Category: Alumni

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

Why KU Law? Affordability + portability

Justin Hendrix, L’09 AFFORDABLE PRICE, DEGREE PORTABILITY ALLOW ALUMNUS TO PURSUE PASSIONS Justin Hendrix studied nuclear and mechanical engineering as an undergraduate, but it was an internship in Washington, D.C., that ignited his interest in law and public… Read More

KU Law alumna Cathleen Carothers shares diverse experiences in foreign service

In October, the International Law Society (ILS) hosted Cathleen Carothers, L’99, a Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. Department of State. Carothers presented her observations and answered questions on her career in the Foreign Service. Carothers has served… Read More

THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED Bar exam next hurdle in journey to firm ownership

Editor’s note: Zach Roberson and Carlos Hernandez are recent graduates of the University of Kansas School of Law. Following the bar exam and a short internship, they will be opening a law firm in Olathe, Kan. In a… Read More

THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED Trio to chronicle transition from law students to firm owners

Editor’s note: Zach Roberson, Carlos Hernandez and David Smith (left to right above) are 3Ls at the University of Kansas School of Law, set to graduate on May 12, 2012. Following graduation and the bar exam, they will… Read More