nina Gillig Eberhart C. Andrew Graham & Constance Fox Graham Charles E. Hammond & Judith Hammer Hammond Donald A. Johnston & Alice Dowell Johnston Wendell W. Kellogg Stephen M. & Carlene M. Todd Thomas M.Van Cleave III 1967 John D. & Karin M. Dunbar Robert I. & Susan S. Guenthner Harold L. Haun Allan A. Hazlett & Margaret Goss Hazlett Dean B. & Noni B. Hill Judge J.C. Irvin & Mary Lewis Irvin William M. Mills III & Alice Cash Mills Thomas M. & Suzanne F. Tuggle
J. Michael Walker & Gayla Hastings Walker 1968 Larry D. Armel & JoAnne Armel George L. Catt & Sherrill Lynn Catt Robert B. & Caroline E. Hosford William S. & Peggy Mills Gary L. Olson & Vicki A. Olson C. J. Poirier Thad & Ellie Sims David A. Sorenson Wesley H. Sowers Jr. 1969 Gavin W. & Christine J. Armstrong Terry Arthur & Virginia Thomas Arthur Ernest C. Ballweg Jerry M. Brasel & Sharon Zahora Brasel John D. Conderman & Patricia R. Conderman Charles L. Frickey & Diane Paris Frickey Ronald S. Reuter Captain A.R. Thomas & Alice Stevinson Thomas R. Dean Wolfe & Cheryl L. Wolfe James B. Wright 1970 Frank S. Bangs Jr. William Bevan III & Gail M. Bevan Rick J. Eichor Philip C. Lacey & Nancy Owens Lacey Judge John W. Lungstrum & Linda E. Lungstrum Michael J. McNally & Elizabeth Shertzer McNally James A. Oppy Terry R. Post & Karen Henry Post Keith L. & Jan Stanley John H. & Martha J. White Gary A. Winfrey & Sally Nixon Winfrey 1971 Jean C. Owen & Marsha Golub Owen Steve R. Pickard Judge Joe Pierron & Diana Carlin Pierron, PhD Losson G. Pike & Leanne Benda Pike John B. Roesler Bill Sampson Judge Dale L. Somers & Judyanne Somers R. Kent Sullivan & Phyllis L. Sullivan, DO Sen. John L.Vratil & Teresa C.Vratil 1972 F. Richard & Regina Y. Bernasek Le Roy Lewis De Nooyer James R. & Karen Gilliland Jerry L. Harrison Dwight D. Henderson Robert R. Hiller Jr. & Patty Kostreles Hiller Alan Joseph & Diane Oliver Joseph Judge Paul E. Miller & Julia Brown Miller Roland B. Miller III & Holly R. Miller Jane Porter Murphy & Barry L. Murphy, MD N. Royce & Linda L. Nelson John A. Price David F. & Linda F. Richards Chris & Debra A. Robe Christopher Smith & Diana P. Smith Richard Y. Wada & Margaret Anami Wada Kenneth A. & Leann Webb Edward L. Winthrop George W. & Margaret E.Yarnevich 1973 Clifford L. Bertholf Ron Bodinson Michael R. Comeau
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donor report Judge Robert W. Fairchild & Martha Terry Fairchild Pamela Hooper Feinstein & Larry B. Feinstein Bruce A. Finzen Barry D. Halpern & Cynthia Zedler Halpern William L. Hess & Jane McGrew Hess Bruce R. Jeide Gordon A. Jones Edward M. Kaplan Linda L. Lee William E. & Carol A. Lupton Judge Michael J. Malone & Barbara Malone Randal J. McDowell & Zelia Taylor McDowell Paul T. Moxley John O. & Joann L. Sanderson Michael V. Schaefer Emily Cameron Shattil Rex N. Shewmake Jr. & Mary Jane Shewmake Judge Allen R. Slater & Kathryn Bohn Slater Kenneth W. Spain & Cynthia Mullen Spain Nancy J. Spies Melvin L. Stapleton Randolph W. Starr Judge Richard B. Walker & Ann E. Walker Judge Marcia K. Walsh Perry D. Warren & Janet Beebe Warren Kent H. Weltmer 1974 Thomas L. Bright & Dian Seetin Bright Paul D. Budd David W. Davis & Rhona Thorington Davis Paul M. Dent & Deborah K. Simpson Dent Richard E. Dietz & Marsha Merritt Dietz Darrell D. Dreiling Leo P. Dreyer & Lorry Glawe Dreyer Melvin L. Ehrlich John R. Eichstadt James W. Engler & Marcelyn Graham Engler Lawrence C. Gates & Jeanne K. Gates C. Peter Goplerud III James D. Hamilton & Dr. Suzanne Hamilton Joseph J. Hoagland & Norma Decker Hoagland Larry D. Leonard Stephen R. & Paula M. Morgan Professor John C. Peck & Pamela C. Peck Paul D. Post & Kay Kelly, LSCSW Hal C. Reed Kenneth W. Reeves III George J. Schlagel & Theron Wilson Schlagel Kelley D. Sears & Jane A. Sears William H. Seiler Jr. Eldon J. & Bonnie Shields Michael L. Sullivan Larry S.Vernon Douglas D. Wheat & Laura L. Wheat Gaylen R. Williams Elaine Oser Zingg & Otto M. Zingg 1975 Philip H. & Jeanine R. Alexander Stephen W. & Nancy E. Boyda Leon B. Graves Judge Henry W. Green Jr. William W. Jeter David J. Kornelis Donald A. & Diane C. Low Barbara A. Lundin & Lawrence P. Daniels Pamela Meador Mattson & Lynn P. Mattson M. Rebeca Mendoza John R. Morse & Kay Stine Morse Michael A. Sternlieb Earl D. & Shirley A. Tjaden Judge Kathryn H.Vratil & John W. Hamilton Steven E. Worcester
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1976 James P. Callahan Ronald J. Cappuccio Jill A. Casado Nathaniel Davis Jr. S. Nyles & Mary P. Davis Michael F. Delaney & Kathleen Gibbons Delaney Elaine M. Esparza Grant M. Glenn Steven D. & Lisa A. Gough Ross A. Hollander Gina Kaiser John A. Koepke Judge Kent Lynch Professor Dennis L. Mandsager & Sherrie Koester Mandsager Beverly Thomas McMillan Judge Kathleen P. Moran Bernard V. O’Neill Jr. & Marion W. O’Neill Leland E. Rolfs Floy Lambertson Shaeffer Gerald A. & Patti H. Thorpe 1977 Lydia I. Beebe L. Jed Berliner Robin C. & Deborah M. Blair Alice Boler Bolin Karen L. Borell Judge Michael B. Buser & Holly L. Buser Kingsley W. Click David Davenport & Sally Nelson Davenport Jane A. Finn, PhD Nathan C. & Kim B. Harbur Lewis A. Heaven Jr. & Paula Butz Heaven Paul B. Henrion II & Rebecca A. Henrion Calvin J. Karlin Daniel J. Lyons & Maryanne Lyons Evan J. Olson & Susan Woodin Olson Kathryn Pruessner Peters & Stephen D. Peters Cecelia Woods Pollara Brenda Petrie Register & Benton Register James A. Riedy Judge Janice D. Russell William H. Sanders Jr. Judge Robert J. Schmisseur & Donna J. Schmisseur J. Stanley Sexton & Tommye C. Sexton Professor Jan Bowen Sheldon, PhD, JD & Professor James A. Sherman Judge Jean Ferguson Shepherd Robert C. & Linda Ann Sturgeon John A.Vetter Cynthia S. Woelk 1978 Tim Connell Timothy R. Cork & Janice Irwin Cork Ruth C. Curtis R. Steven Davis & Kim Bowen Davis Charles E. Doyle David S. Elkouri & Debbi C. Elkouri John W. Fisher Lynne A. Friedewald Robert H. Gale Jr. & Linda C. Gale Jeanne Gorman Steve & Cynthia M. Heeney Eugene E. Irvin Michael D. Janke Kent E. Johnson William M. Modrcin Jr. George E. Rider & Jeannene Keaton Rider Jeffrey S. Southard Colonel Andrew D. Stewart, USA, Retired Thomas E.Vaughn Martha Braun Wallisch & William J. Wallisch III John R. Wine Jr. & Ellen Sue Wine
Stanley N. Woodworth & Nancy G. Woodworth 1979 Dale W. & Linda L. Bell Anne H. & William R. Blessing Jeraldine B. Davis & Dwight P. Davis, PhD Jeffrey S. English Gene H. Gaede & Jannelle Robins-Gaede Marilyn M. Harp & Marc A. Quillen, PhD Edward J. Healy & Helen Healy John C. & Cynthia L. Hickey Sheila J. Madden Alan G. Metzger Larry G. & Dianne J. Rapp Peter E. Strand & Sheila C. Strand Marie S. Woodbury & Daniel C. Claiborn, PhD 1980 Frank A. Ackerman Orval F. Baldwin II Jacob W. Bayer Jr. & Leslie Russo Bayer Carol Y. & Jeffrey P. Berns Lawrence W. Bigus & Ruth Baum Bigus William F. Bradley Jr. & Roberta Harding Bruce E. Cavitt Stuart R. & Kelley L. Collier Kathleen A. Dillon J. Richard Golub Maryln Lambert Golub W. Patrick Haley & Paula McGuire Haley C. Albert Herdoiza Ralph R. Inman & Sandra Wood Inman Judge Janice Miller Karlin Jodde Olsen Lanning Sheila C. & John N. Maksimowicz Judge Bruce C. Mallonee & LeeAnne Plumb Mallonee Jan Haley Maxwell & Robert S. Maxwell Eric B. Metz Emily B. Metzger Richard C. Morris Jeffrey S. Nelson & Lisa K. Nelson Judge Robert E. Nugent III & Linda D. Nugent Charles A. & Connie Peckham Col. Robert P. Shadburn, Retired Linda L. Sybrant Mark R. Thompson & Barbara E. Thompson Patrick H. & Patricia L. Thompson Judge Michael E. Ward & Lissa Leonard Ward 1981 Craig & Christine Anderson Steven R. Anderson & Carole Twork Anderson J. Rod Betts Adra E. Burks Jo Ann Butaud Walter L. Cofer & Nicola R. Heskett Daniel D. Crabtree John P. DeCoursey Ralph J. DeZago Judge Patricia Macke Dick & David A. Dick Darcy Domoney & Jill Weiss Domoney Mark A. & Debra L. Hannah Kent D. & Brenda D. Hatesohl Jeffrey D. Hewett Ramona K. Kantack Stephen M. Kerwick Stuart M. Kowalski Clara L. Krentzel Scott W. Mach & Patty Cray Mach Judge Paula B. Martin & Kurt A. Falkenstien Margaret F. Mathewson Cindy Brunker McClannahan & John B. McClannahan Marilyn G. Miller & Charley L. Looney Daphne Nan Muchnic
Patrick E. Peery & Cheryl Messer Peery Robert T. Schendel & Cynthia A. Schendel, LSCSW Nan Mills Sigman & Gregory D. Sigman Monte A.Vines 1982 Daniel N. & Melanie W. Allmayer Kenneth L. Cole Roy G. Crooks Douglas J. Edmonds Tony L. & Shawna L. Gehres Kirk J. Goza Shirley Edmonds Goza Casey S. Halsey & Paula Bush Halsey Mark D. Hinderks & Mary Ann Hinderks Teresa Roll Kerwick Mark W. Knackendoffel & E. Ann Knackendoffel, PhD Ted E. & Nancy A. Knopp John C. Landon Brian C. McCormally & Kathie Philbrick McCormally P. Anne McDonald & Robert Wilshire Kevin F. & Frances Mitchelson David W. Murrill Justice Lawton R. Nuss Margaret L. Pemberton William K. Sauck Jr. Michael K. Seck & Sharon K. Mossman Stanford J. Smith Jr. Tracey L. Stout Judge David L. Stutzman & Wendy Blank S. Lee Taylor Cindy L. Whitton 1983 Jill Stephenson Eggleston Michael W. Eggleston Peggy A. Elliott Myron L. Frans Catherine S. Hauber Judge David W. Hauber D. Randall & Joyce E. Heilman Wyatt A. & Mary Ann Hoch Annette Kline Hollingsworth Quentin E. Kurtz Audrey B. Magaña & Sue Anne Magaña M.B. Miller M. Margaret & Kevin J. Moran Timothy M. O’Brien & Melinda Cadle O’Brien Eugene S. Peck & Laura Fraser Peck Cathy A. Reinhardt & Norman A. St. Laurent Peter C. & Marty Rombold Keith C. & Jan M. Sevedge James J. & Chirl Ann Sienicki Xavier Simonsen Amy Logan Sliva Gentra Abbey Sorem & James R. Sorem Jr., PhD Melanie L. Trump Timothy T. Trump Kimberly Gee Vines H. Steven Walton & Sandra M. Walton Robert J. Werner Rebecca A. Winterscheidt 1984 Robert K. Anderson Brian L. Becker David E. Bengtson & Mary Maloney Bengtson Robert O. & Kay P. Blinn Bert & Lorie M. Braud Gregory L. Franken Larry Greenbaum Laura Kay Howard Teresa J. James Matthew D. Keenan & Lori Hickman Keenan
Celeste Holder Kling & Robert Kling, PhD James W. Lusk & Nancy Niles Lusk Eric S. Namee & Tracy Lynn Namee Christopher S. Raynolds & Abigail Morris Raynolds Judge David W. Rogers Pamela Pratt Shelton & Michael W. Shelton Christine Dudgeon Wilson & Lawrence B. Wilson R. Deane Woods 1985 Robert H. Backus Justice Carol A. Beier & Richard W. Green Michael S. & Jennifer J. Boohar Charles W. Cade & Mary Cranford Cade, PhD Melissa L. Conboy & William E. Mountford II Mark M. Deatherage Charles A. Etherington & Joni Walk Etherington Patrick D. & Mary-Ann C. Gaston Peggy Glazzard, EdD, JD Michael E. & Melinda K. Lazzo Robert J. McCully & Stacey Diane McCully Donald L. Moler Jr. Judith A. Moler Rick G. Morris Judge Mary Murguia John C. Nettels Jr. & Sheila M. Nettels Joseph M. Rebein & Susan Waring Rebein Lauren E. Roberts John W. Simpson & Carolyn C. Simpson Randall J. Snapp & Beth Bertelsmeyer Snapp Jeanne M.Verville Mark J. White & Margaret A. Justus 1986 Janet L. Arndt & Roger C. Bain Lisa Walter Beran & Gerald W. Beran Jr. Marjorie A. Blaufuss & Larry J. Libeer Wendy E. Brazil Duncan R. Butts Jr. Colleen A. Cacy & Peter Akmajian Daniel A. Cunningham Sarah A. Duckers & The Hon. Mark D. Davidson Lucy L. Freeman & Dan E. Freeman, OD Gilbert E. Gregory Anne Fleishel Harris Thomas W. Harris & Pamela S. Harris, MD Judge Michael E. Hegarty Craig A. & Antoinette Joyce Hunt Steven K. Linscheid David H. & Debi Luce Robin J. Miles Donald L. Norman Jr. Scott W. Sayler & Nancy Zarda Sayler Rae Sedgwick, PhD, JD Kathryn Marie Timm Holly R. Zane 1987 Jan Fink Call Barry A. Clark James D. & Karen T. Holt Jack E. Jacobsen Michele A. Kessler Robin E. Kluge Dara Trum Miles Bert Nunley Carolyn Boettcher Parmer & David A. Parmer Reginald L. Robinson & Jane McGarey Robinson Steven D. Selbe David E. & Kimberly R. Shay Shannon L. Spangler & Michael E. Spangler Marie Parker Strahan & Dennis W. Strahan Kimberley H. Tyson
Martha S. Warren Stephen R. & Elisabeth T. Zane 1988 Eric N. & Bonnie J. Anderson Katherine J. Bailes, JD, PhD Mark C. Bannister Ralph E. Bellar Jr. Patricia A. Bennett & Michael G. Haefele Charlene Brubaker David L. Corliss & Sarah Roecker Corliss Clark H. Cummins Patrick X. & Susan E. Fowler Jana Patterson Gagner & David W. Gagner Jon W. & Linda M. Gilchrist Darren R. & Linda J. Hensley Michael T. Jilka William A. Kassebaum Rebecca E. Miller Sally Tinker Murphy Michael F. Norton Mr. & Mrs. Lee M. Novak Bradley S. & Mary Frances Russell Elizabeth A. Schartz Kathryn A. & Jim Seeberger Steven P. & Deborah J. Smith Michael B. & Faina D. White John R. Wiebke 1989 Jonathan C. & Ruth E. Becker Thomas J. Drees Stacy Ortega Engels & Ronald F. Engels Deborah L. Hughes Dorothy M. Ingalls & Kevin K. Jurrens Jennifer M. Kassebaum Kevin K. Kelly James M. Marion Brian K. McLeod Susan Roffman Norton Alphonse B. Perkins Douglas R. Richmond Tina A. Smith 1990 John W. & Donna R. Barbian Shelli Crow-Johnson Yvette Leerskov Ehrlich Kent R. & Lisa R. Erickson Mark C. Hegarty & Janelle K. Hegarty Beth Horth Timothy C. Kuhn Maureen M. Mahoney Crystal Whitebread Mai Madeleine M. McDonough Teresa R. Temme Dietz James F. Thompson Robert D. Wiechman Jr. Susan Krehbiel William 1991 Doyle Baker Louis A. Cohn & Lora A. Cohn, PhD Robert I. Correales Anna Marie Dempsey Rita Fernandez-Bigras Gavin Fritton John E. Hayes III & Suzanne Lafferty Hayes Tedrick A. Housh III Eric A. Kuwana & Karen E. Miller-Kuwana Brian R. Matula Deborah Cawley Moeller Michael D. Moeller John C. Pauls 1992 Brent J. Burtin & Theresa Oâ€™Connor Burtin Mary A. Cabrera Timothy E. Congrove
Patrick J. Kaine Nicholas Kemp & Jennifer Booth Kemp, MD Barbara A. Knops Peter C. Knops Kraig M. Kohring & Molly Ash Kohring J. Michael Martinez de Andino Andrew S. Mendelson Robert B. & Margaret E. Neill Cheryl L. & Randall Reinhardt Ann & Mark A. Soderberg Lanette M. Wickham & Frank J. Rebori Jean W. Wise & Morris F. Wise, MD Anne Keeler Wright Trent E. Wright 1993 Charles F. Blaser & Karen Rempel Blaser Staci L. Cooper Jonathan H. Gregor Patrick J. Henderson Pamela Keller & John W. Keller, MD Eric V. Love & Jennifer Emerson Love William W. Mahood III & Michelle Elwell Mahood Gregory K. Martin Gary W. Owens Sean M. Sullivan Liza Rowland Townsend 1994 Brett A. Brenner Andrew D. Carpenter Elizabeth Seale Cateforis & David Cateforis Karin Pongratz Church Laura A. Denk Michael J. Disilvestro Stephen E. & Julie A. Dixon Holly A. Dyer Vera M. & Stephen A. Gannaway Linda Powell Gilmore & Darin Gilmore Judge Kenton T. Gleason & Angela M. Gleason Jodi L. Kaus Patricia A. Konopka Melissa Wangemann Maag & Jared S. Maag Scott J. Miller Todd M. Richardson Shon C. Robben & Michelle Travisano Robben Carolyn Wenzel Schott & Gary W. Schott, PhD Karen Zambri Schutter Stephen M. Schutter Chris S. Stachowiak Monica D. Tovar-von Waaden Kevin D. Weakley Gordon J. Williams
Judith Kloster Carlson Alison D. Dunning Joni J. Franklin Andrew F. Halaby & Ann M. Halaby Lana M. Knedlik Julia Michelle Mahaffey Charles D. Marvine Joyce Rosenberg Marvine Philip C. & Jill McKnight Gwendelyn Garcia Milligan Joseph Nemelka Rebecca A. Ryan Drucilla J. Sampson Stephen T. Sigler Julie L. Unruh Rebecca Swanwick Yocham & Keith A. Yocham 1997 William J. & Rachelle D. Bahr Grant D. & Stephanie J. Bannister Jaime P. Brown Terrence J. & Kristin S. Campbell Edwin H. & Aramide Fields Sharon E. Greenfield Peter S. Johnston & Sara Peckham Johnston, MD Brad Korell Carolyn L. Matthews William P. Matthews Christine McDaniel Novak & Keith Fredrick Novak Lloyd E. Rigney 1998 John L. Andra Brent N. & Michel Coverdale Brian A. Jackson Marcia L. & Paul M. Knight Barbara L. McCloud Andrew J. Nolan & Sheryl Griffith Nolan Ann M. Scarlett Jeffrey C. Tauscher 1999 John F. Baird II & Julie A. Baird Noreen L. Connolly Jonathan E. Frank & Christine Frank Edward G. Paine Jason E. Pepe & Jennifer Pepe Holly Pauling Smith
1995 Eric F. Broucek Cynthia R. Bryant Patricia J. & Frank F. Castellano Kirt D. DeHaan Hugh W. Gill IV & Ingrid Olson Gill Danford D. & Jennifer Grant Terri Goodman Howard Steven R. Kabler Tricia M. Knoll Coy M. Martin Michelle Ray Matheson Nathan J. Muyskens Major Breven C. Parsons Linda Ramirez Sheppard & John W. Sheppard Scott B. Strohm D. Mark von Waaden
2000 Jennifer S. Brannan Blaine C. Donovan John J. & Carolyn K. Gates Lindy S. Grell Julie D. Hower Heather A. Jones Christopher M. Joseph Jason P. & Skye D. Lacey Robert D. Lewis Justin M. Lungstrum & Emily Lungstrum Christopher M. & Jennifer K. McHugh Nicholas P. Mizell Adam R. Moore Chad S. Nelson Erin Anderson Pittenger J. Michael Porter & Ruth Merz Forrest T. Rhodes Jr. & Tiffany L. Rhodes March M. Runner Bhavi A. Shah Jennifer Stackhouse Yanping Wang Michael E. Werner
1996 Christine Dougherty Broucek Gregory C. & Debra S. Brownfield
2001 Collin B. & Dana Altieri Major Michele Stackhouse Bayless
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donor report Aaron J. Breitenbach Chad B. & Jill S. Cook Erika K. Knopp & Ryan C. Knopp, MD Melissa M. Krueger Karen Ruckert Lopez Brandon T. Pittenger Jacqueline Egr Pueppke Blake E.Vande Garde & Nicole Copple Vande Garde Michael L. Walden Jane L. & Randy K. Williams 2002 Joshua K. Allen Katherine Benson Allen Rich Federico Amy Boller Fritton Timothy A. Glassco Blythe Ridenour Jones Christopher R. Jones Mon Yin Lung Ann J. Premer Rachel Emig Simek Jon A. Strongman Ellen Sexton Wingenter Bradley J.Yeretsky 2003 Scott D. Kaiser Christy Jensen Rosensteel & Ryan Rosensteel Amy Miller Seymour & Thomas P. Seymour Stacey George Sifton John B. Wilson Jennifer L.Yaneris Katherine Bollig Zogleman 2004 Dennis M. Blackwood & Carole A. Cadue-Blackwood Jennifer S. & Jay W. Carter Christopher C. Confer John A. DeMarco Bryan J. Didier & Jeremy Wilkins Didier James M. & Heather M. Johnson Andrew T. Jones Jeffrey Li Jeffery Brian Morris Darin D. Stowell Jason W. Thompson & Karen Schwarzer Thompson Nathan H. & Annette White Brian L. Williams & Arie Jones Williams Margaret Dandurand Wilson Emily M.Yeretsky Jonathan N. Zerger 2005 Angela-Marie P. Agustin Diana Hickey Beckman Elizabeth A. Blake Allison Ross Confer Carolyn W. Coulson Anne Murray Emert Mark T. Emert Ashwin Janakiram Robert F. Kethcart & Stephanie A. Kethcart Meredith S. Lang Travis D. Lenkner Elizabeth A. Meekins Shannon Kerr O’Bryan S. Patrick O’Bryan Christopher B. Phelan Connor J. Sears 2006 Brandon H. & Anne L. Bauer Steven Chang Carly E. Farrell Joshua David Hernandez
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Lydia H. Krebs Robert L. & Lisa O’Connor Sean J. O’Hara & Amy Cox O’Hara Derek T. Teeter Holly Hydeman Teeter Arturo A. Thompson Mary A. & Jason M. Walker Jason M. & Kristie Zager 2007 Angela S. Armenta Mark A. Cole Jr. Crissa Seymour Cook Leena Phadke Fry & Joshua Fry Mary K. Gates Batsheva Glatt & Mitchell S. Trope Steven W. Grieb Ryan J. Huschka David P. Trevino & Sarah Whitten 2008 Joseph E. Bant Daniel A. & Ree A. Belhumeur Matthew D. Franzenburg Adam J. Gasper Kathryn O’Hara Gasper Zachary A. Lerner Maren K. Ludwig Thomas P. Maltese Britton G. Wilson 2009 Christopher P. Colyer Jerald J. Cook Danielle N. Davey Michelle A. Delgado Michael E. Dill Ashley M. Epperly Stacy N. Harper Justin A. Hendrix Joshua T. Hill Cullin B. Hughes & Natalie Adams Hughes Beau A. Jackson Ellen M. Jensby Neal D. Johnson Alicia M. Kirkpatrick Brian M. Nye & Lauren E. Nye, MD Jomana J. Qaddour Maria R. Salcedo Andrew R. Shaw Amanda C. Sheridan Heng T. Tran Patrick R. Watkins 2010 Elizabeth M. Becker Christopher C. Grenz Blake T. Hardwick Stephanie A. Lovett-Bowman & Christopher M. Bowman Alison P. Lungstrum Sean L. McLaughlin Parag M. Mehta Matthew T. Schoonover 2011 Tristan C. Tafolla FRIENDS Armstrong Teasdale LLP Asian American Bar Association of Kansas City Susan I. Avenell Baird Holm LLP Baker, Sterchi, Cowden & Rice LLC Barber Emerson LC Barristerbooks Inc. Barbara Blake Bath, PhD & Thomas D. Bath, PhD Margaret R. Bath
Belin Foundation Herschel and Joan Betts Bever Dye Foundation Larry J. & Ann H. Bingham James A. & Terry L. Brawley John E. Bremer Larry Brown Judge Wesley E. Brown Michael M. & Suzanne L. Browne Bryan Cave LLP Professor Emeritus Robert C. Casad & Sarah M. Casad John A. & Ardythe M. Cederberg Cerner Corporation Donald E. Chambers City of Oxford, Kansas The City of Wellington Douglas J. & Lara Compton Mary Ellen & Glenn J. Compton Scott A. Compton, DO & Debra Compton Mary K. Connell Continental Casualty Company Inc. Professor Michael J. Davis & Faye S. Davis Stanley D. Davis & Kathleen Perkins Barbara W. Dehlinger Ky Dehlinger Professor Martin B. Dickinson Jr. & Sallie Francis Dickinson Estate of Darthea S. diZerega & Augustus V. diZerega Professor Christopher R. Drahozal & Kaye M. Drahozal First Heartland Foundation Inc. Foulston Siefkin LLP Donald J. & Lois Fredrickson Rev. Mark A. Frickey Professor David J. Gottlieb & Rita Sloan Gottlieb Connie M. Grafel The Greater K.C. Chapter of Links Inc. Judith N. Hammon Nancy Fligg Hampton Professor John W. Head & Lucia Orth Head Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City Charles N. Hinkle Hinkle Law Firm LLC Hispanic Bar Association of Greater Kansas City Hite, Fanning & Honeyman LLP Hovey Williams LLP Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP Elizabeth Ann Hylton Estate of Howard M. Immel Robert H. Jerry II & Lisa Nowak Jerry Johnson County Bar Association R. Dwayne Jones Kansas Bar Association Kansas Bar Foundation Kansas Women Attorneys Association Professor Mike Kautsch & Elaine Kautsch KC Lesbian, Gay & Allied Lawyers Kelley Drye & Warren LLP Brenda Roberts Kissam Michael & Jonalie Korengold KU Public Interest Law Society Sharylyn Gelvin Lacey Lambdin & Lambin Chartered Lathrop & Gage LLP Lewis, Rice & Fingersh LC Judge James K. Logan & Beverly Jennings Logan Mary Jo & Gregory K. Lohoefener Elden & Marilou Long Carol E. Lovett Martin, Pringle, Oliver, Wallace & Bauer LLP Betsy Wilson Marvin & Charles A. Marvin Dean Stephen W. Mazza John D. & Paula E. McClung Joseph W. & Jan D. Medved Professor Keith G. Meyer & Janet A. Meyer
Morris, Laing, Evans, Brock & Kennedy Estate of John A. Naill NuStar Foundation James J. & Sharon M. Paris Steve & T. Lynne Paris Sandra J. Patti Payne & Jones Chartered Payne & Jones Foundation Craig A. Penzler & Cindy Emig Penzier, MD Peoples Bank Carrol F. Pickens Polsinelli Shughart PC Arthur B. Preston & Patricia Johnson Preston Rasmussen, Willis, Dickey & Moore LLC Ruthann J. Remele The Ethel and Raymond F. Rice Foundation Robin L. Rosenberg Ross Foundation School of Law Advisory Board Members Marti L. Schraeder Seigfreid, Bingham, Levy, Selzer & Gee PC Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship Gaylord & Shirley Shields Joel M. Shields Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP Sloan, Eisenbarth, Glassman, McEntire & Jarboe LLC Mrs. Frank Snell SNR Denton LLP Chad A. & Susan R. Stanley Estate of Kate Stephens Jerri J. Stevak John T. Stewart III & Linda Bliss Stewart Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP Gov. Michael J. Sullivan Sunflower Foundation: Health Care for Kansans UMB Bank NA United States District Court Bar Registration Calvin K. Upp Estate of Dr. Betty Van der Smissen Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Warden Grier LLP Professor Stephen J. Ware & Katherine L. Ware Carol S. Weibert Professor William E. Westerbeke Wichita Bar Association Harriet Stephens Wilson Professor Melanie D. Wilson Estate of Aaron A. Wilson Jr. William J. Wochner & Jo E. Wochner Women in Law Kristen E. Zane
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