Category: Alumni

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 …

A cold case cracked, a career launched

Student ends law school with unparalleled prosecution experience When I started at KU Law as a summer starter in 2016, my goal was to follow the accelerated track. If I played my cards right and took a sufficient …

Protecting Kansans

“Your Honor, I represent the United States.” As U.S. attorney for Kansas, Stephen McAllister utters this phrase when making official appearances in federal courtrooms. The experience is humbling and exhilarating every time. “I get to be a part …

Building public trust

KU Law graduate uses background in law to serve in community affairs role Liz Rebein is not your traditional prosecutor. Instead of charging defendants, filing motions and appearing in court, Rebein deploys her legal expertise through the promotion …

Small town, high stakes

Anna Wolf serves as small town city prosecutor The third Wednesday of each month is a busy day for Anna Wolf. That’s the only day the Tonganoxie Municipal Court is in session. Wolf is the Tonganoxie city prosecutor. …

Justice after genocide

KU Law grad excels at local, state and international prosecution At least 800,000 people were killed in 100 days during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Deborah Wilkinson, L’82, helped bring some of the perpetrators of that violence to justice. …

The problem solver

In the summer of 2005, a jury found Lawrence carpenter and former Christian school board member Martin Miller guilty of first-degree murder in the death of his wife. He was sentenced to life in prison. Charles Branson should …

Recruiting Jayhawk lawyers

When Ethan Brown touts the KU Law community, he speaks from experience After graduating from the University of Kansas School of Law in 2017, Ethan Brown clerked for Chief Justice Lawton Nuss of the Kansas Supreme Court. Eighteen …