Category: Faculty

Three new scholars bolster KU Law faculty

Three new faculty members with diverse experience in teaching, scholarship and practice started at KU Law this fall. Kyle Velte joins KU Law as an associate professor of law, teaching Evidence, Torts and Employment Discrimination. Velte holds an… Read More

Alumnus creates fund to sustain KU Law faculty excellence

Photo courtesy of McDermott Will & Emery law firm James Riedy practices law in Washington, D.C. But as a Kansas native and 1977 graduate of KU Law, he’s committed to ensuring students from his home state have access… Read More

KU Law professor shares renewable energy law, policy expertise in India

Climate change is a global problem. A University of Kansas energy law scholar recently traveled to India to explore solutions rooted in renewable energy law and policy with Indian students and faculty. KU Law Professor Uma Outka co-taught… Read More

Always supporting students, retired professor creates scholarship

Professor Bill Westerbeke has a straightforward reason for giving to KU Law: “The school and its students have been good to me,” he said. “I should pay it back.” He followed that philosophy while teaching in Green Hall,… Read More

Presiding over the classroom

Kansas Supreme Court Justice Caleb Stegall teaches Appellate Advocacy at KU Law. Alumni judges return to KU Law as teachers For future attorneys whose professional success will often hinge on the ruling of a judge, having one as… Read More

Bhala shares international trade, Islamic law expertise in New Zealand

KU Law students aren’t the only ones who escape Green Hall to gain practical career experience and explore broader horizons during the summer. Our faculty members also take advantage of their breaks to engage in enriching scholarship, faculty… 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

Why I Teach: Andrew Torrance

Andrew Torrance never thought he would be a law professor. “I thought I would be a veterinarian, or maybe a doctor,” Torrance said. “I was accepted to medical school in Canada, but I decided to do a Ph.D…. 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 I Teach: Suzanne Valdez

When Suzanne Valdez launched her legal career, she developed most of her professional expertise on the job — an experience that sparked an unexpected passion for equipping future lawyers with practical skills.”As a young lawyer, I never learned… Read More