Category: Alumni

Three chief judges

Alumnae, friends rise to lead respective courts First, they were KU Law students, then they were Assistant United States Attorneys, then they were judges. Today, some 28 years after they first started working together as litigators for the… Read More

Internationally focused

As finalist in prestigious federal leadership program, KU Law grad accepts international trade appointment A recent University of Kansas School of Law graduate has been named a finalist in one of the nation’s most competitive fellowship programs. Josh… Read More

For the children

Katie Gilman being sworn in as a CASA volunteer during her 1L year at KU Law. Future prosecutor goes above and beyond for young clients Katie Gilman has a passion for helping children. Although she wasn’t sure where… Read More

High court ambitions

Benjamin Stringer, left, at Legal Career Options Day in 2015. Accomplished student advocate eyes SCOTUS appearance Benjamin Stringer’s ultimate dream is to one day argue before the U.S. Supreme Court. If his advocacy record at KU Law is… Read More

From soda to Sunday school

Business-savvy law student learns best on the job Every major brand has a tagline. Coca-Cola urges consumers to “Taste the Feeling.” Kraft Foods Group encourages shoppers to “Make Today Delicious.” KU Law student Waynell Henson asks: “Are YOU… Read More

Burning desire

Former firefighter earns law degree to help ensure justice In his previous career as a firefighter and medic, Joe Uhlman witnessed the lasting damage that some people inflicted on others. He picked up the pieces the best he… Read More

Cosmic pull

Sam LaRoque counts meeting U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas among his most memorable KU Law experiences. Astrophysicist’s rendezvous with law school written in the stars Some might say the stars aligned to bring Sam LaRoque to KU… Read More

Found in translation

Bulgarian immigrant learns language of law at KU Maya Tsvetkova got by with a little help from “Friends.” When the 2018 KU Law graduate immigrated to the United States from her native Bulgaria as a teenager, she spoke… Read More

Alumni, staff reflect on 50 years of Legal Aid Clinic

Since 1967, more than 1,300 students have cut their teeth in KU Law’s Legal Aid Clinic under the supervision of seasoned attorneys and faculty, working to secure “justice for and to protect the rights of the needy.” The… Read More

Always supporting students, retired professor creates scholarship

Professor Bill Westerbeke has a straightforward reason for giving to KU Law: “The school and its students have been good to me,” he said. “I should pay it back.” He followed that philosophy while teaching in Green Hall,… Read More