Category: Careers

Rural practice prospects? Legendary

Student finds opportunity, community and special history in Dodge City I recently spent two days in Dodge City, Kansas, attending the 2016 Southwest Kansas Bar Association Annual Meeting. (That’s me, second from left in the photo.) The trip… Read More

Learning litigation on the Arizona-Mexico border

I had always thought about going to law school as a kid but never truly had an opportunity to see what life is like as an attorney until I had my first legal internship as an undergraduate. As… Read More

Lens on the law

Bradley Thomas, L’16 Bradley Thomas brings a scientist’s reason and an artist’s creativity to the study of law. The former research scientist holds an undergraduate degree in molecular biology, but he’s as comfortable behind a camera lens as… Read More

Law student, veteran named finalist in prestigious federal leadership program

With an eye toward a career in public service, 2016 graduate Kevin Anderson weighs multiple employment opportunities A University of Kansas law student with a history of military service has been named a finalist in one of the nation’s… Read More

Human trafficking victim starting new life in U.S. with help from KU Law student

No more interviews with the Department of Homeland Security, no more meetings with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, no more facing her traffickers in court. The criminal case was finally closed. Now she was living in a foreign country,… Read More

What’s It Like to Have Your Mom in Law School?

Sometimes I like to pretend that I am no different than any other law student. After all, each of us has particular strengths and challenges that make his or her time in law school unique. However, I suppose… Read More

Law student reaps personal, professional rewards as CASA volunteer

I am a CASA volunteer. CASA stands for court-appointed special advocate, and my responsibility is to advocate for a child in a child-in-need-of-care (CINC) case. This entails listening and understanding my child’s needs and wishes. I speak with… Read More

Keeper of KU Law milestones celebrates one of her own

LaVerta Logan retiring after 19 years of supporting students After 19 years of service, the incomparable LaVerta Logan, assistant director of KU Law’s Career Services Office and 2013 KU Employee of the Year, is retiring. Logan is well… Read More

The ‘best bet to succeed:’ 2L and Navy Reservist supports KU’s student veterans

Army Specialist Spencer Duncan was serving in Afghanistan when his helicopter was shot down in 2011, killing him and 37 other U.S. troops and support personnel. Last month, 2L Derek Kandt, president of KU’s Student Veterans of America,… Read More

Cowboy hats & friendly adversaries

Student gets a taste of life and law in southwest Kansas Call me Buck. Several days ago – never mind how many exactly – having little or no belt buckles in my dresser and nothing specific to interest… Read More