Category: Alumni

Couple says ‘thank you’ with gift for future law students

Roger Viola’s KU Law degree has opened many doors in his life, both professionally and personally. He and his wife recently responded by creating a scholarship. Consider it a note of sincere thanks. “I have had the opportunity… Read More

Alumna returns to KU as Langston Hughes Visiting Professor

‘There is quite a bit of nostalgia in my return’ Professor Sarah Deer has returned to the University of Kansas School of Law to serve as the 2016 Langston Hughes Visiting Professor. Deer is a graduate of both… Read More

Oil and gas lawyer energizes KU Law with $125K gift

A KU Law graduate who has built a successful career in the international energy sector is supporting the school where he got his start. John P. Bowman, L’80, a partner at King & Spalding LLP in Houston, recently… Read More

Alumna becomes first woman to serve as chief bankruptcy judge in Kansas

The Hon. Janice Miller Karlin of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Kansas has been appointed chief judge of the court, becoming the first woman to serve in the role. “I am delighted to serve as… Read More

2016 alumnus receives merit scholarship to attend nation’s top-ranked graduate tax program

A 2016 KU Law graduate has earned a scholarship awarded to only a select few students in New York University’s No. 1-ranked graduate tax program. Matthew Schippers, L’16, has been chosen as a recipient of a Tax Law… Read More

Graduate’s legacy of activism, service fostered in law school

Photo courtesy of University Archives Rusty Leffel arrived on the KU campus as an undergraduate in 1966 and stayed until he finished law school in 1973. In his seven years on the Hill, student life evolved from a… Read More

Trailblazing judge reflects on career

Twenty-two years ago, I took the oath of judicial office to the United States District Court for the District of Kansas. I was the 23rd individual, and the first woman, to hold that position. Few are blessed with… Read More

Why KU Law? Big dreams + rewarding career

Elizabeth Schartz, L’88 KU LAW TEACHES ‘FARM GIRL’ TO DREAM BIG A farm girl from rural Kansas, Elizabeth Schartz grew up knowing she would be a lawyer. “There were five girls in our family, so we had an… Read More

Why KU Law? Reputation + faculty

George Sand, L’14 REPUTATION, TOP-NOTCH FACULTY DRAW KANSAS CITY NATIVE TO LAWRENCE Kansas City native George Sand was looking for a nationally recognized school and top-notch faculty. He found both at KU. A business undergraduate, Sand brought his… Read More

Why KU? Tribal law + community

Jacob Wamego, L’14 TRIBAL LAW AND GOVERNMENT CENTER EQUIPS ALUMNUS TO SERVE HIS COMMUNITY “A lot of my relatives were elected officials growing up so I’ve seen how they tried to protect tribal sovereignty, and it was something… Read More