Category: Alumni

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 …

Personal, professional rewards through pro bono service

Everyone benefits from pro bono service. The intention is to help those in need, those without the means to help themselves. But those groups and individuals are not the only ones who benefit – you do too. Pro …

Alumna joins KU Law as director of career services

A 2009 KU Law graduate and former immigration attorney has joined KU Law’s Career Services Office as director of career services. Stacey L. Blakeman started her new role in mid-August. As director, Blakeman will work with students on …

I want you for public service

Recent graduate encourages law students to consider a legal career in public service We go to law school, and, when we think about jobs, we think about law firms. Most of the OCIs are law firms. The 1L mixers are …

Alumnus commits gift to establish public interest law fund

A law school alumnus has pledged to support students pursuing public interest work at the University of Kansas School of Law. The planned estate gift by Donald Giffin, L’53, is a percentage of investments with a maximum value …

Two KU Law graduates are first to complete LEAD program

When Nate Crosser and Samantha Wagner signed up for the LEAD program as 18-year-olds, they were on a fast track to law school. Now, six years later, they are law school graduates and the first two students to …

Law firm supports students, funds scholarship

Wagstaff & Cartmell LLP in Kansas City, Missouri is committed to giving back to the University of Kansas School of Law. The law firm established the Wagstaff & Cartmell Law Scholarship with a $50,000 gift to KU Law. …

Alumnus joins KU Law development team

Matthew Richards — a KU Law graduate, former transactional attorney and business owner — recently joined KU Endowment as a development professional for the University of Kansas School of Law. Under the direction of Assistant Vice President of …

‘Putting on a play for the jury’

Edward Paine delivers justice for victims of serious vehicular crimes The best part about prosecution for Edward Paine, L’99, is delivering justice for victims. “Trying to get justice for victims within the system that we have, when we …