Category: Alumni

40 years of Rice Scholars

The first class of Rice Scholars started classes at KU Law in fall 1979. This fall, the school welcomed the 200th Rice Scholar to Green Hall. Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, the Rice Scholarship provides full tuition …

Protecting human health, the environment

Ava Azad ensures environmental compliance, protection through role at EPA Ava Azad’s interest in the environmental field sparked while she was in high school. After earning an undergraduate degree in environmental studies from KU, she decided to continue …

Hazel Anderson: Librarian extraordinaire

If you’ve been on the main floor of the library and stopped to peruse the Kansas City Star or the Lawrence Journal-World, you may have wondered about the clock that hangs above the couch and the picture of …

Drones and security

Dr. Vivek Sehrawat researches drones from an international point of view As he was getting ready to apply to Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) programs, Dr. Vivek Sehrawat was looking for an angle. He had been reading about …

Comparing laws

Dr. Lijuan Xing, SJD’12 Dr. Lijuan Xing explores intersections of laws When Chinese scholar Dr. Lijuan Xing decided to bolster her legal education with an American doctorate degree, she set her heart on KU Law. It is one …

Six law students land circuit court clerkships in recent years

KU Law’s curriculum equips law students with the legal knowledge and practice-ready skills needed to succeed.   In the past five years, six KU Law students have been selected to clerk at a U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. …

Navigating energy

Luis Gomar counsels clients on international energy International energy attorney Luis Gomar, L’05, is passionate about international work with Latin America because that’s where he is from originally. Gomar was born and raised in Mexico City. “When Mexico …

From small town to international trade

Devin S. Sikes excels at representing clients in complex international trade cases Devin S. Sikes, L’08, is one of the few people in the world who has clerked on both the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) and …

Chief Justice Lawton Nuss to retire after 17 years on the Kansas Supreme Court

Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Lawton Nuss, L’82, has dedicated his career to providing justice for Kansans. After serving on the Kansas Supreme Court for 17 years, he is retiring on Dec. 17. Nuss was sworn in as …

Alumna joins KU Law’s Office of Admissions

A 2015 KU Law graduate and former criminal prosecutor has joined KU Law’s Office of Admissions as the director of recruiting. Bryanna Hanschu started her new role in August and hit the road right away to meet future …